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Mrs. Black

I'm so fortunate to have the best job ever!  I love working with children--hearing their stories, seeing their growth, and learning from their fresh perspectives.  I'm passionate about helping students feel ownership over their learning and choices.  Fifth grade is such a fun year for students to learn more about their world and about themselves!
 
About myself: 
I'm originally from Murrieta (in Southern California), halfway between San Diego and L.A.  I moved to Utah for college then taught third grade for four years.  I've been conveniently located by beautiful national and state parks--Yosemite, Muir Woods, Coronado Beach, Arches, Moab.  I love being out in nature!  I also love reading books, finding new picture books, visiting Disneyland, going to the movies, trying new restaurants with my husband, and petting any dog I come in contact with.  (Although my favorite dog is our yellow lab Zero.)
 
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Hobbies- Reading, movie-watching, painting, being outdoors, and snuggling Zero
Books- This Is Not My Hat; Stuck; Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch; Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse; Harry Potter 
Places-  Disneyland; Redwoods; Coronado; Carmel, CA; Pike Place
Sports- Basketball (Go, Golden State Warriors!)
Movies- Iron Man, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Mummy, Man from U.N.C.L.E., Interstellar
Drinks- Chocolate milk, Pink Drink
Food- Sushi, milk chocolate, popcorn, dill pickles