This will be my second year teaching 5th grade at CPES. Prior to teaching 5th grade, I taught 3rd grade at Lacey Elementary. When I am not at school teaching I am busy working on my Master’s degree and spending time with my wife and 4 children. Chambers is truly an amazing school filled with a great team of teachers. I believe in the school and trust my own children’s education to the amazing people who work here.
I know that 5th grade can be a little intimidating. This is your students last year before moving on to middle school. The 5th grade team is dedicated to preparing your student. In an effort to introduce the idea of multiple teachers, your student will receive instruction from each of the three 5th grade teachers. Math and Reading will be taught by your student’s homeroom teacher (me). Science, Writing, and Social Studies will be taught collaboratively. I am excited to be teaching Science to all 5th grade students. Mrs. Hemstad will be leading Writing while Ms. Carter will be teaching Social Studies. Classes will rotate for these subjects as we complete units.
As your student enters my classroom, it is my philosophy to balance the need to prepare for middle school while also keeping some of the joy and fun that comes with elementary school. As the year progresses, I will gradually increase the amount of responsibility that is expected. We are in this together (parents, teachers, and students). It is my goal to do everything in my power to help your student be successful.
Parents, you are an important role in your students success. I will need your help and advice as we navigate challenges or concerns. Please know that I am always available by email or appointment to discuss anything related to your student.
Daily Schedule 2019-20
- 8:20: Morning Bell
- 8:20a - 8:35: Morning Entry
- 8:35a - 9:05: Math Extensions
- 9:05a - 10:00: Core Math
- 10:00a - 10:40: Specialist
- 10:40a - 10:55: Recess
- 10:55a - 11:55: Sci./ S.S./ Writing
- 11:55a - 12:25: Band/Orchestra/Enrichment
- 12:30p - 1:00: Lunch/Recess
- 1:00p - 1:20: Social Emotional Learning
- 1:20P - 2:20: Core Reading
- 2:20p - 2:50: Reading Extensions
- 2:50p - 2:55: End of Day
- 2:55: Dismissal