Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Monica Bird
Hello! I am so happy to be your child’s teacher this year. This will be my first year as a Thunderbird here at Shawsheen Elementary school, but it is not my first year working with pre-school children. I have 20 + years in this field. I believe in very hands on approach to learning for children in my classroom. I feel that children learn though experiences not worksheets. I like my students to experience the world around them using all of their senses, when appropriate. My activities are thought provoking, developmentally appropriate, learning based and loads of fun. I also rise to the occasion of teachable moments. If a child seeks knowledge about something we are not working on I have the ability to be flexible in the name of learning. I have a structured and loving attitude when it comes to my students. I believe that children need consistency so; my day is structured I work hard to make the environment have a safe and comfortable feel for them. The ability to be a loving teacher comes naturally to me. I have a great love for children and a passion to teach them the things that will impact them for the rest of their lives.
I live in Fort Collins where I have 4 Children Karolyn, Ron, Chris, and Daniel and 3 grand children Kaylee, Carmen and Ryker. I live with My love Steve and our 2 dogs (dobermans) and fish.
I have the following education: B.A. UNC,A.A. Front Range CC, Director's license, Pyramid training, CLASS Certified, Mental Heath First Aid,Touch Points, and Conscious Discipline T1.
I enjoy the follwoing things: Camping, Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Planting, the outdoors, birds, dogs, and traveling. ( We went to England this summer)