About

20140624-181002-65402192.jpgVibrant. Thoughtful. Calm. Empathetic.

Those four words encompass who I strive to be with my students each day. No matter what successes, challenges, laughs, and frustrations my young learners and I face, we can remember if we worked hard and treated others nicely then we had a wonderful day.

My name is Layla Cunningham and I am a kindergarten teacher. Or rather I facilitate the learning of 20 some five and six year olds. I attended the University of Missouri as an undergrad as well as completing my master’s degree through Mizzou’s Teaching Fellowship Program. I started teaching in 2007 and have had the pleasure of learning from a variety of students and fellow teachers over the years.

As you can assume from the title of this blog, I love jumping in puddles as well as a good metaphor. I live in Columbia, Missouri with my lovely and talented husband Will and my sassy and also lovely step-daughter Maddie. We have 2 million house plants, a granny-dog named Olive and 3 chickens named George (as in Curious), Amelia Egghart, and Ruth Bader Hensburg.
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