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My name is Jean Rybicki and I am a teacher at Ludlam Elementary. I teach 4th and 5th grade Gifted Reading and Language Arts.
Next, I plan to teach a 4th grade unit about ancient Egypt in conjunction with the book, The Egypt Game, and a 5th grade unit about the Civil War along with a book entitled Charley Skedaddle.
We are well known for our classroom pets, two bearded dragons (agamas) which the students refer to fonldy as Hillary and Bill. They love to feed, clean and play with these docile but fierce looking lizards. If parent permission is given, Hillary and Bill are allowed to have a vacation from the classroom and spend the weekends with students. In the future, we hope to have a little Chelsea, Socks, and Buddy -- but only if Hillary and Bill cooperate!
Hamlet is the most recent addition to my family. He is a one year old roly-poly, highly-energetic little pug who enjoys taking me for walks, playing fetch, eating, taking long naps, and entertaining, or should I say antagonizing, the cats.
In the event that I have the luxury of free time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, cooking/baking, and working on counted cross-stitch designs. I've recently taken up the hobby of making stained glass. My first project, though not complete, is a sun-catcher of a moon and star. I also like bike riding, walking, and fishing.
Search engines are a great way to find useful information on the Web. One of my favorites is Education World.
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