November ALREADY!?!? My goodness this school year is flying by! This 5th grade class has made every day so wonderful! I enjoy this group of fun loving, silly, smart, creative and at times ornery class! They simply know how to put a smile on my face and make my job so enjoyable. I am sure you are very interested in knowing what we’ve been up to so far this year. Well, since I teach Social Studies to my class and Mrs. Kemp’s (and she teaches both class of Science) I have included some pictures of their Native American Region projects that we did last quarter. I broke each class into 3 groups, each group was to study a Native American region such as, the Northwest Coast Region, the Great Plains Region, and the Eastern Woodlands Region. After reading and researching their region they were, as a group, to build a model of what their region represented. This was a unit that I believe students not only learned a great amount but also had fun doing.
We are also in our second week of Starbase, which is a hands-on math and science field trip to Topeka that we do as a 5th grade class. I have been very impressed with our student’s progress in math this year. Since last year was our first year to implement our new math curriculum there were obviously challenges that we had to face. After a year of exposure to our math curriculum I believe these students (and classes to come) are only going to get better and better in math! I am very encouraged! I am so excited to finish off this quarter with our “Christmas Around the World” unit that 3rd-6th will be doing together this year. Students will be learning about different countries and how the celebrate the holiday season. Again, I am simply enjoying this school year and believe my students are too. As I reflect on what I am thankful for in this time of year, I can’t help but to be thankful for my students, my fellow teachers and staff, and this amazing Mission Valley Community.Sincerely,
Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome!! My name is Mrs. Campbell and I am one of the fifth grade teachers for the 2015-16 school year.This is my second year teaching at Mission Valley. Most of you may already know me as Ms. Griffith, but this past July I got married to my college sweetheart.
I was born and raised in Pleasant Hill,
California. I graduated from Berean Christian High School in 2010. After a lot
of debating, I found myself attending York College in York, Nebraska. There, I
played on the York College Lady’s Panthers Softball team. I majored in
Elementary Education and truly believe I found my passion in life. I graduated
with honors in Elementary Education in May of 2014. My new husband was born and raised in Kansas, that is how I found myself here. We now live in Dover and couldn't be happier in this amazing community.