The Origin of Valentine's Day

Who is this mysterious Saint Valentine? How did his/her identity influence history and inspire the holiday set aside in his/her name?



Created by,
Treena Murray
Pam Lowe


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Meet the Authors:

Treena Murray
tmurray@pb.k12.mo.us

Poplar Bluff, MO 

O'Neal Elementary School

Poplar Bluff R-1


Title:
Teacher
Subjects:
English/Language Arts
History/Social Science
Math
Reading
Science
Economics
Geography
Technology
Grades:
4
My Philosophy
Learning is a lifetime endeavor that is not only a privilege but a right and responsibility of each and every American. Education is power. Education is exciting. Education is fun. I enjoy learning and enjoy setting the stage for learning. I love the team concept and coaching my classroom team is great!
My Community
It's a rural community with about 20,000 population. We have 19 classroom teachers and 450 students in our 1-4 building. Our district has an Early Childhood Center, Kindergarten Center, four 1-4 Centers, a 5th-6th Grade Center, Jr. High, and High School. We are the 2004 5A Boy's State Basketball Champions!!!
My Environment
Our students demographic make up is 87% Caucasion, with 11 percent African American and small percentages of other races. We have 5 resource teachers, a new math remedial program, two fourth grade eMINTS programs, an AmeriCor Tutorial program, afterschool reading program, and Boys and Girls Club.
My Roles and Responsibilities
I have 25 fourth grade students. Of the 25, 5 have IEP's, 10 others came in reading a year below grade level, 3 others are in the Gifted Program, and all are good team members and working well with the eMINTS Program.

Pam Lowe
Naylor, MO 


Naylor R-II School District


Title:
Teacher
Administrator
Subjects:
English/Language Arts
History/Social Science
Math
Reading
Science
Economics
Fine Arts
Geography
Technology
Grades:
Pre-K, K, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Philosophy
My philosophy of teaching and learning stems from my belief that learning is a lifelong process. Educators should be Master Learners, not only an expert in content, but an expert in teaching students how to think and learn.  Itís about the journey... not the destination. Life is more exciting and fulfilling when we are learning new things.
My Community

My community is a small town in southeast Missouri. The surrounding economy supports farming to businesses.

My Environment

There are grades K-12 in our district.  We are a small community.  We also have students enrolled from surrounding communities.

My Roles and Responsibilities

I’m an educational author, workshop presenter, veteran eMINTS teacher, and currently Curriculum Director at the Naylor R-II School District.  I’m responsible for the curriculum, and classroom instruction.


Last updated: December 02 2004, 3:00 am
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