Jenn Warren's 5th Grade ClassWelcome to another year at Sugarland Elementary! I look forward to working with you and your child as we navigate this last year of elementary shool together! My goal is to help develop your child into a life long, responsible learner.
I begin my 23rd year of teaching this year (so many siblings are graduating or already graduated), the last thirteen years in 5th grade. Before that, I taught ELL for grades 3 – 5, a 4/5 combo class, and 4th grade here at Sugarland. Prior to my time here, I taught in grades 2 – 3 as a classroom teacher, in both North Carolina and Arizona before moving to Virginia. My undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education from Wingate University in North Carolina. However, my love of learning extends beyond my teaching space and I acquired a Masters in Bilingual Multicultural Education with an emphasis in ESL through Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Administration from Shenandoah University.
My excitement for learning spills over into the activities I share with my students. I incorporate life skills and social skills into all areas of my teaching, as I know I am helping to mold the next generation. I expect each of my students to put forth his/her best effort and I am determined to figure out what motivates each one of them. I stress organizational skills, responsibility, and self-advocacy, as I am not only teaching 5th grade content, but I am preparing my students for middle school and beyond.
My husband, Chris, and I spend our spare time with our fifth grader, Caleigh. She truly amazes us each day, and we love watching her explore, continue to work on her skils as a gymnist, read, converse, and learn new things on a daily basis. We spent the summer with family, traveling to places to hike or explore, and just being together. I enjoy reading, the great outdoors, any type of exercise, watching football, laughing, scrapbooking, taking pictures, and leaving plenty of time for family (and friends, once COVID is gone)!
I look forward to working with you and your child during this school year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email - firstname.lastname@example.org, Class Dojo, or my number as you all have it. Let's remember to practice patience, flexibility, and grace with everyone as we begin a new journey none of use have ever experienced.
Here's to a fabulous 5th grade year at Sugarland!