Ms. Michelle Brown


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Welcome to my class page.  It's wonderful being able to do the job that I truly love; educating young minds!   Fourth and Fifth grade are wonderful years of learning.  The curriculum is chock full of new challenges and discoveries. 
  It is my goal for my 4th and 5th graders to leave this year successful.  I want them to have growth in mathematical understanding, the ability to prove what they know, to learn, teach, and collaborate with their teammates.  I believe that confidence is the key component to success in anything.  The definition for confidence is, "The feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust."  Confidence in math is something many children and adults do not have.  Luckily confidence is a feeling that can be obtained.  In order for my students to obtain confidence in math, they must have a safe environment to learn.  In my room students are part of a community.  They will become comfortable  making mistakes and developing strategies to fix them.  They will work together, challenge each other, and grow in their math abilities.  Students will respect their peers and work as a team.  On a team, each player has strengths and interests that uniquely add to the success of the team as a whole.  When working together they build stamina and all players excel beyond what they could have on their own.  With all of this in place, I can reach my goal for these amazing groups of students, they will leave with an excitement and confidence in math because while still challenged, they have the tools and stamina to conquer!
I realize that teaching your child is a privilege, as well as a tremendous responsibility.  I will do my best this year to ensure that each student has a positive and safe learning experience in the classroom.  I'm also excited to be working with you, your child's "FIRST" teacher,  as we assist in your child in reaching higher educational heights.  We "BOTH" must be vested partners in their learning process.