5th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Tanya Johnson
406-542-4040 ex. 4401
Dear Guardians and Students,
My name is Tanya Johnson. This is my first year with Lowell Elementary School and I am looking forward to getting to know you and your family. I will be teaching 5th grade this year and I am located on the third floor, room 301.
I am so excited about what the year ahead of us has in store. This is a milestone year for 5th grade as you are preparing to transition to middle school. You will be learning some super fascinating things this year including early US history, things about the solar system, how to work with geometry and fractions as well as reading some pretty exciting books for ELA. There is so much exploration to be done—I am looking forward to making discoveries with you!
I try to make my class as hands on as possible. I recognize that students need to be kids outside of school, so I try really hard to make sure students have plenty of time to work on their assignments in class. I am ALWAYS open to alternative ways to do class work. I encourage creativity and if students have an idea of a different way of putting assignments together, they can certainly talk to me about it. Also, if student is struggling with something in class and guardians hear about it at home, please let me know. Sometimes this is simply a communication error between myself and students.
To help students learn to prioritize their time and to keep parents aware of what is happening in my classroom, I send out weekly emails that outline what is happening in class and the homework students need to complete. If you wish to be added to my email list, please let me know. Also, I am trying a texting app to foster communication between home and school. I would love to add your number to that as well so you are aware of any information/deadlines happening in our classroom.
A positive learning experience is built on a cooperative effort between parent, child, and teacher. We all have something to contribute to the classroom experience and I am excited to learn with you!
Together we are better,