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: 
Thank you again for all of the support that you give to our classroom.  I just love your kiddos!!



The students will ask questions to determine cause - and - effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions 


This week in literacy we will be reading articles from our Story Works magazine and completing. activities along with them. 

During writing, we are composing Opinion pieces about which pet is better, a cat or a dog.

They are getting better at using persuasive words and arguments in their writing. 



We are continuing with our unit on area.  We will a project to go along with this unit later in the week. Our unit test will be next week. 

Each day we practice a page of multiplication facts. Please continue to quiz your child on their facts throughout the week.  The year will be coming to an end sooner than we think and they need to have them 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.