Degrees and Certifications:
I am Laurel Rafferty, and I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Meeker family! I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado, and this is my first year teaching. I have spent time in several schools throughout District 6, but was lucky enough to complete my student teaching last year at Meeker. I cannot wait to continue to build relationships with the students at this FANTASTIC school. I am a Colorado native who loves to ski, camp, and explore new mountain tops. Adventure is my middle name, and I love to check new things and places off my bucket list. My latest adventure was last summer to South Africa! I have a true passion for teaching and building relationships with the people around me.
When it comes to homework, I will be sending home an assignment notebook Monday-Thursday. This will contain a weekly reading log where students will record the amount they read each night (at least 20 minutes), what they read about, and a parent signature. The reading log will be turned in at the end of each week on Friday. This folder will also contain a half sheet of math homework which will be turned in every day. Any other notes or announcements needing to make it home will also be sent within this notebook. I encourage you to leave me notes in this as well.
I will be holding my class to very high expectations in the classroom, school, and community. The 5th graders are the leaders of the school, and I intend to instill skills of diligence and leadership within them so they can carry it with them into their future. I strive to help each and every student reach their academic and personal goals.
As a grade level, we will be using Class Dojo points. This is a great tool where I can keep track of students' behavior and achievement as well as communicate with the parents and guardians of my students. I will be sending out invites the first week which will allow you access to make an account and join my class! This website page will also be used throughout the school year for announcements, calendar updates or changes, and links. You can also reach me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can hardly wait to meet my students and their loved ones! I know our students will thrive and succeed to unimaginable heights. This year is going to be full of learning, growth, and laughs! 5th grade here we come!