WELCOME!!!! I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year. Education is a passion of mine; I feel like I don't work a day as this is also my hobby. I believe that no significant learning can take place without a significant relationship. Children learn best in an environment where they feel safe to make mistakes understanding that it is a part of growing. Therefore, I strive to build a family within the classroom where we all support and encourage eachother. I have been with the Coeur d' Alene School District since 2011. I have held various positions at 5 elementary schools within the district and have made Atlas my home since 2015. I spent 4 lovely years as a Kindergarten Teacher before moving to Third grade the 2019-2020 school year.
I have two children of my own, James is 26, Mathew is 22. I also have two beautiful grandaughters Anna and Abby, and two little yorkie dogs that keep me busy when I am not at school. :)
Third grade is an exciting year for students. They begin to read more for learning now that they have the foundation of reading skills. They focus on fluency and comprehension in reading. We learn multiplication, division and fractions in math and we will learn a lot about government. This is also the first year that students will take the ISAT. (ISATs happen the end of April, beginning of May)
Our Class Schedule is as follows:
9:00-9:15 Entry Task (Getting settled in for the day)
9:15-9:30 Check in/ Morning Meeting
10:35-11:20 Specials (Monday: Music, Tuesday: P.E., Wednesday: Tech, Thursday: Library, Friday: Art)
11:20-12:00 Reading Core
1:45-2:30 Reading Switch
2:45-3:30 Science/Social Studies
Please remember that you are a direct extension of your childs education. Some of the ways that you can help support your child this year include:
Our goal in 3rd grade is to improve reading comprehension and fluency. At home, please have your child read a minimum of 20 minutes every night. You can check for understanding by asking questions about what they have been reading.
You will find a spelling list in our class Newsletter every Monday. We do a pretest on Monday so that your child knows which words they will need to practice throughout the week for the Friday spelling test. If a student gets 100% on the Monday pre-test, they will not be required to take the test on Friday.
Math will consist of reviewing and building on skills students have been introduced to in past years as well as adding higher level skills throughout the year. At home, it would be helpful to work with your child on addition and subtraction facts up to 18 as well as multiplication and division facts up to 12.
I appreciate you sharing your child with me. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!!
This is the quickest way to contact me because I can usually answer a quick email throughout the day.
Phone: 208 762 0626
Please leave me a message, and I will get back to you when I don't have students in my room.