Mrs. Collins

Dear Families,
I am honored to be your child's teacher this year.  This is my 18th year of teaching at Cleveland, and I love spending time with our students each day.  My husband Rick and I have two grown children. All four of us attended Michigan State University.  Go Green!    In addition, I earned my Masters Degree in Elementary Education from University of Michigan.    
Life is an adventure, and outdoor adventures keep me happy, especially bike riding, swimming, water skiing, kayaking, and cross country skiing.   In 2013 my family and I were fortunate to enjoy a hot air balloon ride, and this past summer we were lucky enough to sail in Grand Traverse Bay on a tall sailing ship.  We also enjoyed a sunset cruise on the Straits of Mackinac.  This was especially exciting to me because in third grade social studies we research Michigan history and geography, and I was fortunate to capture the beauty with pictures that I can share in our classroom to enhance our studies of the area. 
      We all experience our own adventures, and we can learn about others' experiences through books and movies.  Our classroom library and school LMC are packed with adventure books.  In Writer's Workshop we write about our experiences, revise, edit, and then share our completed writing pieces with classmates.   The third grade curriculum builds on previous skills and prepares students for fourth grade, so I encourage all students to enjoy the third grade adventure and achieve all they can.

If you'd like to contact me, please email me at mcollins@livoniapublicschools.org












Mrs. Collins