Hi. I am Tara Sells and I teach First Grade. I taught Kindergarten for 3 years and am currently in my 8th year of teaching. I have taught at the same elementary school for my entire career which has been wonderful. We are a small school district and I really enjoy it and the people I work with.
I feel that I am good with technology. With that being said, I am good with the technology that I have access to. There is a lot of technology out there and I feel that I am very limited in what I have access to in my classroom/at my school. A lot of what I have learned so far through the classes I have taken for this program, has all been new to me. There is also a decent amount that I can’t do in my classroom due to limited, or lack of, technology. I have learned a lot and look forward to learning more.
I can be very outgoing when I am around people I am comfortable with. So far, when I have had to communicate socially with classmates, I do fine. When it comes to recording myself through video and/or audio, it’s difficult. My outgoing personality definitely runs and hides. I am just not comfortable with it, but I am getting better. I enjoy camping, spending time with my family and friends, and sports. I am a huge sports fan. I would much rather watch sports than any other show on TV. I am married to a farmer who is very busy year round. I have three kids. My oldest will be 6 at the end of the month. She is in Kindergarten. I have a 3 year old who is in preschool. My youngest is 1 and is a busy, busy boy! He definitely keeps me on my toes.
I started taking classes in June and have learned a lot. Balancing time is/can be stressful. I feel like I have a lot on my plate at all times. Completing two semesters makes me realize I can do it though. It’s very exciting to continue my education and learn all that I am learning. I look forward to getting to know my new virtual classmates. Here’s to a great semester!
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