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Welcome to fifth grade at Global Arts Plus! I am so excited to be your child’s teacher during this important year of school. My name is Elizabeth Mena-Larsen and I have been teaching for twenty-three years! I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing school and I am committed to teaching, learning and the arts.
Fifth grade is an exciting time as children embark on new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year of significant transitions and exciting changes. I hope to make your child’s learning experience a fun and exciting one. I also hope to instill a love of learning that will last forever and make your child yearn for more knowledge.
Aside from education, I have a passion for traveling, nature, gardening, reading, and being a mom. A few other interesting tidbits about myself: I have traveled to Mexico, Canada, England, France, Germany, Australia, and Peru. Every summer I foster Monarchs butterflies. This year I fostered 38 butterflies. I hope to someday go to Mexico to see the butterflies.
I live in Saint Paul with my husband Curt, our 11 year old daughter, and our animals. We have a cat named Shadow, a betta fish named Bobby, and a dog named Willow.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child throughout the school year.