Welcome to Third Grade!!!
Degrees and Certifications:
I'm Mrs. Laviola and I am a third grade teacher at Ridgecrest Elementary. I grew up in Shoreline and attended Shoreline Schools (Echo Lake, Einstein, and Shorewood - Go T-Birds!). I attended college at Western Washington University and obtained my teaching certificate there while also studying Psychology of Human Development. After graduating, I taught first grade for a short time in Ferndale at Mountain View Elementary and then was hired at Ridgecrest as a first grade teacher. After one year of teaching first grade, I moved up to third grade and have taught third grade (as well as a 3/4 split) for 8 years.
Family is so important to me! I am so lucky to have two amazing daughters, Peyton (4 years old) and Riley (1 year old). I have been married to my fabulous husband, Isaac, for 6 years. We live in Edmonds in a house we bought just over 4 years ago. We are dog lovers, and love our sweet chocolate lab Bella.
Aside from being a teacher, parent, and wife, I enjoy a lot of hobbies. I'm an outdoorsy girl, enjoying things like running, hiking, boating, and camping. Exercise is very important to me. Basketball has always been a big part of my life as well as sports in general. My favorite sports teams to watch are the Seahawks and UW - basketball, volleyball, and football. Occasionally, I humor my husband and go to an Everett Silvertips hockey game. When I get time to myself, I really enjoy reading, listening to music, baking, and watching movies/shows.
The other third grade teachers (Mrs. Boone, Mrs. Ramfar, Mrs. Wickliff, Ms. Carlson, and Mrs. Jensen) and I love working together and are so lucky to have your kids this year!
Once weekly, on Fridays, I will send home a newsletter full of questions from the week broken into subject areas. Based on what I've taught throughout the week, the kids help me brainstorm a list of questions that you can ask them and they can discuss with you! These questions are for your information, but also make up the first part of their weekly homework, which is responding to one or more questions on the back of the newsletter. The second part of their weekly homework is to complete one full math homework worksheet, which are typically 2 sided sheets of paper. See the links below for previous newsletters for your access.