Hi! Welcome to our class blog. My name is Kelly Garman, and I am your child's third grade teacher. I am very excited to be back in the classroom after staying home last year following the birth of my twins. I enjoyed every second of my time "off," but I did really miss spending time growing and learning with my students. The time away has left me feeling rejuvenated professionally, and I am ready and eager to incorporate some new and fresh ideas into my teaching.
A little background info on me...I grew up in Pemberville and am an Eastwood High School graduate. I received a Bachelor's degree from The University of Toledo, and I completed requirements to earn my Master's degree from BGSU. In 2002, I was hired into this wonderful district to teach 6th grade language arts. The next year I moved down to 2nd grade, where I taught for six years. Now upon returning from my leave of absence, I am beginning a new position in 3rd grade teaching reading/language arts and social studies.
I have an older brother named Matt, a younger sister named Tracy, and a younger brother named Scott. I love getting together with my family for fun holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. On September 18, 2004 I married my husband, Kris. We welcomed our first child, Brody Kristopher, on 9/28/07. The twins arrived on 9/2/09. Emersyn Elizabeth (Emmy) is one whole minute older than Jaxson Thomas (Jax). I really feel that becoming a mother has made me a better teacher. I am always thinking in the back of my mind, "Hmmm...how would I want Brody's teacher to handle this?" or "What would I expect from Emersyn and Jaxson's teacher??"
Besides teaching, I really just enjoy spending quality time with my husband and children. Creating works of art, making fun food recipes, playing outside, reading books together...it's the simple things that I love the most. We also like to go swimming and camping. Don't be surprised if your child comes home with stories about my kids because I talk about them a lot!
This blog is just one way to keep you updated as to what is happening in the classroom. I will update it frequently with current news, important dates, and of course pictures!! I am looking forward to a great year of learning with my students.
Enjoy a few personal photos...I tried very hard to only add a few. :)
Brody and I