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Mrs. Alexander

Hello there and welcome to fantastic 5th grade!  I am so excited to be your teacher this year. Here is a little background on me: I grew up in South Jersey (Go Eagles!), but have also lived in England, France, the Florida Panhandle, and Princeton. I have resided in Virginia since 2010 and love it here. I live with my husband and our daughter (college freshman) and son (12th grade), and our young cat. The little bison in the photo with me is our class mascot, Banana!
Besides 5th grade, I have also taught kindergarten, 3rd grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade. I hold a Master's degree in education from Trenton State College (now known as The College of New Jersey). I love to read, and am the author of a little book on the Tudor dynasty, which was published several years ago. I'm a strong believer in staying well-organized to be your best in school! Making sure that your organizational skills are sharp will help you greatly in 5th grade, and prepare you well for middle school and beyond. 
Mrs Alexander's ...
Birthday: December 8th
Favorite Color: turquoise blue
Favorite Food: tacos
Favorite Candy: Reese's PB cups
Favorite Movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Favorite Sport to Participate in: swimming
Favorite Animal: bee
Some other things I enjoy are: gardening, raising solitary bees, coffee, crochet, the beach, and anything Christmas. I also love "spooky" things such as the Harry Potter series, Halloween, and the Haunted Mansion ride at Walt Disney World. 
I can't wait to meet you!