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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 April 15th Ms. Peters’ Kinder NewsApril 15th, 2019    Please make sure your little wears his/her Kindergarten shirt this Friday for Adroit Expo day.     Adroit Expo day is coming up ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 10:29 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News April 8th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News April 8th, 2019    I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! :)     In Theme this week we are starting a unit on plants. This week, we ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2019, 7:31 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News April 2nd Ms. Peters’ Kinder News April 2nd, 2019    I hope you all had a wonderful spring break! :)     Parents! We need your help with kindergarten graduation! There are many different volunteer ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 9:32 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News March 18th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News March 18th, 2019    I hope you all have a sunny, sweet spring break! :)       In Theme this week we will continue our unit on animal classification! We ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 8:33 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Homeroom News March 11th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News March 11th, 2019    Just a reminder: If anyone has a loaner folder, we need those back ASAP! Mrs. Clingman is running out of loaner folders to ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 8:51 AM by Ericka Peters
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Ms. Peters' Literacy Blog

  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News April 15th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News April 15th, 2019 Dates to remember: Thursday, May 9th: End-of-Year DRA assessments (by appointment). To sign up for an assessment slot with ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 6:53 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News April 8th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News April 8th, 2019*Please note: For the remainder of the school year, all spelling tests we have will include a sentence dictation. I will provide ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2019, 7:21 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News April 2nd Ms. Peters’ Literacy News April 2nd, 2019 *Please note: For the remainder of the school year, all spelling tests we have will include a sentence dictation. I will provide ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 9:11 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News March 18th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News March 18th, 2019   This is our last week studying Dr. Seuss! We will read a new Seuss book every day! Our read-alouds will be ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 6:52 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News March 11th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News March 11th, 2019   My read-alouds this week are Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog, There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!, and Green Eggs ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 6:52 AM by Ericka Peters
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Ms. Peters' Math Blog

  • Ms. Peters' Math News April 15th Ms. Peters’ Math News April 15th, 2019Dates to Remember: Tues. May 14th-Wed. May 15th: End-of-year GO Math! assessment in class Friday, May 17 ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 6:55 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News April 8th Ms. Peters’ Math News April 8th, 2019This week we are wrapping up our time in Chapter 10: Identify and Describe Three-Dimensional Shapes. For this chapter, students will ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2019, 7:23 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News April 2nd Ms. Peters’ Math News April 2nd, 2019 This week we are starting our geometry units. We will just briefly review Chapter 9: Identify and Describe Two-Dimensional Shapes, before ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 9:15 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News March 18th Ms. Peters’ Math News March 18th, 2019   We are finishing our work in Chapter 8- Represent, Count, and Write 20 and Beyond this week.  In this chapter, students are ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 6:54 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News March 11th Ms. Peters’ Math News March 11th, 2019     We are continuing our work in Chapter 8- Represent, Count, and Write 20 and Beyond this week.  In this chapter, students are ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 6:54 AM by Ericka Peters
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