NAME: Denise Talbott

SCHOOL: Golden Elementary

CLASS: 3rd Grade

: denise_talbott@etiwanda.org

About the Teacher

I'm looking forward to a rewarding year with your child. This is my 25th year of teaching in Etiwanda School District. I've taught grades K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science from Cal Poly Pomona, and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University. My classroom environment is built upon mutual respect, encouragement, and trust. I value the opportunity to praise your child's efforts, acknowledge their achievements and cheer them on to greater accomplishments. I do like structure in my classroom but also try and leave time for a little spontaneity and fun. There is no telling what you might find us doing during the course of a school day! Creativity and curiosity are great catalysts for learning in my classroom.
Seeing that I'll have the privilege of spending so much time with your child this year, I'd like to share a little about myself. ***Talbott's Trivia***
** I have a twin sister. My twin is also a teacher. ** I have an older brother. ** I love being an aunt! I have a niece and a nephew. I spend my weekends at all their sporting events...soccer, baseball, and water polo. I'm their number one fan!
** I love to listen to music, read and of course shop! ** A book I've enjoyed reading: The Last Lecture
** My favorite color is burgundy. ** My birthday is in March.
** My favorite quote: "We shape our lives not by what we carry with us... But by what we leave behind." ** Interesting fact: I've been White Water river rafting! ** I had two friendly Chocolate Labradors named Sienna and Hannah. Sadly they both died because of illnesses. After my dogs died I read the book Marley and Me...A pet lover's must read!
**I have a new dog "best friend" now though, a Yellow Labrador I adopted in April 2009. Harley is 11 years old, and the best company I could ask for. He loves his new, big backyard and is always hunting for lizards. His biggest job this summer though has been protected his yard from coyotes.And yes, he chases them out and over the walls!
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** Here are photos of me as a kid. Age 3 Age 5 Age 7

Mission for the Class

"There are three ways to teach a child. The first by example. The second is by example. The third is by example." ~ Albert Schweitzer "They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel" ~ Anonymous "Our children are watching us live, and what we ARE shouts louder than anything we can say." ~ Wilferd A. Peterson