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August 6, 2015

Meet and Greet

By Amanda Nehring
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

    Each year before school starts I send my students a letter introducing myself so they can learn about me before they arrive. Since this is the beginning of my first year as a Top Teaching blogger I thought I’d do the same for you too. Consider the following my meet and greet — nice to meet you!

    There are more animals living in my house than people! My husband and I have a 1-year-old Australian Shepherd-Border Collie puppy named Penny, a dwarf rabbit named Lucy, and an African pygmy hedgehog named Sprinkles.

    Pets Collage

     

    When I am not teaching, I love to make jewelry. During the school year, I bring beading supplies to my classroom and teach any interested students how to make bracelets and necklaces. It is always a highlight of the year and a great way to bond with my students during indoor recess. Outside of school I make jewelry with my best friend to sell at local craft fairs.

     Nehring jewelry collage

     

    I love to run. I run for fun in my neighborhood and in races with Sarah, my running buddy, from our school’s Girls on the Run team. This year Sarah and I both won for our age groups!

    Girls on the RunRunner trophy

     

    Viajar es mi mundo — traveling is my world! Every chance I get I enjoy visiting new places, especially Spanish-speaking ones. For spring break this year I took my sister to San Juan, Puerto Rico as her college graduation present. I have since decided it is my goal in life to live there someday.

    San Juan Puerto Rico

     

    My biggest passion in education is fostering bilingualism in my students. I learned Spanish all throughout school when I was a child and now I love to return the favor as a teacher. Sixty percent of my teaching is done in Spanish, and I love every minute of it!

    To learn more about me and my teaching style, please take a look at my bio page. I look forward to sharing tips and tactics as I gear up for an exciting year of learning with my first and second graders.

    Each year before school starts I send my students a letter introducing myself so they can learn about me before they arrive. Since this is the beginning of my first year as a Top Teaching blogger I thought I’d do the same for you too. Consider the following my meet and greet — nice to meet you!

    There are more animals living in my house than people! My husband and I have a 1-year-old Australian Shepherd-Border Collie puppy named Penny, a dwarf rabbit named Lucy, and an African pygmy hedgehog named Sprinkles.

    Pets Collage

     

    When I am not teaching, I love to make jewelry. During the school year, I bring beading supplies to my classroom and teach any interested students how to make bracelets and necklaces. It is always a highlight of the year and a great way to bond with my students during indoor recess. Outside of school I make jewelry with my best friend to sell at local craft fairs.

     Nehring jewelry collage

     

    I love to run. I run for fun in my neighborhood and in races with Sarah, my running buddy, from our school’s Girls on the Run team. This year Sarah and I both won for our age groups!

    Girls on the RunRunner trophy

     

    Viajar es mi mundo — traveling is my world! Every chance I get I enjoy visiting new places, especially Spanish-speaking ones. For spring break this year I took my sister to San Juan, Puerto Rico as her college graduation present. I have since decided it is my goal in life to live there someday.

    San Juan Puerto Rico

     

    My biggest passion in education is fostering bilingualism in my students. I learned Spanish all throughout school when I was a child and now I love to return the favor as a teacher. Sixty percent of my teaching is done in Spanish, and I love every minute of it!

    To learn more about me and my teaching style, please take a look at my bio page. I look forward to sharing tips and tactics as I gear up for an exciting year of learning with my first and second graders.

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