Welcome to our big new adventure! I have been teaching sixth grade for nine years here at BES. The 5/6 multi-age class is new for me too. I feel incredibly lucky to work and learn with this great bunch of kids. We have 17 students in our room, 10 fifth graders and 7 sixth graders. We've been having a blast getting to know each other and creating our groovy classroom community. In addition to our human friends, we have two turtles in our room. Leonardo and Shelly are Red-eared Sliders and are our class pets. The students take turns feeding them in the morning. Stay tuned for more information about this group of "movers and shakers"!