I am so excited you are in my class this year. Every year school offers different experiences. I hope you are ready to start our 5th grade adventure together!Let me take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Deena Janda, I have taught for 27 years, 23 of those years being in 5th grade. I am a native of Arizona and graduated from Grand Canyon University in ’92 with a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Social Sciences. I have a wonderful husband, a daughter that is 26 and in her 4th year of teaching and a son who is 18 and will be starting college at CGCC this semester. I also have a beautiful grandson that is 8 months old. I love spending time with my family, decorating my home, reading, going to the beach, and of course shopping.You can go to the Cortina web site and get our classroom supply list. I look forward to meeting you and your parents at back to school night. I know we will have an awesome year together!