This will be my 8th year with Bloomington Public Schools, but instead of being at Valley View Middle school, I am working with our new Bloomington Online School teaching 6th and 8th grade. I am so excited at the prospect of building something new with the Bloomington community and students, it will be a new adventure for all! Originially from Rosemount, MN and went to Winona State University for my Undergraduate Degree in teaching and finished my masters in Special Education (LD) and Reading in 2017 through Mankato State University.
In 6th grade, we will be focuising on the 6+1 Traits of writing using mentor texts and read alouds, and in 8th grade we will be analyzing books like The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and diving into the Holocaust by reading The Diary of Anne Frank, and taking a close look at a variety of short stories.