Ms. Ngan and I are very excited to begin the new school year! Over the past few weeks we’ve enjoyed getting to know all the children. We’ve been working very hard to learn routines and rules and each other’s names!
August 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized
I grew up on a dairy farm in Maryland 45 minutes outside Washington, DC. I can always remember wanting to follow in the footsteps of my inspirational kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Miller, and knew that one day I would be a teacher! I went to Towson University to study Early Childhood Education, and it was in my first year that I studied abroad for a summer in France and fell in love with traveling. After graduating from university, I taught kindergarten at Beall Elementary School for three years and 2nd grade for two years. I have a Master’s Certificate from George Washington University in Bilingual Special Education and am passionate about supporting EAL students in my classroom. I knew I had to merge my two passions: traveling and teaching, which is why I decided to come to SSIS. SSIS is a supportive community which makes living in Vietnam and international teaching a very positive experience. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, hiking, cooking, photography and reading.
June 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Celebrations
Happy End of the Year!!! Hope you have a wonderful summer! See you in August!
Tags:End of Year
April 15th, 2014 · No Comments · iPad, Literacy, Science
The iPads have been in our classroom for the past couple of weeks, and we are excited to finally share our projects. The students have been working very hard researching and learning about animals from all over the world. We used online resources and books to learn about the animals and their habitats. We organized the information we gathered and created digital books using one of my favorite apps, bookPress. The students learned how to add text, pictures, change fonts and create lay-outs for their all about books.
April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Celebrations, iPad, Literacy, Math, Science
Today the students were the tour guides of the classroom. They directed their parents around the room and visited stations to share their learning with their families. Thank you to all the families that visited our classrooms today!
To begin the journey, the students and families watched a slideshow of pictures from throughout the year.
Then they visited 4 stations: A reading station, a writing station, a math station and a science station.
February 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Celebrations
Happy New Year! At our 2014 Tet Assembly the students were dressed in their finest clothes and many in traditional Vietnamese ao dais. The recited a poem in Vietnamese.