Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Guin Skow. I am currently a second grade teacher. Before teaching second grade, I taught kindergarten for twelve years and fifth grade for two years. I have also taught multiple grade levels during summer school and after school. I thoroughly enjoy teaching second grade, and I am looking forward to a year full of engagement and learning.
I received my BA and my MAT in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado. In 2013, I also completed my EDS (Educational Specialist in Leadership) and principal licensure through UNC. I consider myself a life-long learner.
Besides teaching, I am married and have two fantastic children, a boy and a girl. My daughter is sixteen years old, and my son is fourteen years old. My family enjoys hiking, traveling, playing games, reading, and just spending time together.
Dos Rios became an accredited IB PYP (Primary Years Programme) school four years ago. As an IB school, teachers and students strive to enhance their social and academic knowledge through six themes throughout the year. I will be sending out information about our themes throughout the year.
Here are the six themes that we will be focusing on throughout the year:
- Who We Are
- Where We Are in Place and Time
- How We Express Ourselves
- How the World Works
- Sharing the Planet
- How We Organize Ourselves
We will be sending home parent newsletters when we are beginning a new PYP unit. The newsletters will have information related to what central idea we are focusing on for that unit.
Here is a website that has more information about IB: https://www.ibo.org/
Please explore my site for helpful websites or fun activities to do with your child.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 348-1351.
Here are some great websites:
This is our second year teaching our new math curriculum Illustrative Math. This is a great site to help your child practice the tasks or skills in math.
Lexia- A reading program that students can utilize at home. Students can get on Lexia by going through Clever and the Dos Rios Website.
Go to this website: https://www.getepic.com/app/edu-dashboard
Then enter our Class code and sign up. Here is our Class Code: zpe0250