• Meet Mrs. Cline

    Name:  Michelle Cline

     

    Hometown:  Woodland, California

     

    Education:  *Child Development Bachelor of Arts

    California State University, Sacramento

    *PK-8 Teacher Certification

    University of California, Davis/

    Multicultural and Bilingual Education Dept.

     

    Teaching Experiences: 

    Ninth Grade Language Arts & ESL- 1yr.

    Fourth Grade- 2yrs.

    Kindergarten- 7yrs.

    Second Grade- 8yrs.

    Fifth Grade- 2 yrs. 

    Family:  I have a wonderful husband, Bert. We have known each other for over 24 years now and he means the world to me.  We have 2 terrific children, Drew and Emily.  Drew graduated college two years ago with a degree in Business Administration and has been working here here in the Dallas area for the last year.  Emily is a 10th grader at Allen High School this year!  We all share one loving Labrador named Bella and a new AussieDoodle named Kona. 

     

    Mrs. Cline’s Favorite Things

    Book:  Inspirational stories and thrilling drama novels

    Children’s Book:  The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel

    Movies:  Gone With the Wind, Good Will Hunting, and The Legend of Bagger Vance

    Food:  Mexican Food and Salads (guacamole, queso, and chips are my weaknesses)

    Drink:  Water, Skinny Vanilla Lattes from Starbucks, Smoothie King

    Color:  Green

    Animal:  Dogs

    Store:  Nordstrom and Anthropologie

    Vacation:  Some of my favorites are Lake Tahoe, Orange County California, Santa Barbara, Colorado and Turks & Caicos.  I love to travel anywhere with my family. 

    Activities:  I love shopping, exercising, outside jogging, and curling up on the couch to read a good book.  I  also love spending quality dinner time with my family and enjoying a movie together.

    Virtues:  Honesty and Integrity

     

    Why am I a Teacher?

     

    I love my career.  I am thrilled that each day will bring something new and I am especially thrilled to teach 5th Grade Reading and Writing this year!  I never know what to expect from the kids. They are full of joy, energy, and enthusiasm.  I absolutely love the funny things they say!  It is incredibly rewarding for me to see how they grow and develop academically, physically, socially, and emotionally throughout the school year.  I also love to read stories to the children with dramatic voices and fun expressions.  I cannot wait to learn all about my 5th graders!  I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this wonderful 5th grade team.

     

    Classroom Goals:

     

    I want our children to be happy, feel safe, and have fun!  I also believe in educational equity.  Children are all unique with many different personalities and characteristics.  I want all children to learn in ways that are best suited for each individual.  I love to challenge children to reach high expectations and most of all I love to encourage all children to do their personal best.  I can’t wait to begin our journey together!  I know it will be a fun and rewarding year!  Fifth graders are amazing!