This week in our “Getting to know our teachers” series, we hear from Mr. Aaron Trimmer. Mr. Trimmer is our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher at Our Savior Lutheran School in Grafton, WI.
Can you give me a brief description of your classroom and objectives for this school year?
I would describe my class as being designed to challenge students to reach their potential and to be their best selves, while at the same time providing appropriate time for the joy that we have being around believers in Christ. There needs to be time for laughter and and fun, whether it is planned and in some cases not planned.
What is your favorite bible verse and why?
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth in not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9
I sin. You sin. We all sin. If we can agree on that, then there is only one place to turn. What a hope we have in Him!
You are a cookie. What kind would you be and why?
Peanut Butter chocolate chip-Because they are the best 🙂
When you were in fourth grade, what did you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to be a teacher and coach. I still have a good number of basketball plays that I ran or wrote while playing basketball in grade school and high school.
A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
“Wow it is bright in here. Can anyone give me directions to the southern tip of Africa?”
What inspires you about teaching?
That everyday something is new. This means teaching is never boring. Each child needs to grow and learn in every way, and in their own way. I am just blessed to have that opportunity to give the tools to the next generation that they may go into the world and do whatever God has planned for them.
Anything else you want to share about yourself or your classroom?
I enjoy competition and what it brings out in people. I feel you see the true side of a person when they compete.