I am Ranee Schoenhals (Shane-halls), and I teach fifth grade math and science. This is my fifth year at Heritage, but I have been involved with science education for twenty five years working for Science Museum Oklahoma, and I spent ten years teaching Algebra I at Edmond North. My early childhood education degree is from Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes), and my master’s degree is from UCO. I have been married to my husband, Jeff, for thirty-six years, and I have two lovely grown children. Sagan is a Pre-K teacher in Norman, and Amelia lives in New York where she works at a law firm in the financial district.
- I want my students to walk out of elementary school saying that they love science, and knowing they can be successful in their future scientific studies. I believe that science is a verb; we DO science in my room. It’s messy and active and busy, but my students’ are always thinking and considering the why, how, and when.
- I want them to understand that math is relevant in everyday life, and it is important to develop strategies to examine mathematical concepts with confidence.
- I believe that I am charged with teaching students how to achieve in both academics and citizenship. I want them to leave my room knowing how they want to be treated, and how they should treat others. My favorite callback is as follows: I do the right thing, because it’s the right thing to do.
Bottle/Can Drink: Water
Sweet Treat: Roxy’s Ice Cream, Eileen’s Cookies – cherry chocolate chip
Candy Bar: Reese’s
Salty Snack: Mountain Trail Mix, Chex Mix: Bold
Place to Eat: Cafe 501, The Fixx, Sparrow Modern Italian
Gift Cards: Walmart
Place to Shop for Yourself: Kohl’s, Old Navy
School Supply Store: Walmart
Music: vast interests – Memphis Blues
Magazine/Author: wide variety
Way to Pamper Yourself: Tip Top Nails (long time customer)
Color: orange & black, yellow
Candle/Lotion Scent: allergic to floral scents; I avoid these items totally.
Classroom Wish List: consumables for experiments; varies; check with me
Are you allergic to anything, in regards to foods, plants, scents, etc.?: All floral scents, especially lavender. I try to avoid scented things; I just never know. 🙁