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One Class at a Time: Florence-Carlton School's Julia White

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Posted at 8:18 AM, Nov 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-08 10:18:25-05

FLORENCE - This week's One Class at a Time winner is kindergarten teacher Julia White from Florence-Carlton Elementary School.

"I do dresses for whatever letter we're learning," explained White. "The kids guess the letter based on what I wear, I almost have the full alphabet!"

For White, becoming a teacher was a no-brainer.

"I am one of those stories where I was in grade school taking notes on what my teacher was doing," White shared. "I have honestly always known I wanted to be a teacher."

She plans to use her $250 grant to buy real magnifying glasses, real binoculars, and other real tools for her kindergartens to explore the outdoors in the springtime.

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She emphasized that these young students often get fake toys to play with, but real tools take learning to a new level.

"By putting real tools in their hands, it's validating their learning - showing them that what we do all and the exploration we do and all the discoveries we make - it has meaning."

The tools will be shared with other teachers to use at Florence-Carlton and in doing so, White hopes that she will magnify the love of lifelong learning for her students.

"I want to instill a love of learning, whatever that learning is, in each and every child," said White.