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.
*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 108Homeroom (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 SpecialsMonday- ArtTuesday- MusicWednesday - Gym (please bring sneakers)Thursday (Library)Friday (Spanish)
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
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
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.