For the 2017-2018 school year I am the Kindergarten Looping Teacher (I stay with a class for two consecutive years from kindergarten to first grade.)
I also teach Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten Spanish.
Classroom Philosophy: Learning should be a fun, hands-on journey. Students come to the classroom with different strengths and weaknesses and should be treated as unique individuals. Through quality curriculum and instruction, many opportunities are created to foster active learning and discovery of new ideas, concepts, and strategies.
My Classroom is: energetic, welcoming, organized, fun, happy, busy. I want students to leave feeling capable of accomplishing their goals, knowing I believe in them and will always help them. Years from now, my students might not recall that I taught them how to read, write, add and subtract, but they will almost always be able to tell you how they were made to feel. When students reflect upon the time they had in my class, I hope they smile and recall that they were empowered to find the greatness within themselves.
It’s all smiles in Mrs. Baskin’s classroom!
University of Texas at Austin Wilson College
Things that are important me outside of the classroom:
Family, reading, running, watching the wildlife in our back yard my family would say: preparing new learning materials for class
Message to families and students in my class:
Time goes by so quickly, enjoy those precious, amazing moments with your children....listen to their laughter and stories, show them what they have to say is incredibly important and interesting. Get to know what sparks their imagination and always try to focus on the positive!