Waterbury Elementary School
Third Grade, Room 116
My name is Karen Sabados. I am thrilled to be teaching third grade
again at Waterbury! We are going to have a wonderful year. Third grade will
be filled with many great experiences.
Here is some information about me! I was born in Japan and I have moved
ten times to various cities in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and most recently, to
Illinois. I graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I majored in
Early Childhood Education and earned a minor in Spanish. After college, I
moved back home to Saline, Michigan. I taught first grade and lived with my
parents, 6 brothers, and 2 sisters! A few years ago, I decided to relocate
to Illinois and was so lucky to be hired at Waterbury. This year will be my
ninth year! In March of 2008, I received my master’s degree from National-
Louis University. I now have my Reading Specialist certification. The
strategies I’ve learned in the program aid in helping your child to become
an even better reader and thinker.
When I’m not teaching, I enjoy reading, working out, going to movies, making
scrapbooks, and traveling with my husband, Chris. On June 16, 2011, we
welcomed our son, Michael, to our family. He is so much fun and keeps us
Fun Facts about Mrs. Sabados:
Birthday - June 11
If I weren't a teacher, what would I be? Something in the travel
industry...maybe working at a hotel
or as a tour guide in a foreign city
Favorite color - purple
Favorite snack food - Cheetos, Chex Mix, potato chips
Favorite candy - 100 Grand, Twix, M&Ms
Favorite food - nachos, chicken fingers, pizza
Favorite ice cream - mint chocolate chip
Favorite store - Gap, New York and Company, Target, Barnes and Noble
Favorite drink - lemonade, Dr. Pepper, Coke, and mochas
Favorite restaurant - Cheesecake Factory, Giordano's, Wildfire
Welcome to 3rd Grade!
As a student in Mrs. Sabados's class, you must remember these important
* You are smart.
* You are valuable.
* You will try your best.
* You will be treated fairly.
* You will treat others with respect.
* You will learn from your mistakes.
I am so happy to be your 3rd grade teacher! We will have a great year!