Mrs. Gordon
3rd Grade Homeroom
Trinity Lutheran School
4560 Glendale Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43614
Phone: 419-385-2301
Fax: 419-385-2636
About me
I have been happily married (to the same guy) for over thirty-three years, and have a terrific daughter.  I graduated from Bowling Green State University, with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Teaching in 2009. Teaching is not just a career, but a passion.  The fact that I am working in a school that allows for the opportunity to share my faith on a daily basis, makes the position even more enjoyable.  I strive to facilitate learning by engaging the children in a wealth of hands-on activities.  To further enhance learning, our school has installed Smartboards in several classrooms. I am excited that such innovative technology has been added to our school, and acknowledge that such methods are more conducive to life-long learning,  promoting critical thinking skills. As our world becomes more and more globally connected through technology, the importance of teaching technology becomes a critical facet in the education process.  I enjoy reading, sailing, jet-skiing, snorkeling, exploring technology, and playing with our dogs, a greyhound, Norma, and a part golden retriever, Muttley, and my grandbaby dog Willy, a minature dachshund.
The importance of having a sound Biblical philosophy of education cannot be overemphasized. In referring to the importance of developing a distinctively Christian philosophy, more Christian educators are beginning to realize that to be truly Christian, the curriculum must be Bible integrated in theory and practice. By this, the Bible is to provide more than theoretical guidance and generalization. It is to be a vital part of the content of the curriculum, and integrated with all subject matter. The Bible should be the integrating factor around which all other subject matter is correlated and arranged, and provides the criterion by which all other subject matter is judged.  The most important aspect of my teaching responsibility is to help children know Jesus on a personal level, and encourage them to share their faith on a daily basis. Incorporating scripture into my daily lessons helps to accomplish this goal.
My links
Bible Gateway
Multiplication Review Games
Science - Simple Machines
Coin Combo - Practice Counting Money
Accelerated Reader Book List
Discovery Education
Websites for Smartboards
Quia - Multiplication Madness
Spacey Math
Quia - Multiplication Mixed Bag
Quia - Multiplication Facts 2, 3, 4, 5
Quia - Mulitiplication and Division Fact Families
Quia - Multiplication Facts 6, 7, 8, 9
Interactive Kaleidoscope
Jigsaw Puzzles
Websites for Classrooms
Brain Cleary - children's book author
Sheppard Software
Quia - 3rd grade Magnets Millionaire Game
Math Practice
Read Write Think
Dancemat typing
The Great Plant Escape
Third Grade Math Review
Understanding Banking
Mortifying Monday - Finish the Story Group Activity
Understanding Camouflage
Place Value
Virtual Science Labs
Addition & Subtraction Review Games
Science Splat
Multiplication Station
Skip Counting
Math - Even and Odd Numbers
Planets and the Solar System
Virtual Fishtank
Virtual Space Tour
Math Baseball
Reading Graphs
Saxon Math - Fractions
Saxon Math - Telling Time
Saxon - clockfaces and digital time
Structures of Life
Scott Foresman Science (our science book online enrichment)
Grammar Practice
Smartboard Activities
Freaky Frank's Music Machine
A virtual walk in the woods
My Pyramid
USA Map Puzzle
Kitty Quartet - Memory Game
Wild Safari Crossword Puzzle
Sound Machine
Sea Creature Matching Activity
Analog clock
Rate Tornado Damage
National Geographic Activities
Technology Rich Learning for Third Grade
Collage Machine
Giggle Poetry
Time for Kids online
Weather Wiz Kids
Yucky Science
Smithsonian For Kids
Save the Apples (Math)
Math Cats Multiplication
4-H Virtual Forest
Mrs. Matson's Simple Machines
Batters Up Math
Electricity (Fourth grade science)
Mrs. Matson's Weather Page
Ask a Librarian
Biographies for Kids
Power Proofreading
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Planet Pals
Science Monster
Volcano World
Your Weight on Other Worlds
Dropple - Brain Bashers
Escape from Knab (Decision Making/Critical Thinking)
The Fruit Game (Critical Thinking)
Math Advantage
Animals of the World
Kids Go Wild (Animals)
ZoBoomaFoo (Animals)
Phases of the Moon
More About Space
Mysteries to Solve
Synonym Toast
Wacky Web Tales (Madlibs)
Grammar Gorilla
Alien Word Mine
Perimeter and Area
Math Mayhem
Addition Hidden Picture
Measure It
Willy the Watch Dog (Telling Time)
Create Your Own Graph
Seashell Rounding
Number Cracker (Number Patterns)
Line Jumper (Number Lines)
Interactive Base Ten Blocks
Bugs in the System (graphing)
Zoo Animal Information
The Human Body
Grammar Blast
Punctuation Paintball
What do you know quiz show!
Toy Theater Math
Subtraction Math Match
Sudoku - A Fun Math Puzzle
ABC Ya Money Counting
Math Man - Math Fact Practice
Computer Vocabulary
Time Travel - Practice Telling Time
Multiplication Match Game
Alpha Munchies - Typing Game
Super Hyper Spider Typer (Keyboarding skills)
Astro Adventure - Interactive Engineering for 9-11 year olds
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
The Thinking Fountain A to Z
The Solar System
Star Child (Space)
AAA Math
Cybrary Man - Educational Sites
Online Math and Grammar Games
To Be Fanatic (Math Practice)
Time For Time
Analog Clocks
Subject and Predicate Song
Saxon Grade Three Math Enrichment
Multiplication Practice
Tales from Technology
Possessive Noun ('s and 's) tic tac toe game
Possessive Noun Practice
Brain Bashers Wake Up the Box
Brainbashers - Shape Tracers -
Handwriting Practice