Welcome to Fourth Grade!
I am very excited to be teaching 4th grade again at Karen Acres for the 2018-2019 school year! This is my 4th year teaching 4th grade, 10th year at Karen Acres, and 11th year of teaching! I know it will be a fun and exciting year, and I am looking forward to working with and getting to know your child! Please feel free to contact me at any time!
We will be using the following sites to as resources and to track our learning throughout the year.
Google Classroom Site: https://classroom.google.com
*Digital classroom that will be used for classroom projects and tasks involving technology resources
(students use their UrbandaleSchools login and password)
Moodle Site: http://moodle.urbandale.k12.ia.us/course/view.php?id=2494
*For classroom resources and announcements
*Website for our math and reading program
I received my B.A. in Elementary Education with a minor in mathematics from Augsburg College in 2007 and my Master's of Science in Education with an emphasis on K-6 Mathematics from Walden University in 2014. Prior to teaching 4th grade at KA, I was the Title I Math teacher at Karen Acres and Jensen Elementary from 2009-2015, and taught 4th grade in St. Paul, MN during the '07-08 school year.
I am originally from Minneapolis, MN, and moved to Iowa in 2008. I currently live in Grimes, IA with my husband, Jake, son Ethan (3 1/2 years old), and our dog, Viktor. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and dabbling in various arts and crafts.
Specials begin daily at 9:15am (Except for "E" Days, when there is no specials)
A Days: Music (40min) and PE (40min)
B Days: Art (60min)
C Days: PE (40 Min)
D Days: Guidance (30 Min)
E Days: No specials - this time will be used to team building/Social-emotional learning, science experiments, and computer lab
F Days: Music (40min) and Library (30min)