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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
October and November are full of exciting events for the students of room 201.
October 20th - An Americore instructor from the Red Cross will be here to help students learn about the disaster cycle, what they can do to prepare, respond, and recover from disasters in their community, at home, and at school. The instructor will also discuss how the Red Cross helps children and adults during disasters.
October 25th - The University of Illinois Extension team will visit our classroom "To Bully Proof our Classroom". The team will provide the students with tools to prevent bullying. The students will create collaborative agreements and experience engaging activities that can be incorporated into their daily lives.
November 1st - Our second visit from Americore of the Red Cross to help students learn about the disaster cycle, what they can do to prepare, respond, and recover from disasters inn their community, at school, and at home.
November 8th - Karen Meyer from the University of Illinois Stem team will be visiting our class to play "Let's Deal" and "Let It Roll". During her visit, students will play a variety of card and dice games that will reinforce their skills while adding to their enjoyment of mathematics. Activities have been chosen that are grade level appropriate. Activities range from number skills and operations to fractions, decimals, statistics, and measurement.
November 20th - Educators fom The Urban Treehouse will visit our classroom. They will bring a biofacts mammal station for students to make observations and predictions about mammals. The students will also learn about the importance of water through several activities involving our water cycle.
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.