I have two children who attend St. Mary's. We moved here from Washington D.C. where we lived for 7 years. We love living in Wyoming and we love St. Mary's! Teaching is not my job, it's my passion. I feel privileged to be teaching in such a supportive learning environment. I am so blessed to be able to spend each day teaching and learning with such wonderful children and staff.
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
Master's Degree in Education and Reading Literacy
Other Qualifications: Linda Moodbell certifications in: Seeing Stars, Verbalizing/Visualizing, and LiPs.
We are well into the third quarter of Kindergarten! The children are becoming very familiar with sounding out and reading CVC words. They are reading books with longer sentences and are practicing beginning and ending blends. They continue to use the digraphs th-, sh- and ch- in their reading and writing. The children have been writing "stories" using the transitional words first, then,next, now and last. And finally we have begun simple addition and subtraction equations incorporating ten frames.
The Kindergarten students will be reciting the poem, "Lovely Lady" at Mass in the Cathedral on Friday May 5th. We encourage parents, grandparents and friends to attend Mass with us that day.
The next Kindergarten Reader's Theater performance will be on Feb. 21st at 8:05 am. We will be singing songs about Groundhog's Day, Valentine's Day, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Jesus. Next month the parents are in for a real treat! We will be learning 5 dances along with our St. Patrick's Day songs. It will be on March 21st at 8:05 am.
We continue to perform our songs each month at Aspen Winds Retirement Home. The children are making colorful shamrocks with Irish Blessings to give to the residents there. All are welcome to join us each month when we go to perform our songs.
The Kindergarten classes (I mean parents) are building the Ultimate Lego Table for the Fanfare Auction on Saturday March 18th at Little America. It will consist of a two-sided lego table with ample storage on both sides. There will also be a large variety of lego sets to go with the table. We hope it brings in lots of money for the school.
We have already had several new students come to check out our school for next year. If you will have a child ready to enter Kindergarten in Aug. of 2017, please call the school and set up an appointment to come and visit our classrooms.