Welcome to my 5th grade class!

Hello and welcome to my page!

I have been teaching for 28 + years in Columbia County and I love what I do! I have taught every grade from K-5 except 4th grade. (Maybe I will get there before I retire) If you look carefully at my banner, you can tell I love Clemson, Star Wars, Doctor Who and my fur babies. I am married with 3 amazing adult children. (I'm going to have to sneak pictures of them in somewhere on this page. Hopefully, they won't find out!)

I am thrilled to be teaching 5th-grade Science again this year. I am also teaching 5th-grade math this year. Our team loves working together and will do everything possible to make this a successful year for everyone.

Hands on, interactive experiments and activities, where my students can make science and math happen are my absolute favorite! I love discovering how things work and why things do what they do. I am currently working on my Computer Science endorsement. Computer Science will be integrated throughout the year. My hope is that by the end of this year, you will have a true love for math, science, and computer technology too.

Communication is key to a successful year. The best way to communicate with me directly is through email. You can use the link below or access it on the school web page. My break is not until the end of the day, so I may not have a chance to reply until then. You will receive a response within a day, except for possibly weekends. Newsletters will be emailed out weekly, usually on Friday, with important dates and information on all subjects. Please make sure that we have your correct email address on file and check it frequently. We will send out important reminders, updates, and announcements through email.

Please check my Science and Math pages for information on the standards and units we are working on.

I will update the Schedule and Calendar tab as more dates and information becomes available.

We have a lot to explore and I am looking forward to an amazing year!

Mrs. Patti Childress


Riverside Elementary School

706-868-3736 ext 5806

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