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My Butterfly Haven
Designed by: Ginger McClellan

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yellow butterflyHello!  My name is Ginger McClellan, and I am twenty years old.  I am currently a junior at Valdosta State University and majoring in Early Childhood Education.  I plan to graduate with my Bachelors Degree in December of 2005.  I always thought that I would like to go into teaching as a profession but it really became clear to me during my senior year of high school.  I was in the Teachers Apprenticeship Program where I got to work as a Teacher’s Assistant at Sallas Mahone Elementary School, and  I rotated between eight 3rd grade classrooms.  I really enjoyed this experience, and it made me realize that I had a passion for teaching and working with children.  I am excited about entering the world of teaching.

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red butterfly  As you can tell by my homepage, I love butterflies.  I really do not know how this happened.  I have always thought butterflies were so beautiful and fascinating.  I am drawn to them.  Another interest that I have is learning about manatees.  I know this my sound strange, but I absolutely love manatees.  It all started in the third grade when my class was studying endangered species.  Manatees were one of the species we studied.  Shortly after, my family took a vacation to SeaWorld in Orlando, FL.  I fell in love with the manatees.   Ever since, I have enjoyed learning about manatees and collecting anything having to do with them.  A cool site to visit is the Save the Manatee Foundation.  This site contains interesting information on manatees, and how we can help protect these graceful creatures.

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purple butterfly I have lived in Valdosta, GA all of my life.  Sometimes the same old thing gets a bit boring, but I know no matter where I end up this will always be home.  I have not really traveled a whole lot.  I have family in Florida.  I have been to North Carolina and Alabama, but that is hardly what I call traveling.  Someday I would love to visit Switzerland.  My friend has been there, and she said it is absolutely beautiful, cold but beautiful.  She said the landscapes are just breathtaking.  I have seen pictures, and I would love to experience the scenery firsthand.  I will have to be sure to pack a lot of warm clothing!  Another place that I would love to visit is Key West.  I love the beach so anywhere near the ocean is fine with me.  I love everything about the beach.  It just calms me.  I would also love to go snorkeling again and of course do some deep sea fishing.


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Student Resources

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Teacher Resources

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Paint Picture Story

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Paint Lesson Plan

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Electronic Reading File
Electronic Reading File 2

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gjmcclel@valdosta.edu

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