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 29 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. Third grade happens to be my favorite grade to teach. 

My family has grown over the years.  I now have three new son-in-laws and eight grandchildren.   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! 

 Welcome to Third Grade!!1

My name is Mrs. Landgrave:

I am so excited that you will be in our class. We are going to have the best third grade year. 

We will learn many new and exciting things this year.  We will learn about Native Americans,

Economics, Life Cycles(hatching chicks), geography, and much more.

For mathematics, we will begin the year learning about multiplication.  I hope that you have already begun to work on memorizing those multiplication facts!  If not go ahead and get started.

Our school supply drop off is on Friday, August 6th from 4-6:30.  It is a great time to put your supplies away, introduce yourself to me, your teacher, and get ready for our first full day of school on Monday, August 9th.  

Please bring a snack and water bottle with you each day to school.  We will take a snack break during our day.

If you have any questions, you can reach me at

[email protected]


Mrs. Landgrave

 Click below to see the school supply

 school supply list












Social Studies: Our first unit this year will be studying geography.  We will learn about globes and maps by doing some of the following activities:

  Finding our own homes, schools, parks etc.  using a highlands ranch map and following coordinates. 

Watching videos

Completing activities

Making a balloon globe

Making our own treasure maps using our knowledge of maps. 





This week in literacy, we read "First Day Jitters" " My mouth is a Volcano"  and completed some activity pages. We began our newsletter for writing.  Our all about me newsletters will be hanging up for you to see at Back To School Night, August 23rd. 

 During the second and third weeks of third grade, I  will be assessing your child.  They will be assessed on phonics, word knowledge, fluency, and comprehension.

On August 23rd, each child will take the beginning of the year i-ready diagnostic.  This helps us see their strength and weaknesses in reading.

August 24th, they will take the i-ready math diagnostic. 





Our first math unit is on Multiplication.  We will begin that at the end of next week.  We will first give the students a grade 2 end-of-the-year math assessment to see what content we need to begin with. 




Homework:  As we get into the school year, third graders will have homework each night during the week. A typical night of homework will be reading for 20 minutes and completing a math homework sheet.  Other assignments could also be sent home.  If we have a testing day in math, I will not send homework that night.  Homework is to practice what we have learned in class that day.