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  • Ms. Judge
    "In a world where you can be anything... Be KIND! "
    Hello!  I am so excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher!  This is my 11th year teaching at Russell School, and my 9th year in 2nd grade.  I spent two years teaching 5th graders and have loved my last eight years with 2nd graders. I received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Montana with a Library Media Endorsement in the Spring of 2012. I earned my Master's Degree in K-6 Reading and Literacy in August of 2016. 
    I grew up in Dillon, MT where my Mom just retired after her 40th year of teaching and my Dad was a Civil Engineer for the US Forest Service and is now retired from that and driving school bus.  I have an older brother, Brian, who is a dispatcher for the Beaverhead County Sheriff's Department in Dillon, and a younger sister, Taryn, who is a Registered Nurse working in Helena.  I love sports, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family.  I love the New York Yankees, Boston Celtics, and Denver Broncos. My boyfriend Kris and I have two Miniature Australian Shepherds named Roma Bella and Lucan Kai. We had another Mini Aussie, Milo Grey, who sadly passed away in the Spring of 2022. We love to take them to Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge to go for walks along the river.
    To assist in making this a positive experience for your child,  please contact me with any questions and/or concerns.  My number at school is (406) 728-2400 ext. 4818 or you can email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. A monthly newsletter will be sent home to keep you informed of happenings in our classroom.  Thank you for sharing your child with me!    

    Ms. Judge’s School Supplies

    2nd Grade * Russell Elementary School * 2022

    1 Large Backpack to Bring Every Day
    4 Plain Pocket Folders -- Two with Prongs and Two Without Prongs, Please
    1 Plastic Pencil Box
    1  Box of 24 Crayola Crayons
    2 Boxes of Ten Crayola Skinny Markers
    2 Boxes of Ten Thick Crayola Markers
    2 Pink Wedge Erasers
    1 Box of 24 Colored Pencils
    1 Package Pencil Tip Erasers
    2 Packages Ticonderoga Pencils
    6 Elmer's Glue Sticks
    Clorox or Lysol Cleaning Wipes
    1 Pair of Headphones in a Plastic Bag
    1 Water Bottle with a Tight Fitting Lid to Keep at School During the Week
    Gym Shoes - You May Leave These at School If You Would like. We Will Have Pe on Different Days Depending If It's an a or B Week

    As the Year Goes, We May Ask for Additional Supplies Including Glue Sticks, Boxes of Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, and Pencils. If You Prefer to Purchase Extras of These Items Now, You Can Send Them to School and I Will Store Them Safely for Future Use. I Will Return Anything We Do Not Use at the End of the Year! Thank You!

    Optional Items to Donate
    We Can Always Use Extras of the Items Listed Above, or If You're Interested...

    Clorox or Lysol Wipes- I like to Wipe the Tables Throughout the Day and Afterschool to Keep Us Germ Free!
    Crayola Skinny or Fat Markers 
    Crayola Colors of the World (Skin Tones) Crayons, Markers, and Colored Pencils
    Cardstock or Astrobright Paper
    Pony Beads, Parler Beads, Board Games, Legos, Sidewalk Chalk, Playing Cards
    Smelly Markers, Smelly Crayons, and Smelly Stickers