Ms. Carlalee Boettger » A bit about me!

A bit about me!

My Biography

   

I am a fifth generation Colorado native, third generation from Loveland.  Traveling is my passion; Canada, Mexico, Europe and 48 states have been visited so far.  Teaching is my career; I have been a staff member in public schools, 2 private schools with CVA my first charter school.

 

My love is middle school, math and the opportunity to make a difference in the world. 

          Work hard. Be  nice!

 

 

Hello,

 

Welcome to the new website and 5 weeks of the 2018-2019 school year, in room 134, Middle School math.

I’m Carlalee Boettger, but I go by Carlee as an easier first name

I'm qualified to teach 6-12 math and physics in Colorado and Wyoming.

 

I have taught grades 6-12 and a year of college.  My favorite years are the middle school ones! 

 

Fun Fact 1

I wanted to be a teacher at the age of 5.  I had a board, a teacher desk and a student desk.  My first student was my father.  We did math because I couldn’t read his handwriting!  My second student was my sister.  She was great in all subjects!

 
   

Fun Fact 2

You probably have heard of an Exchange student.  Did you know that there are programs similar to that for teachers?  As a Fulbright scholar,  I applied to be an exchange teacher to England.  I swapped jobs, houses and cars with a teacher in Doncaster (northern England) for a year.  What an exciting experience!!!

 

 
 

When I am not teaching, or planning lessons I am:

outside!  I love to work in the garden.  My yearly goal is to

grow enough herbs and vegetables to last a summer. 

So far I can’t seem to last past August…maybe this year.

 

         
     
     
 
 
   

 

 

Posts

Back to our regular schedule

We will return to our Middle School schedule this coming week.  Monday students will clean up their lockers, recycle and throw away trash.  Students will continue to do iReady with a goal of 90 minutes this week.  Tutoring will continue through April, with obvious iReady growth as a result.  Great job Middle School Students! As I write this on Friday afternoon, there are 6 more weeks, 30 more days or 240 more hours of school. We'll count minutes and seconds during May;-)

7 weeks left!

One and one half days less than 35 as well!  I wish the very best for our students and their families as we take Monday through Wednesday of next week to do CMAS testing!

Enjoy the holiday weekend

A four day week! We will be finishing important topics this week...integers, solving one and two step equations and factoring.  Make sure your students are charging their Chromebooks and bringing materials to class (especially pencils).  Thanks to all who answered Middle School teachers call via Sign Up Genius for CMAS snacks and cleaning supplies.  I am proud to be part of our Carbon Valley Academy community!

Have the very best of Spring Breaks!!!

Are you looking forward to the changes we will have after Spring Vacation? The Middle School teachers will help you with the schedule and how to pick up your things for each class. When you come to math you will need your Math text, Chromebook, composition book/math resource packet, calculator and pencil. Remember to bring your charged Chromebook to school daily. Have a wonderful and restful Spring Vacation.

Trimester 3 is off to a great start!

As a math class, we could count weeks and days left.  Maybe some of us already are!  Let's also count days that we work our hardest, achieve to the fullest and make sure the day really, truly counted!  Grades for this first week will be posted by Sunday March 14.  A cumulative assessment will follow next week, Thursday or Friday for the 6th and 7th grade.  8th grade will have a quiz over multiplying polynomials.  Enjoy this spring weather!  

Two trimesters (almost) done!

Make sure you check Google Classroom for your math class once a week, on Monday is best. When in person instruction and email is not possible, this is where you would find directions for instruction. The second trimester ends on Wednesday, March 3rd. Grades will be finalized by Tuesday, March 2nd.

What is best about Carbon Valley Academy?

While accessing this page, I caught sight of a photo of the entire CVA student body in an assembly last year.  Students were sitting down, eyes to the front and being respectful participants!  One of the best parts of CVA, for me, is our purpose, "Work Hard. Be Nice".  Those four words mean that all of us treat each other as we would like to be treated.  We do our best to be productive and learn.  For teachers and students, CVA provides a wonderful place to grow as people and make progress as life time learners!  It is a pleasure to be part of this group.  

Four day weekend, Four day week!

I hope you enjoy the four day weekend, and stay warm! After school tutoring will start on Tuesday! If you are signed up for the program, you are expected to attend weekly. As you prepare for class remember to have your Chromebook charged. During Leadership your Chromebook should be closed, for other classes open only when the teacher gives you permission. Your pencils should be sharpened and the work packet ready. A Cumulative Assessment is coming soon!

Four day week, Four day weekend!!! Wow!

A short, important week! Next week Parent/Teacher conferences are held. This means that there is no tutoring available this week, that Friday, 02/12/2021, and and the following Monday,02/15/2021, will be days off! Please make sure that your Chromebook is charged, that you have pencils, a calculator, text, problem set and composition book.

Three day weekend, four day week!

We need some help in organizing!!!  First, Chromebooks should be charged at home, daily.  There are not enough outlets to let all the Middle School students charge daily.  Also, your students need new pencils and a water bottle to bring daily.  Last, please make sure your students are dressed to dress code!  We are within sight of spring!!!  

Lets reorganize!

Middle School students had a difficult week.  Could you help your students organize?  First, Chromebooks must be charged at home; I recommend nightly.  Next, make sure your student has pencils and a water bottle.  Once a week you should see the PBIS notebook brought home; we ask you look over the entries and sign it.  If you haven't signed up for Parent Teacher Conferences yet, please do!  Your students will discuss their strengths, areas to improve and summarize the results of the iReady Diagnostic test from Winter!
Questions?  Just email!

18 weeks left!

Does that seem quite a long time from now?  Those weeks will fly, so it is important to keep checking on the calendar!  This is a three day weekend, we meet again on Tuesday 1/19/2021.  Students should begin the Read-a-Thon and parents should sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences.  All of us need to remember to wear masks inside the building, social distance and wash our hands!  Algebra has a text on Friday and we need to keep pencils sharpened, hand sanitizer available and assignments planned.  Questions? Just email!

First full school week of 2021!

What a great start to the New Year!  Classwork was accurate, creativity surged and the Middle School energy was in full gear.  We look forward to Spirit Week starting tomorrow. Tutoring is available after school in math and science Monday-Thursday, 3:30-4:30.  Interested?  Contact me!  Have a great week!

01/02/2021

We're here in a New Year!  
The coming Monday is a Professional Development day. CVA staff will be preparing for the coming month, including scheduling new opportunities for after school tutoring.  
As of today (Saturday January 2, 2021) all grades are finished and posted. Questions? Just email! Tutoring will continued to be offered Monday-Thursday, 3:30-4:30. Sessions are available for 30 or 60 minutes. If you are interested, let me know. Be sure to pack pencils, your calculator, hand sanitizer and a mask (extras help). Check to make sure your Chromebook is fully charged. See you soon!

4 1/2 School Days of 2020 remaining

Who's counting school days left?  Maybe all of us!  During those 4 1/2 days Middle School students will accomplish three things.  First, iReady Winter tests are finished.  For students who wish to retest, the option will be open this week.
Second, 6th and 7th grade will review for and take a Cumulative Assessment on Wednesday.  Algebra students will complete a Performance Task.   Last, the unit is finished for all classes on Thursday.  Packets will be completed and graded by then.  We will be ready for a winter break...and 2021!