This is my fourth year as a Beresford Bear but my eleventh year teaching. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies and a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology. At Beresford, I am a member of the HET team, PBIS team, and School Site Council.
I grew up in the Washington D.C. area, where I taught first grade, second grade, and third grade. My family moved to the Bay Area in the summer of 2013 to be closer to family.
I live in San Mateo with my husband Chris and daughter Molly. When I'm not teaching I spend time traveling, cheering for the Washington Nationals and Washington Redskins, rocking out to classic rock music, running after Molly and spending time with family and friends.
*Please sign up for a parent-teacher conference in November. If none of the available times work please let me know.
* Please make sure that students bring a water bottle to school every day.
* Please make sure to attend the Monday morning announcements in the LGI.
* When students return their "take home book bag" to school they may choose a new book to bring home to read.
*Music is on Thursdays. We have music with Mrs. Goity.
* Library is on Fridays! Students may not check out a new book until the previous book has been returned.
*We watched a video series about how students can develop a growth mindset! Watch it at: www.classdojo.com/BigIdeas, and ask your child these questions:
1. What was the biggest challenge you faced today?
2. How does it feel when you make a mistake?
3. What is one challenge you've faced that has helped grow your brain?
4. What could you say instead of "I can't do this"?
*We are working on Benchmark Unit 1: Being a Good Community Member. The essential question for this unit is: Why do people get involved in their communities?
* Ask your child what sound the short a makes? ( /æ/ like apple, cat, hat, etc.)
*Ask your child what a common noun is. (a person, place or thing)
*Ask your child what a proper noun is (a specific person, place or thing, ex: Beresford School, Disneyland, Mrs. Lelieur)
As you read with your child:
* Ask your child how they can tell the difference between fiction and non-fiction books.
* Ask your child what is the job of the author (writes the words) and illustrators(draws and colors the pictures).
*Ask your child to make a prediction (a good guess) while they are reading.
*Ask your child to ask questions while they are reading.
*Ask your child to identify characters, setting, problem and solution while reading.
Book Fair- September 25th-29th
Science Night- September 27th
Soul Shoppe at PTA Meeting- October 3rd
Walk to School Day- October 4th
Fall Break- October 6th-20th
Fall Faire- October 31th Minimum Day!
Parent-Teacher Conferences- November 6-9th Minimum Days all week!
Veterans Day Holiday- November 10th
International Feast- November 15th
Thanksgiving Holiday- November 22-24
Report cards go home- November 30th
PTA Meeting- December 5th
Winter Break- December 22nd- January 8th
MLK Day Holiday- January 15th
PTA Meeting- January 16th
Inspire Your Heart with Art- January 26th
LIFESKILLS Day- February 7th
Sweetheart Dance- February 9th
Presidents Day Holiday- February 19th
Literacy Week- February 26th- March 2nd
PTA Meeting- March 6th
Professional Development Day No School- March 12th
Report cards go home- March 23rd
Fun Run- March 28th
Minimum Day- March 30th
Spring Break- April 2nd-13th
Founder's Day/Talent Show- May 9th
Art Show- May 23rd
Memorial Day Holiday- May 28th
Student-Led Conferences- May 29th- June 1st Minimum Days all week!
PTA Meeting- June 5th
Dance Party- June 8th
Volunteer Tea- June 13th
Last Day of School- June 21st Minimum Day!