Welcome to Mrs. Starkey's Classroom Website
Ten Things You May Not Know About Mrs. Starkey :
*Years teaching: 9. I've taught in Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade(for the last 4 years).
*Degree: University of Northern Colorado, BA Elementary Education as well as Middle School and Secondary Level Social Studies Education; minors in Psychology and Sociology
*Favorite Subjects: Math and Reading
*Greatest Accomplishment: Raising three extraordinary children; Kenzie (11th grader at Greeley West), Jackson (8th grader at Chappelow), and Megan (6th grader at Chappelow)
*Best Friend: My husband, Derek
*Hobbies: See "Greatest Accomplishment" above; Soccer mom, Swimming mom, Theater mom, Forensics mom, Mathcounts mom, etc. I also love to work in my garden, and read any book I can get my hands on.
*Pets: Mr. Doodle (Pekingese security system- cover your ears and watch your ankles)
*Family Business: I am the daughter of two exceptional teachers (now retired), and my sister and I both teach fifth grade!
*Frequently Seen: Laughing, reading, drinking coffee, and/or eating.
*Hates: Brussel sprouts and traffic jams.
Top Summer Book Picks
This summer, I was reading, reading, and reading some more! Here are some titles you might want to scoop up on your next trip to the library.
True(... Sort of) by Katherine Hannnigan
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff
The Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers
The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman - We went to Nebraska and visited the two-headed cow... I have pictures!
Secrets of the Cicada Summer by Andrea Beaty
The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech
Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis by James L. Swanson
The Girl Who Survived: A True Story of the Holocaust by Bronia Brandman and Carol Bierman
Gregor the Overlander (series of 5 books) by Suzanne Collins
Nick of Time by Ted Bell
The City of Ember , The People of Sparks, The Prophet of Yonwood, and The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau
Dark Life and Rip Tide(sequel) by Kat Falls
Incarceron and Sapphique(sequel) by Catherine Fisher
The Fire Within by Chris D'Lacey
The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials(sequel) by James Dasher (Have your parent preview these 2 books first, pretty violent stuff.)
Half Upon a Time by James Riley
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde
Chains and Forge(sequel) by Laurie Halse Anderson (Loved her Fever, 1793, as well!)
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
Riot by Walter Dean Myers
The Storm Before Atlanta by Karen Schwabach
Fearless by Elvira Woodruff
Fire From the Rock by Sharon M. Draper
Letters from a Nut by Ted L. Nancy