McGraw Elementary

An IB World School

Rachel Advani

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About Me
What I like about teaching is...: 

I love telling parents how proud I am of their child's achievements. As a mother myself, I know how your heart swells when others love your child too.

What I like about my school is...: 

The IB philosophy and the enthusiasm for IB among the staff. I love that students can tell you what being a risk taker means or what being an inquirer means. I love that students use words like cooperation and enthusiasm in their every day conversations. This early foundation builds globally minded thinkers.

Hobbies and interests include...: 

running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, gardening, being with my family outside, reading

My favorite book is...: 

There are too many to choose just one!

Something most people do not know about me is...: 

I get nervous on the first day of school!

My favorite quote is...: 

Live, Love, Laugh

My Classroom
About My Classroom: 

I am a Kindergarten teacher at McGraw. As part of an IB school, in my classroom we seek to foster inquiry and discovery as opposed to the teacher as the fountain of knowledge. Our students learn to be independent thinkers and risk takers in their learning. I seek to offer a classroom that provides learning at each students level of development. What this looks like is as one student practices forming correct letter formation, another student may be ready to link sounds to form a word while another student is writing sentences. I also believe in a classroom environment that is fun. Students can tell you that the two most important parts of our classroom are safety and fun. I believe children can thrive in learning outside. We spend a lot of time learning in and out of the classroom. Come on in and have a look!