Name: Kirsten Day
Years in education: 28 years
Subject/Grade assignment this school year: 6th grade Ancient World History/7th Grade American History
What was your favorite subject in school? History and Literature
What is your favorite weekend activity? Anything I get to do with my family – especially when we are able to get all 5 of us together!
What is your favorite book? Just one??? I love Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and anything that is Historical Fiction
What are you most looking forward to in your curriculum this month? Both 6th and 7th grades are starting new units this month, so that is always exciting. There is fresh energy at the beginning of a new unit of study. Sixth grade is starting Ancient Greece and 7th grade will be starting Reconstruction.
What are your students learning this week? Sixth grade is studying the city-state of Ancient Sparta and 7th grade is wrapping up our unit over the Civil War. Seventh grade also gets to travel to Springfield to visit Lincoln’s tomb and the Lincoln Museum this week.
What is your greatest motivator as a teacher? My students are my greatest motivator. I love it when students begin to question things in History and to see how the past has influenced our lives today.