Valencia State College, Orlando, Fl (1988) A.S. in Elementary Education
University of Central Florida, Orlando Fl (1990) B.S. in Elementary Education
University of Central Florida, Orlando Fl (1992) Graduate work for Early Childhood Education Certification
University of Central Florida, Orlando FL(1995) Graduate work towards an MS degree in Varying Exceptionalities
Seminole State College, Sandford, FL (1995) Endorsement for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
In Middle School, I went to a brand new school. We had to go double session with Teague Middle School, in Seminole County Florida, because they were building our new school and hadn't finished building. Teague students got to go school EARLY in the morning, and we got to go to school and stay late. We didn't have any special classes, because there wasn't enough time in the day. After Christmas vacation we were able to move into our new school, Rock Lake Middle School. It was so exciting to be in the new school. I was part of the first graduating class of Rock Lake. When we graduated we had a party, and we all got a gold cup with our school's mascot and the date on it. I still have the cup. My most difficult year was 7th grade.
I love horses, sunflowers, cooking and reading. I read copious amounts of books, and love "traveling" to new places as I read. I have actually been able to physically go to some of the places I have read about.
Growing up in Florida, I lived on a small ranch. We had dogs, cats, chickens, a goat, and horses. I put myself through college breaking and training horses, and then training their owners. I gave riding lessons to young people and adults. I think that is the where I learned to love teaching people new things about themselves and how to communicate with their horse. I had my own personal horse until I moved to TN, in 2010. I miss the interaction with horses, but I am enjoying my new life here in TN.
This is my eighth year at FLMS, but I have been teaching for 27 years. The majority of my teaching experience has been in FL. I moved to Tennessee in 2010, and absolutely love the change of seasons and the slower pace of each day. I never thought I would be a teacher of middle school students. I love the change and the interaction with our young adults. I look forward to continuing to grow as a teacher and forever learner.
At FLMS, I teach English to those that grew up speaking another language. I am very familiar with students with a second language, because in FL many students in my classes either spoke Spanish or Creole before they learned English. In my last class I had 7 different languages in my classroom; English, Spanish, Creole, Punjabe, Hindi, Madarin Chinese, and Portuguese. It was a challenging, but rewarding year. At the end of the year, we were all able to communicate with each other in many different ways. We had used the universal languages of movement, songs, pictures and sign language to learn English together.
Spanish Documents for May 4-May 14
English Documents for May 4- May 14
Week of April 6, 2020
Daily Plans for 6th Grade Reading
Reading Lessons for the week of March 30
Here are the lessons for next week. If you have any questions, please email me or contact me through Remind. Make sure to check your Math, Science, and Social Studies class webpages for your assignments there too. Do not feel you need to do this all at one time. Pace yourself; a little at a time. I am proud of all the hard work you are doing at home.
Lecciones de lectura para la semana del 30 de marzo
Reading, Writing and Study Island Challenges for the week of March 30- April 3
Welcome to week four of distance learning! Here are your reading challenges for this week.
Read! Read the article at https://www.timeforkids.com/g34/little-rock-nine/
· September 4, 1957, was supposed to be the first day of school for 14-year-old Carlotta Walls. But as she and eight other black teenagers approached Little Rock Central High School, in Arkansas, they were met by angry protesters.Members of the Arkansas National Guard blocked the teens from entering the building.
Here are the directions for the weekly Home Away from Home Essays. These are due each Saturday.
This is the Writing Challenge. I want you all to keep practicing writing. I know it is a hard thing to do, so here are some ideas for making a journaling essay.
Senorita Watson's Lecciones de lectura para la semana del 30 de marzo
Estas son las lecciones para la próxima semana. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor envíeme un correo electrónico o póngase en contacto conmigo a través de Recordar. Asegúrese de revisar sus páginas web de clase de Matemáticas, Ciencias y Estudios Sociales para sus tareas allí también. No sienta que necesita hacer todo esto a la vez. Cálmate; poco a poco. Estoy orgulloso de todo el trabajo duro que estás haciendo en casa.
Lecciones de lectura para la semana del 30 de marzo
Desafíos de Lectura, Escritura y Estudio de la Isla para la semana del 30 de marzo al 3 de abril
¡Bienvenidos a la semana cuatro de aprendizaje a distancia! Estos son sus desafíos de lectura para esta semana.
¡Leer! Lea el artículo en https://www.timeforkids.com/g34/little-rock-nine/
· El 4 de septiembre de 1957, se suponía que sería el primer día de escuela para Carlotta Walls, de 14 años. Pero cuando ella y otros ocho adolescentes negros se acercaron a Little Rock Central High School, en Arkansas, fueron recibidos por manifestantes enojados. Miembros de la Guardia Nacional de Arkansas impidieron que los adolescentes entraran en el edificio.
Estas son las instrucciones para el home Away from Home Essays semanal. Estos vencen todos los sábados.
Este es el Desafío de Escritura. Quiero que todos sigan practicando la escritura. Sé que es algo difícil de hacer, así que aquí hay algunas ideas para hacer un ensayo de diario.