Ms. Gonzales's Primary Montessori Class
I am so excited to be part of this amazing classroom community. My passion and heart for youth of all ages has been my driving force for the past 18+ years. I fell in love with teacher 14 years ago and have been in the classroom ever since. I have experience working in the public, private, Montessori, and charter school settings. Throughout these years, I have had the opportunity to teach in New Mexico, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Prior to teaching I ran a youth prevention and mentor program that focused on outdoor leadership and community engagement.
My greatest success and gift in life was being given the privilege of raising a beautiful daughter. Who is now a sophomore in college!!
Besides working with kids, I am passionate about health and fitness! I LOVE the outdoors; hiking, rock climbing, camping, fishing, backpacking, etc, cooking and I am a competitive triathlete. Oh....I LOVE my puppy MILO!!
I believe that every student has the ability to learn and be successful given a safe and loving environment, the opportunity, tools, and resources. It is my job to provide each of those during their time with me in the classroom. I strive to get to know and build strong relationships with each of my students and families. Together we can make sure that all students needs are being met.
I look forward to getting to know each one of you and please feel free to reach out to me anytime!
I will be using both TBA, email and the Classroom Web page as communication platforms. TBA will be utilized for quick reminders and immediate communication. The class web page will be updated biweekly with pictures, classroom learning objectives, monthly events, related arts schedule, links to apps you can utilize at home, etc. My door is always open, so lease feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Reading and Math bags
Each student will be receiving Reading and Math bags. Reading adn Math bags will be sent home daily starting in September. Although we are a “non” homework school, I encourage you to practice the sight words, reading, and math cards nightly. This helps reinforce concepts being taught and learned in the classroom. Students will be assessed regularly on the materials in their bags. This is to insure that students have the appropriate level of materials so they are challenged and their needs are being met.
Teach Your Monster To Read
Our class will be using several different computer programs as additional resources. Students will have the opportunity to get on these programs several times a week and during out computer days. These programs are progressive, so each student will be met at their level and concepts are mastered, the program will continue to challenge them. Programs are still being set up, so thank you for your patience. You will be notified with the websites, login info, and passwords once those are ready to go and your child has been presented these programs.