Fifth grade is a year of growth and transition. We are preparing for the shift from elementary to middle school so we learn how get organized, be responsible and self-reliant. Academically, we have some big units: We study Native Americans with several projects including a totem pole, native housing replicas and a tribal research project; we study higher order math and do projects like building a Geo city using our geometry skills. Writer’s workshop gives us an opportunity to hone our writing skills, with both creative and research writing units. We also spend a lot of time reading with four big novel units and guided reading.
I believe all children have the right to learn in a supportive, caring, engaging environment where they feel safe to explore new concepts. I provide students with a variety of learning opportunities using best practice and individual attention to support their needs academically, physically and spiritually.
Why you wanted to become a teacher: I spent many years volunteering in classrooms with many inspirational teachers. My experiences helping a variety of children to achieve their goals motivated me to go back to college and earn a teaching certificate.
I love to go camping with my family and three Siberian huskies. I also enjoy reading, gardening, and photography. When I can, I love to do crafts, paint, ceramics, and bake.