My family: Ezra, Zoey, me, Mr. Martinez & Adam
My overall goal this year is to have our students develop ongoing reading habits, strategies for understanding, and how to apply these habits and strategies to all subject areas; after all, words are everywhere!
I do my best to stay current in education, trends, news, and most importantly, entertainment. Yes, we all like to be entertained, whether it's sports, music, or movies. I will use a lot of current events, arts, and reads to engage students. Although, this is English Reading, often times we will be moving throughout the classroom to apply our learning and comprehension. Reading is going to be an experience!
Further below, you can learn a bit about me and what I enjoy doing outside of the classroom. I am so excited to be learning with students and collaborating with teachers and administration to ensure students are having a learning experience that will develop ongoing habits now and carry on into adulthood.
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For students to be successful each day in English Reading and Writing, they are required to have:
- A reading book of choice (book may be from home or any library and student's reading level)
- 2 Composition Notebooks (one for Reading and one for Writing)
- Writing Utensil (I accept pencil donations to ensure every student has one)
To access classroom notes, assignments, and see reminders, students and parents may log in to the Google Classroom.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODE:
Currently Reading: "Monday's Not Coming" by Tiffany D. Jackson
Want to know more about this book and its author, click here:
THE MORE THAT YOU READ, THE MORE THINGS YOU WILL KNOW. THE MORE THAT YOU LEARN, THE MORE PLACES YOU'LL GO. - Dr. Seuss
A bit about me - I enjoy Manvel sports, traveling through history, creating and capturing memories with my family, and live music, among a few things.
You can find me at the YMCA instructing weekend group exercise classes, including Spin and Core/Strength Training. I also teach CPR & First Aid to give people the skills needed to save lives.