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    ice cream- mint chocolate chip

    food- Chicago dog

    snack(s)- Swedish fish, Gummy bears/worms, Sour Patch Kids, chocolate covered pretzles

    place to go: The Art Institute in Chicago

    season- the fall

    football team- The Chicago Bears and Ohio State

    baseball team- Chicago White Sox

    color- green

    muppet: Beaker

    music: a little of everything

    holiday- Christmas

    game- Uno, chess

    subject(s): math and science (...and Art, of course)

    animal(s)- dragonflies, otters, sloths

    cartoon- Phineas and Ferb

    things to do- drawing, painting, listening to music, journaling, reading,hiking/walking, and spending time at the beach


    Mr. Patterson and I have two children-Alyssa and Adam, and Max, our adopted black lab. We live in Portage. My family enjoys doing things outdoors-camping, fishing, hiking, and kayaking. I am blessed to come from a large family. I have four brothers (one younger than me) and two younger sisters. I grew up in northwest Indiana and have always enjoyed spending time at the Dunes National Lakeshore.


    This will be my 14th year at Joan Martin. I am excited about teaching 2nd grade and enjoy the discovery and exploration aspects of this age group. I look forward to the new school year and can't wait to meet my new class. See you soon!