About cgreenlu

I was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula. I received my Associates degree from Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, Michigan. I earned my Bachelors Degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and my Masters from Grand Valley State University. This is the beginning of my 34th year of teaching, 31 of them here in Hudsonville. My husband's name is Jeff. He is an Electrical Engineer for a company based out of Colorado called MicroMotion, Inc. We have 2 sons and 1 daughter. Matthew is 29, a GVSU graduate and is in sales/marketing for Aspen Ski Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Michael is 25, also a GVSU graduate and is teaching at Wayland Public Schools. He married Carissa, his high school sweetheart, who is a nurse at Spectrum. Mikayla is 20 and a sophomore at Michigan State University. We have one dog named Max, who is a 3 year old golden retriever.

Saddle UP For Reading!

March is Reading Month

We have SO much going on this month! March is taking us into the WILD WEST with the theme, “Saddle Up for Reading”. Here’s what I would like you to know for this week….

  1. Students will receive a month-long reading calendar on Monday, March 1. Students have a weekly reading challenge to read 20 minutes per day/100 minutes per week.

  2. If students meet their weekly reading goal, they will be entered in a raffle to win a book from the book fair. We will have one winner from each grade level weekly.

  3. Our parent club will be providing snacks each Wednesday. This week we will enjoy “On The Trail” mix. 

  4. On Friday we will wear a cowboy hat, bandana, or handkerchief. (I have extra handkerchiefs if you don’t)

*Also, remember this Friday we will have a half day and that is also the day we are having our Because Of Winn Dixie party. If you could help your child pack a peanut butter sandwich or an egg salad sandwich for a snack…. I will provide the rest! Thank you for ALL you do to make this a fun experience for your child. 

Valentine’s Day Preparations!

Thank you parents for signing up for the party donations! I’m so grateful for your generosity.  The party will be on Friday, February 19, 2021! (next Friday). Students voted to make their own boxes or bags to hold their Valentines.  If your child does not care to make a Valentine holder, he/she will be given a bag at school. When your child’s Valentine holder is completed he/she can bring it to school (Valentines too).

3rd Grade Polar Express Party 2020 (Pictures and Video)

Polar Express Party Video (<——-click here to see video )

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  We are working on a SPECIAL project. Would you please send a lightbulb? (the cheapest standard lightbulb you have, it can be a burned out light bulb) We will need these by Tuesday. We also need an egg carton if you have one.
  I wanted to give you an update on next week’s party. We will have a Polar Express Party on Friday, December 18, 2020! The party will be in our classroom. We will play games, decorate a sugar cookie and drink hot chocolate. 
  There are a few supplies that we need for the party. The following link will let you know what is still needed: Sign up Genius .
  For the party each student will need to bring:
1. 21 small items to share with classmates (these can be Dollar Store finds like pencils, stickers, play-doh, candy canes or other candy, etc.)
2. A gift bag that can sit on their desk and hold all of their goodies.
* Students will also wear pajamas to school 
Thank you in advance for your help in making this a fun event for our kids!

Week of November 30, 2020! Here We GO!

Week of November 30, 2020

I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to finally meet during our Zoom Parent/Teacher Conference! I look forward to our continued partnership as we navigate through this crazy year together. Please email me if you have any questions regarding online learning. If for any reason your child cannot log onto our Zoom meeting, please let me know.



This Week’s Online School Schedule:

Monday, November 30 *8:45 am- Zoom Meeting (30 minutes), find Zoom meeting links on Google Classroom.

Tuesday, December 1- *8:45 am Synchronous Learning-Find Zoom meeting links on Google Classroom. See schedule below.

Wednesday, December 2 *8:45 am- Zoom Meeting (30 minutes), find Zoom meeting links on Google Classroom.

Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4-*8:45 am Synchronous Learning-Find Zoom meeting links on Google Classroom. Schedule will be similar to Tuesday.

Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 8-*8:45 am Synchronous Learning-Find Zoom meeting links on Google Classroom. Schedule will be similar to  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020- We ALL hope to return to school!

Math: We are starting unit 4 on Tuesday. This is a unit on place value.

Writing Workshop: We have completed the Opinion writing unit. We will use these days to practice writing more opinion letters.

Reading Workshop:  We have enjoyed learning how to read mystery books. If your student needs more books please let me know.

This will be a learning curve for all of us and I want you to know that I appreciate your patience with me as I learn how to navigate teaching this way. If there is something that seems overwhelming or confusing, please LET ME KNOW. In case you might have some computer issues, I thought it might be helpful to check out these Tech Tips. The number one strategy for computer issues is restarting your device. I have also created daily 1:1 appointment slots in Calendly. When I’m not teaching online students/parents can meet  with me for any questions, concerns, or if your child just needs some time to talk with me. These appointments are 15 minutes each. Check your email to set up an appointment.

Thank you for LEANING in with me! WE’VE GOT THIS!