Dear Students and Families,
I’m excited to begin another year at Hillcrest Elementary. I’ve taught a lot of children over many years and still love it! During my career, I've taught 6th, 8th & 9th-grade mathematics, kindergarten, 3rd, 4th & 5th grades. This year, I’ll be team teaching with fellow 4th-grade teacher, Mrs. Fakkema. I’ll be teaching math and science, while she will focus on reading, writing, and social studies. This lets us both teach our areas of expertise and lets students experience switching classrooms for part of the day.
We’ll begin this year by developing our classroom community focusing on Hillcrest PRIDE (Preparation, Respect, Integrity, Determination & Empathy) and learning about Growth Mindset, starting with Everyone Can Learn.
Here’s a link to an outline of our Fourth Grade Curriculum: https://www.ohsd.net/cms/lib/WA01919452/Centricity/Domain/1525/4thGrade.pdf
Watch for classroom and Math/Science news via weekly emails during the year. Open communication and working together will lead to a great year of learning and growing!