Welcome to our class page! I am so glad to be able to share all of the fun we are having at school with you here online. Throughout the site you will be able to see what is going on in both the classroom as well as the school. You also have access to some great resources to use at home to help reinforce what your child is learning. I hope this site will help you learn more about what we do during our busy days in Kindergarten at Caloosa Elementary. Thank you for visiting!
Meet the Teacher
Hello! My name is Mrs. Osterhouse and I will be your child's Kindergarten teacher. I am so excited to have your child in my class this year. Since I am getting to know your child, I thought you should have the chance to get to know me. I have been teaching kindergarten for 8 years in Lee County. I am originally from New Jersey, but moved down to Florida to attend Florida State University where I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. After that I moved to Cape Coral and continued my education at Florida Gulf Coast University. I obtained my Masters in Reading Education in the winter of 2010. I love being in the classroom and I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life. I devote myself to helping your child learn the necessary skills to be successful in their first school experience.
I have been married to my husband for 2 years and we just welcomed our first baby this May. I love spending time with friends and family and hope to share my family with you as well.
I believe that all children can learn, if given the right tools. Our classroom will strive to be a place where all children will have the opportunity to show their individual strengths and build upon their unique differences. I believe that education and learning should be fun, exciting, and challenging. If young children develop a love for learning at an early age, that love will continue to grow as they do. Through the use of hands-on activities, technology, and cooperative learning I will do my best to encourage and motivate each child to achieve at their highest level and develop into life-long learners. I know that education is a partnership between home, school, and community. Through working together, we can make Kindergarten an enjoyable and challenging experience