Meet the Teacher

Welcome to my blog! I'm Katie Foley and I live in sunny San Diego, CA.  This will be my fifth year teaching and my third year in 4th grade.  I have also taught Kindergarten and 1st grade.  I've had a unique start to my career teaching in a private school and charter school that have very untraditional schedules and philosophies. This will be my first year at a traditional public school and I could not be more thrilled to start this new adventure!


I truly believe that teaching and learning needs to be 100% FUN! If a student isn't having fun, they are never going to learn.  My classroom is full of positive, hands-on projects that engage students to be thoughtful and deep thinkers.  I love centers and incorporate them into my daily routine. I have been trained in GATE education and include the models of teaching in many of my lessons.


For fun, I love to spend time with my adorable beagle puppy, Diego.  We go to dog beach almost every day after school! I got him just over a year ago and he has brought me so many smiles. My family, friends, and boyfriend mean the world to me and are my biggest supporters when I'm up at 3am grading papers. My biggest fan is my Mom who has been teaching third grade for twenty years.  She has taught me everything I need to know and is an amazing role model and mentor.  My other passions include photography, crafts, wakeboarding, shopping, and traveling.



Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Feel free to email me at thepawsitivepencil@gmail.com


4 comments:

  1. I LOVE your blog theme! So cute! Good luck this year on your venture to public school :)

    Suzanna
    Surprisingly Seventh

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my gosh, we have so much in common! I'm so excited! Beautiful photos, by the way.
    I live in SoCal too!!!
    I love my pup, Conan. Dogs are the best!
    My mom is also a third grade teacher. She inspired me to teach when I was really young.
    So nice to "meet" you, I look forward to reading more of your posts!
    Lauren
    A Teachable Teacher

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Ms. Foley, It's me Bishop from last year at JCS. I saw an image while looking at character traits and and it said Ms. Foley's class so I clicked on it and it went to this web.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Ms. Foley, It's me Bishop from last year at JCS. I saw an image while looking at character traits and and it said Ms. Foley's class so I clicked on it and it went to this web.

    ReplyDelete