Be sure to join us this Friday after school to help raise money for Scholarship Prep! The Kona Ice truck will be parked in the dirt parking lot and be selling treats at dismissal this Friday! :)
4th Graders Steppin' Up
Posted on February 7, 2020
Last week in fourth grade, we tried a new activity and the students did a phenomenal job! I wrote down multi-step word problems involving fractions and taped them around the classroom. The students got into groups and were responsible for being in charge of everything. They were challenged to solve the entire word problem without help from me at all (during the allotted time). Students were in charge of doing the following: breaking down the word problem using CUBES, solving the word problem with a picture and equations, and answering the word problem with a sentence and evidence. After the timer went off, students were then in charge of sharing with the class what they did to solve the problem and teaching the class how to solve it. The fourth graders did SO well! I was super proud of them! :)
I was born and raised in Southern California and I am the second to youngest child in a family of five children. I knew I wanted to be an educator from a very young age - around 7/8 to be exact. I always enjoyed reading to and being the leader of younger children (especially with my little sister). It was this love for being around children (even though I myself was a child at the time), my enjoyment of learning and school, and some amazing educators throughout my life that made me want to be a teacher.
I graduated with honors from Cal State Fullerton with my Bachelors of Science in Child and Adolescent Development. The following year, I attended Cal State Fullerton's credential program and finished up 2 semesters later with my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. This is my third year teaching at Scholarship Prep Charter School. I am a strong believer in that every child can be successful with the right tools, motivation, instruction, and push. Every child can be college bound!
I have a love and passion for math and believe that math can absolutely be fun and is best learned when students can connect with the content being taught. I believe that each classroom should be a family unit and place an emphasis on this in my own classroom with my students. I value respect and kindness and not only show my students this each day, but expect it in return (not only to me, but to their peers and staff as well). I truly believe that "each child is is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding" (Robert John Meehan). Let’s make it a great year!