Welcome to Ms. Shaffer's Class

Email: laura.shaffer@asd20.org

I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year! 

I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up here in Colorado Springs, and I graduated high school as a Rampart Ram. I enjoy reading, cooking, running around outside with my six-year-old-son, and eating pizza. I also really, really love being a teacher, and my favorite subject to teach is math!

This is my currently my 5th year at Foothills Elementary, and I absolutely LOVE teaching 5th grade. Before teaching at Foothills, I worked as a math interventionist, which means that I basically got to teach math all day long to students in kindergarten all the way up to 5th grade. I had so much fun doing that! More than anything, I just love being a teacher. It's the only thing I've ever wanted to do, and having the opportunity to do what I love every day is such a gift.


Month at a Glance: December

Reading Comprehension Skills:  Compare and Contrast, Author's Purpose

Writing: Narratives and Point of View

Math: Mulitplying Decimals and Volume

Science: Mixtures and Solutions

Social Studies: 13 Colonies and Colonial Life


Dates to Remember:

12/1 - Parade of Lights 5:50 pm (Foothills will have a float in the parade this year!)

12/3 - Colonial Houses due for our class (They will be on display in the library for the week of 12/3-12/7)

         -STEM Fair Category and Question (Science) OR Problem (Engineering) due with Parental Approval

12/5 - Assembly (1st Grade)

12/8 - Breakfast with Santa 8:00-10:30 am (Come join us for this FREE event!)

12/21 - Class Winter Party 12:15-1:45 pm

12/24-1/4 Winter Break (No School)

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I recently received the honor of being an ambassador for The Walking Classroom. The Walking Classroom is a special program that allows students to go on a walk together while listening to podcasts on various topics. Basically, we get to be active and learn together as a class! Click on the link below to read my profile and learn more about The Walking Classroom. 

Walking Classroom Ambassador Profile- Laura Shaffer