Sunday, April 02, 2006

Welcome and Introductions

Please introduce yourself to the rest of the class by answering the following questions:

1) Your Name
2) School/City
3) Grade level and subject that you teach
4) Hobbies

Please click on the comments icon below to leave your message.

19 Comments:

Blogger Chrissy Krone said...

Hello Fellow Classmates,

My name is Chrissy Krone. I live in Hurley, Wisconsin. Hurley is located in the northern most part of Wisconsin, bordering Upper Michigan. We still have snow up here! I have been teaching in the Hurley School District for the past nine years. Throughout those years I have taught second as well as third grade. I just found out this week that next year I will be teaching first grade. I have taken a number of couses though IGS and have always learned a lot and enjoyed them. I am married and have one son who will be turning two at the end of the month. WOW How time flies! I enjoy reading, when I can find the time and spending time with my family.
Looking forward to hearing about each of you.

Chrissy Krone

7:28 AM  
Blogger Lisa Taylor said...

Hi everyone! I am Lisa Taylor and I live in Mukwonago, with my husband of almost 3 years. I teach 1st grade in the Delavan-Darien School district. This is my first yesr teaching here. I tught two and a half years in Milwaukee Public Schools. I have prevciously taught 2, 3, 6, and special ed with 4th and 5th grade. I have taken several online courses, but this is my first time taking one through IGS. It came highly recomended from some other teachers. In my spare time, I like to read, watch movies, shop and play with my puppy.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Sam Fuchs said...

Hello,

My name is Sam Fuchs. I live in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. I currently teach third grade at Tibbets Elementary. I have been teaching for seven years, all in the same grade, all at the same school. Right now I am really getting excited about the nice weather because all of my hobbies involve the outdoors. I like to go camping, play golf, and go bicycling.

Sam Fuchs

9:41 AM  
Blogger Rhonda Gillette said...

Hello,
My name is Rhonda Gillette. I have been teaching 4th grade at Tibbets Elementary for the past 9 years. I have taken many, many classes through IGS as I am trying to get at the top of the pay scale by this summer. I really likethe online aspect of taking credits so that i can work on projects anytime that I want. I enjoy golf, reading, swimming, and spending the summers with my 2 sons, ages 5 and 2.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Robes said...

Hello,

My name is Rick Roble. I live in Appleton, WI and work in the Kimberly,WI school district. I have worked in Kimberly for 23 years. I am a speech therapist and have taught at all grade levels k through 12 at one time or another. I have two teenage daughters. I enjoy the outdoors and several sports with basketball being my favorite. This is my first online class.

7:43 PM  
Blogger anne mortensen said...

Hello All, I live in Madison, Wisconsin, with my family. My husband Eugene and I have been married 17 years and we have 3 daughters (Hannah-13, Rachel-11, Grace-9, and Jordy the dog-8). I am currently a 5th grade teacher at St. Maria Goretti School. I taught 4 years in Sheboygan Falls, WI before Hannah was born. I then took time to stay home with the girls and have been back to teaching full time for 2 years. We also love outdoor activities and are looking forward to summer camping,biking, swimming, kayaking and boating. I have taken IGS classes in the past, but I am new to online courses. It should be great to learn together, yet separately with you!
Anne Mortensen

8:39 PM  
Blogger JB said...

Hi,
My name is Jill Buckles. I live in Stoughton, WI. I have been teaching in the Edgerton School District for the past 16 years. I work with students with Learning Disabilities. We have students in K-5. This year I am working with third and foutrth graders. I am married and have an 8 year old son and a 4 year old daughter. We like to boat and spend time outdoors. Next week, we will be traveling to Florida for Spring Break (finally)!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

My name is Julie Hluchnik. I have been teaching in the Elkhorn Area School District for the past 11 years in third grade. I have also taken many, many classes through IGS. I have two children aged 7 and 4. I love the outdoors, spending time with my family, and look forward to warm spring weather!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Margaret Fox said...

Hello Classmates,

My name is Margaret Fox-Whitaker. I live and teach in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Currently, I am a Literacy Coach for Sherman Elementary, a K-8 school serving about 760 students!! I consider myself a "seasoned" teacher since I've been an educator for about 25 years. Several years ago, I recieved a Masters in Teacher Leadership through IGS/Silver Lake College. I am a very busy wife, mother, daughte, sister, aunt...
And I am a noisy basketball fan. I'm looking forward to collaborating with everyone regarding Author's Studies.

9:46 AM  
Blogger jomarie said...

Hello Christi and classmates,

My name is JoMarie Oakeson. I teach for the Evansville School District-Levi Leonard Elementary in Evansville, Wisconsin. I teach second grade.
My hobbies...hmm well when I am not running our two boys to their activities, I started running about a year and half ago. I try to get out 3 times a week (fitness purposes). I like to fish, camp, hike and ride bike.

