Hello Coleman Colts, welcome to 5th Grade Math! My name is Ashley Hamel and I am very excited to be your math teacher this year. I can't wait to get to know each one of you and I am sure you would like to know a little bit about me as well. I am from Blum, Texas and have a precious little boy named Jude who is in PreK here at Coleman. I also have a new baby girl named Madilyn. I went to college at Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. While studying at SFA I was exposed to the hands on, learning through play theories of Maria Montessori and fell in love with her philosophy of education. I strive to create a hands on learning environment in our classroom that is highly engaging, rigorous, and fun. I can't wait to see what AMAZING things will happen in our classroom this year!