Math for Kindergarten through 8th Grade
I am a 5th generation Seattleite from a long line of Catholics. My husband and I are parishioners at St. Brendan Parish and our daughter, Margaret, is a student at St. Brendan.
My education began at St. Anne School on Queen Anne Hill. From there, I went on to graduate from Bishop Blanchet High School. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education from Central Washington University.
My first experience as a teacher took place in a first grade classroom. It was such a rewarding experience watching the students learn and grow. For ten years, I worked with students of all ages and skill levels in various subjects with a strong focus on math instruction. I was the Assistant Director of Education at the Totem Lake Sylvan Learning Center and was responsible for training other teachers, developing curriculum and planning individualized programs for students. In 2013-14 I started working at St. Brendan teaching math to small groups of 5th and 6th graders. The following year, in partnership with Mrs. Scheuer, I became the afternoon first grade teacher. I taught the first graders religion, math, science, and social studies. In 2015, I started working with small math groups in grades K-8. I have always loved math and enjoy sharing that love through fun hands on and movement math activities in my classroom. Over the past few years, I have enjoyed getting to know the wonderful staff and students at this school.
In the winter months, I enjoy helping injured skiers and snowboarders as a member of the Summit West Ski Patrol at Snoqualmie Pass. I have been Patrolling at Snoqualmie for the past 20+ years and was in charge of training all incoming Patrollers for more than 9 years.
K: This week we are working on composing and decomposing numbers to 4, and practicing writing numbers to 4.
1st grade A: We will be reviewing how to write number sentences, composing and decomposing single digit numbers, and learning about turn around facts.
1st grade B: we will continue talking about even and odd numbers.
2nd grade A: We are reviewing place value within 1,000.
2nd grade B: We are learning about fact families and how addition and subtraction are related.
3rd grade A: We are starting to memorize multiplication facts by skip counting. We will explore the commutative property of addition and multiplication. We will also learn about how multiplication and division are related.
3rd grade B: We will explore place value to the millions place.
4th grade A: This week we will review the tricks for identifying divisibility, identify prime vs composite numbers and learn about prime factorization.
4th grade B: We will review the Addition and Multiplication properties, and factors and multiples.
5th grade: We will continue to review multiplication and division facts.
Pre-Algebra: The chapter 4 test will be on Wednesday 11/14. This week we will learn about scientific notation and square/cube roots. We will also review rational and irrational numbers.
11/5- worksheet: scientific notation
11/6- worksheet: roots
11/7- worksheet: irrational numbers
11/8- worksheet: chapter 4 review