Lower Elementary (Grades 1-3)

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Lower Elementary curriculum for students in 1st through 3rd grades builds on the Primary experience.

     Curriculum

    ​Lower Elementary
     Five multiage classrooms of 1st-3rd grades
     All teachers are AMI or AMS trained.
     The Lower Elementary curriculum builds on the Primary experience. Students receive further instruction in small group and whole group lessons. Concrete Montessori materials continue to solidify concepts before moving to abstraction in the areas of Language, Math, Cultural, Geometry, Science, Practical Life, and Grace and Courtesy.
     The skills of independence, concentration, time management, work planning, and homework are practiced and expected.
     Aligned with BVSD standards.

     Staff for the Fern Canyon Room

     

     

    Holly Hugheshttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/holly_hughes.aspxhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/holly_hughes.aspx{ebcc993e-f681-43ef-bec6-23fd3779d16f}Holly HughesGuide, Lower ElementaryGP0|#932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f;L0|#0932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f|1st grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd grade720-561-3720holly.hughes@bvsd.org
    Juli Pearcehttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Juli_Pearce.aspxhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Juli_Pearce.aspx{ebcc993e-f681-43ef-bec6-23fd3779d16f}Juli PearceParaeducator, Lower ElementaryGP0|#932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f;L0|#0932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f|1st grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd grade

     Staff for the Rabbit Mountain Room

     

     

    Nikki Gorsuchhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/nicole_gorsuch.aspxhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/nicole_gorsuch.aspx{ebcc993e-f681-43ef-bec6-23fd3779d16f}Nikki GorsuchParaeducator, Children's HouseGP0|#d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da;L0|#0d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da|Support;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ffGP0|#932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f;L0|#0932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f|1st grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd gradenicole.gorsuch@bvsd.org<p>​​</p>
    Christina Jurgenshttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/christina_jurgens.aspxhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/christina_jurgens.aspx{ebcc993e-f681-43ef-bec6-23fd3779d16f}Christina JurgensGuide, Lower ElementaryGP0|#932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f;L0|#0932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f|1st grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd grade720-561-3713christina.jurgens@bvsd.org

     Staff for the Flagstaff Room

     

     

    Chandoline Mitchellhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/chandoline_mitchell.aspxhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/chandoline_mitchell.aspx{ebcc993e-f681-43ef-bec6-23fd3779d16f}Chandoline MitchellParaeducator, Lower ElementaryGP0|#932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f;L0|#0932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f|1st grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd gradechandoline.mitchell@bvsd.org
    Sarah Mydanshttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sarah_mydans.aspxhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sarah_mydans.aspx{ebcc993e-f681-43ef-bec6-23fd3779d16f}Sarah MydansGuide, Lower ElementaryGP0|#932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f;L0|#0932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f|1st grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd grade720-561-3718sarah.mydans@bvsd.orghttps://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/sarah-mydans-class-site/home, Mydans Class Website

     Staff for the Bluestem Room

     

     

    Sarah O'Brienhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sarah_obrien.aspxhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sarah_obrien.aspx{ebcc993e-f681-43ef-bec6-23fd3779d16f}Sarah O'BrienGuide, Lower ElementaryGP0|#932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f;L0|#0932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f|1st grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd grade720-561-3724sarah.obrien@bvsd.org
    Amy Smithhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/amy_smith.aspxhttps://cme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/amy_smith.aspx{ebcc993e-f681-43ef-bec6-23fd3779d16f}Amy SmithParaeducator, Lower ElementaryGP0|#d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da;L0|#0d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da|Support;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ffGP0|#932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f;L0|#0932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f|1st grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd gradeamy.smith@bvsd.org

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