I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I received my bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and my Master’s in Education from Regis University. I am a mentor on Robotics Team 1619, a high school team that draws students from St Vrain Valley School District high schools. It is a dynamic, bright, and fun group of students and I love spending time with them. I am also a mentor, along with Mr. Ingersoll who teachers Gateway to Technology, for Flagstaff's Red Hot Robotics VEX Team. Last year was our first year and we fielded THREE teams. Our 6th grade team received the Judge's Award.
I am married and have two children. My husband is an electrical engineer and a hockey player. My children are Matthew and Jacquelyn, both in high school at Silver Creek. Matt and Jacquelyn are both in band, Jacquelyn is in Leadership Academy and Matt is on Student Senate. Matt plays on the JV golf team, Jackie is trying out for the girls golf team this spring as she shifts from 10 years of soccer to a new sport.
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5. formulate: To create and express an idea or plan in an easy to understand and systematic way. Example: Formulate a plan to deal with the huge amount of trash our school generates.
6. describe: To tell all about something. Example: Tell what your desk looks like. Include
lots of details so the reader can form a correct mental picture of the desk in their mind.
7. support: To back up an answer with details. Example: If you say that a character in a book is evil, give reasons or evidence that will backup your answer.
8. explain: Tell how and/or why something happened. Example: Tell what happened during lunch today that you got in trouble for.
9. summarize: Give the short version of an event. Example: Write what the book was about in a paragraph. Tell only the most important details.
11. contrast: To tell all the ways things are different. Example: How are cars and trucks different?
12. predict: To take your best guess on what will happen next. Often details in the story will help guide your guess. Example: What will happen next in the story?