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    Hello and welcome to Room 210.  My name is Mortimer and I am the class moose.  I thought it would be helpful to you if I filled you in on what you can be sure to expect in Mrs. Dunbar's classroom.  First, I also want to tell you a little bit about her.
    This will be Mrs. Dunbar's 18th year with Upper St. Clair School District!  Mrs. Dunbar went to college right down the road at Washington & Jefferson College where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.  She continued on to California University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education.  She student taught at Boyce Middle School (5th grade) and at Streams (2nd grade).  Following her student teaching, Mrs. Dunbar worked as a permanent and day-to-day substitute teacher in both the Upper St. Clair (3rd grade) and Peters Township (1st grade) school districts.
    Mrs. Dunbar lives in Peters Township with her husband and their four children, Jack, Abby, Tess, and Tyler.  They keep her busy and they love to play with each other and their crazy dog, Marley!  You'll hear lots about Marley this year!
    I am glad that Mrs. Dunbar ended up at Streams because her room is big enough for me.  She makes sure to make her room colorful for her students and I love her big reading corner.  Sometimes when all of the kids leave for the day I snuggle up on the carpet to read by myself.  My favorite book is Morris the Moose Goes to School.  (It is about my cousin, Morris!)  Mrs. Dunbar loves to read, so hopefully you do, too.  Just remember to put her books back when you are done borrowing them because she likes to stay organized.  You might want to make sure your desk stays pretty clean, too, but even her desk gets messy at times. 
    When you are in Mrs. Dunbar's class you will do a lot of fun things.  You will get to be the "Student of the Week", use the new Promethean board, and take a turn being a Whoo's in the News Reporter.  If you do come to visit or to learn, make sure to stop and see me.  I am the big moose in the reading corner.  You can't miss me! 
    Your friend,
    Mortimer the Moose