Welcome to our 3rd grade webpage. My name is Mrs. Oneka Hayes and I'm glad you're here.
I started teaching September, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA, where I lived until recently. It has been a great pleasure meeting and teaching students not only from different parts of our country, but different parts of the world. Philadelphia is a city where you can experience many different cultures. I've been blessed in my years of teaching.
I attended Cabrini University in St. Davids Pennsylvania where I earned my degree in Elementary Eduacation. Through the years, I have been involved in Arts in Education, Students Run Philly Style, Drama Club, 4th Grade Chair, Community Partnership Team, and Need in Deed (service learning). I have taught from grades 2nd - 8th. My goal is to always provide a fun, inspiring, yet academically focused classroom environment. What I want for my students is success in what they set out to do. I also want them to know that the sky's the limit and in the end, "be wild about learning."
In my spare time I write poetry, stories, and a song every now and then. I also enjoy visiting museums when I visit different states. A recent passion of mine has been running. I've ran in several 5K's, 10k's, and half marathons throughout the United States. I look forward to meeting people from all over during these events. It's great to see so many people joined together for a similar goal.
I look forward to meeting you all and having a thrilling year of 3rd grade!