Hi! I'm Lisa Jacobs. I'm so excited for a new year here at Wheatland Center School. I started my career in 1991 teaching kindergarten at Drought Elementary. After teaching there for 5 years I came to Wheatland and taught a year of fourth grade. I then moved to first grade for the next 4 years. I had the great opportunity to start a day care at my home. I had the day care for 9 years. Staying at home was great, but my heart was really in the classroom.
I have been at Wheatland the last nine years teaching kindergarten, 4k, first, and second. I am excited to be back in first and co-teach with Mrs. Linton.
I live in Elkhorn with my family. My husband and I have been married for 25 years. We have 3 children. Krystal is 22, Sean is 21, and Erick is 12. We have 2 cats and a golden retriever. I enjoy traveling, camping, motorcycling, and bowling. This summer we had fun at Hurricane Harbor, Brewer games, and fun in the area.
I look forward to working with your child this year. Please do not hesitate if you ever have any questions.
When I'm building in the block room, please don't say I'm "Just playing." For, you see, I'm learning as I play, about balance, I may be an architect someday.
When I'm getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies, don't get the idea I'm "Just Playing." I may be a mother or a father someday.
When you see me up to my elbows in paint, or standing at an easel, or molding and shaping clay, please don't let me hear you say, "He is Just Playing." For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I just might be a teacher someday.
When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some "playing" at my school, please don't feel the time is wasted in "play." For you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm learning to solve problems and concentrate. I may be in business someday.
When you see me cooking or tasting foods, please don't think that because I enjoy it, it is "Just Play." I'm learning to follow directions and see the differences. I may be a cook someday.
When you see me learning to skip, hop, run, and move my body, please don't say I'm "Just Playing." For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm learning how my body works. I may be a doctor, nurse, or athlete someday.
When you ask me what I've done at school today, and I say, "I just played." Please don't misunderstand me. For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm learning to enjoy and be successful in my work. I'm preparing for tomorrow. Today, I am a child and my work is play.