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Here is the technology that Barbara Lorson has acquired through Digital Wish:
Here is the grant that I have won through Digital Wish: Inspired Kids Contest Grand Prize Winner - 05/2009
Mrs. Barbara Lorson
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Hope Elementary School
Hope, Kansas
Class Information:
Room Number: 4
Students per Class: 12
Class Description:
I have a small class of fun, creative students. They truly enjoy using the technology we do have and are always ready to try anything new.
At one time we had a digital camera for the classroom, but it has stopped working. With the economic troubles our room budgets have been frozen. I would really like to have one or two cameras for my class to use for projects.
My Philosophy:
Keep lessons current and innovative. If a child isn't learning one way, then try something different. Treat children with respect, and they will respect you in return.
Personal Information:
About Me:
I am married with 2 grown children and one grandchild. I have a little dog named Teddy.
College and Degrees:
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State. I went back to school when my children were older and in school.
Favorite Books:
Jurassic Park, Memoirs of a Geisha, Gone With the Wind Children's books: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, The House of Dies Drear, Tangerine, and The Christmas Rat
Favorite Quotes:
He that is good for making excuses is rarely good for anything else. Benjamin Franklin
I love reading and going to basketball games with my husband.
Employment History:
I have taught 5th grade, 2nd grade, jr. high, and I am currently teaching 4 th grade. I have always taught at the same school, Hope Elementary.
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach because there is never a dull moment with teaching! I also feel that I am truly making a difference when I help a child.