Welcome to 4th Grade!

Hello 4th graders!  My name is Ms. Olkowski and I will be your Literacy and Social Studies teacher. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  Before I became a teacher, I spent my winters dog-sledding and my summers as a Wilderness Ranger and an outdoor educator.  I absolutely love nature, animals, food, coffee and adventure!  Once I decided that I wanted to be a teacher, I packed my bags and hopped on a plane to Thailand.  I taught Thai youngsters how to read, write and speak English.  I also traveled around South East Asia sampling tasty and eccentric cuisine.  Once I arrived back in the United States, I taught 3rd grade for several years.  Now, as you know, I have the privilege of being your 4th grade teacher.  

I believe that learning should be exciting, challenging and at times messy!  Let's have a great year together!
Email-   bolkowski@gilpin.k12.co.us    
responses could take up to 24 hours

Phone- 303-582-3444  leave a voicemail and calls are returned before/after school (and during planning)

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