Welcome to the First Grade Jungle for Jesus!
Hello! I am Mrs. Burns and I am thrilled, honored and blessed to be teaching at Los Altos Brethren. I love my calling as a teacher and I love the children, staff and families here. You’re making the right decision by looking into sending your child to Los Altos Brethren!
I’m a huge proponent of Christian Education – my husband and I have had our own children in Christian schools from early childhood, 3-year old preschool all the way through 12th Grade. I was a stay-at-home Mom of three for 15 years before putting my Bachelor’s degree in teaching from Cal State University Dominguez Hills to work as a teacher in 2009. Along with my education, I feel my experiences as a Mom, leader in children’s church and in each of my own children’s classes for 14 years well prepared me for my wonderful career as a teacher.
My passion is to have a safe, fun, and hands-on, multisensory learning environment for the children; as well as show Jesus’ love in all we do. My prayer is: for my students to learn for a lifetime, not for a test, to find their own confidence and independence, to know they are created special by a special Creator, and to know in their hearts that Jesus always loves them!
Some fun things we can look forward to along the First Grade Jungle for Jesus Adventure are:
- Interactive learning with our projector and document camera
- In-desk Lego “Counters”
- 2 level Reading Tree Hut
- Art, PE, and Computer Classes
- Fun Science Experiments
- Daily Journaling
- Taking turns going upstairs for Reading Groups with Mrs. Bain
- In-class Library
- Weekly Queen/King of the Jungle
- Walks to the Park
- Flat Stanley Project
- 100th Day of School Fun
- Dr. Seuss B-day Fun
- Making our “Bodies”
- Marble Parties (the class as a whole earns)
- Punch Cards/Treat Box (earn individually)
- Star Winners/Sticker Books (earn individually)
- Field Trips: Amy’s Farm, Biola Music, Stater Brothers, Santa Ana Zoo, etc
- End of the year First Grade Jungle Gift Shop (earn Jungle money and purchase items!)
- Special Birthday gifts from Mrs. Burns
- Performing our own Chapel presentation
- Performing Readers Theater!
- …And many, many more fun times!
Please stop by Room 10 and visit our First Grade Jungle for Jesus, where Learning is an Adventure!