Hi, my name is Valentina. I have been teaching for 12 years, and am currently teaching a 3rd and 4th grade, combined class.
My classroom is a busy place, with texture and color all around. I include everything in my lessons from playing with food, to songs, chants, games, and construction. I love bulletin boards and throw giant pillows on the carpet for quiet reading time. I believe children should be actively engaged in "experiencing" life around them, and I'm a firm believer in cooperative learning.
I have presented at conferences for ESL and Classroom Management Strategies.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, and a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature.
You can also find me at .... sums 'n' thumbs