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     Mrs. Janet Williams
    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!
     
    I am excited to serve as your child's fifth grade writing and Social Studies teacher!  
     
    480-279-7765
    GWP room: 407
     
     
     
                        
       
    Education:
    Dublin High, Calif.
       I loved art, sewing, science, geometry, writing.
    Rick's College, Idaho
       Elementary Education
    Brigham Young University, Utah
       BS Elementary Education 
       Emphasis in Geography
       Early Childhood Endorsement
    Cal Poly Pomona, Calif
        MA Education
        Emphasis in reading
    Ottawa University
        Gifted Endorsement  
     
     
    Teaching/Other
    25 years teaching full time in UT, CA and AZ
    I have taught every grade in K-8.
    10 years of providing daycare/ pre-school/ home school/tutoring/foster care in my home. 
    7 years Cub Scout Den Leader/Cub Master
    4 years serving in church women's organization 
    Member of Association of American Educators
     
    Some of the strategies and methods I use
    Sandra Kaplan's icons of depth and complexity
    Creative Problem Solving
    Blooms Taxonomy
    Thinking Maps
    DeBono's six thinking hats
    STEM 
     
     
     
    A little about me:
    I love to read historical fiction because it is an easy way to learn about the world and people.  I have lived in ten states and have visited all but Alaska and five southern states. I don't know when I will get there, but I plan to. I have been to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and 17 European countries. I want to go to China and Israel...but I lack money and courage. I have 4 children between ages 24 and 32.  I have a mini female dachshund my boys named Moose. I love to swim, boat and hike and watch/help my children make their way through life. I am a grandma to a beautiful baby girl!
     
    I love fifth graders and the  curriculum for this  age.  I believe in providing opportunities for children to learn skills and search for knowledge. The world is full of interesting things waiting to be found.