Mrs. Marybeth Schmaling
The simple reason I wanted to become a teacher is that I was born to do it! I have always loved young children, I love working and learning with them, I feel very at home in the classroom, and at the end of every school year the reward and excitement of having all my students show how much they have grown. I had so many wonderful teachers in my life, they fostered a desire for me to learn, challenge myself, and explore, I hope I bring this foundation to my own class.
As a parent and a grandparent,wanting the best school experience for my children, I welcome and cherish the responsibility I have in making sure that everyone of the children that enters my classroom is greeted daily in reaching their hopes and dreams. I hope they have ath daily experience of adventure, creativity, friendship, and so much more they experience in my classroom.
Education: My undergraduate degree is from the University of Connecticut.
My Masters in Early childhood, my sixth year in Education Foundations, and my 15 credits in ELL or all from Southern Connecticut State University.
Years Taught: I have taught for 35+ years at Western school.
I have taught grades first, second and the last 27 years in third grade.
Favorite Things: Red Sox Baseball!!!! UConn Basketball, Watching my grandchildren play at their sports, walking my grand-babies in my jogging stroller, reading ( with a great cup of green tea), Kayaking, hiking, going to the movies ( I make it a goal to see every Oscar contender) baking especially anything with blueberries, vacations in Maine every summer.
A Fun Fact: I have taken more than 30 trips to Florida by plane.
Classes I Teach: I have taught third grade for 27 years. I have also taught first and second grades.
Wish List: Small lined note pads, tissues, expo brand markers, hand soap, soft paper towels, stationary.