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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 Oct. 16th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News October 16th, 2018    I enjoyed meeting with many of you at conferences last week! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2018, 8:33 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms, Peters' Homeroom News Oct. 8th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News October 8th, 2018    Wow! What a wonderful time we had Friday at the pumpkin patch! It was wild and crazy and a TON of fun ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 7:00 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Oct. 1st Ms. Peters’ Kinder News October 1st, 2018   Happy October! :) I cannot believe it is already here. The year seems to be flying by already!   _________________________________________________________________________________ Thank you for returning your ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 8:39 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Sept. 24th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News September 24th, 2018   Thank you all so much for the birthday love! I apprecited all your kind words, cards, gifts & sweet treats. I have a ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 6:54 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Sept. 17th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News September 17th, 2018   Our class has earned their first ever Chain of Kindness party!! Every single student has been caught being an example of positivity ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 8:39 AM by Ericka Peters
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Ms. Peters' Literacy Blog

  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Oct. 16th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News October 16th, 2018     We are continuing our author study on Mo Willems. This week I will be reading Let’s Go For a Drive! and ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2018, 6:46 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Oct. 8th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News October 8th, 2018      This will be a short week with conferences Thursday & Friday. I look forward to meeting with you all at conferences. :)   We are ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 8:33 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Oct. 1st Ms. Peters’ Literacy News October 1st, 2018 This will be a shorter week with our field trip on Friday. We are continuing our author study on Mo Willems. The ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 8:41 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Sept. 24th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News September 24th, 2018   I am happy to announce that this year our class will be book buddies with Ms. Anderson’s 3/4 class! :) We met ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 6:57 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Sept. 17th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News September 17th, 2018   First, I need to brag about my literacy class! I am impressed so far with the way my students have been engaged and ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 8:41 AM by Ericka Peters
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Ms. Peters' Math Blog

  • Ms, Peters' Math News Oct. 16th Ms. Peters’ Math News October 16th, 2018     This week, we are wrapping up our work in Chapter 2: Compare Numbers to 5 with a review on Tuesday and our ...
    Posted by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Oct. 8th Ms. Peters’ Math News October 8th, 2018This will be a short week with conferences Thursday & Friday. I look forward to meeting with you all at conferences. :)   This week ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 8:38 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Oct. 1st Ms. Peters’ Math News October 1st, 2018This week, will begin our work in Chapter 2: Compare Numbers to 5. In this chapter, students will learn to identify whether ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 8:44 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Sept. 24th Ms. Peters’ Math News September 24th, 2018 This week our class is finishing our work in Chapter 1: Represent, Count, and Write Numbers 0-5. This week, we will use ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 6:59 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Sept. 17th Ms. Peters’ Math News September 17th, 2018   This week our class is digging into our Go Math! Curriculum. We are doing a quick review of Chapter 1: Represent, Count, and ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 8:44 AM by Ericka Peters
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