Ms. Lewis made learning fun and exciting. I absolutely loved coming to school just to see what she had in store for the day. She taught her students the alphabet with food. Every letter represented a different kind of food. What student is not enticed by food? Ms. Lewis was also a perfect replica of the energizer bunny. She actually made us tired! We were always out of our seats, working on a project, building something, eating something, working together, and learning in between. Thinking about her brings a smile to my face. :) Thank you Ms. Lewis, for an incredible, indelible, and delectable kindergarten experience!
Mr. Shoots was very serious about reading, writing, and presenting. I attribute my success with all three to him. We read novels and made connections to real life by presenting universal themes and important concepts about the book. Mr. Shoots was an expert at teaching and modeling writing. When he assigned an essay, he graded it with multiple colors. Each color represented an area of writing (thesis, topic sentences, evidence, conventions, etc.). His feedback was actionable and invaluable. My college finals (on-demand essays), master's thesis, master's writing exam, dissertation, and book reflect his influence. And for this, I am eternally grateful!
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