Welcome to 4/5!
Previously, I have taught fourth grade in Phoenix, AZ, fourth grade in Laramie, Wyoming, sixth grade in Tolleson, AZ, and fourth grade in Gilbert, AZ. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2007 with my degree in elementary education and a minor in language arts. I’ve been working in education ever since!
My husband and I moved to Flagstaff in July 2015 and love it! We have moved a lot, but we love Flagstaff so much we are hoping to make it our permanent home. When I’m not teaching I like to spend time with my daughter, husband, and cats. We love hiking! I also love to bake. You name it…cookies, candies, fudge, breads, muffins…I bake it.
Our class, as well as all 3-5 grade classes, will continue to use our binder system to help keep us organized. Organization is a huge part of preparing students for middle school, so there is no better time to start!
To stick with my teaching philosophy that students learn best by doing, we will be completing several large projects throughout the year to help address our science and social studies standards. I also do a lot of group work and cooperative learning in my classroom. It is important for students to know how to work with and respect all people in our classroom. I pull small groups for math and ELA to ensure each student is getting the most appropriate support.
For those of you who are new to my class, I can’t wait to meet you! For those of you who are returning for fifth grade, I’m excited to see you again! Please check out the supply list under the Class News link. Have a wonderful rest of your summer and I’ll see you soon!