Welcome to Fourth Grade
Aloha! My name is Kristina Alger, and this is my first year teaching 4th grade at St. Mary Star of the Sea. I had the pleasure of substituting at the school from January - June 2018 and got to know many wonderful students.
I feel very at home in a Catholic school setting, as I have spent most of my life attending and teaching at Catholic schools. I spent preschool through 8th grade at Catholic schools, then I went on to attend Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. I earned my Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University and Master in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. I began my teaching career in Hawaii, teaching preschool, then Kindergarten, at a Catholic school on Oahu. In the summer of 2014, I moved to Seoul, South Korea and taught English to elementary school students.
The great Nelson Mandela noted, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Sharing that sentiment, I am honored to be an educator and passionate about education. My role is influenced by a love of traveling, exploring new places, and experiencing new sights! I am a lifelong student and have a love of learning and gaining knowledge! Since moving to Southern California at the end of 2017, I have been thoroughly enjoying becoming acquainted with Oceanside and the surrounding areas in this beautiful part of the world.
Fourth grade is an exciting time as students are gaining more and more independence and their curiosity is at an all time high. My job is to make learning as fun as possible while teaching them all of the important facts, dates, and spelling words they need to know. We will dive into reading and writing different genres, studying the history of the state of California and its Missions, and perfect our multiplication and division tables. We will dissect novels like “Charlotte’s Web” and “Island of the Blue Dolphins.”
I am looking forward to spending this school year teaching your child and being a part of your lives. Thank you in advance for your support and commitment to your child’s education.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
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