Get to Know Ms. Craig

Your Child's Math and Science Teacher

A Little Bit About Me

I am so thrilled to have each and every one of your 25 students this year in my math and science class! I am crazy passionate about those two subjects. Your child will spend two hours each morning with me in class, and the rest of their day in class with Mrs. King. My passion is teaching, and I can hardly even grasp the words to explain what it means to me. I am originally from Fort Worth, where my parents still live. I have a 25 year old brother with whom I am very close, and he is a mechanical engineer living in Odessa, TX. My brother and I both studied at SMU, and I plan to continue my studies at SMU getting my Masters in Educational Leadership beginning in summer of 2016 (while still teaching). I love spending time with my family and friends. I am also pretty outdoorsy! I love hiking, kayaking, and fishing. I also love playing sports, like sand volleyball and tennis, and weight lifting. When I am not being active, I love to bake, cook, read, and watch good movies! I have always known I wanted to be a teacher, and have the opportunity to show every one of my students that they have great value and worth. This is my third year teaching, and I actually completed my student teaching at Rose Haggar with Amanda Fannin in third grade. I fell in love with Rose Haggar then, and I know this is my home! If you ever have any questions, I am easy to reach via email or phone. I like to communicate about once a week about what is going on, so you will always be in the loop :) We are going to have a great year in fifth!

What's Up in Math and Science?

This week in math, we are finishing Topic 2. We have been learning about place value with decimals into the tenths, hundredths and thousandths place. We have also been adding and subtracting decimals and are working with numbers now as large as billions. I am working on problem solving strategies with your students during IE time, and we will be having our first test covering Topics 1 and 2 next Friday, September 11th.

In science, we have been introducing how to make detailed observations and formulate a testable question. This week, we will start conducting some experiments to answer questions such as "how does flooding affect plant growth?", and "how does a cruise ship stay afloat in the ocean?". We do not have a science test scheduled yet.

It's going to be an exciting year!!

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin