“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ~ Margaret Mead
Hello! Welcome to my site! My name is Mrs. Barger and this is our classroom page. I hope you use this page as your home-school connection. I will be posting our daily schedule, weekly themes, links to some great pre-k learning sites, ideas for home activities as well as some fun pictures from our class. I hope you find this site useful and it helps keep families informed and involved in our class journey. Let’s have a fantastic school year!
A little about me: I was a stay-at-home mom to my 3 boys for 9 years and then decided it was time to finish college. I worked and went to school and finally graduated in 2010 with my Bachelors Degree with a focus on Early Childhood/Inclusive Education. I taught 2nd grade for my first year and then kindergarten for 2 years before being lucky enough to find my position at Adams teaching Early Childhood. I absolutely LOVE teaching young children! Each day is an adventure, and we get to explore our world using hands on activities as well as learning social skills that will help our children as they grow. My other favorite aspect of Early Childhood is my interactions with my families. We each have a unique family culture that is important in the development of the child both at home and at school. I am looking forward to working with my returning families as well as my new families. You are your child’s first and most important teacher! This is my 6th year teaching early childhood and 7th year at Adams Elementary.
My husband is Ty and works at NDOT as the Highway Operations Assistant Division Manager.
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I have 3 beautiful boys that I have learned so much from! Nick is 2 and graduated from UNL with his degree in economics. He got a job at Hudl and loves it! He was married this summer to Holly who is a 2nd grade teacher at Campbell Elementary. My middle son is Lucas. He is 22 and is starting his Senior year at UNL studying construction management. Carter is my youngest and at 18 is proving to be a true teenager. He loves his video games as thinking he is a grown up. He is a senior at Norris High School. Midge is our 18 yr old daughter and is starting her Freshman year at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR this Fall.