Salinas teacher featured on daytime talk show The Real

WATCH: Salinas teacher featured on daytime talk show The Real

First-grade teacher Ms. Baloca was surprised with a free trip to the Caribbean.



now, going virtual hasn’t been easy for any of us. And we know teachers have been stressed about everything from making sure their students tune in to making the classroom interesting from afar. But through it all, teachers continue to give their best. So it’s on Lee, right? That we show them some much needed love. So joining us now is first grade teacher Ruby below ca. Hi Ruby. I’m excited and honored to be here. This money with you. Oh, I’m so glad you joined us. All right, so first of all, tell us where you’re from. And how long have you been teaching? Yes. So I’m a first grade teacher at Gavilan Elementary School in Salinas, California. Come on, hawks. I have been a teacher for 20 years. Yes, and I’ve been there for 15 years now, and we have great staff. Great students. You know what? Have you ever thought that you would teach first grade via a computer? No, I never imagined that I would be teaching first graders through a computer. It’s been difficult, but we’re getting there. We provide the necessary support to our students. I am not only a teacher, but I am also a mother of three boys. They are also doing distance learning at home. So it was a challenge trying to balance the live assignments. I’m not only their mother, but I’m also their lunch lady there, counselor there, physical therapy teacher and I do this on my own because my husband, he keeps going to work. He’s actually a secret tester, which brings a whole different level of anxiety and stress to our home environment. But it was only by the grace of God that there were things that held together. We stay positive as a family, and we take it one day at a time, you know, because no matter how difficult the situation, there is always hope for tomorrow. Ladies, it’s true. I love your positivity, but it obviously seems like you’ve had a lot on your plate. And as a first-grade teacher, we know your students love recess. So let’s take a few minutes today to just, you know, play a game to distract yourself from the stress. Are you depressed? Yes. Let’s do this. Ladies, I’m ready. Oh okay. They sent you homework all the time. We want to know how you would rank a few situations in a game that we are going to follow, pass or fail. It looks good. This is my chance to redeem myself at school. OK, Ruby, here’s how it’s gonna work. We’re going to give you a few situations, and you’ll tell us if you’d give them a passing grade by saying a or a failing grade by saying f in 10 seconds or less. Okay. Okay. Understood. Alright, so here’s the first one. How would you rate surprise calls in real time when someone calls you out of nowhere. Facetime on FaceTime on facetime. I think I would be fine as s. Like I don’t wear makeup or my Madonna is with you the whole way. OK, so how would you rate a student who turned off their camera all week? Okay, so, yeah, it’s something we deal with every day. But you know what? Depending on the situation, we are not sure what our students are like what their houses are like. So I give it a wow. Okay. Okay. Okay. Very well. Good. How would you rate a few relaxing days on the beach? Oh, sure. On a plus. Also, I tell you Well, how would you rate a free luxury vacation? I have to say one more. Besides, I love the beach. I like to relax. Well, you know, it’s funny you say that because we can imagine you boarding a plane leaving to relax on the beach. You know, it’s a shame that we still can’t travel as we would like during this time. But when we can, no one deserves a vacation more than you, Ruby you e. And that’s why we’re bringing you a trip for two to the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Ghana. It’s a four-night stay where you can indulge in a safe paradise with enhanced hygiene protocols, five-star amenities, luxury accommodations, exhilarating nightlife, world-class golf, the most great Caribbean casino and beautiful beaches. And we know you can’t leave like now, but travel is good until December 2021. So when you and the world are ready to travel again, you can pack your bags and go. Does this sound like something you would be? Yes, yes, thank you very much. I am beyond the journey. Yes thanks. Fun This allows you to send us really cool photos that we want to see. Okay. Yes. I love you. Each of you. And God bless you. Oh, thank you for playing with us. And thank you for being a great teacher. Ultimately, we want to emphasize this.

WATCH: Salinas teacher featured on daytime talk show The Real

First-grade teacher Ms. Baloca was surprised with a free trip to the Caribbean.

A teacher from Salinas was featured on ABC’s daytime talk show The Real, where she was surprised with a free trip. First grade teacher Ruby Baloca has been teaching at El Gabilan Elementary School for 15 years. “We have great staff and great students,” Baloca said after being introduced by the four hosts. After playing a “pass or fail” game, where Baloca had to score questions from the hosts, she was surprised with a five-day trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. “No one deserves a vacation more than you,” host Loni Love said before the surprise was revealed. Watch the full clip in the video player above. You can watch The Real on Central Coast ABC Monday through Friday at 3 p.m.

A teacher from Salinas was featured on ABC’s daytime talk show The Real, where she was surprised with a free trip.

First grade teacher Ruby Baloca has been teaching at El Gabilan Elementary School for 15 years.

“We have great staff and great students,” Baloca said after being introduced by the four hosts.

After playing a “pass or fail” game, where Baloca had to score questions from the hosts, she was surprised with a five-day trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

“No one deserves a vacation more than you,” host Loni Love said before the surprise was revealed.

Watch the full clip in the video player above. You can watch The Real on Central Coast ABC Monday through Friday at 3 p.m.

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