• Livingston

    Updated 7/27/20

     Hello 4th graders! 
    My name is Mrs. Livingston. I have been teaching at Silver Firs for two years, but I have been teaching for 15 years. I have two kids: Tommy (9th grader at Jackson) and Owen (second grader at Silver Firs). I also have a husband (Wes) and a dog (Coda).  We stay busy taking walks, playing games (my favorite game right now is Uno), playing in the backyard, watching movies and going to sporting events.
    I have taught everything from Kindergarten to 8th grade. My favorite grade to teach is 4th grade because I love the social studies that we are going to cover, the math is super useful in real life, and I love how curious 4th graders are.  My favorite subjects are reading and social studies, but there is nothing like figuring out a tricky math problem or getting my hands dirty with an exciting science project.  I love building a class community where everyone feels safe to try new things, share ideas and be willing to make mistakes. Mistakes cause your brain to grow. We will examine and learn from our mistakes. You will see, that you won't be the only one making mistakes, some times I do too!  But when we work together, we will learn from the mistakes and become incredible learners.
    I believe that every single one of you can learn. You are going to have to work hard to make it happen, but you can do anything you put your mind to.  We will work hard, but we will also have a lot of fun together. I believe in team work, building leadership skills and teaching you to advocate for yourself and your classmates. In my class, you will learn how to ask questions, and you will begin to understand why you need to ask questions.  You are in charge of your learning!
    I can't wait to meet each and every one of you!  It is going to be an exciting year. It might look different than what we are used to, but together, we can make this the best year ever!