• Welcome to Mrs. Vanek's 5th Grade Class

    Mrs. Vanek

    Hello! My name is Nicole (Niki) Vanek and I'm thrilled to be teaching 5th grade at Lewis & Clark again this year. I can't wait to start a new and amazing learning journey together. 

    Who am I?

    -Mom, wife, teacher, friend, reader, rider, hiker, puzzle enthusiast.
    -Growth mindset is really important to me, in and out of the classroom. I believe that practice makes better and that the messages we send to ourselves and just as important if not more than the messages we receive from others. Making mistakes is how we learn.
    -I believe every kid has a light, a talent to share with this world and my job is to help it shine.
    -I believe every kid comes into 5V with background knowledge to share and build upon.
    -I believe kids all learn differently and I work to provide a variety of ways for students to share their learning.
    -I believe there will be bumps along the way and I’m here to help. Communication is key.

    A character trait that best describes me is open-minded. I strive each day to understand and appreciate the perspectives of others. In our classroom we will work together to create a safe, nurturing learning environment where we share ideas, honor one another's contributions and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

    We're going to have an amazing year!

    Please feel free to contact me by classroom phone at 406-728-2400 ext. 4370, cellphone at 406-534-9419 or by email nvanek@mcpsmt.org