My name is Jenny Wutka and I am originally from Livonia which is located on the east side of the state. I am a mathematics, elementary education major currently teacher assisting at Ridgeview Elementary in Sparta. I love being outside and spending time with my family and friends. I spend most of my summers babysitting, hanging in our pool, and golfing with friends. I recently started hiking and visited Yosemite National Park with my family for a four day exploration of the park. In May I am traveling with facility and students from Grand Valley to Tanzania where we will teach, visit an orphanage, hike Mt Kilimanjaro, and explore the Safari. The video below shows me in Yosemite National Park in front of lower Yosemite falls, double skiing at our cottage with my best friend, practicing my golf swing at the range, and having more fun at the lake on paddle boards with my dad.
I do not yet have much experience with technology in the classroom. In my placement at Ridgeview I have had experience with the smart board during math lessons. The lesson is in a powerpoint and students have the opportunity to interact with the board. We recently started using XtraMath with the students where they have their own account and they work through math problems at the level they are performing at; as they increase performance, the difficulty increases.