Kathy Landgrave


I truly believe that each child is capable of learning to their highest potential.  My background with a degree in elementary and special education has prepared me to teach all of your children. I  have been teaching in Douglas County for eighteen years, four of those in special education and the last fourteen in third grade, 

I began my teaching career in 1984 at Riverview Jr. High School in Murray Utah. There I taught 7-9th-grade students with learning disabilities in a resource room. However, it was short-lived, as a family, we moved to California where I taught in a self-contained K-3 classroom for a few years, before switching to a 5/6 combination class and then a 6th-grade classroom.

My love of Colorado brought me back.  We have lived here for the past 28 years.  Our four daughters were raised here and attended Sand Creek Elementary.  This is why Sand Creek is very important to me, being my children's home school and my favorite place to work. 

My family has grown over the years.  I now have three new son-in-laws and five grandchildren with two more on the way. I love being a GIGI, riding my horse,  participating in a book club, paddle boarding, vacationing on Sanibel Island and most of all teaching your children! 

 Dear Parents:  No school for students Monday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day breakfast at Sand Creek on Nov. 12 from 8:30-9:05.

Could you please help your child memorize their multiplication facts. We are doing as much as we can in school but some additional practice each night would be very helpful!

Classroom Announcements/Week at a Glance


Social Studies

We are going to be working on a google slide presentation on one region of our Native Americans. We will finish up this unit by learning about the early settlers and the Native Americans as we learn about the first Thanksgiving.

We will wrap up this unit with a small feast. 
Here is the signup genius to bring in some food items.

Subject Areas/Content Focus



This week we are reading our group texts and working in our story works magazines. 
During writing, we are composing a paragraph that goes along with our Story Works story of Issac, a child with DS. 



This week, we will take our end of module two assessment and our pre-test for module three. 
I have signed your child up to practice their math facts on Xtra math. I sent home the login forms last week. 
Please have your child go in and practice at least five minutes per night. 
This will help them get their facts memorized.




 Spelling will be sent home each Monday, with the work due on Fridays when we take our spelling test.

Please continue to help your child fill out their reading log as they read each night.