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Phone: 519-886-6510

Teaching Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Wilfrid Laurier University), Bachelor of Education (York University)

Years at KWBS

12

Extracurricular

Skipping Club, Winter Olympics

Teaching Philosophy

It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together. I was meant to be a teacher! Growing up with a mom who taught kindergarten is where my love for teaching began. I have childhood memories of helping my mom set up her classroom every summer, assisting her in choreographing holiday concerts, and in creating exciting activities to do with her students. The classroom was always a comfortable place for me and working with kids has always felt natural. My love for dance and music led me to teach ballet and piano when I was in high school. My passion for health and fitness led me to teach fitness classes in university. Then, I started my teaching career. Teaching has always been a part of my life; it is who I am.

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.