Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Welcome Back! 2020/2021

Welcome to 3rd grade! My name is Kristen Leuschner (pronounced Leshner) and I will be your child's 3rd grade teacher. I am very excited to be doing what I love at such a wonderful place. My goal this year is for each student to learn in a stimulating and responsive learning environment. In my classroom, your child will feel secure, as well as challenged. It is my hope that each child in my class will develop a joy of learning that will endure. I have discovered that the truly magical part of my job is watching my kids’ faces light up when they discover they are capable of so many wonderful things.

This will be my 12th year of teaching. I have taught 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade and I am excited to begin a new school year! I earned my Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Regis University. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Creighton University and a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

I am not a Colorado native as I grew up a Navy B.R.A.T. and we moved every two years. However, we always called Colorado home so after my dad retired we settled down in Colorado. I enjoy spending time with my husband, our 2 sons, Carter and Peyton, and our labrador retrievers (Kona and Diesel). When I am not at school, I can be found spending time with my amazing family, watching my boys play sports, enjoying a Starbucks, and following my beloved Denver Broncos!!

I am thrilled to be starting this new year with your child. The best way to contact me is via email at Kristen.leuschner@dcsdk12.org.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Field Day Monday, May 18

Today is Field Day! Please check school communication this morning for information regarding virtual field day events. Be sure to send me pics!


Friday, May 15, 2020

Virtual Learning Friday, May 15

Today's Learning Opportunities 5/15:

Reading:
  • Scholastic News: He Grew Up to Invent the Super Soaker! Read the article assigned in Google Classroom. Then describe a toy you would want to invent. Draw it and/or create it! SHARE ON FLIPGRID!
Math:
  • Math Scavenger hunt! Please click on the assignment in Google Classroom and follow the directions on the slides. I am hoping you will get outside and have fun with this! Finish the slides today. I cannot wait to see what you find :)
TWO Flipgrids!
  • Wish Karter Zimmerman a Happy Birthday!
  • Share your invention!
If there is any frustration, please feel free to make adjustments. I truly appreciate your partnership as we navigate virtual learning together. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns along the way.

Additional Remote Learning Opportunities in the Specials Areas:
Art
Steam Lab
Music
P.E.

Mental Health Resource for Mrs. Fitch
https://mrsfitchcounselor.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your continued support. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Virtual Learning Thursday, May 14

Today's Learning Opportunities 5/14:

Reading:
  • 3rd Grade Memory Book! I have created a memory book for each of you :). I wish we were doing this together in class as I do it every year and we get to share. However, we will do it digitally this year! The book has pictures from the school year and places for you to write in some of our memories from the year. I would love to see what you put in your books!

Math:
  • Math Scavenger hunt! Please click on the assignment in Google Classroom and follow the directions on the slides. I am hoping you will get outside and have fun with this! Do slides 4 and 5 today. I cannot wait to see what you find :)
If there is any frustration, please feel free to make adjustments. I truly appreciate your partnership as we navigate virtual learning together. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns along the way.


Additional Remote Learning Opportunities in the Specials Areas:
Art
Steam Lab
Music
P.E.

Mental Health Resource for Mrs. Fitch
https://mrsfitchcounselor.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your continued support. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Virtual Learning Wednesday, May 13

Today's Learning Opportunities 5/13:

Reading:
  • 20 minutes of reading (in an independent text of choice - this can be an online book or a book at home) NO reading response.
  • Acrostic Poem! Please click on the assignment in Google Classroom and follow the directions on the slides. Make a fun acrostic poem...check out my example!

Math:
  • Math Scavenger hunt! Please click on the assignment in Google Classroom and follow the directions on the slides. I am hoping you will get outside and have fun with this!

If there is any frustration, please feel free to make adjustments. I truly appreciate your partnership as we navigate virtual learning together. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns along the way.

Additional Remote Learning Opportunities in the Specials Areas:
Art
Steam Lab
Music
P.E.

Mental Health Resource for Mrs. Fitch
https://mrsfitchcounselor.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your continued support. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Virtual Learning Tuesday, May 12

Today's Learning Opportunities 5/11:

Reading:
  • 20 minutes of reading (in an independent text of choice - this can be an online book or a book at home) NO reading response.
  • Letter to 4th grade teacher - Please click on the slides in Google Classroom and READ THE DIRECTIONS FIRST! Then, find the slide with your name on it. Write your letter. No need to share or turn it in as it is my document so I can see your work.

Math:
  • iReady Math Diagnostic - Day 2: Login to iReady. Please make sure your child has scratch paper, a quiet place to work.Please do not help your child with this assessment.

If there is any frustration, please feel free to make adjustments. I truly appreciate your partnership as we navigate virtual learning together. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns along the way.

Additional Remote Learning Opportunities in the Specials Areas:
Art
Steam Lab
Music
P.E.

Mental Health Resource for Mrs. Fitch
https://mrsfitchcounselor.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your continued support. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Virtual Learning Monday, May 11

Today's Learning Opportunities 5/11:

Reading:
  • 20 minutes of reading (in an independent text of choice - this can be an online book or a book at home) NO reading response.
  • ReadWorks Passage & Question Sets - Assigned in Google Classroom: “Let's Write a Poem” Note: Students must scroll down and hit submit at the bottom of the questions, so I can see their response. Responses do not save. Students listen to the story while they read along. If they hit a button at the right hand corner, they can pull up the text and questions side-by-side (only on laptops).

Math:
  • iReady Math Diagnostic - Day 1: Login to iReady.

If there is any frustration, please feel free to make adjustments. I truly appreciate your partnership as we navigate virtual learning together. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns along the way.

Additional Remote Learning Opportunities in the Specials Areas:
Art
Steam Lab
Music
P.E.

Mental Health Resource for Mrs. Fitch
https://mrsfitchcounselor.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your continued support. Please let me know if you have any questions!