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3rd grade: Mrs. Gales

Mrs. Katie GalesMrs. Katie Gales
Email: katie@saintjohnsschool.net

Mrs. Gales is a graduate of St. Cloud State University. She lives in Sauk Rapids with her husband, Sean, and their two children, Owen and Lola. Mrs. Gales previously taught 2nd grade at Holy Trinity Catholic School. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, going for walks, baking, and reading a good book. Mrs. Gales is very excited to be teaching at SJAS!

Mrs. Gales became Barton trained in 2016. Barton is a wonderful tutoring system for individuals who struggle with spelling, reading, and writing due to dyslexia or a learning disability.

About the Classroom

  • Reading: learn different comprehension strategies, reading centers and book clubs
  • Math: subtraction across zeros, multiplication and division, fractions and decimals
  • English: parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives) and learn the writing process
  • Social Studies: communities, Lewis and Clark, Native American geography
  • Science: solar system, human body, weather and air
  • Religion: Four Marks of the Catholic Church, Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, Apostles Creed
  • Handwriting: cursive

Other Things to Know

  • Planners are used for communication and need to be signed daily
  • AR Expectations: We use a point system in our classroom. Each AR book is worth a certain number of points depending on difficulty/length. Students must pass AR test to earn points. A minimum of 15 points are needed each quarter.