Welcome to Fifth Grade!
Thank you for visiting my page!
We begin school at 8:50 and dismiss at 4:05.
5th Grade Supply List
1 pencil bag
Sticky notes (any size)
1 box of crayons
1 pack of 4-color highlighters
5 pocket folders (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue, 2 variety)
6 spiral wide-ruled notebooks (2 red, 2 green, 2 blue)
1 composition notebook
no 3-ring binders or trapper keepers
no locker accessories
My name is Amanda Breazeale and this is my fourth year teaching 5th grade at Saddlebrook. Previously I taught 4th grade in Grand Island. I received my BS in Elementary Education at UNL and my MS in Curriculum and Instruction through Doane.
I grew up in a town smaller than Saddlebrook in northeastern Nebraska (Cornlea), but I love living in Omaha! I am married to my wonderful husband, Zack. Our daughter, Hadley turned one in October. We also have one spoiled dog, Khloe. If you're in my class you'll hear me talk about both of them quite a bit!
I love being part of the Saddlebrook family and I look forward to a wonderful school year!
A few of my favorite things:
Favorite Color: blue
Favorite Season: fall
Favorite Fruit: peaches
Favorite Restaurant: Lazlo's, Paradise Bakery, Chick Fil A
Favorite Drink: Water
Favorite Hobbies: running, camping, boating
Favorite Animal: my dog Khloe!
Favorite Books: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Favorite Sport: volleyball
Favorite Show: Fixer Upper on HGTV
Favorite Vacation: any place warm with a beautiful view :)
I strongly believe in the importance of movement in the classroom as well as the affect food has on learning. I do my best to incorporate movement within lessons as well as a few brain breaks throughout the day. With Specials being in the morning, students have a long afternoon filled with lots of learning requirements and expectations. Sometime during our 4 hour afternoon session we will take a break in which we will either do a brain break or, weather permitting, a quick walk around the school. I call these walks "Purposeful Walks" in which students will be given a topic and they will walk with a partner to discuss this topic. It could be anywhere from "Bring your vocabulary notebook on your walk and use the vocabulary words in a sentence" to "Talk about what you did over the weekend." After our walk we will do 10-15 minutes of Read Aloud and students are allowed to have a small snack during this time. The snack must be healthy - no candy, fruit snacks, etc. Things such as a cheese stick, a piece of fruit, or a few crackers would be appropriate. This is optional!
I have high expectations for my students and by allowing a small brain break and a healthy snack I have noticed a tremendous difference in the productivity of our afternoon and the amount of information students retain.
Thanks for your support!
IXL is a wonderful math resource! The content is aligned directly with Nebraska State Standards. We will use IXL frequently in class and you can find your child's login information in his or her agenda. This would be a great site for students to login and practice anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes a week as it will reinforce what we are learning in the classroom and also serve as a spiral review for previous taught concepts.
Donors Choose has been a wonderful resource for teachers at Saddlebrook. By clicking on the link you can view items I have requested for the school year. The materials requested will be used during our reading block this year. Thank you in advance for your support!
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