Habits of Mind - Mrs. Kim Casali
What are our 1st - 4th grade students learning during their Habits of Mind classes?
Students are learning about the steps for creative problem solving through activities that help them identify the problem, participate in idea finding, determine solutions and prepare ways to put ideas to work.
Students are learning about Information Literacy. In today’s high tech world we are faced with new resources and volumes of information that increase daily. Students are learning to read these texts efficiently, sort through facts and determine what is important in the materials they access. They also learn to use these technologies safely.
Research is one of the most important techniques our children will develop during their time in school. With global information growing exponentially, our students must learn how to locate the information needed, sort it, and organize it in order to help them communicate concerns about issues they face in their futures. Students spend time in Habits of Mind seeking information about relevant topics in their world.
Art - Mrs. Gina Meyer
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Music - Mrs. Amy King
You will find me in the Music Room! In Music, you get to use our voices in a different way. You can show what you know with an instrument instead of a pencil. Music is a tool to learn about other disciplines - math, reading, history, etc. I think everyone can find a way to be successful in my classroom if they put in effort. I am originally from Nebraska, but I moved around a lot as a kid. This is my 20th year teaching elementary music. I like to spend time with my husband and my 14 year old daughter; I love to be crafty, to go shopping and to plan parties.
STEM/Technology - Mrs. Mallory Knoll
Hello Buffalo Trail! This is my first year at Buffalo Trail and my second year in Cherry Creek! Overall, this is my 11 year of teaching. At the start of my career, I worked in Douglas County preschools for 3 1/2 years. Then after a move to Oklahoma, I taught 1st grade for 2 years and kindergarten for another 2 years. And finally, I moved back to Colorado and joined the CCSD family. I live with my husband and our dog and 2 cats. We love living in Colorado- our favorite hobbies include hiking, kayaking and going to the zoo. I look forward to meeting you and your students this school year!
Physical Education - Mr. Jeff Gaede