The 8th graders have taken what they've learned throughout our Harnessing Human Energy Unit in order to create their own systems of energy in which they had to find to a way to take kinetic energy and convert it to electric energy for rescue workers to use in the field. Students worked innovatively and collaboratively to submit amazing models!
Exploring Energy Sources
Posted on September 24, 2019
Students got the opportunity to work collaboratively and explore energy sources and how energy is transferred within a system.
Reading Time with TK
Posted on September 20, 2019
The 8th graders and the TK have officially made Friday time BUDDY TIME. Buddies get to know one another, read books, color, and play together. The TK scholars have the older buddies to look up to and the 8th graders learn about responsibility and how to be mentors.
Harnessing Human Energy
Posted on September 9, 2019
The 8th graders have begun their first unit on Harnessing Human Energy where students assume the role of student energy scientists in order to help a team of rescue workers find a way to get energy to the batteries in their equipment during rescue missions. To do so, students learn about potential and kinetic energy, energy conversions, and energy transformations.
Profile of a Scientist
Posted on September 6, 2019
To kick of science this year, the 7th and 8th graders were asked to draw what a scientist looked like to them. It was interesting to see common themes across the classes: a lab coat, safety goggles, male, etc. To break down stereotypes of what a scientist is "supposed to look like," students conducted mini research projects on different disciplines of science and presented them to the class.
Pep Rally with our Buddies
Posted on August 30, 2019
Today marks our very first Pep Rally with our TK buddies! The 8th grade Bruins make excellent role models for our youngest scholars. I can't wait to see their buddy relationship develop throughout the year.
Posted on August 19, 2019
Happy 1st day of school! We welcome all new and returning students to Scholarship Prep Oceanside! Meet my 2019-2020 8th grade UCLA Bruins! Let's go, Bruins! Fight fight fight!
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." -Malcolm X
I am so excited to be returning as a 7th grade teacher for the 2018-2019 school year at Scholarship Prep Oceanside. I was part of the inaugural staff as a 6th grade teacher when it opened its doors for the 2017-2018 school year. As an educator, I am a lifelong learner and lover of languages and culture, having received my B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology from UCLA in 2008 and my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of San Diego in 2017. Additionally, I lived and worked in South Korea as an elementary school teacher from 2010 to 2015, teaching English language and culture while also immersing myself in the Korean language and local customs and traditions.
While learning and teaching have kept me busy, I also enjoy family time and leading an active lifestyle. As someone who has combated - and is still combating - obesity, I try to be a positive role model for family, friends, students, and the entire weight loss community by sharing my journey and providing motivation and tips for a healthier lifestyle. Through powerlifting, I have gained strength physically and mentally and have empowered others to break through stereotypes and use strength and mobility training to improve overall well-being. In accordance with my belief in overall well-being, I have traveled around the world and had the opportunity to visit some of the most amazing wonders of the world from Angkor Wat to the Tower Bridge, from Halong Bay to the Pantheon - experiences that have enriched my life and given me a broad global perspective.
My mom has this saying that was passed down to her from her mother: "You carve your own destiny." In other words, the only limits we have are those we place on ourselves. As an educator, I believe I am always a work in progress and strive to be the best version of myself and hold my students to the same expectations.