Crystal Umali

I am a Student Teacher at Zamorano Fine Arts Academy in the San Diego Unified School District.




San Diego State University

Recent Posts by Crystal

Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:37 PM in Mother's Day Project/Flowers
I've heard Marigolds and Sunflowers are fairly quick and easy to grow. There are many ideas on Pinterest that you could browse to get more information on types of plants as well as decorative ideas to spice it up to give as a present for Mother's Day. I am almost finished with student teaching, and as Mother's day approaches I can't help, but become excited and wonder about all the cool activities...

Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:32 PM in Advice for new teachers
I am glad I came across this post! I am less than three weeks away from finishing my student teaching and am excited/nervous to become a teacher and have my own classroom. I couldn't agree more with one of the earlier posts who said: - Keep everything (lessons, conferences, etc.). Even though it might not work for one class, it might for another the next year. - Create a sense of community in ...

Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:28 PM in Including Parents
I have recently stumbled upon an idea of a Family Science Night. It would allow students and their parents to engage in experiments together on topics that they would be interested in learning about. I personally never been to any (academic) Family Nights so I'm not sure how they are set up, but it sounds like a great idea. I think if parents show interests in learning, their kids will too. I ...

Recent Public Collections by Crystal

The Tree of Life
Type: Journal Article

Plants on Display
Type: Journal Article