The end of the school year is in sight, and it's always amazing to see the progress some students make. Especially in first grade. One Richmond Hill educator can't wait to see those little eyes light up when they learn something new.
Learning to blow a bubble may not seem earth shattering, but for the first graders in Kelley Wynne's Richmond Hill Primary class, it's filling them up with knowledge and self-confidence.
"I hope they realize, I care about them," she said. "I think they need to realize you care before they can learn. I missed them over spring break."
She calls her students Wynne's Winners. And helping kids succeed is what brought Wynne to the classroom. "I felt a calling. I had a brother who was mentally retarded and I worked with those type of students in high school. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher."
Student Madison Varga told us, "She's fun and nice and sometimes you get two recesses."
"It's a lot of fun," said Wynne. "They're still innocent and eager to learn how to read in first grade. It's a hard year but a lot of fun."
Kelley Wynne, this week's WTOC Top Teacher.
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