My Philosophy is to have A BALANCE of structure, responsibility, fun, and physical activity, with a focus on a deeper understanding and curiosity of academics creating a well rounded learning environment. I strive to keep this balance in my classroom. I also feel there needs to be a balance at home. I encourage my students to play, be active, and spend time with family. I do however expect students to be responsible for daily communication, short assignments, and communication with their family about personal academic progress.