I am a 5th grade ELA teacher at Lantrip Elementary school in Houston, Texas. I am a native Houstonian and attended Rice University, where I earned degrees in sociology and public policy. I am currently pursuing a Master's of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University.
For more peeks into my classroom, follow my Instagram: @msbarnes5th
I can be reached via email at email@example.com
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe that reading truly is the key to success, and I make it my mission every day to help my students learn to LOVE reading. I believe in building a robust classroom library and allowing students to choose the books that interest them. I believe that independent reading time is sacred, and that students should share what they're reading with one another. I believe books should be a mirror and a window, and I work hard to provide my students with texts that are diverse in many different ways.
How to Use this Site
Use the tabs above to navigate the different sections of my digital portfolio. I have included artifacts from many different aspects of my classroom.