Ms. Sparks

Sparks family
  • Email: andrea.sparks@spps.org

  • Hi, my name is Andrea Sparks and I am so happy to be teaching Kindergarten at Saint Paul Music Academy.

    I started teaching kindergarten in Saint Paul in 2006 at Crossroads Elementary. I taught K for 11 years and took a short break and when I returned I taught Pre-K for 3 years. I am excited to be back in the Kindergarten classroom.

    I have two children, Reign and Isley. Reign is lucky to be in kindergarten here at SPMA and Isley will be joining us next year. When I'm at home, I love to bake, watch movies, take walks, and do art projects with the kids. 

    I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in Early Childhood. I later went back to school and got a Masters degree in differentiated instruction. I love to learn and want to help students the best I can, so I went back to school AGAIN and received a Masters in trauma informed practices in the classroom. I think it is important for me to have all the tools I can to provide the best experience for my students. 

     

    Here is our daily schedule:

    7:15 Breakfast/Morning work

    7:45 Morning meeting

    8:15-10:05 Literacy skills with Reading, Writing and Phonics skills

    10:05-10:25 Recess

    10:30 Lunch

    11:00 Math review

    11:20 Specialist time

    12:10 Math/Social Studies

    1:00 Art/ Story/ Math sharing/ Academic Choice time

    1:40 Closure

    2:00 Dismissal 

    I love building relationships with my students to create a learning environment they feel safe to explore and do their individual best.