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Mrs. Michele Africano, 5th Grade



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About The Teacher

NAME: Mrs. Michele Africano

SCHOOL: Melinda Heights Elementary School

CLASS: 5th Grade, Room 51

SCHOOL PHONE: 888-7311


About The Teacher: Mrs. Africano Retired in June, 2013, to Travel the Globe with her Husband

     Mrs. Africano has been teaching in Saddleback Valley Unified School 
District since 1978.  After teaching grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, she 
decided to try her hand at elementary school.  Now, starting her thirteenth 
year teaching 5th grade, it is obvious that elementary school is indeed 
where she currently belongs.  When not teaching (when is that?) Mrs. Africano 
enjoys time with her growing family, including seven grandchildren who call
her OMA.
She also loves reading, music,glass fusing, sewing, music, foreign languages,
block 
printing, politics, plays,gardening, greening, swimming, ceramics and
painting, and traveling.
Mrs. Africano really likes math, nutrition, research, swimming, jogging,
writing, social studies, art,music,and reading, reading, reading.  Actually,
Mrs. Africano likes just about everything!

Mission For The Class

Provide a safe and stimulating classroom environment
Pass on the philosophy of Multiple Intelligences in planning lessons
Rejoice in the wide variety of personalities and temperaments walking        
  into class each day
Celebrate social and academic responsibility
Prepare every student for continued success
Focus on California State Standards for instruction
Plan opportunities for Project Based Learning and intrinsic rewards
Live humor, kindness and respect each and every day 
Encourage resiliency, courage and flexibility
Eat nutrient dense foods and Exercise with gusto!

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