Fun in Third Grade with Mrs. Hazen
I always tell my students at the start of the year, “If you work hard, we will have fun.”
Last week our class dissected owl pellets and they couldn’t have been more excited! We pushed all the desks together, handed out gloves and face masks (for fun photos) and each student got their own pellet to dissect. Hands on learning has always been the way I learn best and I love to teach this way in my class. I’ve also found that when I’m excited about the content I’m teaching, they get excited about it and they retain the information.
“Dr. Hazen” has always been one of my classroom highlights. In the spring time I do a unit on matter and before each science lesson I put on my lab coat and goggles while conducting some sort of fun experiment with my students. My students are excited for science to start for weeks.
Golden State Warriors Day last year was a big hit for my class. My family is a big Golden State fan so when finals came around I decide to have a Golden State Warriors Day in class. We read basketball stories and played basketball math by shooting cheese balls into paper cups. The kids loved it!
I’ve been teaching third grade at Baymonte for eleven years. I love eight-year olds and I understand them! I enjoy getting down to their level, explaining things, and making concepts real to them, in ways that they can understand. I can be silly, laugh and have fun but I can also be serious. In third grade I teach the life of Christ in our Bible curriculum. I LOVE teaching my students about Christ and watching them have ah-ha moments. I can say with complete confidence that God made me to teach third grade. He has given me the gifts and abilities to teach these young kiddos. God puts students in my class especially for me to teach, because I have something to offer them at this time in their life.
I’m a full-time mom, wife, and teacher; my days are busy but very rewarding. I’m thankful for my Baymonte family, the encouragement and love I get on a daily basis.
“Mrs. Hazen is a gifted teacher filled with passion, fun, enthusiasm, and deep love for her students and their families. She gives generously of her time and is dedicated to her students not only growing in their knowledge and academics, but their character as well. She works hard and is committed to making learning enjoyable, hands on, and relevant. Our family is so thankful for Mrs. Hazen’s constant encouragement, support, and life she brings to all she does.”