Parents and Guardians,
Hello, my name is Mrs. Jane Blasingame. I am delighted to be your child's teacher for 2nd grade at Fawn Mountain Elementary.
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alaska Southeast with my Bachelors in Elementary Education. I have a Masters in Special Education from the University of Alaska Southeast.
I have lived in Ketchikan since 1980. I am originally from Wyoming and Colorado. After graduating from Ketchikan High School I went to work full time, married and had three wonderful sons. In 2001 I went to work at White Cliff Elementary School as a special education paraprofessional. I loved it; with the encouragement of the classroom teacher I started college full time and became a teacher.
I enjoy quilting, a good book, hiking and hanging out with my numerous animal friends which include a snake, mealworms, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs and lots of ducks and chickens.
My philosophy of teaching is to facilitate cooperative learning to teach big ideas integrating content material whenever possible. I believe all students are capable of great things. Each student is an individual with unique learning styles that utilizes various intelligences. My job as an educator is to find out how each student learns best and adapt lessons to meet their needs. It is important to me to create a classroom community where every child and their family feel valued and welcome. I hope to make my classroom a place where every student feels safe and can develop effective learning strategies.
I welcome and encourage families to visit and help out in the classroom. Everyone has something special to offer. If you would like to share your language, culture, or special talent with the class we would love to have you.
I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email.
I encourage all families to use the school district website and ClassDojo to keep up to date on news and events. To access our classroom website. Go to https://www.kgbsd.org/domain/21
Mrs. Jane Blasingame
2nd grade room 137