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 Kelli McDermott has rated the lesson plan Science Fair Project Demonstration Dec 26, 2010
 Kelli McDermott has added the lesson plan Science Fair Project Demonstration Dec 26, 2010
 Ms. McDermott Science Fair Projects are due soon. Good luck to all! Dec 26, 2010

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Olympus Stylus 830 Education Kit
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Hometown:
Henderson/Las Vegas
Class Information:
Room Number: 56
Students per Class: 24
Class Description:
Bustling with excitement, third graders in room 56 crave learning. They love new tools to help them meet state standards of learning. Technology helps our students learn more and in different ways. We need to be able to compete in this age of technological advancements.
Position:
Third Grade Teacher
Needs:
Durable digital cameras would be an asset to our classroom. We study plant life cycles. How fantastic to digitally record each step in the life cycle in our own gardens! The cameras come in handy for all science aspects as well as math, reading, writing, and social studies.
My Philosophy:
I believe students are individuals. Students must learn state standards but also have some freedom to be themselves. All students want to do their best in school. I am there to help them to succeed.
Personal Information:
About Me:
This is my twelfth year teaching in Las Vegas. I enjoy the students and teachers the most! The excitement and curiosity of my eight and nine year old students keeps me energized.
College and Degrees:
Bachelor's in Education from University of Nevada, Las Vegas Master's in Technology in Education from Lesley University
Activities:
Getting together with friends and family, learning new ideas, meeting new people, walking my dog
Favorite Books:
Oh, the Places You'll Go; Harry Potter series; Bunnicula
Favorite Quotes:
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” -Dr. Seuss
Interests:
Traveling to new places. I want to visit New York City, Austin, Texas, Louisiana, and Ireland.
Employment History:
I started my working experience as a cafeteria server at Burkholder Junior High! In high school, I worked at a Target store as a cashier, floor person, service desk representative, and in the cash office. I then moved into recreation with the City of Henderson working as a camp counselor at Kids Zone and Summer Magic. Now I work for the Clark County School District.
Why Do I Teach?:
Going to school always inspired me and helped me grow socially and intellectually. I want to instill the love of learning in my students. I want them to find their own passions in school and pursue them.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 30 %
     Average: 40 %
     High-achiever: 20 %
     Special Needs: 30 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 30 %
     Hispanic: 20 %
     African American: 19 %
     Native American: 1 %
     Asian: 30 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 40 %
ESL Enrollment:: 30 %
Average number of students in class:: 25 students
Number of students I teach:: 24 students