Short Personal Bio:
After receiving my elementary and secondary education in Garden Grove public schools, I attended and graduated from Cal State Fullerton and Chapman University. Having converted to Catholicism in college, I feel fortunate to be able to teach in a Catholic school. I have taught in Catholic schools, grades 5,6,7, and 8. I am currently enjoying teaching 3rd grade.
Third grade covers a variety of subjects and topics. Religion focuses on the Church – how it began, vocations and various roles of service today, and ways in which we can be active in local parish life. Math is based on Common Core standards through operations and algebraic thinking, fractions, and measurement and data. Language Arts incorporates reading in a variety of genres, grammar, handwriting, and spelling. Science includes all three types – life science, physical science, and earth science. Social Studies focuses on the various land features in the United States, and the Native Americans that lived in these areas.
The 3rd grade uses several programs that enhance student learning, and differentiate to meet students at their own personal level. The students enjoy Spelling City, Sumdog, ST Math, and Accelerated Reading. The students find these programs fun and engaging, as well as a great addition to their curriculum.