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    Dear 5th Grader and Family:

    My name is Colleen Daley and I am so excited to be your 5th grade teacher!  I’m looking forward to a fun and productive year together. If you like American History, "playing" with worms, being "energized", reading great books, and writing, you will love your year as a fifth grader! We will bring history to life with fun activities that make you feel as if you were back in 1776!  The hands-on, inquiry based science units of Weather, Energy and Nature's Recyclers are full of experiments that will make a scientist out of  you. We will also develop your research and technology skills to get you ready for next year's Sixth Grade Assessment. 

    In my classroom, I believe it is important for you to feel safe and respected.  We will work all year long to establish a room filled with friendships, pride, trust, independence, and high self-esteem.  I want you to feel that you are in a place where you can comfortably be yourself, all while learning and growing to be the best you can be.  I also believe that the students, parents, and teacher must work as a team to achieve the goals in front of us.  I am so happy to be a part of that team with you!

    As for me, I was born and raised in Doylestown, along with my six siblings and large extended family.  I graduated from Central Bucks High School East and then Temple University.  I have been a teacher in Central Bucks for 29 years and have taught at Groveland since it opened. This is my sixth year teaching fifth grade. My husband, Michael, and I have three daugthers, Chelsea, Michaela and Natalie. Hiking, camping, reading, biking, swimming, and spending time with my family are my favorite things to do. 

    School starts on Monday, August 30th and our Back to School Night will be held on September 1st. Enjoy the waning days of summer and rest up for Fifth Grade! 

    Sincerely,

    Colleen Daley