ASHLEY SHERWOOD

ASHLEY SHERWOOD
3rd Grade Teacher
Kelley Smith Elementary School

  • Email: asherwood(AT)my(DOT)putnamschools(DOT)org


About Me


Hey y'all! I'm Ashley Sherwood... I live right here in Palatka and there's NO place I'd rather call home, scorching hot summers and all!! This year I'm starting my 5th year {GASP!!!!} teaching. I started out my teaching career in First Grade and after 2 years with my now 9-year-old and 3 year old, I made the switch to teach 3rd grade a couple years ago. And I LOVED it! I found a whole new love for teaching again.

When I realized being a teacher is what I wanted to become we put all our faith in God's plan for our life, graduated and then applied for a brand new adventure here at Kelley Smith. God sure knows what He's doing ;) Now I am starting my and 3rd year in 3rd grade :)

When I?m not teaching, I?m busy being mom to my two precious wonderful children who pretty much keep me laughing non-stop! My oldest is starting 4th grade this year and my baby will be in Pre-K! Can somebody PLEASE tell me how to slow down time?!?!

I'm a proud wife of the most wonderful husband in the world named Chris who is truly my love, my heart, my everything. Without him I would not be a sane person, literally. We have been together for 18 years and married for 13. I also **attempt** to be domestic, but my efforts usually fall short. There are dust bunnies that greet me in the evenings, piles of laundry waiting to be washed, and random toys strewn throughout the house. Cleaning up after kids is like eating Oreo's while trying to brush your teeth. Can I get an amen?!?! When I?m not working on school stuff, I love crafting, home decorating, and cooking. Even though I?m not super consistent.

I never could have anticipated how the Lord would bless me in other ways. God is great, isn?t He? I have made some of my best friends through teaching in Putnam County and met some of the most amazing educators & people! I?m continually inspired by all the amazing teachers who share their ideas and feel like I?m such a better teacher because of all of our collaboration. There are so many talented, amazing educators out there!

I believe that learning should be hands-on, full of content and rigor, creative, and meaningful. Most of all, learning should be FUN! There's nothing I love more than knowing my kids don't even realize they're learning because they're having so much fun through the process. While I love having cute materials and classroom decor, I believe that content can't be ignored...ain't nobody got time for "fluff"! Never underestimate the value of highly engaging material coupled with strong instruction. Just because it's cute doesn't mean there's no substance! :)

Thanks for visiting! So happy to have you here :)


Classes

  • SCIENCE GRADE 3
  • MATH GRADE 3
  • Social Studies Grade 3
  • FNC BAS SKLS READ E
  • LANG ARTS GRADE 3
  • DAILY ATTENDANCE 1ST
  • PHYSICAL ED 3

Activities and Sports