Room 107


Hello and welcome to the 2020-21 school year!  First grade is a magical year full of new beginnings and awakenings.  I'm excited to be teaching your ittle ones and helping them learn to enjoy being a part of a safe, peaceful and growing learning community.  I've been teaching in Minneapolis Public Schools since 1997, mostly at Marcy Open in first grade! This year I'll be learning to online teach.  It'll be a year of learning and new beginnings for us all.


Our learning platform is Seesaw.  This is where you will access activities and assignments.  There will also be online reading, math and phonics programs for your child to access.


Reach out to me whenever you need anything!

Classroom Philosophy for 107


We  teach using the Responsive Classroom philosophy and approach. We have a morning meeting, songs, games, morning messages, greetings, sharing, closing circle and guided discoveries on all our classroom materials. I believe that this is a proactive approach to discipline and a solid way to build community.  It's also FUN!


Responsive Classroom Approach

  • The social curriculum is an important as the academic curriculum
  • How children learn is as important as what children learn
  • The greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction
  • Children need a set of social skills in order to be successful academically and socially
  • Knowing the children we teach is as important as knowing the content we teach
  • Knowing the families of the students is as important as knowing the students