Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! My name is Maggie Leung, and this is my 23rd year teaching! I live with my 3 children and husband, whom I met at Cal Poly SLO. After school, you might find me walking or biking in the neighborhood. At home, I love to read or cook.
I am excited about teaching a combination 4th/5th grade this year. Every year I feel that I need to change things up so that it is fresh for me and the students. Last year, I integrated Social Studies with my English Language Arts. This year we are adopting new science curriculum that is very hands-on. I am also beginning a new math program that will really focus on mathematical thinking and problem solving, rather than a solution based program. More to come about this later. Aaaand, I am also piloting a Writer's Workshop model that is research based. I believe all children can and want to learn. They don't all learn things in the same way though. It is my goal to help students build on their strengths and achieve their goals. I follow the motto at Cal Poly, "Learn by Doing." We learn from trying, we learn from experiencing, and most of all, we learn from making mistakes! It's okay to make mistakes. It really is. It may not be fun, but it helps us grow and makes us stronger and smarter.
Look for the supply list under Classroom.
It should be an amazing year, and I can't wait!
8/13/19 For those parents who are interested, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will get you signed up on my Classtag account (Last year I used Bloomz, but I'm trying Classtag this year). If you have multiple parents who would like to be signed up, just include that email too. See you Thursday!