Name: Chelsea Large
School: Daniels Run Elementary School
Grade/Subject: 6th Grade
How long have you been a teacher? This is my third year teaching 6th grade. I also spent one year teaching English as a Foreign Language in Greece from 2010-2011.
What is your favorite lesson of the year? I love getting into the interesting facts about the Civil War. I am a huge Civil War buff and truly enjoy passing that interest onto my students. It all really connects for the students during our annual field trip to Gettysburg Battle Field in Pennsylvania. It is incredible watching their reactions as they learn more about the Civil War on ground where it actually happened.
What do you like most about your school? I love the people at Daniels Run more than anything. The students who come here every day make this a great place to work. The staff here is also top notch. I can’t imagine a better group of colleagues to spend my time with. It is such a supportive environment full of caring individuals.
Why do you like this grade (best thing about this age of students). When I started teaching sixth grade I was wonderfully surprised to be greeting by students with an eagerness to learn. These students are at such a crucial time in their lives both developmentally and educationally. I consider myself lucky enough to be a part of this time in their lives.
One tip for parents: Find one thing that interests your child that you can get into too. Having something in common to talk about or enjoy together is a great way to build a strong relationship.
5 Quick Q&A
Favorite book? Kids: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, Adult: The Art of Running in the Rain by Garth Stein
College/University attended? Appalachian State University
If you could be another profession, what would it be? Travel Writer
Favorite place to travel? My parents beach house on Chincoteague Island
Favorite thing to do on weekends? Relax and spent time with family and friends