I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO (Go Chiefs) and moved to the Bay Area over 20 years ago.Education is a second career for me and I am so blessed to be doing what I love. I taught pre-school for 12 years in Burlingame and am passionate about Early Childhood Education. I recently returned to graduate school to complete my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. This is my third year teaching Kindergarten and I am honored to be starting my career at Beresford.
I am the proud mom of two very active boys.Nickolas, (17) is a Junior at Hillsdale High School and Matthew (13) is a seventh grader at Bowditch Middle School.`I have been happily married to my husband, Michael, for 19 years. Our beloved German Shepherd, Kodi, keeps us moving each day. Running, reading and trips to the beach are weekend favorites of mine.
Kindergarteners amaze me each and every day. I learn from them, grow with them and celebrate successes with them. I am excited to teach them all the wonders of learning.
• Please tie their shoes in double knots before they leave the house. They tend to play with their shoestrings during learning time. I try to get them all tied if need be, but sometimes I miss a few. Remember to send them in shoes that they can run and play in.
• Parent volunteers will begin in two weeks. I will email you directly before then as a reminder. A huge thanks to those of you that are able to help!
• Don’t forget your emergency food supplies. Have your child tell me they have them and I’ll help unload. They are heavy!!
• Please make sure to attend the Monday morning announcements in the LGI
What we're learning:
Who writes books : authors
Who illustrates books: illustrators
What’s an illustration: a picture
Who writes Poems: Poets
What are rhyming words; words that sound the same
What are syllables: Units of Sounds in a word (ask them to clap kin-der-gar-ten)
What is this: . (a period) what is it for? “to stop..take a breath”
Which page do we begin reading on? The left
Where do we start writing on a page? The top/ left side
They each should know their very own “beginning sound” (ask them!)
Ask them: the three sounds an “o” makes
What sound does “t” make?
What sound does “m” make?
We are doing a lot of “turn and talk” with partners…..reflecting on topics we have discussed. This is good collaboration work with our classmates. Ask them: " who is your partner?"
We are writing all of our classmates names and drawing detailed pictures for them when they are the King or Queen of the day! Everyone will have a turn. Make sure to read the wonderful books they are bringing home; especially made for your child.
What does a pattern look like?
What is sorting? How do we do that in class with the bears?
When we have a group of 10 (we call this a “whoo hoo”) and we add 1 more..what do we have?
Days of the week (ask them to sing the song)
Months of the year (ask them to sing the song)
Ask them: "How many months in a year?"
And of course, ask them: How to be an active listener and learner. See if they can tell you what three things makes a student an active listener
Thank you, as always, for your support!
Gallon of Elmer's Glue
Band aids-Plain please
Side Walk Chalk for Recess Play
Donor's Choose Projects:
September 1-4- No School -Labor Day Weekend
September 6-LIFESKILLS Day #1
September 25-29-Book Fair
September 27-Science/Family Night
October 9-22-Fall Break
October 27-Arata Farms Field Trip
October 31-Fall Faire/Early Dismissal @12:40pm
November 6-9-Parent Conferences-Early Dismissal all Week @ 12:40pm
November 10- No School-Veteran's Day Holiday
December 22-Jan.8-No School/Winter Break
January15-No School-Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday
February 7-LIFESKILLS Day #2
February 9- Walking Field Trip to Post Office
February 19-No School-Presidents' Day Holiday
February 26-March2-Literacy Week
March 16- San Jose Discovery Museum Field Trip
March 28-Fun Run
March 30-Minimum Day Early Dismissal @ 12:40pm
April 2-15-No School-Spring Break
March 28- April 8-Spring Break
May 9-Founder's Day/Talent Show
May 17- Elkus Ranch Field Trip
May 23-Art Show
May 28-No School-Memorial Day Holiday
May 29-June 1-Student Led Conferences-Minimum Day Release all Week @ 12:40pm
June 8-Dance Party
June 21- Last Day of School-Minimum Day Early Dismissal @12:40pm
Wednesday: Technology/Computer Lab
*Book Bags due back every Thursday *