I am overjoyed to be teaching your students this year. One of my favorite parts about teaching 2nd grade is the children's enthusiasm for learning.
I am a San Mateo native. I attended school at Sunnybrae, Borel, and Aragon High School. I graduated from Saint Mary's College of California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal and Civic Studies, a minor in performing arts with an emphasis in dance, a California Teaching Credential, and a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2013.
This is my fifth year of teaching! I am so lucky to be at Beresford. I love the school community and cannot imagine working anywhere else.
Outside of school, I am either teaching dance classes, taking classes at the gym, or watching soccer games. I love spending time with my family and friends.
Dear Room 9 families,
As the holidays are approaching, I know this can be a very busy time of year. Please make sure your child is still getting a good night’s sleep so they can be at their best each day!
Here is what we are currently working on:
Thematic Unit of Study: Plants and Animals
Benchmark Advance: Unit 3- Plants and Animals in their habitat
Reading: We are working on identifying the main idea of a text based on the key details and text features.
Writing: We will be writing an Animal Report. Students will choose an animal, gather information about the animal from books, and write a five paragraph essay about their animal.
Envision Math: Topic 8 - Adding Two-Digit Numbers
LIFESKILLS of the month are Active Listening, Cooperation, and Patience. Please talk with your students about how to live these LIFESKILLS everyday.
Winter break approaches and students will be out of school for two weeks, so I have three requests:
1) Read every day
2) Write about fun experiences of break
3) Have a great time with family and friends!
Thank you for bringing in school supplies at the beginning of the year!!!!
As the school year continues, there are things that we will need.
At the moment, room 9 needs:
December 22-Jan.8: Winter Break
January 15: Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday/No School
January 26: Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
February 7: LIFESKILLS Day #2
February 15: Field Trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum
February 19: Presidents' Day/No School
February 26-March 2: Literacy Week
March 12: No School
March 28: Fun Run
March 30: Minimum Day Early Dismissal @ 12:40pm
March 31- April 15: Spring Break
May 9: Founder's Day/Talent Show
May 23: Art Show
May 28: Memorial Day/No School
May 29-June 1: Student Led Conferences/Minimum Day Early Dismissal all Week @ 12:40pm
June 8: Dance Party
June 21: Last Day of School/Minimum Day Early Dismissal @12:40pm
Tuesday - Art with Mrs. Canda
Thursday - Library
Friday - Music & Computer Lab
Homework is assigned daily. Homework consists of 20 minutes of reading, a reading log question, and a double-sided math practice worksheet. Students take home their book bag each day and bring it back to school each morning. It is extremely important that the book bag comes back to school each day.