My name is Cara Shpizner. This is my first year teaching at LEAD, however I was a student teacher last year in Mrs. Cheng's 5th grade class. I love being a part of the community at LEAD, where staff, students, and parents support each other and take care of each other. I strive to create a community of learners in my classroom who support each other and learn from their mistakes. Through growth mindset, I aim to build students' confidence and strengthen their identities as learners. We focus on strategies rather than correct answers, becoming a positive group member, and learning from our mistakes to become stronger individuals and contributing members of society. I am very passionate about children's literature, and one of my favorite things to do is recommend a book to a child that I know they will love.
Fun Facts About Me
My favorite book is Harry Potter. I have a dog named Ari (who is the only thing I love more than teaching!). I love music. I play the ukulele and hope to bring my love of music into the classroom. I was a ballet dancer for 10 years growing up and through college.
If any homework is not completed, the first offense will be a warning. Thereafter, students will be expected to complete their homework at recess.
8:05-8:30 Greeting, Morning Work, and Status of the Class Circle
8:30-9:30 Math Lesson
9:30-10:05 Small Group Lessons
10:25-12 Language Arts (Reader's Workshop, Independent Reading, Writing, and/or Small Groups)
1-2:30 Social Studies, Science, or Art
(650) 312-7550 x4450
Please email me or call me with any questions or concerns. I am here to support you and your student, so please reach out at any time.