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Monica Valbuena

Bienvenidos al salón 20 - Welcome to Room 20

¡Bienvenidos a Segundo Grado Salo´n 20!

Espero que ustedes este´n igual de emocionados como lo estoy yo por comenzar este nuevo an~o escolar. Juntos nos divertiremos aprendiendo muchas cosas nuevas e increi´bles.

Primero me presentare´, mi nombre es Monica Valbuena, he estado trabajando en Emerson School por 9 an~os. Yo soy de Colombia y llevo veintitre´s an~os viviendo en Minnesota. Vivo en Minneapolis con mi esposo y mis dos hijos. Nosotros hablamos ingle´s y espan~ol en la casa. Me gusta leer, montar en bicicleta, nadar y pasar tiempo con mi familia y mis amigos.

Mi meta como maestra es despertar en mis estudiantes el deseo de aprender, explorar y ser creativos. Me gusta animar a los nin~os a hacer preguntas, a tener confianza en si´ mismos y a alcanzar sus metas.

A continuacio´n, encontrara´n algunas ideas para preparar a su hijo/a para este an~o escolar.

  • Lea con su hijo/a todos los di´as por 20 minutos. Permita que ellos/as escojan el libro que quiera leer. Pregunte que´ parte del libro les gusto ma´s y haga otras preguntas relacionadas con la historia.
  • Anime a su hijo/a para que escriba en un diario todas las noches.
  • Repase las diferentes maneras en que se puede formar 10 (8 + 2, 5 + 5, 7 + 3), contar de dos en dos (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, ...) contar de cinco en cinco (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, ...) y contar de 10 en 10 (10, 20, 30, 40, ...)
  • Aunque vamos a comenzar nuestro an~o con clases a distancia recuerde que se recomienda que todos los nin~os en edad de escuela elemental duerman de 9 a 11 horas todos los di´as y que mantenga la misma rutina.
  • Prepare un lugar limpio y callado donde el estudiante pueda hacer su trabajo. Asegu´rese de que tenga todo los materiales que necesita (la´pices, sacapuntas, colores, borrador, tijeras y un cuaderno).

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o preocupacio´n, por favor escri´bame un correo electro´nico a Monica.Valbuena@mpls.k12.mn.us o lla´meme a la escuela al 612-668-3610.

¡Espero conocerlos pronto!
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Monica Valbuena

August 27, 2020

Welcome to Second Grade Room 20!

I hope you are as excited as I am about this new school year. We are going to have a lot of fun and learn a ton of amazing things together.

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Monica Valbuena, I have been working in Emerson School for 9 years. I am from Colombia and I have been living in Minnesota for twenty-three years. I live in Minneapolis with my husband and my two kids. We speak English and Spanish at home. I like reading, biking, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.

My goal as a teacher is to spark the desire to learn, to explore, and to be creative. I encourage kids to ask questions, to be confident, and to achieve their dreams.

Here are a few ideas for helping your child get ready for this school year:

  • Take time to read with your child for 20 minutes every day. Let them choose their favorite book. Ask them to tell you their favorite part and ask a couple questions related to the story. By doing this, they will restart their reading stamina.
  • Encourage them to keep a journal and write every night.
  • Review the different ways to make 10 (8 + 2, 5 + 5, 7 + 3), Counting by twos (2, 4, 6, 8, 10,...), five's, (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, ...) and tens (10, 20, 30, 40, ...).
  • Even though we are going to the year with distance learning, it is very important that all elementary school kids have between 9 and 11 hours of sleep a day and keep a regular daily routine.
  • Create a clean and quiet space where the student can do their school work. Make sure that they have all the materials that they need: pencils, colors, eraser, scissors, pencil sharpener, and a notebook.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at Monica.Valbuena@mpls.k12.mn.us or call me at 612-668-3610.

We are going to have a great school year!

Sincerely,

Monica Valbuena

quicktimeMaestra Monica Bienvenida (Español) -- La Maestra Monica les da una cariñosa bienvenida.
quicktimeMaestra Monica Welcome (English) -- Maestra Monica warmly welcomes you!

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