All About Mrs. Larzelere:
Hello, I am Anna Larzelere. I am the kindergarten teacher, a life-long member of St. Mary Parish and a dedicated Shamrock! This is my fifth year teaching at St. Mary’s, and I am so excited to be teaching kindergarten again!
I grew up in the Clio / Mt. Morris area and attended St. Mary’s from kindergarten through eighth grade. I graduated from Powers Catholic High School in 2004 and attended The University of Michigan – Flint. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and am Highly Qualified to teach Language Arts and Math. I am currently pursuing my master’s through Marygrove College with a focus on K-6 Reading.
My family is very important to me, just like I know your families are to all of you! I met my husband Chris at Powers and we have been married since 2009. We are parishioners here at St. Mary’s and live in Mt. Morris. We have two children - our daughter Elizabeth is three, and our son Luke was born in February. Lizzy will be in the St. Mary’s Little Steps Preschool program this year! We love to spend time together as a family. Some of our favorite activities are going to the Flint Farmer's Market or the library, reading books and singing Disney songs, or even just cuddling on the couch and watching a movie.
Each year, my students become part of my family as I get to know them and watch them learn and grow. I take my students’ interests and academic needs into careful consideration when planning my instruction, and I take pride in having a busy, creative and inviting classroom. You will find my students working as a whole group, in partnerships and independently to achieve individual goals and classroom objectives. Students are encouraged to take chances, think critically and develop in virtue as they make their way through the challenges of the curriculum. I hope to instill a love of learning in my students while helping them grow in faith and friendship.
A Few of My Favorite Things:
Favorite Color: green
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Saint: Mary, Our Holy Mother
Favorite Food: pizza and salad!
Favorite Music: Disney songs, show tunes, anything catchy I can sing along with
Favorite Vacation Spot: Disney World!
Favorite Authors: Kevin Henkes, Tomie daPaola, Mo Willems, Dr. Seuss, Stan & Jan Berenstain
Favorite Movies: all things Disney! I love Frozen, Toy Story 3 and The Great Mouse Detective
Favorite Hobby: sewing