Grade Level Teachers
Welcome to Kindergarten!
We believe that children come to school with their own unique talents and abilities. It is up to us to nurture our students' talents and abilities to allow them to develop to their fullest potential!
We believe that 5 and 6 year old children's first "real" school experiences should be exciting and fun in a structured environment. As we have learned from the research on Responsive Classroom's Morning Meeting, students thrive in an environment that has routine and a sense of community. That routine allows each student to challenge themselves academically and socially because it is safe to take risks. The academic and social components are not entities to be treated and taught separately but together because they are intertwined.
We believe that our classroom environment needs to not only meet our students' academic needs but their social and emotional needs as well. To meet our students' academic needs, we must provide them with learning experiences that offer choice, are differentiated and are developmentally appropriate.
To meet our students' social and emotional needs, we will take time to implement and utilize the components of morning meeting. By making/taking the time to do so, will give each of our students the invaluable learning experience of developing relationships with their classmates. By developing those relationships, the students will be able to function better in an atmosphere where they feel safe and are willing to take the necessary risks to stretch themselves socially and academically.
Welcome to First Grade!
During the course of the year students will learn routines for independence, community building, using technology, becoming readers, writers, and communicators of our thinking!
Welcome to 2nd Grade!
Our vision is that each second grader can become a successful independent learner. We will "team" with learners, parents, and staff in order to nurture students to fulfill their unique potential.
Welcome to Third Grade!
At the third-grade level, students are beginning to transition between the fundamental skills they have learned up until now and put them to work in a more elaborate and creative way.
Welcome to Fourth Grade!
Fourth-graders have learned the basics and now they are ready and eager to apply what they know to their own lives. Fourth-graders are learning how to make responsible decisions and also learn how less-responsible decisions impact themselves and those around them.
Welcome to Fifth Grade!
Fifth grade is an exciting time as students come to the completion of elementary and are getting ready for a new chapter in their lives...middle school! Fifth graders are offered many opportunities to grow their skill sets, such as joining band, student council, and taking part in Patrols.