My name is Mrs. Whaley, and if you are checking out this blog maybe I will be your teacher (or your child's) in second grade (or maybe you're still subscribed from last year!). I hope you are as excited about second grade as I am! I have to admit though, that summer is my favorite season. I love swimming, paddle boarding, and anything else that can be done in or around water. I also enjoy all the extra time to read!
I'm eager to meet and get to know you. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in (what you will come to know as) "the great state of Michigan." It's one of the most recognizable states in America because it is shaped like a mitten.
I have three kids, and actually they are not kids anymore. My oldest son is Blake. He's married to Leigh Ann, and he works at Amazon as a computer programmer. Leigh Ann is in graduate school. My daughter Cora just graduated from college with a degree in Early Education and Linguistics. She has also subbed at Ray for the past four years, maybe you know her. My youngest son is Austin. He goes to Colby Sawyer College and plays basketball there. My husband works at Dartmouth College, so if your parents work there, maybe they know him.
I know you're going to love second grade. Of course we have Colonial Day to look forward to--but that doesn't happen until June. We'll have lots of fun and learning before that about science, the forest, biographies, reading, and math.
I hope you are enjoying summer and finding time to read almost every day.
Can't wait to see you in the Fall. We have an Open House on August 29th from 2:30-3:30--hope to see you there! The first day of school is Wednesday, August 30th. Our classroom is room 207, look for the whales.