Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Waterloo
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning, New Zealand
Year Started at KWBS
Miss Neumann has taught students from very diverse cultural backgrounds, including New Zealand’s Indigenous Māori population.
I believe that teaching extends beyond academics. As a teacher, it is important to guide my students to become well-rounded individuals who are empathetic, determined, resilient and respectful. Building social harmony is an ongoing goal, because it positions children well for learning, but moreover reinforces good citizenship.
Reflections on KWBS
What I love the most about teaching here is the sense of community present within the school. Someone, whether it be a staff member or student, is always willing to lend a helping hand when needed.
English Language: We complete 3 class novel studies and students create a juicy “Book Burger” book report on a novel of their choice.
Math: We drill our multiplication facts to help us solve difficult multiplication and division problems. We also learn how to use a protractor to measure angles.
Science: We investigate the 6 different kinds of simple machines and focus our learning on pulleys. Then, we build pulleys in small groups and see what we can lift around our classroom.
Social Studies: We study many different Ancient Civilizations throughout the year, including the Medieval Times. We further our study of MedievalTimes with a field trip to Medieval Times Toronto closer to the end of the school year.
Art: We create many pieces of art throughout the year focusing on colour and space.