Play-Doh, coloring books, and Mrs. Luanne Tubbs are the reason for all the smiles in one kindergarten class at Nelson Elementary.
“We act very silly in here, we have a lot of fun,” laughs Luanne Tubbs, the Valley’s Top Teacher.
Mrs. Tubbs makes it a point to focus on being positive, and her happy energy is contagious.
“She is nice and she’s funny,” smiles Anna Raynes Sellers, a kindergarten student. “She makes me feel silly!”
“She makes jokes,” shares Noah Williams, a fellow kindergarten student.
Although the kids have a whole lot of fun, they’re also learning and growing every day.
“She lets us play in social centers,” says Noah.
“We do home living, we do some stem activities, a block center, and we have chrome books and iPads in one of the social centers. We also have an art center,” says Mrs. Tubbs of the different activities they do in class.
Mrs. Tubbs has been teaching for 22 years in Scottsboro. It’s something she has known she wanted to do ever since she was just a little older than the kids she teaches now.
“My first grade teacher sent home old school manuals that were going out of date. I took them home and I used to put all my baby dolls in my bedroom and I would teach out of my school manual that she sent with me.”
Well, Mrs. Tubbs went from teaching a room full of baby dolls to now inspiring and caring for a room full of kindergartners.
“She says that she loves us,” says Noah.
“I like that she does everything for us,” shares Anna Raynes.
“I want them to know here that it is safe and they are loved,” explains Luanne Tubbs.
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