Students in our Upper Elementary learning environments exercise their growing independence by means of increased responsibility, through peer collaboration, and by exhibiting follow-through with independent studies.
Born and raised in the heart of Caracas, Venezuela, Zurima has acquired a passion for teaching. Earning her B.A. in Gender, Sexuality, Women’s Studies and a double minor in Sociology and Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Zurima cultivated a strong sense of community-building through cross-cultural education, music, and dance.Currently working on completing a Montessori Elementary I credential, Zurima is delighted to be this year’s new lead guide in the Sea Turtle classroom. Outside of the classroom, Zurima spends precious family time with her companion, Rudy, and their two children, Zahira (3 years) and Razu (8 months) creating crafts, riding bikes, and going on MoonWalks.
The Home Reading Record is a document that will come home on Mondays. This is for you to use with your child throughout the week to promote at-home reading for 15-20 minutes every day.
*Please return the completed Reading Record sheet on Friday along with the Communication Folder!
Thank you for encouraging your child to read! 📚
*First-year students will receive an additional worksheet which will include a weekly Spelling List that I will review with them every Friday. There will not be a test/quiz/assessment – this is once again, to fortify reading/writing skills.