Anderson, Leslie (5th Grade)

Welcome to my Classroom

Mrs. Leslie Anderson 

     Let me introduce myself.  My name is Mrs. Leslie Anderson. I am a National Board Certified Teacher with 25 years of classroom experience. I taught for 11 years in Florida and 9 years at Johnston Elementary.  I have been at Eblen since its opening and enjoy the opportunities that  Eblen  Intermediate School provides to both students and staff.
     I am married and proud to be the mother of two grown sons and three grandchildren! I live in Weaverville. I earned my  Master’s Degree in School Administration from  Western Carolina University  in 2009 and am licensed to teach Academically and Intellectually Gifted, English as a Second Language, and  Kindergarten through 6th grade.   I enjoy reading, snow, camping and road trips.
      In class, we began by  learning  about living organisms.  We transitioned into heredity in early November.   We are currently working on  matter and  heat transfer.   We will be doing several hands-on experiments to help us understand these concepts better.   Vocabulary is an important  part of these science concepts.  Mid-year we will begin weather systems and will finish the year with environments.
     In math, we will be learning strategies to help understand math concepts.  It is different from when many of us adults went to school but is designed to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.  Students should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide large numbers.  We have now started volume and will begin operations with small numbers, such as fractions and decimals before winter break.
      Reading is an important part of our lives and I expect that students will continue to read when they get home each night.
Ms. Anderson