Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education EC-6
I'm Ms. Smith, and this is my second year at Castle Hills Elementary. My journey to becoming an educator has had a few twists and turns, but once I discovered my passion for teaching, it was all worth it!
I was born and raised in East Texas, where I got my first job at age 15 teaching gymnastics. After high school, I went off to San Jacinto College as a Musical Theatre major. I then decided to follow in my father's footsteps and became a Personal Trainer. I knew I enjoyed theatre and personal training, but they just didn't feel like my calling. I took a leap and got a job as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher and completely fell in love! I knew in that first year that I had finally found my calling!
While working at Primrose School of College Station, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Western Governors University, and completed my student teaching at Navarro Elementary in a 1st grade classroom.
I have been so overwhelmed by everyone's kindness at Castle Hills Elementary, and I can not wait for an amazing second year with my 1st Grade class!
7:30-7:45 am Arrival / Morning Meeting
7:45-8:15 am Social Studies
8:15-9:03 am Reading
9:03-9:53 am Specials
9:53-10:40 am Reading
10:40-11:05 am Writing
11:05-11:35 am Lunch
11:41-12:01 pm Recess
12:01-12:25 pm Phonics
12:25-2:00 pm Math talk/lesson/stations
2:00-2:45 pm Science / Snack
2:45 pm Dismissal
Wednesdays at 8am we go to the library
We go to the computer lab twice a week.
We go to the science lab once a month.