I'm looking forward to this class!

Jo

7:28 AM  
Blogger Christi Slowey said...

Jo Said:
Hello Christi and classmates,

My name is JoMarie Oakeson. I teach for the Evansville School District-Levi Leonard Elementary in Evansville, Wisconsin. I teach second grade.
My hobbies...hmm well when I am not running our two boys to their activities, I started running about a year and half ago. I try to get out 3 times a week (fitness purposes). I like to fish, camp, hike and ride bike.

I'm looking forward to this class!

Jo

10:19 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Hello to everyone in the class

I first want to thank Christi for all her help- getting me enrolled since I was late doing so. It was great talking to you on the phone. THanks Christi

My name is Donna Reinerio and I live in Montreal, WI. It is a small old town that was known for its mining of iron ore many many years ago as well as the Italian traditions. In fact my husband has a small store in the basement of his fathers home where he makes Italian sausage. THis is a family tradition that has been going on since the 1940's.
It is very strange to enroll in an internet class and then see a name that I recognize from my area (Chrissy Krone). What a small world.
I do not teach in a school district, but our school district is Hurley K-12. I work as the program director for an organization called Highline Corporation. We are a rehabiliation program for adults with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities. We also work with area school districts on transitioning special education students. (Sophomore and up). Our organization offers residential houses, pre-vocational training, job placement, adult daily living services and community support programs to name a few. I have been the program director for 4 years, but before that I was the educational coordinator for the day service/school programs. I have been with Highline for 16 years.
I have a teaching degree from NMU and first started my career with subsitute teaching, but then took this job so many years ago.
My hobbies include reading, exercise (walking, kick boxing, step aerobics), gardening, and spenting time with my family.
I do not have children so my nephews mean the world to me.
My baby would be a 3 year old golden retiever named Tucker.
I am looking forward to this class and getting some new books and ideas to share with others both at work and at home. I have enjoyed the other IGS classes, so I am sure I will enjoy this one.

Talk to everyone real soon.

Donna

6:34 PM  
Blogger kris said...

My name is Kris Bell. I am currently on leave from my fourth grade teaching position in Middleton, WI to stay home with my fourteen month old son. I have been in Middleton for 12 years. I will go back in the fall to a third grade job share--different school, different grade! My husband, son, two dogs, and I live in McFarland, WI. When I am by myself, I enjoy reading, fishing, stamping, scrapping, and gardening.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bretzmann said...

Hello everyone. My name is Jason Bretzmann. I teach at Muskego High School and live in New Berlin, WI. I have taught U.S. History and Sociology for about 10 years, but next year I will begin teaching AP Government and Politics and our version of a civics class called American Issues. I also coach the women's soccer team at Carroll College in Waukesha so I guess that's a hobby. I saw about 40 high school soccer games last spring for recruiting purposes. There is nothing better than high school sports. I have a three year old nephew and my wife Chris is due Sept. 1 with our first kid. I'm looking forward to wearing all these different hats as we look at the different selections throughout the course.

6:41 AM  
Blogger KristinS. said...

My name is Kristin Stott. I live in East Troy, WI with my almost 4 year old son, Jarid. I teach 4th grade in the Waterford schools and have been doing so for eleven years. I am very excited to finally be able to publish comments on the blog as technical difficulties were numerous. :)

10:23 AM  
Blogger KristinS. said...

My name is Kristin Stott. I live in East Troy, WI with my almost 4 year old son, Jarid. I teach 4th grade in the Waterford schools and have been doing so for eleven years. I am very excited to finally be able to publish comments on the blog as technical difficulties were numerous. :)

10:24 AM  
Blogger Kris Schmidt said...

Hello Classmates,
My name is Kris Schmidt. I live in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I have been teaching Head Start (a federally-funded preschool program for low-income families) for 3 years. Our Green Bay Head Start classes are within the Green Bay Public School District. I have been married almost two years and have an awesome german-shorthaired pup named Bentley. He definately keeps us on our toes.
I enjoy camping, biking, rollarblading, fishing, skiing, gardening and playing with my dog.
This is my first IGS class and I am hoping to get some good ideas from other teachers.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hi,
My name is Sarah Klewer. I live in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is my second year teaching. I work in Head Start, along with Kris Schmidt from this class. I have been enjoying my first year of marriage to a man that went to Muskego high school (do you know him Jason?). It has been fun reading about all of you and it will be exciting to share ideas. Sorry it has taken me so long to post. I enjoy cooking, baking, reading, watching movies, and being with friends and family. This is my first IGS class.

9:16 AM  
Blogger crk said...

Hi! My name is Connie Kirchner. I just moved to Lodi last September. I'm a speech language teacher and luckily found a job in the Lodi School District last summer. I work primarily with 3 years through second graders. I love reading, shopping, and hanging out with my wonderful fiance!!

5:06 PM  

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