I have been teaching kindergarten at Guadalupe for 16 years. I got my bachelor's degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology with Minors in Child Development and Special Education. I got my Teaching Credential after working in a before/after school program at the YMCA with K-5th graders, a preschool with 2-5 year olds and teaching 4th, 5th & 6th grades at a private school. I also have 8 1/2 years experience as a 1:1 aide for autism.
I love teaching and making learning fun. I use many modalities such as songs, dances, art, hands-on manipulatives, books, videos, and paper/pencil activities to teach our subjects. I have a passion for all things STEAM, especially science and art. I am excited to be your teacher and can't wait for a wonderful 2020-2021 school year. Sincerely, Mrs. Walpole
Teacher Preferences Birthday: October 17
Allergies: None for me, however, I share a room with Mrs. Palladino who has allergies to flowers/pollen/scents
Hobbies/Interests--Bowling, Movies (lots of movies-usually Century theaters), Massages, Wine (cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, port), Mani/Pedis. I try to travel and go to places in California (wine tasting, MBAquarium, SF, etc). I love comedy shows and concerts.
Favorite Restaurants: Aqui’s, The Fish Market, Cheesecake Factory, Chevy's, BJ's, Red Lobster, Applebee's, Sushi, anywhere really....food, food, food
Favorite stores: Dress Barn, New York & Co., Target, Barnes and Noble, Lakeshore, Office Max/Depot. Gift cards are ok.
Favorite Coffee/tea drink: Iced or hot Peppermint Mocha (4 pumps of peppermint with Almond Milk or Pumpkin spice latte with Almond milk.
Favorite Sandwich: Boudin Bakery--Almaden Plaza: Ham & Brie on Rosemary Focaccia
Favorite snacks:Cheese and crackers, chips, popcorn, bridge mix (dark chocolate), chocolates(creams and nuts--no chewy stuff)
I love HOLIDAYS:jewelry, shirts (XL), plants, decorations
Flowers:Iris, orchids, sunflowers, or whatever is in season
Jewelry(nickel free) Anything is nice + see HOLIDAYS
Collections: I collect hippo stuff & frog stuff for the classroom
Favorite color: teals, blues, greens
For my birthday: A kid-made card where each kid has apart in it; decorate a mug or plate with all the kids' names/pictures; plants, Class t-shirt.
Special requests or gift preferences: No hand lotion, no perfumes, no hard candy or chewy stuff.