I've been a teacher in the Northeastern School District since 1997. Throughout the years I’ve taught
second, third, and sixth grades, finally settling in fifth grade! I received my Bachelors Degree from
Penn State University, a Masters in Elementary Education and a Reading Specialist Certification from
Millersville University, and earned +60 credits from Millersville, Penn State, and Wilkes.
I have two wonderfully, incredible children...Sophia and Garrett!
About our Classroom
The main objective in my classroom is to be a facilitator, challenge my students’ individual strengths,
while finding ways to maintain their interests in learning. We all learn in a variety of styles. In this
classroom we will learn as a whole, with buddies, in small instructional groups, and independently.
Here's a look into our Classroom Curriculum...
Shared Reading: Literature studies using the novels; Wonder,
Tuck Everlasting, The Thief Lord, and Hear the Wind Blow
Guided Reading; Informational Articles about current events and curriculum related content
Word Work: A study of affixes, roots, Literature study vocabulary, and Guided Reading vocabulary
Grammar: Parts of Speech
Writing: 5 Paragraph... Personal Narrative, Creative Narrative, Opinion Essay, Descriptive Informational
Essay, and a 7 Paragraph Research Paper with thesis.
Fifth grade is a fun-filled, action packed year…GET READY TO LEARN!!!!!
Items your child will Need:
2 Marbled Composition Books
No. 2 Pencils
Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
2 Three Ring Binders with clear pocket cover
6 hole punched pocket folders to place within binders
Hand held pencil sharpener
1 multi - color pack of highlighters
The importance of homework is to reinforce the skills and concepts taught during the school day... Word Work
will most likely be assigned Monday - Thursday in preparation for the test on Friday...No Homework on
Weekends! Any student who does not complete a homework assignment, will make it up during Positive Reward
Parents...Please check your child’s Agenda daily for assignments and upcoming projects and assessments.
Students should bring their binder back and forth to school each day.