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     Mrs. Starkey
    Grade: 5th
    Phone: 970-348-1977
     

     

    Starkey Fall Conference Schedule 2017

    Ten Things You May Not Know About Mrs. Starkey :
    *Years teaching: Thirteen, eleven of them at McAuliffe.  I've taught in Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade (for the last 8 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 (Serves her country in the CO. Army National Guard), Jackson (12th grader at Greeley West), and Megan (10th grader at Greeley West)
    *Best Friend: My husband, Derek
    *Hobbies: See "Greatest Accomplishment" above; Army mom, Soccer mom, Swimming mom, Theater mom, Cross Country 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 Book Picks 
     If you love spending time with a great book, try one of these fantastic reads.  These are some titles you might want to scoop up on your next trip to the library.  
     
    Fiction 
    Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
    The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman  -  We went to Nebraska and visited the two-headed cow... I have pictures!
    The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
    Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech
     
    Non-fiction
    Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis by James L. Swanson
     
    Fantasy/Science Fiction
    The City of Ember (series of 4 books) by Jeanne DuPrau
    Gregor the Overlander (series of 5 books) by Suzanne Collins
    Dark Life and Rip Tide (sequel) by Kat Falls 
    The Fire Within by Chris D'Lacey
    Incarceron and Sapphique (sequel) by Catherine Fisher
    The Maze Runner (series of 4 books) by James Dasher (Have your parent preview these books first, pretty violent stuff.)
     
    Fairy Tales 
    Half Upon a Time by James Riley
    The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz
    A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
    Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde
     
    Historical Fiction
    Chains  and Forge(sequel) by Laurie Halse Anderson (Loved her Fever, 1793, as well!)
    Riot by Walter Dean Myers 
    The Storm Before Atlanta by Karen Schwabach
    Fire From the Rock by Sharon M. Draper
     
    Comedy
    Letters from a Nut by Ted L. Nancy