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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

  • 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
  • April 2, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogApril 2, 2019    Parents! We need your help with kindergarten graduation! There are many different volunteer jobs to do. If you are interested, please click on ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 1:15 PM by Katie Wells
  • March 18, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogMarch 18, 2019  In Theme this week we will continue our unit on animal classification! By now, I am sure you have heard about passion projects ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:42 AM by Katie Wells
  • March 11, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogMarch 11, 2019  In Theme this week we will continue our unit on animal classification! We will classify vertebrates into the following categories: mammals, birds, fish ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 12:17 PM by Katie Wells
  • March 4, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Homeroom BlogMarch 4, 2019Just a reminder: Picture day is tomorrow (Tuesday)! We will be taking spring individual pictures and a class picture. Make sure your child ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2019, 2:09 PM by Katie Wells
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Mrs. Wells' Literacy Blog

  • 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
  • April 2, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy Homework April 2, 2019 Welcome Back to School! I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break! I can’t believe it’s already April!!   We are moving ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 1:22 PM by Katie Wells
  • March 18, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy HomeworkMarch 18, 2019The students will finish our weekly readers from last week. Due to kindergraduation pictures and St. Patrick’s day; we didn’t ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 10:57 AM by Katie Wells
  • March 11, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy HomeworkMarch 11, 2019We finished a fun week reading and studying Dr. Seuss books. The children seemed to enjoy getting out of our “regular” literacy schedule ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 12:18 PM by Katie Wells
  • March 4, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Literacy BlogMarch 4, 2019In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday this week, we will have a Dr. Seuss author study. The students will compare many of his ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 8:47 AM by Katie Wells
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Mrs. Wells' Math Blog

  • 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
  • April 2, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Math HomeworkApril 2, 2019We will continue in Chapter 6 - Count and Model Numbers. The children seem to really enjoy place value. It’s been a nice ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 1:18 PM by Katie Wells
  • March 18, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Math BlogMarch 18, 2019With the consecutive snow days from last week, we are now just beginning chapter 6. Children will extend their knowledge of the counting ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 10:59 AM by Katie Wells
  • March 11, 2019 Mrs. Wells’ Math HomeworkMarch 11, 2019In the beginning of the week, the students will participate in a few St. Patrick’s Day math activities. On Wednesday, we will ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 12:20 PM by Katie Wells
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