WELCOME to Mrs. Ollerenshaw's Teacher Page

GREETINGS
Dear Families of Room 8, 
Distance Learning & Social Distancing is the new normal.
This year I'll try to remember:
 
Room 8 is GREAT
can't wait to see what we CREATE!
 
Please continue to stay healthy and I can't wait to see you virtually for now (& in person soon).
Virtual Hugs,
Mrs. Ollerenshaw
A little bit about me...
Being an elementary school teacher has been a dream of mine since kindergarten. After 17 years of teaching, I’m still excited to wake up each day and try out new ideas.

I was born and raised in Southern California. In 2014 a new opportunity brought my husband and I up to the Bay Area. I was fortunate enough,  to teach at Del Rey Elementary for two years; then I had the opportunity to transfer to Corvallis.
Even though my two children Zoe (5 yo) and Evan (3yo); keep my husband & I, quite busy. I try to juggle my teaching life with my family life. I enjoy staying and being active; plus spending quiet moments at a coffee shop, in nature and going to yoga classes. Spin classes, hiking, swimming and running (especially Ragnar Relays) are other ways I enjoy downtime.

Inspired by
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”  - Helen Keller

College
ZOT! ZOT! I am an anteater (yup, that is UC Irvine's mascot) for life.  While attending the University of California, Irvine; I fell in love with History and was able to fuel my passion for learning and ultimately teaching.  I was fortunate enough to receive my undergraduate degree &  teaching credential in Multiple Subject Areas - in 2002.

District Tools I Use 

  • SeeSaw - an outstanding website allowing students to create and "display" their assignments
  • Class Dojo - is an excellent app/website to communicate behavior and be in touch with families
  • Attendance - using Aeries. You can stay on top of attendance through the Aeries Family Portal or Aeries App
  • Report Cards - I use Aeries to generate report cards.
  • Google Classroom: I use Google Classroom to manage assignments.  If you would like daily or weekly digests of activities and missing assignments, I can invite you as a guardian.  Please email me with your request and email address.