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    Mr. Slater (AKA: The REAL Mr. Slater)

    Room: M1/Otter's Point  
    Subject: 5th Grade
    Email: mslater@steilacoom.k12.wa.us
    Phone: 253-983-2607
    Best contact: email or ParentSquare
    The REAL Mr. Slater!

    Class schedule (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri)- 

    8:25- Students arrive and enter Otter's Point/M-1. Teacher welcome, touch base, lunch count, prep for the day.
    8:40- Pledge, attendance, planner check, jobs and lunch count
    8:50- Morning Meeting
    9:10- Math- Part One
    10:00- Recess
    10:15- Math- Part Two
    11:00- Lunch
    11:20- Recess
    11:40- ELA
    12:55- Specialist (Art/Tech, Music, PE)
    1:40- Social Studies/Science (one month at a time each)
    2:25- iReady Reading/Math
    2:50- Planner/Review Day/Clean up/Pack up
    3:10- Dismissal  

    Class schedule (Wednesday/ACE)- 

    8:25- Students arrive and enter Otter's Point/M-1. Teacher welcome, touch base, lunch count, prep for the day.
    8:40- Pledge, attendance, planner check, jobs and lunch count
    8:50- Morning Meeting
    9:00- Recess
    9:15- Math
    10:00- Lunch
    10:20- Recess
    10:35- Math Skills
    11:10- ELA
    12:21- Recess Specialist (Art/Tech, Music, PE)
    1:00- Social Studies/Science (one month at a time each)
    1:35- iReady Reading/Math
    1:55- Planner/Review Day/Clean up/Pack up
    2:10- Dismissal

     
    Biography

    Teaching Dear Parents-

    Welcome to Fifth Grade here at Saltar's Point! Here's a little bit about me:

    I am 52 years old and have lived my entire life in the Pierce County area. I moved to DuPont in February of 2009 with my wife Michelle, and two sons, Matthew (20 years old and attending Eastern Washington University) and Nathan (Who is 15 and attending Steilacoom High School as an 9th grader). I received a Bachelor’s degree from PLU in Elementary Education (1993), a first Masters degree from City University in Educational Technology (1998) and a second Masters in School Administration from PLU (2015). This will be my 29th year in education, where my path has taken me from classroom teacher on JBLM with Clover Park (12 years), 10 years teaching with Steilacoom at Chloe Clark, three years as a school administrator (two years as a Dean of Students in Yelm, and a year as an Assistant Principal at an elementary with Sumner-Bonney Lake) and then back to teaching at Saltar's in 2019. While I learned a lot and had some enriching experiences in administration, I have come to the realization that classroom teaching is where my truest calling and strengths lie, and was fortunate enough to land back with Steilacoom - especially, since I get to teach with my brother, Ryan (aka: the FAKE Mr. Slater), who teaches Art/Tech! I believe that regular communication with families is essential, and you are a vital and appreciated part of your child’s education. My previous experience teaching in this district with such amazing families was honestly one of the things I appreciated and missed most about teaching, and I look forward to continuing this legacy and working with you to shape and celebrate compassionate, intelligent, and, in the end, successful and positive citizens.

    Sincerely,

    Mike Slater (aka: The REAL Mr. Slater!)
    Email: mslater@steilacoom.k12.wa.us  
    Direct Dial Room: 253-983-2607 (before 8:20 or after 3:15)
    Saltar’s Point Office: 253-983-2600