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Mrs. Kim Briding

Welcome to Bear Creek Elementary School!

My name is Kim Briding and I am so excited to be your child's first-grade teacher. We are going to have an amazing year full of discovery through a hands-on, interactive learning approach. I want my students to come to school each day knowing they are safe, loved, and a valued member in our classroom community.

I have a Bachelor of Business Administration from McKendree College. I was a stay-at-home mom for 15 years and found a love of teaching from volunteering in my children's classrooms. So I became a full-time student at University of Northern Colorado and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching. I have been teaching first grade at Bear Creek Elementary for the past three years and have truly found my second home.

My husband and I have been married for 24 years. We have 4 children, ages 21, 19, 16, 12. I am so grateful that all of my children have attended the Lewis-Palmer School District since kindergarten. I am truly this district's biggest fan! My oldest daughter is in her senior year at the University of Denver. My son just graduated from Palmer Ridge High School, and now attends UCCS. I currently have a 10th and a 6th grader in the district. We are a retired Air Force family, having moved here 15 years ago. I truly can't imagine raising a family anywhere else! 

Please contact me anytime. My email is I will do my best to get back to you within 24 hours, or as soon as I have a moment to open emails.  

I am looking so forward to this year! It is my hope that my students fall in love with learning, while building supportive friendships. I know each day will be full of joy, laughter, and genuine curiosity! If you have a morning or two, or many, please consider volunteering in our classroom. You are always welcome :)

Daily Schedule

  • 8:55 Arrival and Morning Meeting

    9:20 Reading - Phonics Component

    10:30 Math (whole group and rotations)

    11:30 Recess

    12:00 Lunch

    12:20 Reading - Knowledge Component

    1:00 Specials (See Specials' Schedule)

    2:00 Writing Rotations

    2:30 Recess

    2:45 Writing Rotations, Continued

    3:15 Science or Social Studies

    3:55 Dismissal

Specials Schedule

  • Monday:  Technology

    Tuesday:  Music and PE

    Wednesday:  Library and Counselor

    Thursday:  Music and PE

    Friday:  Art