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Mrs. Martinac

              

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About Me
I am so excited to be part of the Stargate community. The 2018-19 school year marks my tenth year with the school, each year bringing a deeper passion for teaching and gifted learners. I truly value the students and teachers that I get to be with each day as they inspire me to continue learning and growing along with them.

This year I will be half time, teaching theme only (during the mornings). I am excited to be able to spend more time with my son while keeping up with my love of being in the classroom.


My educational background includes a Masters in Elementary Education along with a Bachelors in Communication. I am also endorsed in Gifted Education and have enjoyed implementing these gifted best practices into our everyday classroom.

I am Colorado born and raised and couldn't imagine living in another place. I have a fantastic husband of twelve years and a five-year-old son. We enjoy spending time with friends, traveling, cooking, being outdoors, and relaxing with our dog Ozzie.

How to Contact Me

Blogging
I will update the theme blog (which is highlighted below) weekly.  This update will include what we're focusing on in class, important dates, and happenings at Stargate. Subscribe to the blogs' RSS so that you can watch for updates from all of your child's classes.

Grading
I keep all grades on Infinite Campus which you can access from the menu on the left. Grades are updated at the end of each week. If an *m is entered as the score the assignment is missing, if the score is blank the assignment grade has not yet been entered. 

Classroom (Amazon) Wish List
Please visit the following link for our classroom wish list: http://a.co/6tOj13I



Mrs. Martinac's Science and Social Studies Blog

  • Martinac's Minutes 4.15.19 This week we will continue with Passion Projects. Our objectives include: completing passion projects, sharing projects to teach others, reflecting on learning and finally participating in the expo on April ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2019, 6:31 PM by Willow Martinac
  • Martinac's Minutes 4.8.19 This week we will continue with Passion Projects. Our objectives include: researching passions, sharing information about passion by writing a true/false book, and finally beginning the actual projects to ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2019, 7:17 PM by Willow Martinac
  • Martinac's Minutes 4.1.19 Welcome back, I hope everyone enjoyed spring break! This week we will begin a new unit; Passion Projects. The kids are already very excited to get started on their projects ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 9:40 AM by Willow Martinac
  • Martinac's Minutes 3.18.19 Students will conclude our Plant unit this week. Our objectives include using the Design Thinking process to create a model mimicking seed dispersal, reviewing the content we've covered during ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 12:43 PM by Willow Martinac
  • Martinac's Minutes 3.11.19 Students will continue with our Plant unit this week. Our objectives include identifying how we use plants, observing the process of pollination, reviewing the ways that seeds can be spread ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2019, 6:43 PM by Willow Martinac
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