Thanks for Your Understanding

A little over a month ago I injured my knee skiing on one of our many snow days.  Of course it was the last 100 yards of the last run of the day at 3:30pm.  It was a beautiful fall, one of a twisting ballet move on one leg. Alas, no one saw it to appreciate the true fantastic nature of my demise!  I thought I was fine, but after hobbling around for a week, I finally started the process to find out what I actually did.  Through an MRI I found out that I tore the meniscus in my left leg.  It is a “bucket handle” tear, that flips back and forth, causing my knee to catch, feel unstable, and  shoot pain when squatting, kneeling, and twisting.  I have arthroscopic surgery scheduled for April 23rd, which is over vacation.  My surgeon suggested I take four weeks off, but that it too lang away from the kiddos, so I hope to be back to school on May 5th, teaching from my chair with wheels.  If I find this is unrealistic, and I need to take another week off, You will all know immediately.  I know this is not wonderful for anyone, and I hope to cause as little disruption to the student’s lives as possible.  Thanks for your help with this.


Our Last Friday Meeting of the Year!

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Thank You Mrs. Dunn

We are thankful to have the very talented Thea Dunn volunteering in our classroom on Thursdays.  Thea teaches piano, guitar, and vocal music, so she is helping out any way she can in the room, but also singing with the students.  This past week, as part of our US Regions unit, she sang “America the Beautiful” with us.

Here we go AGAIN!

Conferences did not happen again last week due to weather. I will be rescheduling for Tuesday 3/25 and Thursday 3/27. If you can contact me about what times work for you, that would be super. Thanks for understanding! 

Conferences – The Need to Reschedule

The inclement weather that caused school to be cancelled, also cancelled conferences for many parents.  Please contact me about rescheduling ASAP.  I would like to meet with as many parents as I can on March 20th.  Thanks!

Vacation is Coming – Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

We begin vacation on February 15th.  I hope you all have a wonderful break, and get to play in the snow and watch the Olympics!  Enjoy!


In class we are following the US Athletes competing in the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.  If you watch the events with a 4th Grader from our class, please talk with them about the states the athletes are from, and what those states are like.  We are using the Olympics as a springboard into learning about the US, so this could be very helpful.

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