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Mrs. Walls

About Me
Hello!  My name is Melanie Walls! I am a 1st grade teacher and also the Team Lead for the 1st Grade Team.  The 2019-2020 school year will be my fourth year as a teacher at Stargate, but I have been apart of the Stargate community for many years.  I attended Stargate as a student from 4th - 8th grades and returned after graduating high school in 2012 to work as a site leader for Eagle's Landing and as a substitute teacher.

My educational background includes a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education both from the University of Colorado Denver.  In addition to my elementary teaching license, I hold endorsements in Gifted Education, Special Education, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education.  I am a certified Orton-Gillingham therapist and utilize those multisensory techniques in all of my classes.  I strongly believe in differentiating my instruction to best meet the needs of all my diverse learners. 

In my free time I love to cook and bake, specifically decorating cookies!  I also love to spend time with my husband, Joe, and our two crazy dogs.  Bailey is our 2 year old golden retriever, and Ella is our 2 year old Welsh Corgi.  While I may be biased, I think first grade is the best grade!  There is so much growth both academically and socially throughout the year.  It is so fun to be apart of all the changes from August to May!  I am so thrilled for this school year and to continue my teaching career at Stargate! 


Mrs. Walls' and her two dogs enjoying some summer sunshine.  Mrs. Walls and her husband with Snow White in Disneyland. Mrs. Walls, her husband, and their two dogs at Christmas time in 2018.  Mrs. Walls' and her husband at the Grand Canyon where they got engaged.

How to Contact Me
Room - 122
Phone - (303) 450- 3936 ext. 1122
Email - Melanie.Walls@stargateschool.org (best way to reach me)

Blogging:
I will be creating three blogs (literacy, math, and theme) which will be updated weekly. This update will include what we're focusing on in class, important dates, and other happenings at Stargate. All of my blogs support RSS, so you can watch just the blogs that interest you by subscribing to them on the blog pages.

Grading:
I keep all grades on Infinite Campus which you can access from the menu. Grades will be updated weekly.  If the score is blank, the assignment has not yet been entered.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding grades whatsoever, please feel free to contact me.

Classroom Parents:
Are you interested in being the 2019-2020 "Room Mom" for our class?  If so, please send me an email!
Are you interested in being the 2019-2020 "Shutterfly Coordinator" for our class?  If so, please send me an email!                             
                                     

Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog

  • Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (Week of 5.20.19) This week we will wrap up the school year by completing some fun end of year activities and cleaning up the classroom for the summer.On Wednesday morning, we will ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 12:18 PM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (5.13.19) Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (5.13.19)This week, we will finish our Social Studies unit "My Country 'Tis of Thee."  Lessons this week include learning about ...
    Posted May 10, 2019, 11:07 AM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (5.6.19) Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (5.6.19)Wednesday, May 8 is Field Day!  Please send students with tennis shoes and hats/sunscreen or jackets depending on the ...
    Posted May 3, 2019, 6:21 AM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (Week of 4.29.19) Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (4.29.19)Our class will be visiting the Usborne Book Fair on Monday, April 29, from 2:00-2:30pm.  Students can ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2019, 6:18 AM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (4.22.19) Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (4.22.19)This week, we will continue our Social Studies unit "My Country 'Tis of Thee."  Lessons this week include learning about ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2019, 6:29 AM by Melanie Walls
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Mrs. Walls' Literacy Blog

  • Mrs. Walls' Literacy Blog (Week of 5.20.19) Mrs. Walls' Literacy Blog (Week of 5.20.19)Our last two days of Literacy for the school year will be on Monday and Tuesday of this week.  We will ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 12:17 PM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Literacy Blog (Week of 5.20.19) Mrs. Walls' Literacy Blog (Week of 5.20.19)Our last two days of Literacy for the school year will be on Monday and Tuesday of this week.  We will ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 12:16 PM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Literacy Blog (Week of 5.13.19) Mrs. Walls' Literacy Blog (Week of 5.13.19)Reading-In reading this week, students will read a poetry book, My Stars, to begin identifying important elements of poetry such ...
    Posted May 10, 2019, 11:07 AM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Literacy Blog (Week of 5.6.19) Mrs. Walls' Literacy Blog (Week of 5.6.19)Reading-In reading this week, students will read a poetry book, My Stars, to begin identifying important elements of poetry such ...
    Posted May 3, 2019, 6:18 AM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Literacy Blog (Week of 4.29.19) Mrs. Walls' Literacy Blog (Week of 4.29.19)Reading-In reading this week, students will read a poetry book, My Stars, to begin identifying important elements of poetry such ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2019, 6:17 AM by Melanie Walls
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Mrs. Walls' Math Blog

  • Mrs. Walls Math Blog (Week of 5.20.19) Our last two days of Math for the school year will be on Monday and Tuesday of this week.  We will wrap up the school year by completing a spiral ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 12:18 PM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Math Blog (Week of 5.13.19) Mrs. Walls' Math Blog (Week of 5.13.19)We will finish Chapter 11: Geometry and Fraction Concepts.  In this chapter, students will learn about three-dimensional and two-dimensional ...
    Posted May 10, 2019, 11:07 AM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Math Blog (Week of 5.6.19) Mrs. Walls' Math Blog (Week of 5.6.19)We will continue Chapter 11: Geometry and Fraction Concepts.  In this chapter, students will learn about three-dimensional and two-dimensional ...
    Posted May 3, 2019, 6:18 AM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Math Blog (Week of 4.29.19) Mrs. Walls' Math Blog (Week of 4.29.19)We will begin Chapter 11: Geometry and Fraction Concepts.  In this chapter, students will learn about three-dimensional and two-dimensional ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2019, 6:17 AM by Melanie Walls
  • Mrs. Walls' Math Blog (Week of 4.22.19) Mrs. Walls' Math Blog (Week of 4.22.19)We will begin Chapter 10: Data.  In this chapter, students will learn about collecting data, making graphs, and interpreting the data ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2019, 6:28 AM by Melanie Walls
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