I have been teaching for the last 19 years. Since I was a little girl, I remember setting up my dolls on the rug and pretending to be a teacher. I have taught education courses at MDCC for 2 years but decided to go back to the classroom. I missed the kids! I have participated for 3 years as a National Board Assessor and have mentored several teachers to attain their National Board Certification. I have also mentored several student teachers throughout my teaching career. I love to make teaching fun and an adventure for my students! Mrs. Cruz
My kids have fun in the classroom!!! Learning is an adventure. You have to be flexible with your curriculum!
Spanish Theater Performance Award- La casa de Bernarda Alba . Federico Garcia Lorca; Feria Ole Spanish Award-Poetry; Best Teacher Award- awarded by my 2nd grade students & parents; Presenter to model the bilingual program for public schools for k,1,2 in Hartford, CT
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education; Master's Degree in English Education; National Board Certified Teacher ; Certified in Early Childhood Education .
The products I will be selling in Tpt have been used in my classroom successfully. Since I currently teach 4th Grade in the first bilingual school of the U.S.A , I have translated and created my own materials in English and Spanish to support my instruction. I have carefully selected products that I wished were available when I was a beginning teacher , or even now after so many years in the classroom. I love researching to find out new ideas of what works for other teachers and how to include it in my lessons . I believe there is always room for learning. All my lessons have been tested and approved by my students; hope your students enjoy them too! Hasta pronto, Mrs. Vidal-Cruz :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Valentine's Day, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community