Welcome to Ms. Montes's Teacher Page
Welcome to second grade in room 4! My name is Ericka Montes and I have worked at Colonial Acres for the last 6 years. I live in Hayward, where I was born and have lived most of my life. My family is from El Salvador, and because of that I try to inspire my students to be proud of their Latino backgrounds and bilingual abilities.
No prepares el camino para el niño, prepara al niño para el camino.
(Do not set the road for the child, prepare the child for the road.)
I received by Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies (2011) and my Master of Arts in Teaching (2012) from the University of San Francisco. I was originally studying to be a journalist, but my experiences working with children throughout high school and in college motivated me to pursue a career in education.
District Tools I Use
I take attendance using Aeries. You can stay on top of attendance through the Aeries Family Portal or Aeries App
I use Aeries to generate report cards. Families can view report cards through the Aeries Family Portal.
I have not started to use the Aeries Standards-based Gradebook, but will update my Teacher Page when I begin using it. If you are subscribed to this page, you will be notified via email.
Sangha Interactive App
I will be relying on the Sangha app to communicate with families in a protected, password-protected environment. Please download the app and log in using the parent-guardian email that was used for enrollment or data confirmation.
Other Tools I Use
Kids A to Z: Students can access our reading website using my teacher username (emontes0). Every student has a personal username and password. https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login
ABCya.com: Use the second grade page to practice math, reading, spelling, and art concepts through fun games and activities. http://www.abcya.com/