Name: Kelsey Martinez
Welcome to the 1st Grade page!
Current teaching assignment: Kindergarten
Degrees/University: BA Concordia University Seward, NE
Number of years teaching: 3
Number of years at St. Paul: 3
My name is Kelsey Martinez and this is my 3rd year of teaching. I am from Avondale, AZ and miss the desert a lot but I have come to love Harlingen. I enjoy shopping, going to the farmer's market on Saturdays, the beach, soccer, bible study, weekend trips to San Antonio, drinking coffee, playing disc golf and babysitting.
We have so much fun in Kindergarten at the Academy. From planting a garden, to having a Wedding in class, celebrating the 100th Day, National Lutheran Schools Week, learning math songs, creating amazing art pieces and keepsakes...we enjoy it all!
I was trained in Conscious Discipline in Ovideo, FL (where I student taught) and like to use it in the classroom as much as possible. The small class size at St. Paul Academy gives me that opportunity to help your child in the best way possible, where ever that need is.
Each day we work on our spelling words in many different ways! We even go outside and use sidewalk chalk :)
Here is our garden! In October, we learned about decomposing things and plants. We did a little devotion to carve our pumpkin. We felt all those "icky things" inside of us (sin) and asked Jesus to clean us out! We let this Pumpkin decompose and from that, the seeds began to grow! We had a few blossoms come out!
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