Ms. Ham's Kindergarten Class 2019-2020
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About Ms. Ham:
I'm Ms. Ham and this is my 4th school year at Mountain View, and 8th year teaching... ALL kindergarten! I love kindergarten and think 5 & 6 years olds are the absolute best kind of people! I have a passion for teaching reading and I'm an avid reader myself. Some of the other teachers & I have a book club once a month.
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri (Go Cards!), but moved to Broomfield, CO in high school. I stayed for college at the University of Northern Colorado to get my Bachelor's of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Elementary Teaching with an emphasis in Language Arts. After graduating, I moved to Florida and taught kindergarten for 4 years at a Title I school in Port St. Lucie, while living in Jupiter! I decided to move back to Colorado in 2016 and have been at Mountain View ever since!
These pictures and this sign are why I do what I do. The kids wait all year long to get their class picture added since we don't take them until April. This past year, one of my kiddos noticed their class got added to the wall and he said, "Hey look! Our family photo!" and it absolutely melted my heart!
Outside of school, I love to hike! I have summited 11 fourteeners and hiked all around Colorado. This summer, I hiked in Banff National Park (Canada) & Crater Lake National Park (Oregon). Being outdoors is truly my happy place and I'm passionate about leaving it better than I found it!
I also love to travel! Last spring break, I went to Peru and saw Machu Picchu. This fall, I am going to Grand Cayman, but my list is never-ending! I love seeing the world from other cultures' lifestyles and it brings me so much happiness. If I wasn't a teacher and could figure out how to get paid to travel the world, that's absolutely what I would do!
But my favorite place to be of all is HOME. I love coming home to my mountains, my kiddos at school, & mainly my puppy, Jace! I got him in April and will fully admit that I am obsessed with him. The kids will know and love him probably just as much as I do!
He will be 8 months old on August 1st and weighs 60 pounds already! He's the best boy & we do all of the activities together! My hope is to someday make him a reading therapy dog, but for now we just go to manners classes at puppy school!
Some of my favorites:
- Color: black, white, & gray
- Food: Mexican
- Snack: Perfect Bars or RX bars
- Animal: otters
- Season: fall
- Sport: crossfit
- Flower: succulents (I LOVE flowers, but I am not a plant lady no matter how hard I try!)
- Movie: Aladdin
- Store: Lululemon, REI, Fleo, Founder & Friends (bandanas for Jace!)
- Restaurant (fast food): Tokyo Joe's & Chipotle
- Holiday: Halloween
- Farmhouse everything! Rae Dunn :)