Happy New Year 2024

During Reading we will begin the year by responding to the novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with an emphasis on theme. 

Math Division

Strong paragraphs will be our focus in writing.

Religion will focus on Empathy and Kindness. We will also spend time setting classroom goals. 

Social Studies focus for the next few weeks will be Washington State History. 

Grammar will focus on commas, especially how they occur in a series. 

Spelling will not happen this week.

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I received my initial certification in Special Education/Elementary Education from Western Washington University. I hold a Montessori Degree from Northwest Montessori school and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading and Writing from Lesley University. I began my teaching career with a variety of classroom positions and joined the St John faculty in 1990 as a Kindergarten teacher. I later moved to 2nd grade, then to middle school where for the past 10 years I have taught a variety of subjects most currently as 8th grade homeroom and middle school religion teacher. Last year I asked to move to 4th grade, a grade I have never taught before. I am a native Seattleite growing up in the Wedgewood neighborhood and attending OLL and Blanchet high school. I am a wife, mother of 3 adult daughters, and one granddaughter. What I love most about teaching is experiencing the joy that learning brings to my students.