Welcome to Room 104! This is going to be a very exciting year.
Here is a little background on me:
I grew up in the north suburbs and have been living in the city for the last nine years.
I graduated from National-Louis University with a degree in Elementary Education. I completed my master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago to become a Reading Specialist. Last May I completed my endorsement in English as a Second Language also from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
My experience includes teaching kindergarten, second grade, and fifth grade. I have also been an aide and substitute. My CPS experience includes Blaine Elementary, Bell Elementary, and The Nettelhorst School. This will be my fourth year teaching kindergarten at Ray and I truly love and enjoy it.
During my free time I love to read, exercise, travel (the Pictures page above has many photos of things we study in kindergarten from my travels), go to the movies, go to restaurants, go to museums, and I have recently taken up cooking. In April 2013, I welcomed an english bulldog puppy into my life that I named Stella. She is a great dog and we spend lots of time on walks, going to the dog park, and just hanging out around the apartment. My students love to hear stories about what Stella has been up to. Because she is too cute to pass up, below is a picture of Stella from from July 2015. This is her “feed me” face:
I post newsletters weekly and updates and reminders as necessary. I suggest you also check the pages on the top often as they are frequently updated. At the bottom of the blog you will see a follow button. Please click on that and enter your email address to subscribe. Once that is done you will receive an email every time I make a post. I encourage all Room 104 families to subscribe. It would also be helpful for you to send me an email with your name and the name of your student. That way I know I have your correct email. All newsletters and updates will be posted on the blog and sent as a paper copy in the home folders. Send me an email if you would like to go paperless with the newsletter.
Our excellent kindergarten team will be working hard all year to meet the needs of all students.
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