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Kindergarten - K1 (Ms. Heffley)

Ms. Heffley - JHeffley@sandi.net

Ms. Heffley

I’ve been fortunate to call Washington Elementary home for the last 16 years and have been teaching for 24 years.  I have a B.A. in Anthropology, BCLAD Teaching Credential, MA in Cross Cultural Education and I have certification in Reading Recovery and Administration. I was a Fulbright Teacher and participated in an exchange to Scarborough, England.   I have a teen daughter, cats, dogs and chickens.  I love camping, traveling and vintage items.  My favorite thing about being a teacher is that students always keep me on my toes. Our STEAM focus is not only engaging for students but for so much fun teachers!  Being a TK/K teacher has made me realize there is no other grade I would rather teach.  It is such a privedge to be able to promote inquiries about learning new things and fostering students’ curiosity at such a young age. We frequently use the Design Process in our classroom to solve problems large and small. One of my favorite quotes is from  William Butler Yeats: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”.


Educational  links- Razkids, Starfall, ST Math,  ABCYA, ABC Mouse, Google Classroom, Remind App (parent communication), Jack Hartmann, The Learning Station, Singing Walrus, Crash Course, Have Fun Teaching, Epic!  BrainPop, Story Line Online, Sesame Street, Kids TV 123, Alpha Blocks, Peekabookidz

Enriching links- Science Buddies, Science Kids, Tynker, Scratch Jr., KPBS Engineering Games,  Easy Drawing Guides, Scrap Coloring, Math Games, Adaptive Mind


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