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Teaching Qualifications

Bachelors of Social Development (University of Waterloo), Bachelors of Education (United States)

Favourite Teaching Quotation

“They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel.” –Carl W. Buechner

Year Started at KWBS



“Umbrella Project” School Coordinator

Teaching Philosophy

There is nowhere I’d rather teach than here at the K-W Bilingual School. I’ve been volunteering or working here since I was in high school. The atmosphere here is caring, inclusive, encouraging, and supportive. This school is my family. I can’t imagine teaching anywhere else!

Grade 1 Highlights (English)

English Language: We have an individualized reading program and weekly spelling tests. Together we read aloud many picture books and two chapter books, the heartwarming classics Charlotte’s Web and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

Math: We identify, classify and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes. Then, we use marshmallows and toothpicks to create those 2-D and 3-D shapes.

Science: We investigate the characteristics of living beings. Then, we make popcorn and explore our 5 senses.

Social Studies: In our “Paper Bag Building Project” each student researches an essential community building or feature, and models a paper bag to represent that community building or feature. All of the paper bags are assembled to build a classroom community model.  This helps students understand the needs of communities and tangible mapping skills.

Art: We learn about several famous artists and create work inspired by them. We draw a picture under our desks to pretend like we are painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel like Michelangelo.

Gym: We are introduced to games like basketball, floor hockey, soccer, and T-Ball.