Welcome to Team Bond

May Your 5th Grade Year Be the Best Yet!

Meet Mrs. Bond...or Catch Up with Mrs. Bond!

For the past 14 years I have taught 3rd grade in Room 10 at Glengary Elementary, so many of you already have an understanding of who I am. I am very excited for the move to 5th grade, and I can't wait to be able to focus on Language Arts and Social Studies, as Mrs. Hudson will be teaching Math and Mrs. Cebulski will be teaching Science.

I live in Brighton, MI with my husband, Brandon, and my 2 children, Carson and Katelyn. Carson will be in the 5th grade this year too! If you had a child in Mrs. Steele's class, you may remember that he was a student here at Glengary that year. Katelyn will be in 3rd grade this year, so I will be able to have a slight connection to the grade that had my heart for years! My husband will be staying busy this year preparing for a new business we are opening up in the spring, Ore Creek Craft Cider. It will be an exciting year for the entire Bond family!

I have continued sharing my passion for children, creativity, innovation, and technology by presenting at conferences this summer and running camps. I was able to present at conferences in Philadelphia, Saugautuck, Oakland Schools, Port Huron, and right here in Walled Lake. I was also selected as a Michigan Educator Voice Fellow, through an organization called America Achieves. It's main mission is to give tools to educators to amplify and elevate their voices. I will have the opportunity to impact policies and speak on the behalf of educators on a variety of topics! This summer has been very full, but very rewarding!

Don't worry...I did have the opportunities to relax and have fun with my family. We went camping in Interlochen, we took a road trip to New Hampshire to visit my friend's lake house, and we managed to find some days to go golfing! I wish I would've been able to golf more, as I would like to improve on it more. Speaking of things I enjoy, I do enjoy singing. In Philly I was able to do live band karaoke and compete in the EdTech Voice of the Year Karaoke Competition. It was a lot of fun!

If you would like to find more information about my professional life, you can check out my digital resume. It includes video clips, photos, and other links that will give you a better understanding of who I am. We will spend the first few weeks getting to knew each other more through classroom community activities! I look forward to getting to know your son/daughter better as we move through 5th grade!

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Parents...I Need Your Help

One thing that I love at the beginning of the year is getting letters from parents about their child. I would love to continue that tradition this year...even if I have already had your child before! Please take the time to introduce your child to me...through your eyes, through your experiences, and through your love! I would love to read about what they are interested in, what their strengths and weaknesses are, what they are excited about, how they learn best, etc. If you could email me (JenniferBond@wlcsd.org) or write a note and send it in sometime during the first week, that would be awesome! FYI...Email is the best way to get ahold of me, if you need to contact me. If you would like to keep up with what we are doing in our classroom or at Glengary, you can always follow us on Twitter. Our classroom Twitter handle is @TeamBond2015, Glengary's Twitter handle is @GlengaryEle, and Walled Lake's Twitter handle is @Walled LkSchools.

5th Grade Camp...Mark Your Calendars!

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 9am

Walled Lake Outdoor Ed Center

The 5th Graders will be heading to camp earlier than usual this year! Mark your calendars...your child will be spending Oct. 7-9 at the Walled Lake Outdoor Ed. Center. We will be highlighting all of the information at Curriculum Night, which will be Wednesday, Sept. 16 7:30-8:30.