Hello Students and Parents.  I'd like to welcome you to 2nd grade.  We have a lot of exciting things planned for this year.  I think you will like your classroom and Burnside Elementary!  I'd like to tell you a little bit about me, so you "get to know me" better.  First of all, if you are having a hard time saying my name, don't worry.  Here's a little hint to help you out.  If you can say "show" and "bloom", put it together and you can say my name!  My husband and I live on a hobby farm in rural Cannon Falls.  I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Some things I love to do are:  camp, fish, garden, bake, sew and do lots of different crafts.  On a rainy day or cold wintry day, I love to curl up on the couch with a good book, bake something yummy or watch a good movie.  How about you? What do you like to do? Do you have a favorite book? I look forward to a great school year with you! See you soon.