Welcome to Room 002!
My name is Corinne Dutcher and this is my 7th year at Saddlebrook and my 23th year with OPS. During my time with OPS, I have acquired two Master's Degrees. The first one is in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Instructional Technology and the second Master's Degree is in Administration.
I am married and have two children, Gregory and Grayce. Gregory will be a Junior and Grayce will be a Sophamore at Millard South High School this year. I have been married to my husband, Tony, for 21 years.
I AM HAPPY TO BE A PART OF THE SADDLEBROOK FAMILY!
With increased awareness of food allergies, food safety and an overabundance of “treats” (sugary juices, donuts, candies and cookies) in our schools, I have decided to eliminate the amount of unhealthy snacks in the classroom this year. Eliminating junk food in our classroom will have a positive effect on the students - I promise we will still celebrate and have fun! Rather than sending donuts, cookies, or cupcakes to school with your child on his or her birthday, I have come up with simple and meaningful ways to honor birthdays in the classroom.
*extra recess for the whole class
*lunch in the classroom with a friend
*a game the class plays together, such as bingo or kickball
*dance party with music
*help a younger class during "specials" - PE, Music, etc.
If you would like to bring something to celebrate your child's birthday, consider the following options:
*donating a book to the classroom library
*bringing a simple craft for the class to make
*donating a game to the classroom
*small goodie bags with stickers/activities given to each classmate
*trail mix made with healthy ingredients. The students can have fun helping mix together cereal, dried fruit and other items for a healthy, fun snack
Thank you for your support! Please feel free to email me with any questions, concerns, or additional celebration ideas!