More Than ABC is a informative, fun, creative blog dedicated to share what is going in in our classroom. Using technology, creativity, and quality materials keeps us busy! If your in my class or just a visitor, I'm glad you stopped in!


Here is some skeletal information about the curriculum we utilize in the classroom. 

Some programs are nearly 100% of the instructional content for that subject, some material works as a contributing member to the balanced instruction in our room.

Harcourt Storytown Reading Series
     The leading resource of our reading instruction, students also have access to log in here.
     Materials include a student anthology, leveled readers, skill practice books, spelling and more!

Jacob's Ladder
     Quality literature with skill sets for higher level thinking.  Each short selection has a specific skill.

Junior Great Books
     More high quality literature with critical thinking and shared inquiry discussions.


     This program covers all our district and state standards with TONS of hands on materials.

     Try many online manipulatives to illustrate math concepts with Virtual Manipulatives

“If a child can write one sentence, he or she can write two sentences. If the child can write a few sentences on one page,  the child can easily move on to a second page. Every child deserves to start where he or she is as a writer and to be challenged to go farther.”

Lucy Calkins Units of Study
     I recommend going to the Slideshow K-5 on the website.

Write Tools (similar to Step UP to Writing)
    Taking the mini-lessons and conference material and giving it structure!

     Click on the link to see sample lessons, and philosophy behind the daily editing tasks.


District created Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science Kits

Social Studies

Discover Colorado
     Newly authored textbook going from early Colorado history to recent historical impacts on Colorado.  See a sample chapter here!