Welcome to Mrs. Lynch's 5th Grade Class!
I am thrilled to be beginning my 5th year as a Bulldog! This will be my 13th year as an educator and I believe that 4th and 5th graders are the best students ever! It is my pleasure to combine my passion for teaching, Catholic beliefs, and my love for reading together to encourage students to get to college and Heaven.
I have lived in Dallas for 15 years and 7 of those years in Oak Cliff. I have been married for 11 years and have 3 children. I have a second grader and a Prek-4 student that attend St. Cecilia Catholic School. Next year, my 2 year old will be joining the Prek-3 program. I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and attended Crowley ISD schools. After high school, I attended the University of Dallas where I graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. I had the opportunity to spend the Spring semester of my sophomore year in Rome located in Due Santi. I taught one year in Washington state and 7 years in the Irving ISD schools. In 2012, I joined the St. Cecilia staff and faculty and it has been one of the best decisions of my life. Everyday I am challenged to incorporate my faith with my passion. I have been given the opportunity to spread the Good News every day and to help future Catholics be prepared to share their time, talent, and treasures with others.
Throughout the school year, I spend my mornings engaging 4th graders in writing, spelling/vocabulary lessons, reading, and history lessons. Together we focus on learning about various genres of reading and writing. In reading, we focus on various genres and themes of family, poverty, friendship, and compassion for others. After learning the elements of these genres, our young writers become authors that practice and concentrate on developing pieces of writing that reflect the amazing books and authors read throughout the year. We investigate the history of Texas and spend time researching ways to care for God's creation through protecting natural resources and learning how to prepare for future challenges by learning our role as global citizens.
My afternoons are filled by curious and eager 5th graders investigating writing genres, mastering spelling rules and gathering new vocabulary, reading, history, and religion lessons. 5th graders spend time engaged in the research process investigating religious and historical topics. In reading, we focus on various genres and themes of poverty, family, hospitality, and compassion for others. These young writers become more familiar with the different nonfiction text structures and develop pieces of writing that reflect their personal opinions and views. Students study early English settlements and the various battles and wars that lead to the American Revolution. As Catholics, we spend time learning the mysteries of the Rosary, discussing vocations and learning the 7 Social Teachings that ask us to care for God's creation.
In my free time, I enjoy reading children's literature, scrapbooking, embroidering, watching PBS and Netflix series and hanging out with my family.
I love our school and our community. I believe that sharing my passion with a school that loves God, gives me the opportunity to "Serve as Jesus" did every day.
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