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Welcome to Fifth Grade!
My name is Ms. Strogen and I am very excited to be your teacher this year!
I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have been teaching for over 17 years. I have a Bachelors degree in Marketing and a Masters Degree in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Design. I have two sons and my husband is a Captain with the Mesa Fire and Medical Department. I love traveling, camping and hiking. I also love reading, math, science, coffee, art, gardening, writing and music.
Parents: The following are suggested supply items. Your child is not required to purchase these items. If your child wishes to have their own school supplies you do not need to put names on their supplies. They can store their individual school items in a pencil box. In addition, we are a NO BACKPACK classroom this year. Instead I am asking students to use a large expandable folder or notebook to carry their homework and other school items in. There is a classroom tote for Lunch boxes.
- Hand Sanitizer- As much as you can donate
- (1) Pencil Pouch NOT a box
- (1) Box of Colored Pencils (The kind with erasers would be helpful but any will do)
- (3-4) Boxes of #2 Pencils (Ticonderoga Brand Pencils are the best and last the longest)
- (4) Paper pocket Folders in different colors (preferably red, yellow, blue, green)
- (1) Plastic folder to hold all homework and daily items (please make sure this is a durable folder as it will be used daily to carry home homework items)
- (1) Boxes of Skinny Markers
- (1) Box large glue sticks
- (2) Packs of Eraser Tips
- (3-4) Packages of Baby Wipes (for keeping classroom clean)
- (3) Boxes of Kleenex (for student and classroom use)
- (1) USB drive
- (1) Set of ear buds/head phones
- (1-2) Reams of Copy paper
Parents have a vital role in the success of their child in school. Please check your child’s homework folder each night and check homework for thoroughness and legibility. I will check in with students to see how homework is going. I ask parents to sign your child's daily planner. This lets me know that they are keeping up with work at home. Please ensure that your child reads approximately 20-30 minutes every night. I know with busy schedules this can be challenging. However, this will provide numerous benefits to your child including comprehension skills, vocabulary and spelling. I often have my son read to me when we are in the car or as I am cooking dinner. Spelling tests will be given every week. Vocabulary will be practiced in class and there will be assessments given every two weeks as well.
If your child has any allergies to anything please e-mail me ASAP with all information I need to know. You may pack a small snack for your child in addition to their lunch. Examples of healthy snacks are apples, carrot sticks and/or celery. We will have small snacks at the beginning of the school year. I encourage you to provide a water bottle for your child as well. Please make sure to label your child's water bottle with a sharpie.
Please contact me with any questions, comments or concerns throughout the year. Also feel free to set up appointments with me to talk face to face.
My room is #33
You can reach me at (480) 472-3733 (Office Phone)
My email address is: Click Here I try to respond to emails promptly however, it may not be until the next school day that I am able to respond. If you need to reach me urgently please call me.