Kat - I have taught 1st grade for 19 years. Previously I taught 6th grade, 7th grade, and 5th grade. I also worked as a museum education coordinator as well as graduate class instructor for 2 WI universities and 1 MN university. Squirrel - I am the founder of Unscribbled, Inc. - a web and graphic design company that works directly with clients to develop their businesses by strategizing and meeting their promotional needs. I am also the author of Unscribbling: the art of problem solving and fulfilling your desires.
Kat - My teaching style is centered around building positive relationships with my students. I want them to trust me that the knowledge I'm sharing with them is important. Typical lessons include modeling, movement, communication, hands-on learning, guided discovery, independent practice, and constructive feedback. I find my students learn best with mini-lessons that build on previous lessons. I also love to be a little silly at times! Squirrel - With a compulsion like a squirrel gathering nuts, I like to unscribble any problem, desire or design need that I can.
Kat - I am honored to be trusted with the education of my 6-7 year olds each and every day.
Kat- UW - Eau Claire - BS Saint Mary's University of MN - MA Squirrel- UW - Green Bay - BA
Kat - I am from Wisconsin and have 2 sons. Kyle is going to a UW college to be a computer scientist. Dan is an entrepreneur and is currently selling real estate. I love to read, write, make art, and travel. I especially love to travel to California in order to hang out with Squirrel! Squirrel - I currently live in Central California with my husband and our dog, Boonabean. My happy place is floating on a raft on Arnold Creek, Hatfield, WI. (In the summer!)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, European History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Education, Marketing, ELA Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Early Intervention, School Psychology, Engineering, Phonics