Phone: 651-767-8540

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Early Childhood and Masters degree from Concordia University in Differentiated Instruction

Ms. Andrea Sparks

Welcome Pre-K!

Hi, My name is Andrea Sparks. I am the Crossroads Science Pre-K eacher. I started teaching Pre-K in the fall of 2017. I previously taught Kindergarten here at Crossroads and many know me as Ms. D. I have two children and enjoy watching them grow and learn and play. 

I received my Bachelors degree at UW Stout in Early Childhood. In 2017 I went to Concordia for my Masters in Differentiated Instruction. Currently, I am in a Masters program for Trauma informed teaching. My schooling allows me to work with children birth to third grade and to look at their different learning styles and abilities and design and implement lessons and a learning space to meet each child's needs.  I am passionate about helping students in whatever way I can and meeting them at whatever level they are at. 

I love being a teacher! Working with students and watching them learn and discover each day inspires me. I love working with families and building relationships that will last far beyond the one year I have a student. I grew up close to Crossroads and being here feels like home. I wish for each child in my care a love of school and learning and a sense of acceptance and love. 

 
 
 
 
  • * Each child will need outdoor winter clothes. This includes boots, snowpants, jacket, warm gloves or mittens and a hat. We will be going outside everyday for recess.

     

    *Please send a light blanket for your child to use during rest time. I will keep it in a safe space during the week and it will be sent home on Fridays to be washed over the weekend. Please send it back to school on Mondays.

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  • Daily Schedule

    7:15-7:35 Arrival/breakfast

    7:35-7:45 Ease into the Day

    7:45-8:05 Morning Meeting and Read Aloud

    8:05-9:20 Active Learning and Small Groups

    9:20-9:30 Clean up

    9:30-9:40 Movement/mindfulness activities

    9:40-9:50 Calendar

    9:50-10:40 Specialist

    10:40-10:45 Wash hands and prepare for lunch

    10:45-11:15 Lunch

    11:15-11:45 Rest                   

    11:50-12:30 Active Learning

    12:30-12:35 Clean up

    12:35-12:50 Regroup to Revisit

    12:55-1:00 Wash hands

    1:00-1:10 Snack

    1:10-1:20 Prepare for outside

    1:20-1:50 Recess

    1:50 Dismissal

     

    *This is tentative and if something is not working for our class, changes can be made and I will update

Classroom Expectations

  • 1. Be Nice

    2. Be Safe

    3. Listen to all Teachers

    4. Be Respectful