This website is for students to access websites, view other student's work, and used to collaborate with other classrooms.
This website also contains information for parents about Littleton's Gifted and Talented program.
"The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do." ~Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Mrs. Maxey dreams of going to Italy! What are you dreaming of?)
What you might see in my classroom:
Students working math problems...using good strategies to solve a problem-solving problem.
Students working in a “Flipped Classroom” in math.
Students working above grade level in math.
Students reading and writing about their reading.
Students using Thinking Maps to organize their thinking.
Students asking questions!
Students working with me on an independent study.
Students discussing the books they are reading using higher level thinking questions.
Students using their resources and tools to help them find the right answers.
Students working on projects using their creative thinking.
Students using their inference skills and making connections.
Students giving their best effort...at times even 110 % effort.
Students working in groups and helping/encouraging each other.
About Mrs. Maxey
It’s true that time flies when you’re having fun!
I have been teaching for 35 years and I can truthfully say that I STILL love my job and feel so fortunate to get to spend my days with the wonderful students, staff and parents of Franklin!
I have a bachelors and a masters degree of education from East Texas State University and a certificate in gifted education from the University of Arkansas. I have had the pleasure of teaching in Texas, Arkansas, Georgia and now beautiful Colorado. I spent the first part of my career teaching 5th grade, but soon found that my passion was working with gifted and talented students. I was recently inducted into the Colorado Academy of Educators of the Gifted, Talented and Creative. That was a huge honor!
My husband, John, works for an oil company and travels downtown everyday to work. We have four beautiful daughters and 6 adorable grandchildren. Our girls live as close as Colorado Springs and as far away as Texas. John and I enjoy traveling, gardening, being outdoors, being involved with our church and spending time with friends and family.
One of my pleasures in life is going for long walks with my dog, Cali. I LOVE to read...you should see the stack of books by my bed or the books waiting on my Nook! I also love to cook and love to try out new recipes. I really enjoy working out, which is a good thing since I also love to eat!