Lauren Tuttle

About Me:

My name is Lauren Tuttle and this is my second year at Sand Creek Elementary School! I have grown up in Highlands Ranch and love that I teach in the community I grew up in. I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver where I earned a BA in Human Development and minor in Elementary Education. I also have a MA in Education in Teacher Leadership with a Reading Emphasis.

I love teaching! It's a simple statement that sums up my view. I love coming to work everyday and being with these incredible kids. They bring me joy and watching them develop and discover who they are as the year passes is an indescribable feeling that not many people get to witness. Thank you for allowing me the privilege to teach your child this year. It is a team effort and I thank you in advance for all the hard work and support you give; I could not do this job without you!


Classroom Updates

Each week, usually on Fridays, I will send out the following week's agenda, announcements, homework responsibilities and any upcoming events in an email.    



Weekly Homework:

Read 20-30 minutes daily

Monthly reading calendar due at the end of the month

Envision homework due Friday

Reading homework due Friday

In- Person Schedule


8:55- 9:05 Soft Start

9:05- 9:25 Morning Work 

9:25 - 10:45 Reading

10:45 - 11:25 Writing 

11:25 - 12:15 Specials 

12:20 - 1:05 Lunch/Recess 

1:05 - 1:25 Reading practice 

1:20 - 2:25 Math 

2:30 - 2:45 Recess 

2:45 - 3:50 Science/Social Studies 

3:50 - 4:00 Planners/Dismissal

Library-3:10-3:50 Thursday 


Remote Schedule

9:30-9:50 Morning work/check in/reading instruction

9:50-10:00 Grab reading materials

10:00-10:15 Blue reading group

10:15-10:30 Green reading group

10:30-10:45 Orange reading group

10:45-10:55 Break/grab materials 

10:55-11:05 Instruction

11:05-11:20 Independent work time 

11:25-1:05 Specials/Lunch

1:05-1:30 Stamina reading

1:30-2:00 Instruction

2:00-2:30 Independent work time

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45- 4:00 Independent project/work time

Social Studies & Science


Social Studies:

Native Americans/settlers





Motion and stability

Electric/magnetic forces

Life cycles


Weather hazards

English Language Arts 

Structured Literacy Approach 


iReady lessons

5 Pillars of Reading:

Phonemic Awareness









Expository Text


iReady lessons

Envision Math program: 

Unit 1: Understand ÷ & ✕

Unit 2: Multiplication facts (patterns)

Unit 3: Multiplication facts 3,4,6,7,8

Unit 4: Division facts

Unit 5: Multiply and divide within 100

Unit 6: Area

Unit 7: Data

Unit 8: Strategies and properties to + & -

Unit 9: Add and subtract within 1,000

Unit 10: Multiples of 10

Unit 11: Operations and problem solving

Unit 12: Understand fractions

Unit 13: Equivalent fractions

Unit 14: Time, capacity and mass

Unit 15: Two-dimensional shapes

Unit 16: Perimeter