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 29 years of classroom experience. I taught for 11 years in Florida and this begins my 19th year with Buncombe County Schools.  I have been at Eblen Intermediate School since its opening in 2011 and enjoy the opportunities that  Eblen 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  and am licensed to teach Academically and Intellectually Gifted, English as a Second Language, and  Kindergarten through 6th grade.  I also earned my National Board Certification.  I enjoy reading, gardening, snow, camping and road trips.
      In science, we begin by  learning  about living organisms, with a heavy focus on the human body.  We transition to heredity in early November.   Eventually working through  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 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 progress through volume and then begin operations with small numbers, such as fractions and decimals before winter break.
                   To be honest, this year will be like none other.  Hopefully, as we work together, we will watch students become self-motivated learners with a passion for discovery, asking important questions and learning to find the answers.   Please let me know how I can help this year.  My email address is  . This is often the best way to reach me, as I check it frequently during the day.   Please realize that I cannot answer the phone while teaching, so leave a message and I will return your call.