Hello. My name is Ms. Amy Carter.   I am very excited to be teaching Kindergarten.  This will be my tenth year in kindergarten.   I have taught at Franklin Elementary since I started teaching many years ago. I love to learn and sing so hopefully your child’s first experience with school will be a joyous one.

     I grew up here in Southern California, in Fullerton. I attended Fullerton Junior College before transferring to Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas where I received my B.A. in Political Science and my Juris Doctorate Degree in Law. After my daughter was born on Fort Riley Army Base outside of Manhattan, Kansas we moved back here to Southern California.  I received my Teaching Credential from Chapman University in Orange and later received my Masters in Education from California State University, Fullerton.

     My philosophy is centered around the needs of a kindergarten student. I strive to make my classroom developmentally appropriate and centered around the needs of each individual child. In my classroom you will find these characteristics built around my philosophy:
    • Community of Learners: My classroom is a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all of my young scholars. We will strive to give the students confidence to be independent and gain self awareness, as well as the ability to function as a member of a group.
    • Positive Classroom Management: Children in my classroom will be expected to follow classroom rules and conduct themselves in a manner that is safe and respectful. Good behavior and manners will be positively recognized throughout the school day.
    • Balanced Literacy Program: Scholars will participate in a variety of language activities exposing them to the meaning and excitement of language. Scholars will receive whole group instruction as well as differentiated instruction to meet each scholar's individual needs including the use of literacy stations, modeled, guided, and independent practice.
    • Hands On Math Instruction: Students' math knowledge will be supported through the use of a wide variety of materials and meaningful hands on experiences.
    • Thematic Studies: Science and Social Studies will be integrated into every part of the curriculum to maintain high interest topics for in depth study. Opportunities for art, music, dance and other forms of expression will also be included.
Last Modified on August 14, 2020