I have been teaching for 30 years, 28 of them here at St. Isidore's! My favorite thing about being a teacher is inspiring young minds to grow!! The best thing about teaching at St. Isidore’s Catholic school is My “school” family! I love being able to talk about God and everything He has given us! Prayer is such an important part of life, and I love being able to share this with my students!!
I have been teaching for 21 years, all have been at St. Isidore's. I taught 10 years in 1st grade and, now, 11 years in Kindergarten. My favorite thing about being a teacher is that I love watching the kids grow; to see their face light up when they get or understand stand something is the best. The growth from the beginning of the year to the end of the year always puts a smile on my face. The best thing about teaching at St. Isidore’s Catholic school, one word, family. Being part of St. Isidore is being a part of a family. My favorite saint is St. Pope John Paul II, he was a peaceful, prayerful, gentle soul. I pray to him for guidance.
In the classroom...
In Kindergarten, we are busy learning the letter names and their sounds. We learn to blend them into words and use our words to make and read sentences. By the end of Kindergarten, we can read over 100 sight words! We also work on our numbers. We learn to count and write our numbers to 100. We explore money, shapes, ad patterning. At the end of the year, we are working on basic addition and subtraction problems. In Religion we focus of the story of creation and God's love for us. We talk about how to be kind and compassionate like Jesus. We attend Mass on Wednesdays and Holy Days. Kindergarten is an exciting year! In the fall, we visit Vala's Pumpkin Patch. We show our thankfulness to God by celebrating our Thanksgiving Mass with the first graders. In the spring we visit a working farm. Along with our busyness of learning to read, write, and do math, we are blessed to have "special" classes. Father Joe visits our room every other week. We have PE, computer class, library, guidance and a special religion class called Christi Filii weekly.