Melissa Mielke

Melissa Mielke
1st Grade Teacher
First Grade

Biographical Sketch: 

I have been involved with Traut Core Knowledge for many years. I started as a substitute teacher when the school was first started and named Washington Core Knowledge.  My children then attended Traut Core Knowledge and I was a parent partner involved in the classroom and on the curriculum committee.  I then returned as a small group instructor with the intervention department.  I moved from that position to teaching first grade. 

What I like about Traut is...: 

the Core Knowledge Curriculum, the character qualities and the parent partners.  I also like the  community that is created by the wonderful staff, parents and students!

Hobbies & Interests include...: 

I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, hiking, biking, and bowling.  In the summer I enjoy boating around Horsetooth Lake.

My favorite books and authors are...: 

I like reading books by Dr. Seuss, Jan Brett, Roland Dahl and Bill Peet.  

Favorite Quote: 

"It takes a whole village to raise a child." -African Proverb  This quote fits perfectly with Traut's partnership pillar.  I know as a parent there are many times that I needed the village to help me with my children.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi   

About My Classroom: 

In my class the students may choose to sit on a ball, chair or stool. I believe that movement helps keep our brain sharp and ready to learn.  I also do not believe that I have a class of 25 students but 25 individuals in the room that make up a group.   

Mrs. Mielke's Class Website