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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 Feb. 11th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News February 11th, 2019    The next two weeks are super short! We are looking forward to our last homeroom party on Wednesday morning for Valentine’s ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 8:45 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Feb. 4th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News February 4th, 2019    It’s almost here! Our 100th day of school is coming up on Thursday, February 7th. This is a BIG ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 8:50 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Jan. 28th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News January 28th, 2019     Happy Snowy Monday! Please be advised that our windsock dismissal procedure has been modified. If there is inclement weather for afternoon pick ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2019, 7:06 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Jan. 22nd Ms. Peters’ Kinder News January 22nd, 2019     There is a lot of information in this week’s newsletter! It will be helpful to read it all. :)   Parent Teacher conferences ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 8:44 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News Jan. 14th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News January 14th, 2019     Today is our Chain of Kindness Party! We are looking forward to watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in our jammies! Thank ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 8:55 AM by Ericka Peters
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Ms. Peters' Literacy Blog

  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Feb. 11th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News February 11th, 2019  For this short week in literacy, I will be reading special Valentine ’s Day themed books. On Monday, we will get together ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 6:56 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Feb. 4th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News February 4th, 2019 This week, we are starting our new author study on Dr. Seuss. We will learn a bit about his life and all ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 6:52 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Jan. 28th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News January 28th, 2019   We are finishing up our Eric Carle art projects this week to go along with Eric Carle’s Papa, Please Get Me ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2019, 6:42 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Jan. 22nd Ms. Peters’ Literacy News January 22nd, 2019 We are finishing up our author study on Eric Carle this week. He has so many wonderful books so it’s hard ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 6:52 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Jan. 14th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News January 14th, 2019  Continuing our Eric Carle author study, we will be reading The Tiny Seed, The Very Busy Spider, and The Grouchy Ladybug. We ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 9:05 AM by Ericka Peters
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Ms. Peters' Math Blog

  • Ms. Peters' Math News Feb. 11th Ms. Peters’ Math News February 11th, 2019        For this short week, we are continuing our work in Chapter 7: Represent, Count, and Write 11 to 19. In this chapter ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 6:55 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Feb. 4th Ms. Peters’ Math News February 4th, 2019   We are continuing our work in Chapter 7: Represent, Count, and Write 11 to 19. In this chapter, students expand upon the ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 6:54 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Jan. 28th Ms. Peters’ Math News January 28th, 2019 This week we will finish my work in Chapter 6: Subtraction. We will have an in-class review on Monday and take ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2019, 6:55 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Jan. 22nd Ms. Peters’ Math News January 22nd, 2019      This week we remain in Chapter 6: Subtraction. In this chapter, students will continue to explore subtraction, first by using models and ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 6:54 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Jan. 14th Ms. Peters’ Math News January 14th, 2019     This week we are continuing our work in Chapter 6: Subtraction. In this chapter, students will continue to explore subtraction, first by ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 9:07 AM by Ericka Peters
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