Hello! My name is Casey Peitz and I will be teaching 3rd grade at Bacon this year. I am so very happy to be a part of the Bacon team.
Here is a little bit about me. I am a native of Colorado. I grew up in a little town on the Western Slope, called Paonia. I attended Colorado State University and LOVE the Rams! After graduating I moved to Omaha, NE and spent three years teaching 3rd grade in the Omaha Public Schools. I am married to my wonderful husband, Mr. Eric Peitz. He is a teacher too! He teaches science at Lesher Middle School. We have a Great Dane named Moby.
Colorado State University. Go Rams!!
For those who do not know where Paonia is, it is a little mapdot-town on the Western Slope. My town is about an hour and half from Grand Junction and an hour and a half from Glenwood Springs.
I love teaching 3rd grade. In my opinion, third graders are at the perfect stage of literacy development. These students come into third grade with a strong foundation in reading and writing. This strong foundation, allows us to explore some truly engaging books and complete some really fun writing projects. Math is my favorite subject to teach and my FAVORITE part of teaching third grade is helping students learn multiplication and division.
Bacon is a wonderful school to teach at. The staff is cheerful, the students are creative, and the families are amazingly supportive. This is my fifth year as a Bacon Bulldog and I feel so at home here.
I love spending time in the mountains. I enjoy hiking and camping. I also have fun fishing and horseback riding.
One of my favorite hobbies is reading, so I have LOTS of "favorite" books. Most of my favorite children's books are written by Tomie dePaola: The Art Lesson, Tom, and Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs. My favorite chapter books from childhood were Where the Red Fern Grows, Hatchet, and the Harry Potter series. As an adult, my favorite books include The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo, All the Pretty Horses, A Sand County Almanac, The Help, The Nightingale, and All the Light We Cannot See.
I have never broken a bone, had stitches, or had a bloody nose. I had a very active childhood, so I must have just gotten lucky with no injuries!
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."