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Miss Emily Arens
Welcome to Third Grade!! I am so excited for this school year. I am Emily Arens, and this is my second year at Ozark! I graduated in 2017 from Missouri State University, and have gained a lot from my experience this past year in third grade. Before that, I was very fortunate to be a part of MSU's new student teaching program, which allowed us to spend a year in the classroom instead of the traditional semester. I spent my year in a 4th grade classroom, and learned so much!! In that time, I was given the freedom to run my own classroom for several days at a time, and worked in many different grades in order to gain a variety of experience. I am looking forward to implementing all I have learned, and try some new things as well!
I have always known I wanted to teach, and I've worked hard to learn everything I can to make learning fun for students! I strongly believe that each child has strengths in many different areas, and my goal is to help kids find their passions, and help grow them into great community citizens. Third grade is a wonderful year for students, as we will be learning many things including cursive writing, the history of Missouri (one of my favorite units!), our multiplication facts, poetry, and even researching animals and learning to write reports.
I want to involve you as much as possible, as I feel learning requires an entire support team. We are in this together! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have. I can't wait to meet you all, and I am looking forward to a great school year!