Ms. Slinkard's Kindergarten Class 2019-2020


I am so excited for this school year!! Please use the tabs across the top to navigate through the site! Also, look below to find out more information about Ms. Slinkard!

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About Ms. Slinkard

I am so excited to join Mountain View Elementary! This will be my 10th year teaching! During my 9 years of teaching, I educated students as a reading interventionist for two years, a ­kindergarten teacher for 5 years and taught second grade for 2 years. I am so excited to return to kindergarten and watch my littles become lifelong learners! I believe kindergarten is the perfect age to inspire young minds and instill an early enthusiasm for learning and fun. Teaching is such a passion of mine and is such a rewarding experience!

I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and just moved to Colorado in July 2019. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2010 with a Bachelor Degree of Science in Elementary Education. I am a lifelong learner and continued to pursue my passion for teaching by becoming certified in Early Childhood Education in December of 2011, and receiving a Master of Arts in Elementary Education with a certification in reading in December 2015.

I have a miniature pinscher and chihuahua mix named Pixie Stix and she loves to go hiking with me! She is full of energy and needs daily walks/hikes. We are having a great time exploring Colorado together!! Pixie just turned 7 in July and enjoyed her first plane flight back to Saint Louis after her 7th birthday! I got the name Pixie Stix from the candy. I name all of my pets after candy/ food :). I've had a guinea pig named Snickers, a rabbit named Skittles, an iguana named Beans, a bearded dragon named Butters, and a fish named Cupcake!

I also have twin nieces who just turned 4 and my sister is pregnant with another baby due in August! We won't find out if the baby is male or female until he/she is born! I am very close with my family (thank goodness for FaceTime)! In my free time, I like to read, hike and explore with Pixie, workout, listen to music, cook new vegan recipes, and spend time with family/friends!

Some of my favorites:

  • Color: purple (but my apartment is decorated in blue and gold)
  • Food: Trying anything vegan. I went vegetarian a year ago and have been vegan since April 2019! I love trying new, homemade recipes!
  • Snacks: Larabars, pistachios, salt & vinegar chips
  • Animal: dogs
  • Season: Fall
  • Stores: Amazon, Target, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls
  • Drinks: water and coffee
  • Sport: working out with weight lifting
  • Movie: Batman
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • I also love dream catchers and 4 hanging in my apartment!