Welcome to 5th Grade!
Welcome to 5th grade my awesome Smarties! My name is Mrs Soto and I am so happy we get to go on this learning adventure together. I have been teaching at Foothill Knolls since 1997 and I can't imagine working anywhere else. I love our TK through eight school and the opportunities our students get to experience a true learning community.My name is Mrs Soto and I am so happy we get to go on this learning adventure together. I have been teaching at Foothill Knolls since 1997 and I can't imagine working anywhere else. I love our TK-8 school and the opportunities our students get to have along with the experience of a true learning community.
I attended the University of La Verne where I earned my Bachelor's in Psychology and a Masters in Education. Long before that, I too attended a small TK-8 school where I was encouraged and taught to experience learning in a PBL situation. Even that long ago, I felt driven to learn through PBL (project-based learning).
I love working at our school and I was so excited to be part of our transition to a STEM focus and PBL learning environment. Working with students to learn and bring their learning to life in "real world" situations is the absolute best!
In addition, social emotional learning (SEL) is my jam. Working with students to express themselves and be empathetic is of the utmost importance to me. We have a lot of class meetings and opportunities to grow as well rounded students.
Adventuring with my family is my favorite thing to do. My husband and I have two children (ages 19 and 14). We enjoy concerts, movies, classic cars, and trying out restaurant recommendations from my students.
Piers to a wonderful year of learning in fifth grade. By working together, we can have an amazing year. Let's go!
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