Middle School

Welcome to the Middle School class page at Shasta Union Elementary.

My name is Jill Breslin. I have been teaching here at Shasta Elementary since 1988. I have taught all grades from K-8 both traditional and Montessori classes over the years. I have two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and a wonderful husband. I enjoy skiing, fishing, hiking, and traveling.

Our class in a multi-aged class with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in one classroom. We focus on the California standards through the Montessori method. The students work together on projects to expand their knowledge. They choose what they want to study within guidelines. We follow a course of study within cycles throughout the year. Our cycles last between 6 and 8 weeks. Within the cycles, the students have assigned lessons and choice projects.

Global learning is important for this age student. The students do community service projects during the year to help them build a sense of community.