Almaraz, Denisse 4/5 Dual Connections

Mrs. Almaraz

 ¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Dual Language!

About Mrs. Almaraz

Welcome to my class! I'm very excited to begin working with your child. My name is Denisse Alejandra Almaraz. I was born in Tijuana, Mexico and grew up in Nassau, Bahamas. I proudly received my Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education at The University of Texas at El Paso in the of Fall 2010. I believe education is a lifelong journey so I am working on my Masters Degree in Reading Education, and I regularly take professional development courses. This is my fifth year teaching for EPISD and my first year teaching second grade. I am a strong advocate of the Dual Language program and its benefits. I am very happy that you have decided to enroll you child in second grade dual language.

Conference Period: Tuesday & Thursday 10:45- 11:25 am

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy consists of many theories. I believe in the theory of Constructive learning where students learn from hands-on experiences, exploration, and thinking and reflection of their world. I also follow the Kagan Cooperative learning activities to actively engage students through cooperative learning. In the classroom, students will learn through the use of centers, timed share pair, Guided Reading, Math workstations and dynamic writing. These approaches and strategies will make students feel successful and encourage them to do their best. At the end of the day, I want students to develop a lifelong love of reading, writing and learning. I invite you to play an active role in your child’s education by talking with your child each day about their learning, by reading together every night, and by communicating with me. 

Fun Facts about Mrs. Almaraz

Birthday: April 11, 1987
Favorite color: Aqua Blue
Favorite food: Sushi, Indian food, Mexican food
Favorite snacks: Fiber One bars, Menchies, Skinny Cow
Favorite hobbies: reading, listening to music, going to the museum 
Favorite superhero: Wonder Woman 
Favorite pet: My cats Isis and Annie!
Favorite animals: angel fish, humming bird and cats
Favorite flower: Lily
Favorite author: Eve Bunting, Neil Gaiman
Favorite books: Cat in the Hat, Smokey Night, Olivia, The Dark is Rising
Favorite movie: The Sandlot, The Lego Movie
Favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory