A little about Ms. O...
Hello Parents and Students!
My name is Meg Osterhoff. I've taught at York Elementary School for umpteen years now. ;)
I have a brother, Thomas who lives in St. Louis, MO (www.osterhoffconstruction.com) and my parents live in western NC . I graduated from McKendree University with a Bachelors of Art in Elementary Education and got my Masters through Walden University in Elementary Reading.
In the classroom I follow two core beliefs. One, I truly believe in Dr. Chapman's 5 Love Languages. We all respond to love in many different ways and feel loved in different ways and I can only hope to find out yours and teach to it. Second, I believe in Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences because we all learn in very different ways. So, if you love to sing and dance, make things, or have lots of fun then you're in for a great year! However, I follow a strict principle that if you can't follow directions then you don't get to participate in hands on activities... (Safety first) :)
Finally, I've worked for NC State during the summer for 6 years training in the Engineering Place to help teach engineering thinking skills to students (rising 3rd-8th graders). I absolutely love incorporating what I've learned into the classroom. Anything project based gets me excited as it involves critical thinking and visual results! So let's get building and growing!
Colors: Black and White / Periwinkle
Beach Time (squishing Sand beneath my toes)
The Caribbean or Crystal Blue Waters
Skiing in the snow / Sledding / Making Snowmen
WINTER!! (Let it snow!)
Solving Mysteries / Being a Detective
Voss Water / La Croix tall skinny bottles
Olive Garden Salad/Zoe's Kitchen
Take 5 Bars
The numbers(#): 12 or 24
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 New International Version (NIV)
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
To the WORLD you may only be ONE person, but to ONE person you may be the WORLD. (Mark Twain)
Matthew 17:20 (NIV)
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
What others say and do tell something about them, not you. What you do or say tells your story... (Unknown)