About Mrs. Collette
This is my first year at Casady and I am so excited to be here! This will be my sixth year teaching. Prior to coming to Casady, I taught in Norman Public Schools where I taught second grade during the school year and kindergarten in summer school and in Ada Public Schools where I also taught second grade. I am looking forward to the year at Casady and I am ready to make this year the best year yet!
I grew up on a farm in Wynnewood, Oklahoma and I still love going back and spending time there. As a child, I always dreamed of growing up and becoming a teacher. This led me to East Central University where I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, playing sports, playing with my dog, Ollie, and rooting on my favorite teams: the Sooners, the Thunder, and the Dallas Cowboys!
Math is one of my favorite subjects to teach. Math is everywhere and being competent in math is necessary to survive in life. Math also teaches us to reason and think critically. The throughlines, or big questions, we will be focusing on this year are "Why is understanding math important in our world today?" "How can I think like a mathematician?" "What strategies can I use to find an answer to my problem?" and "How can I use a growth mindset to help me work though my challenges?" I teach with a growth mindset by showing students that they are in charge of their own ability and can learn and improve through hard work, persistence, and effort. I teach them that challenges and mistakes are something you can learn from. I strive to make math class fun. We will learn through play, projects, games, collaboration, and activities. Math is a passion of mine and I am ready to share my love of it with all students!
Everyday Mathematics Curriculum
In third grade, we use the Everyday Mathematics Curriculum. Visit the Everyday Math Resource and Information Center for Parents to find more information about the curriculum from the authors of Everyday Math. You can learn more about the rationale behind Everyday Mathematics as well as tips on how to assist your child.
Everyday Math Units
- Math Tools, Time and Multiplication
- Number Stories and Arrays
- Measurement and Geometry
- Fractions and Multiplication Strategies
- More Operations
- Multiplication and Division
- Multi Digit Operations
Everyday Mathematics Family Letter
At the beginning of each unit, you will receive an Everyday Mathematics Family Letter. Family Letters will keep you up-to-date on the concepts we will be working on in class for that unit.
The Family Letters contain background information, the vocabulary used in the unit, as well as some games and activities you can complete with your child to reinforce the math concepts presented in class.