Michele Harper

Professional Biography

  • My name is Michele Harper and I am a second grade teacher at Horizons Elementary School.  I received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Saint Martin's University and I have a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University.  This program taught me how to use art approaches (music, visual arts, storytelling, creative movement, poetry and drama) in the classroom and how to integrate these into reading, writing and math. I have fifteen years of experience teaching and this is my fourteenth year in second grade.   My family and I have lived in this area for most of our lives.  In fact, my husband and I both went to elementary, middle, and high school in the North Thurston School district.  I have two children and a dog Juliet.  Devon is a graduate of North Thurston High School and Kammi graduated from the University of Washington and lives and works in Seattle.  Juliet spends most of her time sleeping in front of the fireplace.


  • 8:10 - 8:20 Morning work
    8:20 - 8:30 Morning meeting
    8:30 - 10:00 Reader's Workshop
    10:00 - 10:15 Recess
    10:15 - 11:10 Math
    11:15 - 11:35 Lunch
    11:35 - 12:00 Recess
    12:00 - 12:30 Math Workshop - differentiation
    12:30 - 1:15 Writing/Science
    1:15 - 1:55 Specialist
    1:45 - 2:30 Writing/Science/Read-a-loud
    2:35 Learning logs
    2:40 Dismiss