Teaching provides me with the opportunity for continual learning and growth. Every classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. My role as a teacher is to give children the tools with which to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge. To accomplish this goal, I teach to the needs of each child so that all learners feel capable and successful. The Early School curriculum at NNS is inquiry based and adjusts to the interests of the children which makes learning fun, and relevant to their lives. I incorporate themes, integrated units, projects, group work, individual work, and hands on learning activities through out the year. Finally, I couple our activities with random acts of kindness to help our children become caring, active members of the larger community.