Dear families,                                                   

Hello! My name is Marion Heil and I am going to be your child’s first grade teacher! During the 2016-2017 school year we will be exploring an incredible amount of new learning.

            Shadow Lake Elementary and the Tahoma School District is a spectacular place to get an education! We believe that Thinking Skills and Habits of Mind provide the foundation for success in the 21st Century. Teachers here use “best practices” and technology to provide new and authentic ways to learn. You will hear a lot about our Classroom 10 model that ensures “Quality learning, every day, in every classroom for every child.”

Classroom 10 Characteristics
Tahoma’s Vision for 21st Century Learning


~District Outcomes and Indicators


~Habits of Mind


~Thinking Skills

~Effective use of Technology

~Key Content

~Assessment for Learning

~Active Learning

~Assessment of Learning




I am excited for a fantastic year with your child, and I look forward to meeting you soon. I hope you get to enjoy the sunshine, rain, mountains, rivers and lakes that make summer so great for us.

Thank you,

Mrs. Heil