Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Criminal Justice Texas Certified EC-6 ESL Certified
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Hi there! Welcome to third grade! I am excited to be your teacher this year and am looking forward to all of the learning that is to come!
About me: This is my 5th year of teaching and my 2nd year at Nadine Johnson Elementary. I am a Texas State University graduate, where I studied Criminal Justice, and have experience in the Human Resources field. I have since found my passion working with children and I love being in education.
Prior to being a Hutto Hippo, I lived in Houston with my family. My husband and I have an almost 4 year old son and an almost 1 year old daughter and there is never a dull moment in the Pittman household!
Beliefs: It is my hope that my students are excited to come to school every day, be confident and fearless learners and know that making mistakes is part of the learning and growing process. I also believe that in order to have the greatest chance of success, our children need the fundamental structure that a loving and supporting family can provide.
My favorite things: Some of my favorite things include coffee, listening to podcasts, ice cream, chocolate and cherry vanilla coke from Sonic.
Our Daily Schedule:
7:40-8:20 Science (40 min)
8:25-9:25 Math Instruction (60 min)
9:30 - 10:20 Specials
10:25- 10:55 Math Intervention (30 min)
10:55-11:10 Math Intervention/Instruction
11:15 - 11:45 Recess
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch
12:15 - 12:30 Math Instruction (15 min)
12:30- 1:00 Math Instruction (30 min)
1:00 - 1:30 Math Intervention (30 min)
1:30 - 2:10 Math Instruction (40 min)
2:10 - 2:50 Science (40 min)
2:50 - 3:00 Class meeting and dismissal
What Are We Up To?
Before Spring Break students were working on problem solving and will continue solving word problems through a word problem of the day. Over the next 2 weeks, we will begin our measurement unit, which will include time, capacity and weight.
Before Spring Break students were working on their ecosystem research. During the next 2 weeks, we will continue with ecosystems and begin plant and animal adaptations.
Students are expected to know their 0-10 multiplication facts by the end of the school year. To help with this, students have the opportunity to study their math facts during stations time daily and every Friday we take a math fact quiz which consists of 15 multiplication problems. If they pass the quiz, they move their popsicle stick to the next fact; if they do not pass, they are able to study and take the quiz again.
I recommend students study their math facts at home as well. One great online resource in the form of a game is called Fact Monster. (https://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards)