Happy Friday! This week’s feature is our lovely and loveable Grade 2 teacher Ms. Bar-Hanan. The Grade 2 class was not shy about sharing their love for their teacher and styling her celebrity photo opp either.

What year did you start working at SMS?


What grade/subject do you teach?

Grade 2!

What is your favourite unit to teach?

The #whatliftsyou project that the Grade 6’s and Grade 2’s work on together.

What book do you give most as a gift?

I don’t really have a go-to, it depends on the person! However, I just finished Becoming by Michelle Obama and really enjoyed it.

What other SMS staff member would you most want to be stuck on a deserted island with and why?

My whole Foundation Years family. When we’re together, someone usually brings snacks, and we always have a good time.

What is your favourite food & local restaurant?

My favourite food is ramen, and I love eating at Bao.

What is your hobby/obsession?!

I’m always getting obsessed with new crafts! Last year was weaving, right now it’s calligraphy.

What is your secret talent or superpower?

Reaching really high shelves.

What is one thing you can’t live without?

My bike (Stella) and my helmet of course.

What one piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

Love yourself and don’t worry so much.

What habit do you do every day that you feel is integral to the success of your day?

Biking to school

Are you a morning person or a night owl? 

I would say I’m more of a mid-day person.

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? 


What are you binge watching right now, if anything?

I just finished watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Cat or Dog?

Can’t choose, I love them both!

The Grade 2 class LOVES their teacher Ms. Bar-Hanan