WELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE!
will be teaching the fifth grade curriculum this year. My teaching
partner is Mr. Ronald Mark. He will be teaching both his class and my
class science and I will be teaching both classes social studies. We
usually trade three times a week and adjust that schedule as needed.
I have been teaching since 1977. I started my career with Detroit
Public Schools where I taught language arts in middle school for ten
years and fifth and sixth grades for two. I have been with Livonia
Public Schools since 1989. I was at Cleveland
Elementary for 16 years where I taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
had a sabbatical for a year and earned a Master's Degree in Creative
Drama and Theater for the Young. I use much of what I learned in our
classroom. In some cases, the students will learn required curriculum
through drama activities like role-playing, puppetry and mime.
am married and have son and a daughter who attended Livonia Public
Schools and graduated from Churchill High School. They have
both graduated from college. I am also mom to our dog, Frisbee. I am
active in community theater and an avid reader.
hope to create a caring community in our classroom. I try to have an
interactive relationship with each of my students. I actively support
the Cooper Core Four--Respectful, Responsible, Trustworthy, and Caring.
I try to nurture a love of reading and writing so that the kids will
have these skills for life. We will continue using Everyday Math this year. The workshop format for reading and writing should be familiar to your child.
am always open to your questions or concerns. I know that children show
more progress when teachers and parents work together to support
Please see the supply list under the "School News" button to the left.
It is best to contact me through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as I don't often check my voicemail. I also ask the students for notes each morning.
I am looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing the joy your children will bring to fifth grade!