Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Classroom Expectations

For me,  I have three expectations that I teach my Kindergarten students to not only have in our classroom but to demonstrate throughout the school:

1. Be Respectful
2. Be Responsible
3. Be Safe

If all of these expectations are shown, they are worthy of being a Bertha Barber Kindergarten Bobcat!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

10 Picture Tour

Welcome to Bertha Barber Elementary in Bellevue, NE.  

We are the Bertha Barber Bobcats.  This banner greets students daily.

Our wonderful office staff.  Mrs. Fjelstad is our principal and Mrs. Kemp is our secretary.

This is my classroom looking to the southeast.  I am very lucky to have one of the largest Kindergarten rooms in the district.

This is looking to the southwest in my classroom.  As you can see I have limited wall space but LOTS of windows!

Our lunch room where we eat lunch and is also serves as our gym for P.E

The computer lab.  I'm looking forward to re-decorating it for the new school year.

Our library where lots of reading is done.

This is one part of playground.  As you can see we have a very large pad of concrete for students to play on.

This is the other part of the playground.  You can see my classroom windows in this picture.  

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My First Posting

   Hello All!  My name is Jodi Evans and I am a Kindergarten teacher at Bertha Barber Elementary in Bellevue, NE.  I attend Peru State College to get my Early Childhood/Elementary Education teaching degree.  I received my first Master's from Doane College in Curriculum and Instruction and my second Master's from Peru State also in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Technology.
    I started my teaching career in a Class 1 school district in Richland, NE where I taught Kindergarten, Preschool and 1st-3rd grade computer classes.  I also was the PE teacher for a time.  After two years, I moved back to my hometown of Lincoln, NE where I substitute taught for a year.  I was then hired on by Bellevue Public Schools in Bellevue, NE to teach Kindergarten.  I will be starting my 9th year at Bertha Barber this fall.
    I am a PC person but have worked with both throughout my learnings.  If my brother had his say, he would have me working on a Mac.  I feel that there are pros and cons about both.  I have worked more with a PC and able to navigate information more.
    In my classroom, I don't use a lot of technology because of some of the limitations that I have.  I use my iPod to share music and some learning games.  I have worked with our new Math curriculum internet connection to teach lessons. I'm looking forward to having my own rover cart in the classroom so I can utilize technology more.  Something new I want to try this coming year are Calendar binders.  Having an interactive calendar for the students to use. We will have to see how it works!