Welcome to Tahoe Base!
Mission Statement: We strive to build a community and create an environment that facilitates learning.
Meet Mrs. LaRose
Greetings 6th Graders and Families!
I am so excited to be your teacher. I am eager to be back in the school with you! I’d like you to know a little about me.
I am entering my 19th year of teaching! I always knew I would be a teacher. Even as a young child, I planned strategies I would use to teach students. I would keep good ideas in mind, and I knew which ideas not to use. I remembered the teachers who touched my life, and I took note of how they did so. I wanted to be the teacher that students love, respect, and learn how to learn from.
In addition to my love of teaching, I also love my family! I have 4 amazing children and step-children and a wonderful husband. We enjoy watching movies and football, going on walks, having beach days, camping, playing cards, and anything outdoors. We are a loud, silly, outgoing, fun bunch of people!
I am also a loud, silly, outgoing, fun…but also very structured and organized teacher! I love to have fun in the classroom. I love to see my students be who they are; whether that is silly, serious, quiet, loud, a listener, a talker. Whoever you are, be that person! However, in our classroom, we will have a strong dose of routine, structure, respect, and high expectations. There is a time and place for everything, and knowing the time and place for being silly is key to success.
An important fact about me is that I was a struggling reader all the way through 16th grade. That was my senior year of college! Then, something clicked for me. It was amazing! When I was learning how to teach students how to comprehend, I learned to comprehend! It was then that I discovered this amazing love for reading that I have. I want to help you all learn how to dive deep into your books, and love reading the same way I do. And since I know what it is like to be a struggling reader, I can help struggling readers. And since I know what it is like to dive deep into higher level books, I can help higher readers do the same. Reading is a powerful tool in all parts of life. With comprehension skills, you can learn anything!
I am eager to see how you all grow as readers, mathematicians, scientists, and learners. Together we will take FLIGHT, learn how to learn, and make everyone proud!
Mrs. Annie LaRose
Meet Mrs. Griffith
Hello! Here is a little about me.
My BA degree is from San Jose State University (SJSU). After teaching at a private school, I attended SJSU again to receive a teaching credential and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have experience teaching elementary (1st, 2nd, 5th) and middle school (6th-8th) in CA. This will be my second year at Sky Ranch teaching 6th Grade Math and Science.
These are a few of my favorite things:
Jamaica, Vietnam, South Korea, Mexico, and Canada are a few places I've enjoyed. My favorite place to visit (thus far) is Maui. I love snorkeling in Maui.
Dixit, Set, Cranium, Clue, Relative Insanity, Dictionary, and more
Arts & Crafts
Painting, Decal Designs, Home Décor, and more
Outside of Covid-19, we usually have 30+ family members gather for holidays and celebrations. I enjoy going to Wild Island with my family and any time we are able to go to the beach. Our kids love to play "hide-n-seek" in the dark.
I am looking forward to teaching Math and Science this year at Sky Ranch! I hope students will learn to love learning as much as I do.