Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Macalester College M.Ed. University of Minnesota
Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 school year with SAP!
Room 1305 works hard during Reader's and Writer's Workshops, having book clubs, learning lots of math, researching different topics and building our community together. We really love to read too!
I'm starting my 24th year with St. Paul Public Schools and am deeply committed to public education. I have taught 8th grade, 5th grade and just love the 2nd graders I'm lucky enough to work with here at St. Anthony Park. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, I'm still a Wildcats Basketball fan, and tend to get a little Mad in March as the college tournament time rolls around. Despite the winters, I have deep roots in St. Paul and am happy to be raising my family here in the Twin Cities. I look forward to working with you and your child this year.
We are so fortunate to have Ms. Kavanagh, too!
Book Talks will obviously be on hold this year, but keep reading!
Maja, Layla, Enime, Muaad, William, Oliver, Wren, Ollie, Kaden, La'vae, Guadalupe, Ja'Marco, Kaya, George, Curtis, Owen, Liesel, Louisa, Abdijibar, Sayf, Felix, Isabella, Mia, Henry, Vivian
PUBLIC LIBRARY WALKING TRIPS
In a typical year, we walk once per month to the local SAP public library. Please support SPPL during COVID-19!
2020 - 21
Approximate Daily Schedule during a typical Screen to Screen school day
7:30 - 8:30 Specialists (Science, Music, Phy.Ed., Active Inquiry)
8:30 – 9:00 Morning Meeting/SEL **Please attend daily on GoogleMeet**
9:00 – 9:15 Math CheckIn Optional Office Hours (Tues, Wed & Thurs) I am available on GoogleMeet or email
9:20 - 10:30 Math. (Lesson, Activity/Response, XtraMath)
10:45 - 11:00 Movement Break/Snack
11:00 - 11:30 Scholastic News/ Social Studies/ Health/Counselor
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:20 ReadAloud
12:20 - 2:00 Literacy Block (Writer's Workshop/ Reader's Workshop/ Phonics (Lesson, Activity/Response, IR)
1:00 - 1:20 Small Groups *will be determined at a later date*
1:30 - 2:00 Office Hours (Tues & Thurs) I am available on GoogleMeet or email
- If this does not work with your family's life, that is fine. Most learning is designed to be on a time frame that works for you.
This schedule, of course, is flexible, and may be “tweaked” to meet student needs throughout the year.