WELCOME, FIFTH-GRADE POLAR BEARS!
Dear Norwood Community,
I am honored to return to Norwood Street Elementary School as a teacher. My experience at Norwood began in 1994 as an ETK student. I culminated from our school in 2001. My dedication to teaching my students is meaningful because I remember the jubilation of being part of this school community as a student.
I have worked for LAUSD for six years. This is my sixth year teaching at Norwood. I have taught the following grades: First/second, fifth, and sixth(mainly fifth grade).
My education background:
- Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
**I am currently acquiring a master of arts in Education: General Curriculum & Instruction and pursuing National Board Certification.
- Clear Multiple Subject Credential
- BASP: (Bilingual Authorization in Spanish)
- Los Angeles Unified School District Future Ready Certification
The scholars in my classroom will experience collaborative learning through academic language discourse; therefore, etiquette, respect, and digital citizenship are concepts that we take time to understand. My students will also learn through UDL (Universal Design for Learning). I am a firm believer when it comes to student choice. Students learn best when they are free to represent their learning through choice. Another component we will demonstrate our learning is through PBL (Project-Based Learning). Students have the opportunity to create projects integrated with research/writing. Ultimately, we live in a world where technology is essential. Communication, email etiquette, and online resources are necessary for my class because my students will develop their twenty-first-century skills.
In the words of former President John F. Kennedy, "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." I am excited to try mindfulness in the classroom. Mindfulness in the classroom has assisted students in the following areas:
- Improved attention
- Emotional regulation
- Greater compassion
- Reduction of stress and anxiety
Additionally, we will monitor our gratitude in our gratitude journal this year. Journaling our gratitude has shown benefits in the following areas:
- Improve sleep quality
- Form healthy habits
- Increase resilience
- Lower stress
- Improve self-esteem
- Increase empathy
- Build strong relationships
I look forward to academic growth and rewarding year with my students, and a collaborative year with parents.
-Mr. Delgado, Fifth-Grade Teacher