We have tons of fun in K2! We start our day by eating a healthy breakfast. This helps us get ready for our busy day. K2 has morning meeting, reading time, songs, and rhymes. We practice our letter sounds and writing new words. We even write books that no one has ever heard! Off to lunch and recess we go for a well-deserved rest; and in the afternoon we do our best. Numbers, patterns, addition and more, math time is never a bore! At center time we practice what we have learned. Then K2 packs up and gets ready to go. Time to sign-out and say goodbye but tomorrow we’ll be back and ready to give it our best try!
Hello! My name is Keisha Bodden and I am proud to say that this is my tenth year teaching at the James Otis School. I attended Boston Public Schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I graduated from Boston Latin School. I received my bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst and my master’s degree in Elementary Education from UMass Boston. When I am not teaching I enjoy traveling and spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to another great year at the Otis!
Hello! My name is Mrs. Husgen. This is my 11th year at the Otis School and my 24th year with the BPS. Prior to the Otis, I taught Kindergarten at the Bates School in Roslindale. During my years at the Otis, I have enjoyed becoming a part of the East Boston community and have had so many opportunities to watch my students grow up. I am very fond of animals and enjoy reading children fiction and non-fiction animal books and telling them stories about my dog, Beau. Of course, I also love listening to the children’s stories about their interests too! I am excited to begin a new year at the Otis School.
Hello! My name is Julia Trainor, and I have been teaching K2 at the Otis for fourteen years. I received my bachelor’s degree as well as my master’s degree from Lesley University. My favorite part of teaching K2 is watching students grow academically and socially. My goal is to provide students with an engaging, fun and safe learning environment where they are able to ask questions, share ideas, and explore new, challenging lessons. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and going to Cape Cod. I am looking forward to a wonderful year full of learning and new adventures!