Welcome to Fifth Grade!
I have been an educator for a very substantial length of time. I Love teaching, guiding, and coaching young people. I have been married to the most Awesome husband for many years and am a mother of three. A fabulous young lady Shannel, and two wonderful young men Kenneth the II and Nathaniel . I received my Undergraduate degree from the University of Detroit and a graduate degree from Michigan State University "Go Green." I believe that we must perpetuate our future by training up our future citizens and encouraging each child to reach far beyond anything that may try and limit them. I also believe learning and teaching must be Passions that are vigorously pursued not for a season but throughout life.
Fifth grade teachers collaborate as a team to create project-based learning experiences.
"Service is Learning"
In 5th Grade at Vandenberg we focus our learning on service to others. Throughout the year students are able to participate in a variety of activities that help to cultivate their leadership in the school community, in a wide range of settings. Students are encouraged to build their capacity for learning by giving their time and talents to many clubs and services. The teachers collaborate as a team to create project-based learning experiences.
We promote the particiaption of students in:
- Service Squad
- Life Skills class
- Sports Club
- Battle of the Books
- Academic AP program
- Promethean and SMARTboard technology integrated into the classrooms
- Document Projectors in the classroom
- Quarterly Curriculum-based field trips
Through our business partnerships with:
- Michigan First Credit Union
- Arab American Chaldean Council
Our students gain valuable life skills.
In addition, students explore through many hands-on learning activities to include but not limited to, science investigations, field trips that reinforce curriculum, “Holidays Around the World; Muliticultural Luncheon” and 5th grade Camp which is a highlight in our year!