WELCOME TO TELESCOPED 4/5 MATH & SCIENCE
Welcome! My name is Jane Liepitz (LEE-pits). I will be your child’s math & science teacher this year. This is my 20th year of teaching in the Minneapolis Public Schools in various positions including: Mentor teacher, classroom (K, 4), G/T Catalyst teacher (K-3), reading resource teacher (4/5), and teacher Mentor (K-8). This is my seventh year at Lake Harriet Upper. My personal interests include traveling, games, mystery novels, music (LH staff band), architecture, art and science. I grew up in SW Minneapolis and attended MPS (Burroughs, Armatage, Lyndale, & South High). I graduated with a BA in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College and a MAEd specializing in Urban/ESL strategies from Hamline University. I now live in SW Minneapolis with my husband, Gus, and two daughters, Emma (3rd grade), and Grace (Kindergarten), both at Lower Campus this fall. I spend most of my free time with my family and friends.
Telescoped 4/5 math is an accelerated course that will cover ALL 4th grade math standards plus 1/2 of the 5th grade content by the end of the year. I will send home a math progress report with students after each unit so you can stay well informed of their progress. I will have students share their science notebook with you at fall conferences to show their new learning as well. Please feel free to email me with questions, Jane.Liepitz@mpls.k12.mn.us I look forward to a great year together!
9:25 Arrival & Morning Announcements
9:45 Block 1: LA/SS or MA/SCI
1:30 Block 2: Math/Sci OR LA/S.S.
3:30 Homeroom / Second step (M/F) / Micro City (T-Th)
I have been teaching for 20 years in the Minneapolis Public Schools in various positions including: Mentor teacher, classroom (K, 4), G/T resource (K-3), and reading coach. This is my sixth year at Lake Harriet Upper. My personal interests include traveling, math, reading, singing, architecture, art and music. I am also a proud member of the staff band, the Team Players. I grew up in SW Minneapolis and attended MPS. I graduated with a BA in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MAEd specializing in Urban/ESL strategies from Hamline University. I now live with my husband and two daughters in SW Minneapolis. My daughters are excited to join the Lake Harriet Lower campus this year (3rd & Kindergarten). I'm excited to meet you!
We cannot teach responsibility without giving responsibility to our students. I am excited to tell you about an important initiative in our classroom in which we will create our own organic mini society (Micro for short) during our homeroom time three days per week. I have been teaching this program for the past 9 years and implemented a mini-society with great success for the past 6 years at Lake Harriet. Ms. Jorde joined me with the program last year and will continue this year as well. We will first establish a class government, then slowly launch more micro jobs within ventures and agencies. This micro program will motivate students, teach vital hands-on social studies, mathematics and communication skills, and link learning to real life applications. Students will not forget their experiences for years to come!
School Phone: 612-668-3310