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Welcome To Our Classroom!

About Me

My fifth year at Bear Canyon Elementary is my 15th year with the Douglas County School District and marks my 19th year of teaching.  It’s my passion to teach and watch young minds come alive - and have fun along the way! I look forward to meeting you and your child at our Meet and Greet day in August.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a BS in Elementary Education and earned my MA in Curriculum and Instruction - Reading from Grand Canyon University.  My teaching career began in Wisconsin piloting a full-day kindergarten program. After moving to Colorado, I taught 3rd grade for three years in Aurora. Upon moving to the Douglas County School District, I spent ten years at Pine Lane Elementary in Parker.  At Pine Lane I taught both 2nd and 3rd grades.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling back to Wisconsin with my husband, Labradoodle puppy (Cash), and Shih Tzu (Belle).  I also enjoy the outdoors, music, and spending time with my family/friends. I am excited to begin my fifth year in 4th grade at Bear Canyon!

*Please email me at ladeba@dcsdk12.org so that I can add your email address to my 4th grade contact list.  Thank you! 😀

Laura Deba

School Supply List

American Furniture Warehouse

Shopping at American Furniture Warehouse?  Use code BCE 122 when checking out.  

Parent Questionnaire
Please take a few minutes and fill out the parent questionnaire.  Responses can only be viewed by myself and will give me a quick glimpse of your child.  Thank you in advance for your time.

Meet & Greet  
Meet & Greet is Wednesday, August 8th.  Please bring your school supplies.  If you could put your child's name on their folders and notebooks before Meet & Greet that would save us time.  Meet & Greet Slide Show Click Here.  Here is a look at our Meet & Greet schedule:

Session 1        Last Names N - Z(only)

8:45-8:55        Parents Meet in Gym

9:00-9:40       Classrooms

Session 2         Last Names  A - M(only)

9:50-10:00 Parents Meet in Gym

10:05-10:45 Classrooms

Colorful Colorado Picture Assignment - Information Coming Soon
Link to assignment

Fourth Grade Information

Fourth grade has many exciting topics.  We will be focusing on: 

  • Colorado History
  • Magnets & Electricity
  • Sun & Moon
  • Life Systems
  • Multi-Digit Multiplication
  • Division (with regrouping)
  • Expanding on the 4 C’s and World Class Outcomes
  • Continue to build on students’ technology skills and connecting with the world around us.

Science Blocks
Students will be switching throughout the year for science blocks:

Mrs. Hernandez
Life Science (Classification Systems)

Mrs. Deba
Earth Science (Sun/Moon)

Miss Cooper
Physical Science (Sources of Energy)



Shoparoo is simple!  Download the FREE Shoparoo app from Google Play or the App Store, set up your profile (join the Bear Canyon Elementary School PTA), and start snapping pictures of your receipts.  It doesn't take more than a few minutes and all you have to do it take a picture of your receipts!

Amazon Smile
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Shop on Amazon?  Another easy way to help Bear Canyon PTA is to check out at smile.amazon.com, select Bear Canyon Elementary PTA, then check out.  

Please click here for more information about AmazonSmile

Daily Schedule

8:35                        Check-in/Morning Work
9:00                        Math
10:00                      Snack
10:25                      Literacy Block (M/W/F)                                                 Second Specials (T/TH)
11:05                      Main Specials
11:50                      Agendas/Homework/Read                                                      Aloud
12:15                      Recess/Lunch
12:55                      Literacy Block
1:15 - 1:45               Boost
2:30                        Science/Social Studies
3:20                        Clean up
3:30                        Dismissal


WHAT IS REMIND AND WHY IS IT SAFE?Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students & parents.  Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app.  All personal information is kept private.  Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs.  Visit remind.com to learn more.

 -Select a way from the following options to receive messages for Mrs. Deba 4th 18 - 19:

    Option 1:  Text the message @f367d to the number 81010. If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @f367d to (303) 625-9168.

    Option 2:  If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/f367d Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

    Option 3:  Follow this link

-I use Remind on a regular basis.  Please make sure you sign up either to receive my 'Remind'ers via text or email.


Snacks/Water Bottles

Students should bring 1-2 healthy snacks each day to school.  We eat lunch at 12:50 and we will have a morning break for snacks.  In addition, a water bottle is also recommended.

Box Tops

This program is so simple.  Just look for this label on the products you already buy for your home (my husband and I have been saving ALL summer long).  Simply clip out the Box Top and send it to school with your child.  BCE earns $.10 for ever Box Top turned in.  It's an easy way to help BCE earn money.  Our class last year turned in thousands of Box Tops and earned class celebrations from our amazing PTA.  Start saving now!