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Cathy Keturatana Four's/Pre-K
  1. Name: Cathy Keturatana 
  2. Cross Roads Classroom: Room 5, Red Door, Pre-K/4's 
  3. Birthday: August 6
  4. Born and Raised In: Born in Cleveland, OH but raised in Lake Havasu City, AZ from the age of 2 
  5. Years Lived in Arizona: 40 (holy cow!) 
  6. Number of Years at Cross Roads: This is my second year teaching at CRPSK plus 2 years as a parent. 
  7. Educational Background: B.A.E. from Arizona State University (majored in elementary education), M.Ed. from Arizona State University (majored in curriculum and instruction), currently hold a Standard Elementary, K-8 teaching certificate with SEI endorsement 
  8. Previous Teaching Experience: 6 years teaching 3rd grade, 4 years teaching 4th grade, 2 years substitute teaching K-5, 1 year teaching preschool (3’s) 
  9. What is your teaching philosophy? I believe that children learn best through play. They are naturally curious about the world around them, and I strive to create a classroom environment that nurtures and supports that innate desire to learn. Playtime is both structured and open-ended encouraging students to become fully engaged in their learning. Classroom activities are varied to include process art, crafts, dramatic play, language and literacy, math and science exploration, fine and gross motor development, and movement and music. I encourage frequent student choice and tailor my instruction to match my students’ interests, preferences, and learning styles. As a whole, my approach is very child-centered with my students at the heart of all that I do. 
  10. What do you love most about teaching at Cross Roads? There is a warm, friendly, close-knit community here at Cross Roads like nothing I’ve seen on any other campus. Teachers inspire and encourage other teachers. Parents welcome and support other parents. Teachers and parents work together to provide incredible learning opportunities and experiences for the children. It’s truly an amazing place to be!

Favorites:
Color: Green
Sports Teams: Sun Devils
Animal: Elephant
Flower: Calla Lily
Magazine: Real Simple (I subscribe), Entertainment Weekly
Store: Amazon, Old Navy, Bath & Body Works
Restaurant: Fajitas, Spoke & Wheel, North Mountain Brewery
Warm Drink: Hot Chocolate (No Coffee)
Cold Drink: Water, Diet Dr. Pepper
Sweet Treat: Ice Cream, Chocolate
Baked Good: Cookies
Saltry Treat: Potato Chips (Plain)
Lotion Scent: Lemoncello
Candle Scent: Vanilla, Lavendar
Food Allergies or Sensitivities: Mildly lactose intolerant :(
Hobbies: Watching Movies, Reading, Crafting, Board Games
Craft: Whatever inspires me on Pinterest
Top Classroom Supply Wishes: Clorox Wipes, Hand Wipes, Sharpies (Black & Colored), Expo Markers
How Can Parents Help Out the Most this Year: Volunteering for Special Events, Developing Photos
Anything Else to Know About You? I don't think so! :)