I had Mr. Bertsch when I was in first grade. He always kept the class environment creative and uplifting. He often did things to make learning fun for all students and always kept our attention. One of my favorite memories of his classroom was that he had a puppet named Mr. Einstein that told us stories. His teaching approach let our knowledge grow while still enjoying what we were doing. For instance, he incorporated science song videos to help us learn and even now, going into my junior year in high school, I can still remember them. Overall Mr. Bertsch created a positive environment where mistakes were often lessons and not frowned upon or negatively looked upon as some other teachers would. I felt it was a comfortable, safe environment to be myself and as creative as I wanted to be.