2ND GRADE TEACHER / LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES
I have been teaching second grade Language Arts and Social Studies at Cedar Hill Prep since 2011. Before joining Cedar Hill Prep, I taught first grade for two years in the Berkeley Heights School District.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health Education from Rutgers University and received my Elementary Teaching Certification from Kean University. Teaching at Cedar Hill Prep is very rewarding. I enjoy working with the students and watching them grow into confident readers and writers. Every day is a new and exciting experience for both the teacher and the students. It is so rewarding to make learning fun and enjoyable for all of my students.
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.