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Ms. Genna Hanson
My name is Ms. Hanson. You can find the original class web site at hansonclass.org. I have been teaching second grade at Overlook Primary School for nineteen years! When I was in second grade if you had asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have told you I wanted to be a teacher. That never changed. I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher, and I love teaching second grade. I also love to travel.
Almost every summer I go back to Montana to see my family. I help with the house, do some hiking, and relax a little. It is expensive but I like to travel to other countries too.
Last summer I went to Germany, Switzerland and France with friends. I had a wonderful time! And as you might imagine I ate way too much because the food was just so good!
A few summers ago I went to India. It was an amazing trip. I learned so much about the beauty of the land and the wonderful people. There were incredible palaces, temples, and mosques. The roads are very busy and everyone uses them, trucks, buses, cars, auto-rickshaws, motorcycles, bikes, carts (drawn by people, horses or oxen) and cows and dogs roam the roads freely. I saw lots of schools there too.
I have also been to Australia. Australia was wonderful. I went to visit my cousin Dave, who is living there. We traveled to central Australia, called the Red Center, and saw Ularu. It is a giant red rock that sticks up in the middle of the desert. Then we traveled along the east coast of Australia. I went sailing and snorkeling for the first time. We ended the tour with a backpacking trip on Hinchinbrook Island. Great scenery but watch out for the crocodiles!
Before I came to work at Overlook I lived and worked in a small town in Japan teaching English to Japanese students. I lived there for three years. My students were all different ages. I spent most of my time working at the two junior high schools in the town. But every Friday I would go to one of the four elementary schools and teach lessons to different grades. I even worked with the high school students and adults in an evening class I taught. I miss the kind people I met there. And I think I might be sad if I hadn't made so many good friends here in New York! Hope to see you soon,