We’re so happy to have every single one of you in our classes this year. We thought we’d start off by quickly introducing ourselves. And then we’ll go ahead and take our first test.
Your 5th grade teachers this year are:
Math: Mrs. McCoig
My name is Amy McCoig. I am starting my 17th year at Midtown Elementary. I have held various positions here at Midtown. I have my Master's in Early Childhood Education from Walden University.
Reading/LA: Mrs. Jones
My name is Jewel Jones. This is my 23rd year of teaching. I’ve taught first grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade. I received my degrees from Tennessee Tech; a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education for Gr. 1-8 and a Master's degree in Instructional Leadership.
Science/Social Studies: Mr. B
My name is Brooks Benjamin (Mr. B for short). This is my 17th year of teaching and I’ve taught first grade, Title I, fourth grade, and fifth grade. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Administration and Leadership. I’m also an author! Yay!
Fifth grade isn’t a lot different than fourth. We expect students to try their absolute best, we maintain high standards in regards to work and behavior, and we always try to have fun. However, it’s our job to prepare you for middle school. Since that’s the case, we’ll be very strict when it comes to class work, homework, and attitude.
The bottom line is this: If we go too easy on you, you’ll get to sixth grade completely unprepared.
And parents, we keep our expectations high for you all as well. We expect you to communicate with us, work with us, and support us so that your child gets the absolute best possible educational experience he or she can.
We fully expect every student to achieve and do wonderfully next year. We’ll be sure to do everything we can to make sure your child succeeds. However, as you know, it will take a lot of work from all of us. Let’s work together and have an amazing 5th grade year!