Welcome to Miss. Spjuth's  Third Grade Classroom! 

Philosophy for the Classroom:        
    My classroom will be safe and a place for student's to come and explore their ideas through trial and error while also celebrating our successes. Learning is something I want my student's to be motivated to do and to encourage that my classroom's foundation will be built through student choice and inquiry. I believe in having an environment that makes the student's comfortable, ready to problem solve, and expand their knowledge. I want my students to know that our failures should be celebrated just as much as our success. Learning is a process and that process will not be mastered after one or two tries. I also know that not all students learn in the same way, which is why I differentiate my teaching to ensure that I am reaching all student's in my class where they are. I strive to help build positive relationships among all the students and make my classroom a community. I will always be there to push my student's further and make them think deeper. I will care for my student's and always have their best interests in mind. 

My Favorites:
Color: Pink
Food: Macaroni and Cheese 
Book: Charlotte's Web
Drink: Coffee 
Sport: Hockey and College Basketball 
Subject: English Language Arts 
Animal: Tiger
Movie: Big Hero 
Flower: Sunflower 

Contact Information:
E-mail:  skspjuth@dcsdk12.org

Hello Northeast Community! 

My name is Shelby Spjuth (weird last name, I know. It’s pronounced sp-ew-th. The J is silent :) ) and I am your child’s new third grade teacher! I am ecstatic to have your child in my class and even more excited to have a great year together!

             A little bit about myself, I was born and raised in a Northwest suburb of Chicago called Algonquin. When I graduated high school I made the decision to pack up my life in Illinois and attend college at the University of Kansas. While at KU I helped start a tutoring program for foreign exchange families, participated in the KU Dance Marathon, volunteered for Girl Scouts of America, was a member of Kappa Delta sorority, attended every basketball game, and I was also apart of a club called Natural Ties, whichis an organization that plans events foradults with special needs. I graduated from KU in 2016 with a degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Special Education. I have been at Northeast for two years now and I have grown more than I ever thought possible in such a short amount of time! 

            Outside of teaching, I am an avid sports lover. Being from Chicago, hockey is a way of life and I am a die hardBlackhawks fan. I throughly enjoy spending my fall and winter Sunday nights watching ‘Da Bears’ play football. I also live for basketball and more specifically I live for the Kansas Jayhawks. Come March I will be apart of the Madness as I am glued to a TV screen cheering on my Jayhawks, hoping Bill Self will take us to the National Championship. When there isn't a sporting event happening, I spend my time with my fiance outdoors hiking, skiing, fishing (mainly fly, also ice), kayaking (all things Colorado), reading, writing, going to concerts or even playing sports myself. I also love spendingtime with my family and friends.

            I am beyond excited to have your child in my classroom! It will be a greatyear of fun, hands on learning!

If you ever have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!