Welcome! My name is Elaine Cole, and I am very excited to be teaching second grade at Freedom Elementary. This is my 18th year teaching and my 13th year at Waynesville. I have taught three years in 3rd grade and 14 years in 1st grade. This is my second year teaching second grade and I love it! I graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield with my Bachelors in Elementary Education and my Masters in Education in Reading.
Let me tell you a little about myself. My husband, Jesse, and I have two beautiful girls. We also have an adorable little dog named Miley, a cat named Angel, and two fish tanks! In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, swimming & boating, watching basketball, exercising, listening to music, taking pictures, and spending time with my family. When you enter my classroom, you will see that I LOVE the beach and sports!
I am excited to be your child's teacher this year. It is my goal to make this a fun and exciting year of learning for your child. It is my goal that this year your child will become more independent and learn habits that will make them successful leaders. I also want to help your child become more fluent in reading, writing, and math and instill a love of reading that will last a lifetime. I want them to be excited about school, love learning, and proud of their accomplishments. This year we will set goals for each child and track those goals in our portfolio. Goal-setting makes learning more personal and is very motivating. We will also use a lot of cooperative learning and technology in our classroom to keep kids engaged. I can't wait to see how much each student will grow over the next nine months!
A Few of My Favorite Things
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Drink: Water
Favorite Fruits: Strawberries and Bananas
Favorite animals: Dolphins and Dogs
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Favorite Team: Golden State Warriors
Favorite Places to Visit: Jamaica & the Lake
Favorite Children's Book: Magic Tree House, Boxcar Children, and many others!
Favorite Movies: Hotel for Dogs and Moana