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Ms. Peters

    About Me

This is my fifth year at Stargate! I absolutely love teaching kindergarten and, besides being a mom some day, 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. In 2015, I completed Stargate's CDE approved two-year induction program, and moved from initial to professional teaching licensure status in Elementary Education K-6. Additionally, I am currently 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.




       

                                             This summer I decided to get a little travel companion. 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 and friends, driving with the windows down listening to country music 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!




Yearbook Photo Contributions: 
Shutterfly Classroom Coordinator: Tammy Trujillo
Click here to upload photos for the 2017-2018 Kindy Year!





Ms. Peters' Theme Blog

  • Week of January 22nd Ms. Peters’ Kinder News January 22nd, 2018   Our class has earned yet another Chain of Kindness Party! We will be celebrating this Thursday afternoon. We will be watching Charlie ...
    Posted by Ericka Peters
  • Week of January 16th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News January 16th, 2018   I am inviting our half-day friends to stay all day with us next Friday, January 26th, as we work on ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 8:45 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Week of January 10th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News January 10th, 2018   Did I just type ‘2018’?!? I can’t believe we are half way done with our Kindergarten year! I am so ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 9:37 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Week of December 18th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News December 18th, 2017   A part of me is looking forward to the rest and relaxation that winter break brings. But a big part of me ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 6:55 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Week of December 11th Ms. Peters’ Kinder News December 11th, 2017   Our student council has decided that this week and next week are spirit weeks! Please see the details for dates below. ______________________________________________________________________________ Spirit ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 8:39 AM by Ericka Peters
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Ms. Peters' Literacy Blog

  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Jan. 22nd Ms. Peters’ Literacy News January 22nd, 2018         We are finishing up our author study on Eric Carle this week. He has so many wonderful books so it’s hard not ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 2:21 PM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Jan. 16th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News January 16th, 2018         Continuing our Eric Carle author study, we will be reading The Tiny Seed, The Very Busy Spider, and The Grouchy Ladybug. We are ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 6:50 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Jan. 10th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News January 10th, 2018       Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful break! Mrs. Clingman and I wanted to say a big thank you for ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 9:45 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Dec. 18th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News December 18th, 2017        If you have still not done so, please click here to sign up for your child's mid-year DRA assessment with me ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 1:40 PM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Literacy News Dec. 11th Ms. Peters’ Literacy News December 11th, 2017   Please click here to sign up for your child's mid-year DRA assessment with me on Tuesday, January 9th. http://www.signupgenius ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 6:49 AM by Ericka Peters
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Ms. Peters' Math Blog

  • Ms. Peters' Math News Jan. 22nd Peters Math News January 22nd, 2018       This week we are continuing our work in Chapter 6: Subtraction. In this chapter, students will continue to explore subtraction, first by using models ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 1:29 PM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Jan. 16th Peters Math News January 16th, 2018       Last week, students demonstrated that they are really picking up on addition concepts. Because of this, I have decided to accelerate our work in ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 6:55 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Jan. 10th Peters Math News January 10th, 2018       This week we are continuing our work in Chapter 5: Addition. In this chapter, students will add numbers to the sum of 10. Chapter ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 9:47 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Dec. 18th Peters Math News December 18th, 2017     This week we are starting our work in Chapter 5: Addition. In this chapter, students will add numbers to the sum of 10. Chapter ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 6:48 AM by Ericka Peters
  • Ms. Peters' Math News Dec. 11th Peters Math News December 11th, 2017       This week we are concluding our work in Chapter 4: Represent and Compare Numbers to 10. In this chapter, students will count 10 objects ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 6:51 AM by Ericka Peters
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