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Mrs. Wells

About Me

Welcome to Kindergarten at Stargate! I look forward to teaching your child this year. This will be my fourth year at Stargate and my sixteenth year teaching kindergarten. I believe I have the best job in the world!

Last Spring, I graduated from Concordia University with a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I also hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. My husband and I have three daughters and many various pets. Right behind my # 1 passion, teaching kindergarten, I also LOVE running, hiking, and spending time with my family. Of course… I am a Bronco’s fan and my favorite seasons are Summer and Fall. 

I believe that positive communication is key to a great parent-teacher relationship. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can send me a note, set up a conference, or email me at Katie.wells@stargateschool.org.

Thank you,

Mrs. Wells


What I Love about Teaching

I’ve known since third grade that I would be a teacher. Teaching has been a life-long passion of mine and Kindergarten is where I’m meant to be. In Kindergarten everything is new and exciting! It is a place of discover and wonder.  Children are constantly learning and growing both socially and academically. I love to witness their growth from August through May –They never fail to amaze me. Not to mention, Kindergarteners are funny and they think I’m funny too! Life is good in Kindergarten! I hope to make a positive impact on each student, and instill a LOVE of LEARNING that lasts a lifetime. I truly feel I have the best job on Earth and that’s why I LOVE TEACHING! 

How to Contact Me

Room - 111
Phone - 303.450.3936 - EXT 1111
email - katie.wells@stargateschool.org

I will be creating three blogs (which are highlighted below).  They cover Theme, Literary Arts, and Math.  All of my blogs support RSS, so you can watch just the blogs that interest you by subscribing to them on the blog pages.

I keep all grades on Infinite Campus which you can access from the menu.  All other information is on my project pages or my blogs.

Please meet our wonderful classroom Para, Mrs. Mansell:

My name is Gunhild Mansell, although I go by Gunner, and the children know me as Mrs. Mansell. This is my third year in Kindergarten working alongside Mrs. Wells. I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, I received my BA degree in Elementary Education with Kindergarten and Remedial Reading Certification from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. I have taught Title I, 3rd and 4th grades in both MN and CO; taught Special Education with a focus on literacy and math to 2nd – 5th graders in England; taught Special Education for 1st – 5th graders in Switzerland at an International School; and was a SPED Para-professional at Aspen Ridge Preparatory School.

            On a personal note, I am married to an Englishman and have two daughters that were born in England. We lived in England for 16.5 years before moving to Basel, Switzerland with my husband’s job. We spent 6 years living in Switzerland and then moved to Colorado in 2011. Our oldest daughter arrived in Colorado last August after studying in London for the past 8 years. Our youngest is a Junior at CU Boulder. We are a family of travelers, skiers and sports enthusiasts.  Personally, I love spending time in the mountains, reading and following my childhood and adopted sports’ teams. It is my hope to inspire a love of learning as your child begins his/her education journey!!

Mrs. Wells' Theme

  • May 13, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogMay 13, 2019Wow, our last whole week of kindergarten is here. Next Thursday is Kindergarten Graduation. It’s hard to believe this school year is ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 2:12 PM by Katie Wells
  • May 6, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogMay 6, 2019Field Day has been scheduled to be inside on Wednesday. It will be a much shorter and condensed schedule than previously planned. If ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 9:25 AM by Katie Wells
  • April 29, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogApril 29, 2019   This Friday is our last field trip. We are excited to visit the Denver Zoo.  We will spend the day learning about animals ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 10:29 AM by Katie Wells
  • April 22, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogApril 22, 2019  In Theme this week we are continuing our unit on plants. Last week, each child planted a flower to give to their mom ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2019, 11:18 AM by Katie Wells
  • April 8, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogApril 8, 2019In Theme this week we are starting a unit on plants. The students will learn the 4 things a plant needs to survive ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 9:57 AM by Katie Wells
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Mrs. Wells' Literacy Blog

  • May 13, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Last Literacy BlogMay 13, 2019 Dear Parents,As we end the year for Literacy Class in kindergarten, I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 9:18 AM by Katie Wells
  • May 6, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy BlogMay 6, 2019There will not be any homework in literacy for the remainder of the school year. In class, the students will continue to read ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 9:17 AM by Katie Wells
  • April 29, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy HomeworkApril 29, 2019This will be our final week of literacy homework and spelling words. Over the next week or so, we will be saying goodbye ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 10:26 AM by Katie Wells
  • April 22, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy HomeworkApril 22, 2019 The students will finish up their bi-weekly readers. They will also continue to learn the digraphs sh, wh, th and ch.  Homework ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2019, 11:00 AM by Katie Wells
  • April 15, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy HomeworkApril 15, 2019The students have completed their informational writing project. They are displayed in my classroom. We will begin a new bi-weekly reader this ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 12:24 PM by Katie Wells
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Mrs. Wells' Math Blog

  • May 6-17 Mrs. Wells’ Math HomeworkMay 6th - May 17thOver the next two weeks, the students will complete chapter 8. We will take the chapter test the week of May 13th ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 9:22 AM by Katie Wells
  • April 29, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Math HomeworkApril 29, 2019This week we will continue to work in Chapter 8 - Two digit addition and subtraction. In chapter 8, children will expand upon their ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 10:28 AM by Katie Wells
  • April 22, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Math HomeworkApril 22, 2019The students will complete chapter 7 - Compare Numbers. They will complete the chapter review on Tuesday and take the test on Wednesday.Thursday ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2019, 10:59 AM by Katie Wells
  • April 15, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Math Homework April 15, 2019     We will continue in chapter 7 - Compare Numbers. This is a short chapter with only 5 lessons. This week the students will model ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 12:27 PM by Katie Wells
  • April 8, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Math HomeworkApril 8, 2019By Wednesday, the students will take the Chapter 6 Test. We will then move onto Chapter 7 - Compare Numbers. In chapter 7, children ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 10:52 AM by Katie Wells
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