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 FIRST 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. At Flagstaff I teach middle school language arts and a programming elective using Agent Sheets and Processing.
I am married and have two children. My husband is an electrical engineer and a hockey player. My children are Matthew and Jacquelyn. Matt is a senior at Silver Creek High School where he is a member of the golf team, the FIRST Robotics Team, Up-a-Creek Robotics - Team 1619, and plays bass clarinet, saxophone, and anything else he is asked to play, in band. Jacquelyn is entering her sophomore year at Purdue where she is a Computer Science major and volunteers quite a bit of her time mentoring local middle schoolers and high schoolers teaching them programming .
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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?