I am Mr. Henderson, and I am your teacher this year. Let me be the first to say to you, welcome to 5th grade! We are in for a wild and exciting year!
This year will be your best yet. First, let me tell you about myself. I am incredibly tall, I have a big smile, I am usually laughing about something silly, and I love to read! I can’t forget to mention I love jokes so make sure you have some for me! In 2014, I graduated from the University of New Mexico with my degree in Elementary Education. I will be pursuing my master’s in library science to become a school librarian. Professionally I am a member of the International Literacy Association, The American Library Association, The American Library Service for Children, The National Council for English Teachers, and The National Education Association.
This is my first year at Canyon Creek Elementary, and my second in Washington State. Previously I taught for several years in New Mexico. I moved to Washington last year to jump out of my comfort zone and try a new state. I have always believed that we grow when we push ourselves beyond what we think is capable. It has been a great adventure so far. When I am not teaching you might find me lounging at a beach, hiking in the mountains, reading at the library, walking in the park, or buying books at a bookstore!
Here are some of my favorite books: