Kristin Larson

Kristin Larson

Contact Info

 

phone:  (531)299-1080

email:  Kristin.Larson@ops.org

 

address: Room 164/Belle Ryan Elementary/1807 S 60th St/Omaha NE  68106

Biography

 

In 2016, I started my fourth year teaching and first year as an Early Childhood Special Educator (ECSE) at Belle Ryan Elementary.  I truly love my work, and I constantly strive to provide meaningful experiences and developmentally appropriate education to all the students I work with. Starting in 2020, I took on the role of ECSE Resource teacher at Belle Ryan, Ashland Park-Robbins, and Gateway Elementary schools.  I will over see and provide special education services for students with special needs who attend Inclusive Early Childhood classrooms and these schools.  I have set a goal for myself to provide each student I serve and teach everything he or she needs to learn and love school.

 

In my home life, I'm Mom to two teenagers -- Sophia and Owen  -- and caretaker of a really great dog, Vinnie.  I keep busy attending all of my kid's activities, but I also enjoy gardening,  traveling and exploring museums and historical sites, taking walks, reading, going to movies and "binge watching" TV shows.  

Academics

 

Along with working on and monitoring progress on individual students' IEP goals, I will support EC classroom teachers use of Teaching Strategies, GOLD.

Teaching Strategies GOLD is the Omaha Public School's Early Childhood Department's curriculum and assessment tool.  The GOLD curriculum  revolves around several "studies" with topics such as Trees, Buildings, Balls and Cars.  While exploring each Study with the children, we are observing and recording their performance level on the Objectives for Development and Learning established by TSGOLD.  These objectives are developmentally appropriate skills and knowledge that grow with the children.  We record our observations of the children working and playing and use this data to place each child on a level for each objective. Parents are welcome to see reports on their child's levels anytime.  These levels clearly show where a child is developing well, and where he or she needs scaffolding or help.  I hope that visitors  to the classroom will be able to see what we are studying when they walk through the door, since our books, art, shared writing and other activities are planned to advance my students' understanding of our topic.


Schedule

 

I am currently working on creating a schedule to provide teaching and support minutes to all of my students at Belle Ryan, Ashland Park-Robbins, and Gateway Elementary Schools.  I hope to have a set daily schedule sometime soon.