Bienvenidos a kindergarten
Biliteracy kindergarten is an exciting place to be!. Learning to read, write, speak and listen in Spanish and English begins the first year of school and kindergarten students are ready for the challenge. Students engage in partner talk, table talk or whole group sharing. Children engage in problem- solving and justifying solutions. We embrace mistakes and work collaboratively to ensure that all students understand and participate.
You can see this across the whole curriculum!
Students engage in independent, partner, small group and whole class activities. In kindergarten, the foundations of literacy begin and we encourage joy in learning. Students are excited to read, write, and share their thinking with each other.
In math, students learn to ask genuine questions and begin to justify their thinking by making representations and explaining understandings and discoveries. Art is used to demonstrate and enhance learning in core subjects.
Science and Engineering activities include design projects utilizing recycled materials or student-inspired experiments. Social Studies lessons revolve around learning to be good citizens and helping to make our community better.
I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and received a teaching credential and Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from San Diego State University.
I have been teaching in biliteracy classrooms, mostly kindergarten and some first grade, in San Diego Unified for over 20 years.
I grew up in San Diego and attended Jackson and Oak Park Elementaries, Memorial and Horace Mann Junior Highs and Crawford High School.
I learned Spanish through a Spanish Immersion program from third through seventh grade. I continued to study Spanish in college and did a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain.