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Hello 5th Grade Families,
My name is Amy Colvin and I am so excited to be teaching as a Ballentine Fireflies on the 5th grade team! I am so blessed to get to do what I love every day. We are going to have a wonderful year! I thought you might like to know a little about me.
I moved to North Carolina from California one year ago. My husband, myself, and my two daughters love living in North Carolina. The people are so nice and the scenery is amazing. I am excited to be a Firefly with my youngest daughter who is in fifth grade at Ballentine for the next school year. My other daughter is twelve and goes to Holly Grove Middle School. Besides my human children, I have a dog named Braley (pronounced Bray Lee) who we love very much.
I have lived most of my life in California where I got my teaching credential and Masters of Education degree at the University of San Francisco. I have been teaching in elementary school for the past nine years. I have taught every grade from Kindergarten through sixth grade, with the exception of third. I think that each grade has it’s unique and wonderful aspects.
While I am not teaching, I love playing card games with my daughters and watching them in their dance, gymnastics and softball. When I do have a spare minute I also enjoy golfing, sewing and baking.
I am looking forward to a wonderful year in 5th grade!
We will be starting the year out in math with mutliplying and dividing. We have the area model that parents might not be used to. I have included a link to videos created by Wake County.