All About Ms. Brochu
Welcome to my class website. My name is Lauren Brochu. I am so excited that you are here! First let me say that I can't wait for our journey this year to begin. You will be amazed at how much your child will grow. We are going to have a very exciting time, so hold on!!! This is just beginning!
Here's a little bit about me and my family. I am a native to Gainesville. I went to Wiles Elementary School (haven't gone too far), Kanapaha for Middle School, and Buchholz High School. I was dual enrolled at Santa Fe Community College my junior and senior year of high school. I graduated high school in 2003 and continued to pursued my degree in Elementary Education and a minor in business at the University of Florida. I graduated with my bachelors degree in 2005 and went on to earn my masters degree in education with a specialization in math and science in 2006.
My parents still live in Gainesville and I have an older sister who lives in New York City with her husband.
My boyfriend's name is John. I have three dogs: Riley (Chizer:chihuahua/schnauzer mix), Maggie (Lab Mix), and Lady (doberman). They are all a very playful bunch!! It is never a dull moment in our house.
This is my sixth year teaching. Teaching is something that I am very passionate about, and I know I was put on this earth to be a teacher! I truly love watching children learn and grow. I was inspired to be a teacher from my third grade teacher, and I hope I can inspire your child to reach his or her dreams and goals.
MY FAVORITE THINGS
|ITEM TO COLLECT||Owls and magnets from each state|
|RESTAURANT||Bentos and Dragonfly|
|TREATS||Cookies and fruit|
|Grapes and Bananas|
|DRINK||Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice|
|FAVORITE QUOTE||"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars!"|
|CHILDREN'S BOOK||Esperanza Rising|
|SCENT||The smell of a cool fall afternoon|
|PERFUME||Coco Chanel Mademoiselle|
|TV Show||Despirate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy|
|SUBJECT TO TEACH||Science|
|VACATION SPOT||My New Favorite: California Coast!|
|SPORTS TEAM||Florida Gators|
|COLOR||Pale Yellow and Turquoise|
|STORE||Ann Taylor LOFT|
I have a great job in the universe of occupations.
What do I do? I'm a "star polisher."
It's a very important job. If you want to know how important, just go out at night and look at the stars twinkling and sparkling.
You see, I'm a teacher. The stars are the children in my class. My job is to take them--in whatever shape they come--and shine and buff them and then send them out to take their places as bright, twinkling beacons in the sky.
They come into my room in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they're bent, tarnished, dirty, crinkly, or broken. Some stars are cuddly and soft. Some are prickly and thorny.
As I buff and polish, I train and teach of my little stars; I tell them that the world cannot do without them. I tell them they can do anything they set their minds to. I tell them they can be the brightest, shiniest stars in the sky and the world will be a better place because of them.
Each night as I look at the sky, I'm reminded of my very important job and awesome responsibility. Then I get my soft buffing cloth and my bottle of polish in preparation for tomorrow…for my class of little stars.