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Miss Naumann in a Nutshell

over 2 years ago

Readying Our Room

I am so excited for your arrival! I've been working very hard this summer getting our room ready. This is a photo of me leaving the teacher store with TOO MANY exciting purchases for our kindergarten home. Stay tuned!

Family First

My family is very important to me! We spend lots of time together playing board games, gardening and watching funny movies. I have a younger sister and a younger brother who goes to the University of Pittsburgh.


You'll find that my dog, Ollie, makes his way into a lot of my lessons and stories. I like to use him as an example for being a GOOD LISTENER, although sometimes he still struggles with this when he eats my socks! He loves to snuggle and eat bologna.

I've wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember! When I was in kindergarten, I used to spend my afternoons setting up my very own school in my living room. I loved to play school, teaching all of my stuffed animals their ABC's. I was so passionate about teaching that after I graduated from Hempfield High School, I went on to graduate from Penn State with a degree in Childhood and Early Adolescent Education and a minor in Special Education. I just graduated this May! I must say that the one thing I love in this world as much as teaching is PENN STATE. We are... Penn State! 

Though this is my first year teaching, I'm not new to kindergarten! I recently spent a full year student teaching in both second grade and kindergarten. Kindergarten stole my heart right away. I loved their energy, their positivity, and their willingness to try new things! So it feels like quite a blessing to be here at Donegal teaching K! I'm excited to make a home here. 

Outside of school, you can find me reading (most likely children's books) or starting up a new craft project. I've been playing the piano since I was five and recently picked up the ukulele! Music is very important to me, and it's something I like to bring into the classroom with me. I love to take pictures and travel to new places. Some of my favorite places to visit are Palm Beach, Florida and Los Angeles, California. My favorite place in the world, however, is New York City. I go there to shop and see fun shows on Broadway!

Families, thank you for entrusting your child to me while at school! I am thrilled about having your child in my class this year and cannot wait to take on math, reading, social studies, and science together! My biggest goal for all of my students is to not only help them be successful academically, but to...

1. Instill curiosity and a life-long love of learning.

2. Encourage them to find their own voice and respect the voices of others. 

3. Build empathy.

4. Cultivate a growth mindset (this means understanding that we can be better learners with PRACTICE and GRIT). 

5. And to show them that they MATTER in the world! 

Favorite Places & Spaces

My family likes to go on vacations together in the summers. We especially love the Outer Banks and Ocean City, Maryland. We like to rent a "surrey" and pedal up and down the boardwalk!

We Are...Penn State!

On Saturdays, you will most likely find me in front of my TV watching Penn State football. I love Penn State so much that I was a school tour guide there for three years. I gave all of my tours walking BACKWARDS!

All Things "Seuss"

"Read Across America" week is one of my favorite times of the year because it's dedicated to celebrating reading AND Dr. Seuss! I love to dress-up during this week. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is "Yertle the Turtle & Other Stories". 
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