About Teacher

 Amanda Martinez

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Bachelors of Science in Child Studies and Language Development with a Music Specialization Texas EC-4 General Classroom All-Level K-12 Music English as a Second Language

Amanda Martinez

Welcome to my classroom!  I'm so excited to be working with your students.  Together we will have a great Pre-Kinder year!

I graduated from Reagan High School (NEISD, San Antonio, TX) in  June 2001.  I attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX where I earned a Bachelors of Science in Child Studies and Language Development with a Music Specialization.  I graduated in May 2006.  I have been teaching at Ridgeview since September 2006.  I am very excited about my sixth year teaching Pre-Kinder.  I have also taught 3rd grade, 1st grade, and Kinder.

I am certified in the state of Texas in EC-4 General Classroom, All-Level K-12 Music, and English as a Second Language.  In our classroom your student will grow and benefit from our discipline plan guidelines addressed in the Frogstreet Curriculum.  They are based on the classroom management and social emotional program, Conscious Discipline, that creates a learning environment where children will know, "Yes I am safe" and "Yes I am loved".  Students learn problem solving skills, managing their emotions, and taking responsibility for their actions.

In my free time I have a variety of interests.  I enjoy spending time with friends and family, including my pug Lola and kitten Luna, watching movies or cheering on my favorite sports teams the Green Bay Packers and our San Antonio Spurs.  I love to visit with my young nieces and nephews and see all the new things they have learned.  I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and swimming, as well as photography and singing in my church choir.  I hope to do some traveling soon!

Class Schedule

  • Daily Schedule

     

    6:50-7:30                   Breakfast before school

    7:30-7:45                   Put up Backpacks, Restroom, Morning Activities, Finger Plays, Arrival Routines, Announcements

    7:45-8:00                   Opening Circle, Morning Meeting (Brain Smart Start)

    8:00-8:10                   Read Aloud #1

    8:10-8:30                   Content Circle #1

    8:30-9:30                   Centers and Small Group Instruction

    9:30-9:50                   Content Circle #2

    9:50-10:10                  Content Circle #3

    10:10-10:15                Transition to PE               

    10:15-10:45               PE

    10:45-10:50               Transition to Lunch

    10:50-11:20               Lunch 

    11:20-12:20               Quiet Time

    12:20-12:30               Read Aloud #2

    12:30-12:50               Content Circle #4

    12:50-1:20                 Centers and Small Group Instruction

    1:20-1:50                   Recess with Transitions

    1:50-2:00                   Read Aloud #3

    2:00-2:20                   Content Circle #5

    2:20-2:35                   Closing Circle

    2:35-2:45                   Pack Up, Dismissal Routines

     

    Weekly Library Lesson & Check-Out                       TBD