WELCOME TO ROOM 201
It's hard to believe but it's that time of the year again - the beginning of a new school year. Welcome back! My name is Mrs. Leventis and I will be your child’s 5th grade teacher. There is so much excitement approaching us as we think about new teachers and students to meet, new books to read, new activities and concepts to master, etc… and I look forward to sharing in all of these exciting times.
As a parent myself, I know that your pride and joy is entering my classroom everyday and I thank you for allowing me this wonderful opportunity to be their teacher. I promise to give my very all to teach, inspire, motivate, and encourage your child.
We need to work together as a team! “It's a parents enthusiasm, support and involvement that inspire children to do their best; and a teacher's ability to teach what they need to learn. Together we can achieve wonderful things.”
Please contact me at anytime if you have questions, comments, or concerns by e-mailing me at email@example.com or write to me in your child’s agenda. You can take the time to visit my webpage throughout the year. I will be posting important information, useful sites, and interesting things happening with our class throughout the year.
Thank you for your commitment to your child's education and success and I look forward to getting to know you and your child this year!
May and June - I can't believe the year is almost over!
May 2nd - Red Cross CPR - The purpose of this course is to teach students to recognize first aid and cardiac emergencies and take action. Students learn how to give appropriate care for different first aid emergencies and how to perform hands-only CPR.
May 23rd - Rat Dissection - Students will be dissecting rats with Dr. Courtney Jackson who is a veterinarian from the University of Ilinois STEM team. The rat's body structure and organ systems are relativey similar to those of a human. This similarity provides an interesting look into mammalian anatomy and allows students to make comparisons between humans, rats, and other mammals.
May 25th - Fishing - The students will go on their second 'Nature along the Lake' field trip. Students will go to the Corinthian Yacht Club at Montrose Harbor to engage in a fishing clinic with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Students will learn the laws and customs of recreational fishing, followed by fishing off of the pier at Montrose Harbor. Students will learn about the lake as a complete habitat system. They will learn about native and invasive species of fish and how to identify them. They will learn that our local environment is part of a larger ecosystem: that a clean environment does not happen by accident, but is the result of people who care about leaving a healthy environment for future generations to enjoy.
May 30th and 31st - NWEA test
Love of Science - look at some examples!
Forensics activity with the University of Illinois STEM team
I have chosen to be a 5th grade educator, for I recognize that the years of early adolescence are pivotal and abound with individual potential and opportunity. Therefore, I will care for these students personally, listen to their voices, respect their concerns, and engage them in meaningful educational experiences that will prepare them for a promising future.