I have worked as a teacher in the Finnish School of San Diego for ten years. My main priority in classes is that the students have fun. My hobbies include outdoor activities, cycling and various board games with my family and with my friends.
I have Master of Education and my major was educational psychology. I did also pedagogical studies. I have worked as a kindergarten teacher, reading assistant teacher, middle school teacher and adult educator. My hobbies include kick boxing, tennis, gym and walking in nature.
I have a Master Degree of Elementary Education and Teaching as well as Bachelor Degrees of Early Childhood Education and Mathematics. I have been teaching grades 1-6 in Finland over 10 years. I also have experience from Finnish Language School of Vancouver and Independent Finnish Language Tutoring here in San Diego. I enjoy multiple physical activities especially hiking in the beautiful nature. Finnish Language Arts and Math Problems have a special place in my mind.
You can join all year around! In the Finnish School of San Diego, children are taught Finnish language. School aims to preserve the language and culture contact by teaching and nurturing Finnish skills and familiarizing children the culture and traditions of Finland.
We have students from preschool age to middle school age. Children are divided into groups mainly based on age but also based on their skills. It is now possible to study Finnish language in accordance with the Finnish curriculum in Kulkuri Groups.
We have been operating officially since 1998. "San Diegon Suomi-Koulu" is a non-profit organization that receives aid from the Finnish National Board of Education. Donations are always welcome! We finance our operations also with events. Check out our calendar and welcome!
Registration: Registration to the school starts on Saturday, September 9th at 9:00 am. We recommend that all students will arrive early enough, so that we will be ready to start the lessons on time, either 9:30am or 11:15am. Registration fee: $30/student/school year (includes fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters) Fall tuition: Kulkuri first, third and Read more about More About Fall Semester 2017[…]
School days: September 9 and 23 October 7 and 21 November 4 and 18 December 9 and 16 Times for the Classes: 9:30-11:00 Niina: 3rd grade, Terhi: 1st grade 11:15-12:45 Niina: 5th grade, Terhi: Finnish as the second language 9:30-11:30 Minna: the group of the youngest, recess 10.30-10.45 9:25 & 11:10 Morning gathering, we sing Read more about Fall Semester 2017[…]
We had our first day of Spring Semester on Saturday. We got to enjoy the sunny weather while filling up enrollment forms. Have a good semester! School days: January 14 & 28 February 11 & 25 March 11 & 25 April 8 & 22 May 6 & 20 New Class Schedule: 9:30-11 Niina’s 5. grade, Terhi’s Read more about Spring Semester[…]
Christmas time and Christmas magic. We had a small Christmas celebration at school. Children were singing “Joulupuu on rakennettu” and then we got taste of Christmas porridge and ginger snaps. Merry Christmas!
We celebrated the 99th Finnish Independence Day. Have some cake!
F like First Grade! Last time we popped in our first grade class. First grade students are learning finnish with Terhi-teacher. They are learning letters and to read by listening, writing and reading. Some times they get to learn with different games and playing.
Last time we did something small for the Finnish Father’s Day. I wonder what we’ll do in next class – you are welcome to take a look!
In recent Finnish-school time we got a visit our class of youngest students who were learning about national animals. In group of youngest you will learn about Finnish language and culture and the main thing is to create an interest for language. Group sings, does crafts and plays with wonderful teacher Minna. They learn about Read more about The Group of Youngest[…]
Form: order-form-2016 Christmas Fair 2016! Order soon in advance! Order more and save!! The traditional Christmas Fair is happening during Finnish School, 11/5 on Saturday! Order before 10/17 and be sure to that there is enough products for you too. If you order over $100, we will reduce 10%. Return form to Hanna or to firstname.lastname@example.org. All the Read more about Christmas Fair 2016![…]
Beautiful fall trees painted by Minna’s group!