Welcome to Miss Balchak's 5th Grade Class
I am looking forward to continuing this great start to the school year!
As we continue the year using our personal devices, students will often access this website:
They will continue to use this site for classroom projects, research, and to access links to frequently used sites.
bit about me: This is my 11th year teaching elementary school
students. At this point in my career I have taught 3rd and 5th grade.
Prior to that, I lived in Ohio where I earned my Bachelors Degree in
Education from Kent State University. In 2010, I obtained my National
Board Certification in Literacy.
Since moving to Asheville, I have enjoyed exploring all that Western North Carolina has to offer, especially the beautiful mountain views. In my free time, I enjoy reading, listening to live music, and traveling. During the summer of 2016, I spent time traveling to the Pacific Northwest, visiting San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, Canada. It was incredibly beautiful and relaxing! This year I will be encouraging students to "DO YOUR BEST!" and "BE YOUR BEST!" as they are setting a positive example as leaders in the school. If you have any questions, praises, or concerns please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the school, or send a note.
"Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future" -John Fitzgerald Kennedy