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About Me!

 
 
 
My name is Mrs. Ottaway! I am a Kindergarten Teacher here at Wattsburg Area Elementary Center. In 2010 I graduated from Mercyhurst North East with my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. I moved to Florida that summer after I graduated and worked as a preschool teacher, I came home in the fall and continued my education at Mercyhurst Main Campus working on my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. I did my student teaching in first grade here at Wattsburg and enjoyed the small class sizes and rich learning environment. I graduated in 2012 and became a substitute teacher in several of the districts around the WNY and NW PA areas. I spent most of my time as a substitute at Wattsburg in the Elementary Center, it felt like home. In 2015, I took a preschool lead teacher position and began working on my Masters Degree. In 2016 I had the opportunity to come back to Wattsburg as a long term substitute in Kindergarten. After two years of being a long term substitute a permanent position opened up in the classroom I had been in for the previous two years. In 2018 I was hired permanently in Kindergarten. I have a passion for Early Childhood Education - Kindergarten is the foundation - where it all begins! So much learning and development happens in the first year of school. I love teaching, creating a literacy rich environment, making connections, and most importantly making learning fun! 
 
 
 
Ways to contact me  
814-824-3400 ext 6617  
 
 
2018-2019 School Year Information  
 
 
Our Daily Schedule
 


8:50-9:00 - Morning Routine
9:10-9:25 - Morning Meeting
9:25-9:50 - Read Aloud 
9:50-10:35 - Reading Workshop
10:35-11:05 -Writing Workshop
11:05-11:22 - Prep for lunch
11:22-11:52 - Lunch
11:52-12:05 - Restroom Break
12:05-12:20 - 3:20 Recess
12:20-1:00 - Math
1:00-1:30 - Intervention
1:30 - 1:35 - Restroom
1:35 - 2:25 - Special
2:25-2:40 - Snack
2:40 - 3:05 - Word Study
3:05-3:20 - Science/Social Studies
3:20-3:35 - Dismissal
 
Daily Specials 
Day 1: Library 
Day 2: Physical Education 
Day 3: Art
Day 4: Music 
Day 5: Computers/STEAM 
 
 
 
 
 
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