Ernest Hemingway once said, he wrote his best story in only six words. "For sale: baby shoes. Never worn." That certainly leaves a lot to the imagination. Maybe it's up to us to write the rest of the story. We followed his lead and wrote six words stories all about us. Check it out!
This year is all about team work. We're working together to get back into the school routine, learn the new procedures and protocols, and build a strong fourth grade classroom community. We started the year off with a STEM activity. The challenge: can you work together to build a six cup pyramid? Here's the catch, you can't touch the cups! Each group member must help place each cup using only a rubber band and a piece of ribbon.
I am so excited that you are here. My name is Kylie Collins and I'll be your child's fourth grade teacher this year. I am originally from Connecticut, but I moved to Colorado in 2010. I studied Environmental Science and Music at Bard College and then received my Masters in Education from Western. I taught first grade in Aspen for four years before moving to Crested Butte in 2016. I worked with the reading intervention and special education teams for two years here and now I am thrilled to be embarking on my third year in fourth grade. I live with my husband Matt and two dogs. In my free time I enjoy trail running, skiing, and everything outside.
My name is Katie Jo Tilton and I will be student teaching with Ms. Kylie this year while attending Western Colorado University’s Elementary Education Teacher Residency Program. I discovered my passion for education while working at CBCS as a Special Education Assistant and am excited to be back to school in my new role as a student teacher. I have lived in the Gunnison Valley for the past 4 years, and in my free time I love to bike, ski, hike, and get outside to enjoy the beautiful place we call home.