Ms. Denise Godinez
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies Master's Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Design Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
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Hi! My name is Mrs. Godinez! Welcome to 2nd grade! This is my 6th year teaching and my first year at Maxwell. I am so excited to be part of such an awesome school. I am looking forward to a great year of learning as we explore and inquire through our units.
I attended California State University, Long Beach and received my Bachelors of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies as well as a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. The semester following my graduation I applied to the Master's program at CSULB and earned my Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in curriculum and design.
This year we will be doing lots of learning through our 6 units of inquiry. Some of the topics we will be studying are rules and laws, family history, expressing ourselves in art, heroic action, roles of producers and consumers in a market place, and animals in their habitats. We will be using these topics as a way to implement the Common Core State Standards.
This year 2nd graders will be earning BRAG tags. These are away to celebrate the behavior and achievements of the students. The tags are placed on a necklace that is kept at school and brought home at the end of the school year. Brag tags are not meant to take home but can be looked at if you come into school to visit! We will also have them available when you come in for parent-teacher conferences. I strongly believe in positive reinforcement in my classroom and this is one method that we will use this year to encourage the positive choices and hard work.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
Here are a few of my favorite things:
⋅ Favorite color - green
⋅ Favorite drink- coffee (especially iced soy vanilla lattes)
⋅ Favorite food - vegan food
⋅ Favorite hobbies - traveling, watching movies, playing with my daughter, spending time with my husband, going on walks with my dog, and shopping