Welcome to Ms. Miranda's Class!
Classroom Website: Ms. Miranda's ClassroomEmail: Mavalos@shakopee.k12.mn.usPearson Early Learning Center's Website: Stepping Stones Preschool
Hi Shakopee Families!! I am eager to meet you and your child(ren)! My name is Miranda Avalos and I teach both three year old and four year old preschool. This will be my fifth year teaching preschool in Shakopee, but I have over eight years experience teaching preschool, and over ten years of experience working with children! What you can expect to see in my classroom is that your child will be learning through play, engaging in large and small group experiences, learning about letters, numbers, patterning, counting, fine motor activities such as cutting, drawing, and engaging in art activities and SO MUCH MORE! Your child will also be learning about important social emotional skills such as sharing with peers, identifying emotions, how to be kind to others, and overall behavior expectations. There are various curricula that we use in the classroom such as, Zoo Phonics which teaches children letter names and sounds, we use EZ Write which teachers children how to correctly form letters through eight basic writing strokes, and we also use We Thinkers which is a social emotional curriculum that we use throughout the year. Instruction is aligned to Shakopee’s Early Childhood Curriculum Map and the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress. We use Teaching Strategies Gold, which is an assessment tool that looks at the overall development of the whole child. I truly believe that learning should be fun and engaging for all students. This is what I aim to achieve every school day!
When I am not at school, you can expect to see me with my family! My family includes: my husband Javier, our two sons Jack (5th grade) and Leo (2.5 years old), and our five year old dog Ollie. We enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and exploring new areas. I also enjoy photography, crafting, and cooking. I recently graduated with my Master's of Education in February of 2020.