Welcome to Mrs. Pettigrew's Preschool Class!
I am glad you are here! My name is Kaitlyn Pettigrew and I am the preschool teacher at Edith Wolford Elementary School. This is the start of my 7th year teaching in District 20 and my 5th year teaching Preschool. I am a Colorado Springs native and I live here with my husband of seven years and our sweet puppy, Gus! I enjoy teaching, spending time with my family and my puppy, traveling, gardening and playing board games.
RULER is an acronym that stands for Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating emotions. RULER is an approach to creating a positive learning climate and developing emotional skills of all adults and students within the school. It is a mindset and a language with which everyone in the school community can talk about their emotions. RULER is a school-wide approach that focuses first on developing adults personally and professionally so they can be role models and knowledgeable implementers of the skill-based instruction for students. The goals of RULER are to create a positive emotional climate and to enhance emotional intelligence in adults and students.