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Mrs. Wells

About Me

Welcome to Kindergarten at Stargate! I look forward to teaching your child this year. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am from Orlando, Florida, where I attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. I am currently working on my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Early Childhood Education. I cannot wait to graduate this April!

This will be my 15th year teaching Kindergarten.  My family and I moved to Broomfield in June 2012 and we have thoroughly enjoyed Colorado. I have three daughters, one dog, one cat, and a very patient husband. My oldest daughter is a junior at CU (Go Buffs), my middle is entering her junior year at Broomfield High, and my youngest daughter is in seventh grade at Broomfield Heights Middle. 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 season is Fall. I am eager to begin my third year at Stargate!

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

  Katie Wells Blog Family Photo  

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

  • December 10, 2018 Mrs. Wells' Homeroom BlogDecember 10, 2018Just a heads up that next week, kindergarten classes will take mid-year iReady assessments. Literacy assessments will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18 ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 1:11 PM by Katie Wells
  • December 5, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogDecember 5, 2018  In Theme this week we are continuing a new unit on winter holidays around the world. We will learn about Hanukkah, Diwali, Los ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2018, 10:37 AM by Katie Wells
  • November 26, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogNovember 26, 2018Mrs. Mansell and I enjoyed seeing everyone at our Thanksgiving program. Thank you for coming. The kids really enjoy performing in front of ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 1:13 PM by Katie Wells
  • November 13, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogNovember 13, 2018Happy Thanksgiving! Mrs. Mansell and I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time away from work and school! Thanksgiving Program ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 10:52 AM by Katie Wells
  • November 5, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogNovember 5, 2018Thank you to all the families that helped make our Halloween party so special! The students enjoyed making fun crafts, participating in games ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 10:58 AM by Katie Wells
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Mrs. Wells' Literacy Blog

  • December 10, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy BlogDecember 10, 2018Here is the sign up link for assessment day, January 8th. Mrs. Wells https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs2This week in ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 7:47 PM by Katie Wells
  • December 3, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy BlogDecember 3, 2018We had a very productive week in Literacy last week. In fact, every week I notice so much growth with their reading, handwriting ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 8:11 AM by Katie Wells
  • November 26, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy BlogNovember 26, 2018We will spend the week learning about nouns and verbs. Punctuation and proper sentence structure will be an ongoing learning experience throughout the ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 12:48 PM by Katie Wells
  • November 13, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy BlogNovember 13, 2018Happy Thanksgiving!The students have completed their THANKFUL THOUGHTS and they are displayed in the kindergarten hallway. They did a wonderful job! Mrs ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 10:56 AM by Katie Wells
  • November 5, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy HomeworkNovember 5, 2018The children will begin working on their THANKFUL THOUGHTS writing project. Once they are all completed, we will display them in the kindergarten ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 7:47 AM by Katie Wells
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Mrs. Wells' Math Blog

  • December 10, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Math HomeworkDecember 10, 2018Last week, the children completed the mid-chapter checkpoint. This week, the students will be using the make a ten strategy for lessons ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 12:05 PM by Katie Wells
  • December 3, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Math HomeworkDecember 3, 2018  Last week, we spent three days focusing on doubles facts and two days focusing on doubles plus one. We will spend the beginning ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 8:14 AM by Katie Wells
  • November 26, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Math HomeworkNovember 26, 2018 This week the students will use doubles facts in many ways to add, including doubles plus one and doubles minus one. They will ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 12:49 PM by Katie Wells
  • November 13, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Math HomeworkNovember 13, 2018The students will begin chapter 3 - addition strategies. In chapter 3, children apply their understanding of modeling addition concepts to addition strategies. In ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 10:58 AM by Katie Wells
  • November 5, 2018 Mrs. Wells’ Math HomeworkNovember 5, 2018 This week, the kids will finish working in chapter 2. They will complete the chapter review and take the test on Thursday. The ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 7:48 AM by Katie Wells
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