Wecome to Mrs. Royea's class!
Hello! My name is Nicole Royea. I am a mother of twin girls, Jayci and Sadie. I am a Coachella Valley native, born and raised. At a young age I knew I wanted to be a teacher, just like my mom. I wanted to have a career that would allow me to contribute to my society.
One of the most important things I can instill in my students is to be, LIFELONG LEARNERS. I believe that each child, no matter what race, size, ability or disability is gifted, talented and uniquely special and can achieve the same common goal of learning.
I also believe that it is crucial to build lasting relationships with my students. I greet them every day at the door. Shake their hand and say Hello. When students know that their teacher cares about them they are most respondent to learning and eager to please their teacher. I also find that my students have the highest attendance rates in my grade level. I feel that I encourage students to be at school every day and always encourage them to give their best effort.
In my classroom I use Kagan structure seating where students sit based on levels, high, medium-high, medium, and low. I use this seating arrangement because I believe in modeling to students whole group and then turning over the learning to the students during pair share and peer tutoring. I believe that students learn best when they feel like they are in charge of their learning. This encourages cooperative group-learning activities rather than competitive individual learning.
As an educator I strive to pull out the strengths of each of my individual students rather than setting a goal for my entire class. I feel that this is the best way to inspire lifelong learners.
This is my 6th year teaching. I have taught 1st grade through 3rd grade, and I am ecstatic to be moving to Kindergarten. Monroe Elementary holds a special place in my because I completed my student teaching with Mrs. Ratte, in Kindergarten.
I have my B.A. in Liberal Studies from CSUSB and my Masters degree in Education with a concentration in Teaching from Cal Baptist University.
March 13, 2020, changed the way we looked at a "classroom." Living rooms and kitchens became the new classroom. Teachers shared their jobs with parents, and students had to navigate a new way to learn. I want to let all of my parents know that I am here to not only help your child succeed in Kindergarten, but to help you navigate this new way of learning. TOGETHER we will be successful in distance learning.
I look forward to meeting all of you!