A Little Bit About Me

Hello Everyone,
My name is Ms. Clarke.  I am your 4K teacher at Lakeview Elementary. I live in Whitewater Wisconsin.  I have three children of my own.  Their names are Savanna, Gabe and Jenna.  They are wonderful!  My children and I enjoy many sports, being outdoors and taking care of sheep, which they show at the Rock County 4H fair. We also enjoy taking care of our  pets at home. We have three fish, a hamster and a mini dachshund, named Venture.  
I also enjoy cooking, baking and decorating cakes.  My children and former students love that I enjoy these activities.  It is a very delicious hobby.  I have taught 4th grade, kindergarten and 4K at Lakeview.  I loved them all but 4K has been my favorite.  It has been fun and rewarding to bring the knowledge I have gained throughout my life into my classroom for students to see for the first time.  There is nothing like watching a 4K student’s expression as they watch a butterfly emerge to stretch their wings for the first time, right before their eyes.
I grew up on a farm and enjoy exploring nature and learning from all of the wonderful things I find. I incorporate nature into our learning at Lakeview to make connections that the children will use throughout their lives.  I love getting messy, growing things, figuring out how things work, being creative and continually learning with my students.