About the Teacher/Welcome Message
I received my undergraduate degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa in elementary education.
A few years later, I returned to school and received my master's degree in social work from St. Ambrose as well.
The year I graduated with my undergrate degree in elementary education the school district in Peoria, Illinois, where I was living at the time, let go of 250 teachers and employees due to budget issues.
I worked various cleaning and waitressing positions until I was fortunate to be hired at the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery. I started working with teens that were struggling with a variety of addictions.
Upon completion of my master's degree, I moved into a counseling position at the Addiction Recovery center. I then began working with adults struggling with addictions of all sorts.
My husband was transferred to Memphis, and I was very fortunate to obtain a teaching position. I absolutely love teaching, but I do miss working with my clients at the Illinois Institute of Addiction Recovery. I have begun my 16th year of teaching this 2019 school year
My name is Amy Kraft. I have taught at Chickasaw for 15 full years. I have not always taught the 3rd grade here at Chickasaw. The first year that I taught I was at Shadow Oaks in Horn Lake. There I taught 1st grade. The next year I was able to come to Chickasaw to teach 3rd grade.
I moved to Olive Branch with my family from Peoria, Illinois. My husband, Pete, was transferred to Memphis with his work. I have 2 daughters, Megan and Kaelyn. I also have 3 dogs Gracie, Lilly, and Daisy.
7:10- Students come to class
7:40- Tardy bell rings
10:45- Recess Snack- (during recess)
11:20 - 11:50- Lunch
12:00- Switch classes
1:45- Switch back to homeroom class
Dismissal starts at 2:25 (car riders and walkers)
Welcome to Mrs. Kraft's Class.
Our class motto is: You Don't have to be PERFECT to be AMAZING
Please go to Facebook and search for the page Mrs. Kraft’s Creative Kiddos. I have to approve anyone who asks to join the group. This is not a requirement. I thought this would just be a fun way for students to stay in contact and show off their work. Please note that everything needs to be kid friendly. If you have any questions and concerns, please send them to me directly through school status or a text.
Resources for On-line Learning
Please use Clever to sign in to I-Ready
Please search the Facebook Group Mrs.Kraft's Creative Kiddos
This is a place for the students to present their work they are completing at home. It is a private group, so I have to approve anyone who wants to join the group. This is not for questions for me. If you have questions or concerns please message me through School Status.