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Ms. Peters

    About Me:

This is my sixth year at Stargate! I absolutely love teaching kindergarten and, besides being a mom someday, I can't imagine anything else I'd rather do!

After moving from Chicago to Boulder for college, I received my teaching license in elementary education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I am currently working on my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Early Childhood Education and will graduate in April! Additionally, I am taking graduate courses leading to a K-12 endorsement in Gifted and Talented Education.  I have spent summers in Ecuador and Bangladesh working with children of various ages. I love that no matter where I am around the world, there remains a joy in children that is pure, beautiful, and brings hope.





    

               Loving on some Bangladeshi street littles.                                                                                                    Spending time with an elephant in Southeast Asia.

                                                                                     Meet Wrigley, my siberian husky pup! <3 
                                                                  
                                                        



What I Love About Teaching:

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”-Angela Schwindt

I love surrounding myself with little ones, specifically in the classroom. I love the questions they ask, the stories they tell, the excitement and eagerness they have when they are learning new things and the exploration that follows.  I love watching their process from confusion or uncertainty to figuring something out- those “ah hah” moments. I love watching them soak new things in like a sponge and that there is always something new to teach. I love the constant challenge that teaching is- always an opportunity to strive to be better.

Specifically, I love teaching kindergarten because we are the first elementary grade teachers to make an impact on our students.  It is my passion to be a teacher that instills a lifelong love of learning in the little ones I teach.

 

How to Contact Me:
Room - 114
Phone - (
303)-450-3936 ext: 1114
email - ericka.peters@stargateschool.org -Best way to contact me

Blogging:
I will be creating three blogs (which are highlighted below).  They cover Theme/Homeroom, Literacy and Math.  All of my blogs support RSS, so you can watch just the blogs that interest you by subscribing to them on the blog pages.

Grading:
I keep all grades on Infinite Campus which you can access from the menu.  All other information is on my blogs. 

Get to Know Me More:

Most often, I can be seen with Starbucks in my hand. I try and convince myself I am not addicted, but I am. I love spending time with family, friends & my pup, driving with the windows down listening to country and bluegrass, and wearing scarves. I enjoy the little things in life: catching fireflies, dancing in the rain, laughing until my stomach hurts and finding good in everyone.

Quite possibly my favorite quote: "Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody." -Benjamin Franklin

I'm a huge Cubbies fan, hence my dog's name. ;) Grateful I got to see them break that curse in my lifetime!


About Our Para:

Mrs. Noelia Clingman is our kindergarten paraprofessional.  She has been a valuable member of the Stargate kindergarten community.  This will be her eighth year working in kindergarten.   This year she is looking forward to working along side Ms. Peters, and having a great year with your kids.  Outside of school Mrs. Clingman enjoys traveling, crafts and loves the Colorado Rockies.  Mrs. Clingman has three children…  Austin, is currently in training with the US Navy and at the end of the year will be working on a submarine.  Colton is starting his sophomore year of college at Grand Canyon University, in Phoenix.  Lauren is starting her sophomore year at Holy Family and is looking forward to getting her license in early 2019.


TheClingmanFamily
 





Yearbook Photo Contributions: 
Shutterfly Classroom Coordinator: Alycia Marrapodi





Ms. Peters' Theme Blog

  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Dec. 10th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News December 10th, 2018    Just a heads up that next week, kindergarten classes will take mid-year iReady assessments. Literacy assessments will be on Tuesday, Dec ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 8:55 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Dec. 3rd Ms. Peters’ Kinder News December 3rd, 2018    I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Both Mrs. Clingman and I will be out on Tuesday for a funeral. Mrs ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 9:02 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Nov. 26th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News November 26th, 2018    I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break with loved ones! It’s hard to believe we are moving into December ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 8:36 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Nov. 13th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News November 13th, 2018    Mrs. Clingman and I are so thankful for all of you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break! :)   ________________________________________________________________________________ Class Thanksgiving Feast! Our class of ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 8:41 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Nov. 5th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News November 5th, 2018   Class Thanksgiving Feast! Our class of bucket fillers has been earning links like crazy! Right now, we are on a special mission ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 8:58 AM by Ericka Peters
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Ms. Peters' Literacy Blog

  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Dec. 10th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News December 10th, 2018   *We are in need of more letter beads. If anyone wants to supply us with some to use to practice our spelling ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 8:31 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Dec. 3rd Ms. Peters’ Literacy News December 3rd, 2018 We are starting a new author study on Eric Carle (another one of my favorites) this week. We will use his ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2018, 2:10 PM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Nov. 26th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News November 26th, 2018 This is our last week studying Mo Willems. We will read a few last Elephant & Piggie books, including his very last Elephant ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2018, 2:13 PM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Nov. 13th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News November 13th, 2018 Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday. I love having time to be surrounded by good souls in this world as we spend ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 6:53 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Nov. 5th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News November 5th, 2018   Our read-alouds this week will be Elephants Cannot Dance, I’m a Frog and I Love My New Toy. On Wednesday ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 9:03 AM by Ericka Peters
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Ms. Peters' Math Blog

  • Ms. Peters' Math News Dec. 10th Ms. Peters’ Math News December 10th, 2018    This week we are still working on Chapter 5: Addition. In this chapter, students will add numbers to the sum of 10 ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 8:33 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Dec. 3rd Ms. Peters’ Math News December 3rd, 2018      This week we are continuing our work in Chapter 5: Addition. In this chapter, students will add numbers to the sum of ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2018, 2:13 PM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Nov. 26th Ms. Peters’ Math News November 26th, 2018      This week we are starting our work in Chapter 5: Addition. In this chapter, students will add numbers to the sum of ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 8:45 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Nov. 13th Ms. Peters’ Math News November 13th, 2018  Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday. I love having time to be surrounded by good souls in this world as we spend ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 6:56 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Nov. 5th Ms. Peters’ Math News November 5th, 2018     This week we are starting our work in Chapter 4: Represent and Compare Numbers to 10. In this chapter, students will count ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 9:02 AM by Ericka Peters
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