Ms. Martinez's

First Grade Class

All About Ms. Martinez

Hi! Welcome to First Grade at Laurel Elementary. This is my 5th year at Laurel Elementary teaching first grade. Over the past 18 years, I have taught grades K-3 in three different districts: Coachella Valley Unified, San Marcos Unified, and now Oceanside Unified. I received my Bachelor of Arts at the University of California Riverside and my teaching credential at California State University San Bernardino.

I grew up in Thermal , California, in the Coachella Valley. And for the past 15 years, I have lived in Vista, California. My daughter Sara (12), is in 7th grade and keeps me very busy. On the weekends we are usually at gymnastics, Girl Scout functions, or relaxing as a family.

I am looking forward to a fabulous year together. It is important that students feel safe and comfortable in class each day. Children learn through many different learning styles, and it is important that I use many different methods to teach children. I believe that we need to work together as a team to help your child succeed. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call me.