About Me

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Welcome to first grade! My name is Mrs. Valdivia, I love being a part of our Seneca family and I am so excited to be your first grade teacher! I love teaching first grade because I get to see you learn to read and write and solve math problems all on your own. We have so many fun and exciting learning adventures planned. I grew up in Moreno Valley and graduated from Moreno Valley High School. After graduating, I attended the University of Redlands and got my Master’s Degree in Education shortly after. 


I am married to Mr. Valdivia and we have two little boys, Nathan is 2 years old and Niko is 2 months old. I definitely miss my kids while I’m at work but being surrounded by awesome, polite, loving first graders makes me feel better. I have taught first grade for 6 years and taught a 1st and 2nd grade combination class for two years. Teaching is such a blessing! 


I look forward to getting to know each of you and your families and watching you grow and blossom throughout the year. This is going to be a great year! 


These are a few of my favorite things:
Favorite Color: Teal

Favorite Drink: Sweet Coffee on cold days & Cold Coke on hot days

Favorite Sports: Soccer & Baseball

Favorite Animal: My dog, a boxer named Dodger

Favorite Candy: Peanut M&Ms

Favorite Fast Food: Chick Fil A

Favorite Book: Horton Hatches the Egg

Favorite Hobby: Traveling


These are some of my requests from you this school year: 

-Please come to school every day, on time and prepared to learn (unless, of course you’re sick)

-Please be kind to everyone in and out of our class

-Please be polite and use words like “Please”, “Thank you” and “Excuse me”

-Please try your hardest at everything that we do and do not give up

-Please always ask questions if you are not sure of something

-Please get plenty of rest the nights before school so that you are rested and ready to be your best!