I noticed on some of the other grade level forums they were doing introductions, and I thought that might be helpful. My name is Amanda, and this will be my first year in third grade. I live in a small farm town in southern IN, but I am originally from Wisconsin. I have taught fifth grade for two years. My favorite subject is History, but I have found that I love teaching science and writing. I have a Spanish certificate, too, but currently don't have an opportunity to use it. I teach at a small Lutheran school, so I will also be teaching 1-4 grade music (but this year I don't have to teach art or computers-yay!). This year I also have the great privilege of directing the K-4 spring musical, which should be a grand adventure. Outside of school, I love to read, scrapbook, and watch sports. My favorite stress release is my piano, and I also play the organ at church once or twice a month. Okay, who's next?