Welcome to another fantastic year!
I am very excited to have your student in my class this year and I am looking forward to a year full of learning, growth, and development.
This is my second year teaching 4th grade at View Ridge. I am still somewhat new to teaching. I joined the profession after 19 years in the legal field. I love working with students, and deep down I’ve always known that the classroom is where I belong. I’ve lived in the local area most of my life. I graduated from Mariner High School, Edmonds Community College, Central Washington University, and most recently, Western Washington University in 2018. I have one son, Sam, who is 26. Sam has Down Syndrome, and he is involved with Special Olympics during the bowling and basketball seasons. He also has jobs in two local restaurants and he is a tremendous help with cutting, sorting, and preparing many of our classroom materials.
Fourth grade will be an exciting year where we expand our knowledge on a variety of subjects. We will work on developing many reading and writing skills and strategies through the use of our National Geographic ‘Reach for Reading’ program. There will be a wide range of math activities from the Pearson enVision math program. Our science units, Changes of State, Land and Water, and our engineering unit entitled: “A Stick in the Mud”, will offer valuable opportunities for students to better understand the world in which we live. This is also the year when we will learn about Washington state history. I believe that we are all a team working together so that each student has an amazing year! If you ever have any questions about what we are covering in class, or ways you can help your student at home, don’t hesitate to ask. This will also be something that I will touch on in my regular newsletters.