Having joined the CHP Faculty in 2015, I currently teach Kindergarten and run an After School Art Club as an extracurricular activity for the students.
I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from The College of New Jersey where I double majored in the fields of Early Childhood Education and Fine Art.
Teaching Kindergarten at CHP has been a most exciting and rewarding experience. As an artist, I feel that it is important to allow my students the opportunity to express themselves, be creative, learn and discover through hands-on experiences. Children at this age are so eager and excited to learn about the world around them. It is a wonderful feeling to watch my students grow in every way throughout the school year.
My goal as a teacher is to make sure that my students feel welcomed, safe and loved coming into my classroom. I truly enjoy coming to school every day and spending time with my class. I strive to have my students feel the same.
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.