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Mrs. Michele J Onusko
I am elated to be your child's fifth grade teacher! I have been working in this district for over two and a half decades and loving it! Without a doubt one of my favorite things about my job is that I get to see the world, daily, through a child's lense. Their perspectives are so refreshing and genuine.
Academically speaking, my goal in teaching is to help your child reach his or her educational goals. All children are capable of academic success when they are engaged and they are an active participant. Therefore, I will continue to work hard to motivate children to enjoy the magic of learning and to give them the opportunity to express their individual creativity. To help create a caring and comfortable atmosphere in our home away from home, I follow the Responsive Classroom Model with the belief that it is always better to be proactive than reactive and because plain and simply, "Nice Matters!"
This year, the fifth grade is teaming together to teach content areas and I will be working with Lauren Canino and Brian Beck. Mrs. Canino is teaching ELA and Mr. Beck is instructing math. I will be your child's science and social studies teacher. Each teacher is also responsible to teach additional ELA instruction to our homeroom classes. I am looking forward to this new approach and have been busy readying myself for this new adventure!