Mrs. Pacheco

Meet the Teacher

Hello everyone and welcome to third grade! My name is Itzitl Pacheco and I am one of the third grade special education teachers. I am very excited to meet you all. I want to begin by saying that I love what I do, and I couldn't imagine myself in any other field that isn't teaching.

I received my dual BA from New Jersey city University in Early Childhood education/Special education and Modern Languages. I am certified to teach Special Ed, K-3, and Spanish K-12. Furthermore, I too am a student, since I am currently in the process of obtaining my K-6 certification along with a masters degree in Science Education. Besides being a teacher, I am also a behavior therapist and I work with children with autism.

I transferred to TRS from the high school which is a huge change, but it is one that I am most pleased with. This year I will be co-teaching with Ms. Tiscornia, and the rest of the third grade teachers. I will be rotating with the students allowing there to be a sense of community in the classroom. This year I hope to motivate all my students and continue to fuel their love for learning.

Best ways to reach me:

*3rd Grade Team*

Science: Ms. Yanuzzi

Reading: Ms. Rendine

Math: Mrs. Danchise

Social Studies: Ms. Dermody

Language Arts/homeroom: Ms. Tiscornia

Special Education Teachers: Mrs. Vallerio & Mrs. Pacheco

Daily Schedule for Room 108

Homeroom (opening exercises 8:20am- 8:30am1. WIN (what I need)2. Language Arts3. Science4. Reading5. Lunch (11:30am-12:15pm)6. Math7. Social Studies8. Special Homeroom (Closing exercises and Dismissal 2:30pm-2:50pm)

Schedule for Specials

Monday- ArtTuesday- MusicWednesday - Gym (please bring sneakers)Thursday (Library)Friday (Spanish)

Materials

Third Grade teachers would like to have a set of materials for each classroom or five sets. Each set should include:

  • 1 box of 16 crayons
  • 3 Pencils
  • 2 Erasers
  • 1 Black/White composition notebook
  • 1 large Glue stick
  • 1 -two-pocket folders

Why Co-Teaching?

It's increases adult attention to students, since co-taught lessons can reduce the teacher-to-student ratio

It shares expertise among two or more teachers

It shares responsibility for instruction and management

It increases opportunity to differentiate for student needs

It promotes greater social integration among student sub-groups

It has demonstrated improvement in student achievement

Announcements:

Science : we are going to begin to talk about our science projects!

Math: Students are learning about clocks, and telling time/ clocks have been sent home for extra support.

Writing: Students are reading books written by Patricia Polacco.

Reading: Students are done launching, and learning about fiction.

Social Studies: we are learning about Native Americans, and their homes.


Please check assignment pads daily, thanks!