Fifth Grade Teacher
I am thrilled to be your 5th grade teacher this year. I believe you will work hard to prepare for middle school and I look forward to working hard in teaching you.
Education has been a lifetime career where I’ve experienced many types of positions including: Pre School teacher, Kindergarten through fifth grade co-teacher or supporting teacher, Resource teacher for special education teachers, Learning center teacher, and school psychologist. I have a master’s and four credentials in education and various certifications, including a GATE. This will be my fourth year teaching fifth grade.
I enjoy traveling, eating healthy, and being active. The latest adventure was a road trip with my husband and dog, Tess, north through Oregon and Washington, then east through Idaho and Montana. I also spent seven days bike riding along the Erie Canal and visiting the Boston area. Past travels include Hawaii, Europe and South America. Each place was unique, yet the people I met have sorrows, joy and aspirations the same as all of us.
My expectations for you this year include: learning 5th grade curriculum and preparing for middle school and life beyond. The EBS character values and a Growth Mindset will be a part of our classroom and are a BIG part of what I believe brings out the best in all of us. I am known to have a fun sense of humor with an appreciation for theater in my teaching. I work hard so each student can reach their full potential in a positive environment that values a sense of family and community spirit.
Goals will focus on developing:
1. Independent Thinkers -
a. Ask questions
b. Celebrate mistakes – best way to learn!
c. Do not always share the same opinion as a classmate/friend.
2. Independently Organized people -
a. Question themselves (what do I need? When, Where?)
3. Independent Problem Solvers -
a. In facilitating instruction, I ask copious amounts of questions and encourage yours.
b. A growth mindset will be nurtured and encouraged.
c. 3B4me- choose 3 different ways to solve (look around, ask a classmate, check your paper or planner); THEN ask me.
Again, I can’t wait to get started! See you in room 152!
E.B. Scripps Fifth Grade
First Day of School: We are very excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year. Our parent volunteer program will begin after the first month of school, and we will have additional information regarding volunteering at our Back-to-School Night.
Snack & Lunch: Your child will have time for a nutrition break and lunch every day (no snack on Thursdays). They may purchase food at school or bring a snack and lunch from home. Please provide a healthy snack and/or lunch and place everything (both snack and lunch) in JUST ONE ZIPPERED bag with their name written in Sharpie on the OUTSIDE.
P.E. Clothes and Shoes: Your child will participate in daily recess and/or P.E. Your child should wear comfortable clothes and proper footwear for these activities. Hats and sunscreen are also recommended. PE schedule will be provided shortly.
Back to School Night: Thursday, August 30, from 5 – 5:40 p.m. in our classrooms. Please mark your calendars and plan to visit your child’s classroom to hear important information about 5th grade. There will be a lot of information presented in a short period of time, and you will have an opportunity to sign up for classroom and school-wide positions and parent/teacher conferences.
Student Supplies/Classroom Donations: All supplies necessary for your child's education are required to be provided free by the school. Purchasing supplies is optional. The list of supplies on the back is provided as a courtesy to parents who wish to purchase them for their child. You can also find this list at https://www.sandiegounified.org/schools/eb-scripps/fifth-grade.
Thank you for your continued support of our wonderful school! We look forward to working together with you and your child this coming school year.
5TH Grade Teachers
Mrs. Brown - Science/Social Studies - Room 152
858/693-8593 ext. 4152
Mrs. Moos - Math - Room 154
858/693-8593 ext. 4154
858/693-8593 ext. 4153
Mr. Pacheco - Science/Social Studies - Room 155
858/693-8593 ext. 4155