Welcome to 5th Grade!
Welcome! I am Mrs. Pence, the 5th grade reading teacher! I can already tell this is going to be a fantastic year in 5th grade! We have a great group of learners this year! I am proud to say this is my 5th year teaching at Santa Fe Elementary. I began as a Title 1 paraprofessional and spent the next 3 years as a math teacher for 5th grade. This will be my first year teaching 5th grade reading and I am so excited. My goal for my students this year is to help them find a love for reading. I have a passion for teaching students that reading can spark the imagination and drive us to be better people as we grow and learn. One thing my students learn quickly about me is that I love 5th graders! They are quick, funny and have so many doors open to them for their future. As a teacher I work hard to give my students the best education by making learning meaningful as we relate reading to our personal experiences and learn vocabulary and writing skills that help them become the professionals of tomorrow. I love teaching children to have confidence in themselves. Confidence is the number one secret to success! A person with the confidence to keep trying, even in the face of failure, will always find a way to accomplish what matters most to them.
Please take the time to view the 5th grade schedule attached to this page!