Everyone's Favorite Grandma
In reading workshop, students will read far and wide, picking up any nonfiction text that speaks to them. Then students will move in to research teams that will look into topics related to extreme weather and natural disasters. They will work on synthesizing information from what they know and what they will learn. Students will then be researching extreme weather and natural disasters. Students will practice the skills of close reading as well as comparing and contrasting.
Digger Dash 2021
DD 2021 was a great "sssssuccsssesss" for Ms. Russell's Rattlers! Thank you parents for coming out to support our runners and for the financial donations!
Digger Dash Schedule
8:40 -9:10 Word Work
1st day of 4th grade REminders
*Bring a water bottle everyday filled with water only, no other beverages are allowed in the classroom.
*Know how you are getting home and if you are meeting siblings, where you will meet up.
*We will have a snack break, so please feel free to bring one to enjoy!
*Bring all of your supplies.
Hello! I've Been Waiting For you!
Hi! My name is Jessalyn Russell and I am so excited to be your teacher this year!!! We are going to do so many fun things and of course we will learn a lot. I hope you have had a fabulous summer so far.
This will be my 20th year teaching and my 7th year at Gold Rush. This will be my 1st year at GRE teaching 4th grade; but I have taught 5th grade, 5th/6th grade math, 4th grade, 3rd grade and was a Gifted Instructional Teaching-Coach. I also coached middle school girls basketball and softball. I have also spent 6 summers teaching English in the Czech Republic with International Needs Network.
Before moving to Colorado I lived in Phoenix for 13 years, but was raised in Northern New Mexico. I am a huge baseball fan and love the Arizona Diamondbacks (even though they are awful this year.) I enjoy creating and building things and would probably be a contractor if I had to choose another job. I also am a rockstar Aunt to 2 nephews, 2 bonus nephews, and 2 bonus nieces.
I love reading, musicals, history, math, sewing, crafting, and gardening.
I truly believe that this year is going to be great! I look forward to meeting you all and enjoying a great year.
1998 graduate of Aztec High School in Aztec, NM.
2000 graduate with an AA degree from San Juan College in Farmington, NM.
2002 graduate with a BA in Elementary Education from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM.
I continued my education in Arizona, earning a Structured English Immersion Endorsement, Early Childhood Endorsement and a Gifted Education Endorsement.
Food: Pizza, French Fries, and Gummies
Movie: A League of Their Own and (the original) Karate Kid
Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Drink: Americanos and Bubbly Waters
Sports: Baseball and College Basketball
Fast Food: Chic Fil A, Taco Bell
Singer: Jack Johnson and Mat Kearney
Subject: Math and US History
Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks and U of A Wildcats
Restaurant: Oreganos and Hacienda Colorado
School Phone Number: 303.387.7700
You can also write a note in your child’s agenda!