Teacher Bio – Mrs. Sarah Martinez
My name is Sarah Martinez. I grew up in Blissfield, MI where I still live today with my husband, Nick.
In 2013, I graduated from Bowling Green State University. My first three years of teaching, I spent in Ohio and New Jersey. Last year, I came to Sacred Heart and am pleased to teach 5th-6th grade, K-6 general music, and 5-6 grade Band.
I knew from a very early age that I wanted to be a teacher, so I could share my passions for learning and music.
I believe all students are unique learners and I work to find the ways that work best for each student.
Encouraging a love for reading is an important part of 5th and 6th Grade. This year each student is working to complete at “40 Book Challenge”. This challenge is encouraging each student to read books that they might not have tried otherwise.
As a class, we are working to build the virtues of responsibility and perseverance. Students take on the tasks of using daily planners to keep track of homework, in addition to knowing what tasks need to be completed and having the perseverance to complete them in a timely manner.
A positive environment is kept in the classroom by keeping an open communication with students and parents. In our classroom, we are working to build learners who are confident and able to work with one another to encourage teamwork. We achieve this through positive reinforcement and a variety of leadership and team building activities.
Throughout each day, students work in a variety of small groups based on each student’s ability at that time. Students spend individual time with me, then move to practice on their own and finally work with their peers to build a balance for a variety of learning styles.
In addition to the core subjects taught every day, the students have extra enhancement classes.
- Monday- Music and Gym
- Tuesday- Library and Life Skills
- Wednesday- Art and Study Hall
- Thursday- Gym and Life Skills
- Friday- Mass and Tech
- All Schools Mass and Capitol Tour in Lansing
- Symphony Concert, Toledo Art and Glass Museum
- 5th/6th grade Appreciation- Guided community service, fun activity and team builders
- 3 day Science at Camp
- In charge of all parts during Mass for 5 months of the year.
- Safety Patrol
- Flag duty
- Have the lead roles in all-school musical productions.
Why should your child be in my class?
My teaching is special because I not only bring a love of academics, but I am also a disciplined musical scholar. With this passion, I share many cross-curricular projects to the 5th/6th grade classroom.