About Me & My Classroom

I teach fifth grade is a large, urban school district.  I began my teaching career in 2002.  I started out in 4th grade, but moved up to fifth grade with a group of kids I just loved.  After they graduated, I stayed in fifth grade and I've been there ever since! Starting last year, I took over teaching the  fifth English Language Learner (ELL/ESL) group! It's a brand new challenge, but I really enjoy working with this group :-)


  1. I saw your blog on a sale Linky. I'm glad I found you. I find it interesting that your ELLs are all in one class. Almost all of our students are ELLs. I have to admit: I can't figure out what BK stands for. I'm your newest follower. It's always nice to find another fifth grade blog.

    Surfing to Success

  2. We have MANY bilingual students in our school, but only a small number are actually still classified as ELLs. I'm quite envious of my students who so easily speak two languages!

    (And BK is short for Brooklyn!)


  3. Thanks for visiting my blog! Looking forward to following yours! I teach our ELL cluster too!

  4. Hello, my name is Michelle and I found your blog on fifth in the middle's nys link up. I am an ESL teacher! How many ELs will you have this year? What languages? Great to meet you!