Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Welcome to the 2007/2008 School Year!

Hello! I am Marcia Ventura, and I will be your child’s fifth grade teacher this year. I have taught in the Seattle School District for eight years and this year I am returning to teaching after an invigorating one-year travel leave. I’m lucky to be here at Maple and very excited to get off to a great start this fall.

Fifth grade is a very exciting year for students. At this moment they are one year from starting middle school, and as such, it is critical that throughout the year, students become academically and socially ready for that transition. Instruction, especially in the areas of reading, writing, and math, will be rigorous to ensure that readiness.

What will students learn this year? In science, they will work with microscopes, learn about erosion and ground water, and even become engineers. In social studies, your child will learn about early US history and the principles this country was founded on. We will also be studying the evolution of the civil rights era of the 1950s and 1960s and the affects that it continues to have in the world today.

As you know, Maple is an open-concept school, and because of that, students will not only have me as their teacher, but they will also learn from Ms. Koeller and Ms. Litvack, the two other fifth grade teachers. The three of us have worked hard in preparation for the start of the school year and will continue to work closely together throughout the year.

10 comments:

  1. Good luck with the new year, Mrs. V. As one of the folks you came to know during your trek across the South, I am confident you will do a great job with your students this year. If you or your students ever need some insight into the Deep South during your studies this year, feel free to let me know.
    My email is bernel@bellsouth.net

    Bernell McGehee
    Liberty, MS

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  2. hiiiii ms v its me anthony granstrand i read the comment

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  3. Mr McGehee-

    I will be keeping in touch with you for years to come, as you are a fantastic resource, and a good friend.

    All the best,

    Marcia (Ms. V.)

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  4. Anthony! Good job for checking out the website!

    Cheers!
    Ms. V.

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  5. thank ^.^ ms v for answering my comment i will be on th website often so i can see what is new


    ^.^ anthony gtanstrand

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  6. thank ^.^ ms v for answering my comment i will be on th website often so i can see what is new



    ^.^ anthony granstrand

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  7. thank ^.^ ms v for answering my comment i will be on th website often so i can see what is new



    ^.^ anthony granstrand

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  8. yay i got the daily detective right ^.^ i just looked for washington dc after i finished my homework

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  9. Miss Ventura, welcome back to the class.

    Omar

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  10. hey ms.v its nice to hav u @ maple. even though im not in ur class

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