A Leader in Me School

Shawna Sanderson

Kindergarten Teacher
Educational and Professional Background

Hello and welcome to full day kindergarten!  I am so excited to be working with you and your child(ren).  I began my teaching career in the Denver Metro area while working on my Master’s Degree in Instruction and Curriculum with an emphasis in ESL.  I taught in the Denver area for eight years before moving to Fort Collins. Upon moving to Fort Collins I took a break from teaching for four years and stayed home with my little ones.  I returned to teaching when my oldest began kindergarten. I was lucky enough to get the 1/2 day kindergarten position here at Lopez, and be in the same school as my daughter.  I have taught both full day and half-day kindergarten as well as 1st grade, 2nd grade, and Title 1 reading.  I was also an Instructional Literacy and ESL Coach for one year.  This is my sixth year with Poudre School district and I love it!

I love teaching kindergartner! I love how excited and eager they to be at school and to learn new things.  I feel very blessed to be able to work and live in the Lopez community and am looking forward to another wonderful school year!

Personal Interests and Hobbies

Outside of school I spend my time with my wonderful husband and two children.  Both of my children attend Lopez.  When we aren't at our home-away-from-home (Lopez), we like to spend our time outdoors hiking, camping, swimming, traveling, biking, and skiing.  I also enjoy running, reading, and spending time with my friends.

About My Classroom

Full Day Kindergarten Schedule

  • 8:35-9:20 – Language Arts/Literacy Whole Group
  • 9:20-9:30 – Recess
  • 9:35 – 9:55 – Leadership and Snack
  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Literacy Whole group
  • 11:05 – 11:20 – Lunch Recess
  • 11:25 – 11:45 – Lunch
  • 11:45 – 12:00 – Quiet time
  • 12:00 – 12:45 – Math
  • 12:50 – 1:00 – Recess
  • 1:05 – 1:30 – WIN
  • 1:35 – 2:10 – Writing
  • 2:10 – 2:15 – Bathroom Break
  • 2:20-3:05 – Specials
  • 3:08 – Dismissal

We have STEM with Mrs. Weeks, every other Thursday, during WIN time.

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