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    Name:  Mr. Nunlist
    Room:  C-5
    Grade Level:  5th Grade 
    Phone Number:  360-709-7345
     
    Professional Biography
     
       I grew up in rural New Hampshire and graduated from Syracuse University, in central New York, in 2004 with degrees in Geography and Spanish.  I developed a love of working with children through babysitting, lifeguarding, camp counselling, and substitute teaching jobs throughout my teens and early 20s.  I moved to Washington after college, lured by tales of the beauty and wonder of the Pacific Northwest, and settled in Olympia.  I worked for brief stints as a pizza deliverer, geoduck farmer, and mattress factory employee, and then for six years as a research assistant for the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP).  WSIPP conducts non-partisan research for the state legislature on topics such as education, criminal justice, and social services.  After my eyes were sufficiently damaged from staring at spreadsheets for six years, I decided it was time to get back into teaching and, after a two year masters in teaching program at The Evergreen State College, I ended up here at Tumwater Hill!  I'm very excited to be teaching at T.H.E. for a fifth year. 
     
     
    Monday - Thursday Schedule:
    9:15 - 9:25                       Morning check-in
    9:25 - 9:50                       Choice reading
    9:50 - 10:10                     Writing (M/W) and science (T/Th)
    10:10 - 10:45                   Reading groups
    10:45 - 11:00                   Recess, band, orchestra
    11:00 - 11:20                   Small math group, band, orchestra
    11:20 - 12:20                   Math, with integrated science when applicable and possible
    12:20 - 12:35                   Recess
    12:35 - 1:05                     Lunch
    1:05 - 1:25                       Quiet independent work time
    1:25 - 2:10                       Integrated social studies and language arts
    2:10 - 2:25                       Recess
    2:25 - 3:10                       Specialist (M - music, T - PE, W - Library, Th - Technology)
    3:10 - 3:20                       Planners, packup, cleanup
    3:20 - 3:50                       Math groups
    3:50 - 3:55                       Dismissal
     
     
     
     
    Friday Schedule:
    9:15 - 9:25                       Morning check-in
    9:25 - 9:50                       Choice reading
    9:50 - 10:35                     Science
    10:35 - 10:50                   Recess
    10:50 - 12:05                   Unfinished work (subjects vary depending on week)
    12:05 - 12:35                   Lunch
    12:35 - 12:50                   Recess
    12:50 - 1:20                     Writing
    1:20 - 1:45                       Specialist (Rotates among Library, PE, and Music)
    1:45 - 2:40                       Assembly block.  On non-assembly days, art block (visiting artists are welcome and encouraged to contact Mr. Nunlist!)