Welcome to 5th grade! We are going to have a spectacular year together while learning and having fun.
My name is Marcy Kurklin, and I will be teaching English Language Arts and Reading. I graduated with a bachelor's degree from Wayland Baptist University in 2002. This will be my sixteenth year to teach, and my eleventh year to teach fifth grade ELAR. I believe learning is something we, both myself and my students, should look forward to everyday. My goal is to have a classroom where students feel safe to set big goals and work hard to achieve them. I also believe "teamwork is what makes the dream work." Parents, you are an enormous part of the dream team. Please come see me, email, or call if you have questions or concerns. I hope to see you often!
We will begin the year with a study of fiction and poetry that will include the extraordinary novel by Jerry Spinelli called Maniac Magee. It's a must read for both students and adults. Ask your child about all the wonderful characters and themes from this book that will we focus on throughout the year.