Welcome to 5th Grade!
"Each one, reach one, teach one!"
Phone: (914) 376- 8335
Degrees and Certifications:
IONA College Bachelors Degree- Speech Language Pathology & Audiology Master's Degree- Early Childhood & Childhood Education Certifications: Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) Early Childhood Education (Birth- Grade 2)
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year in 5th Grade at School 13!
Ms. Vitulli will be teaching Math and Social Studies and I will be teaching ELA and Science. Ms. Vitulli and I work as a team and together we all are TEAM 5th Grade!
We are so excited to be your teachers this year!
I will be available via Class Dojo or District Email LSpagna@yonkerspublicschools.org. We will be using Microsoft Teams and Clever for instruction and Class Dojo to communicate with you as well as our district emails. Please check assignments as they will be updated/modified regularly via this webpage under the assignments link.
Directions for logging into Microsoft TEAMS:
Please logon to teams daily at as close to 8:35 as you can. Check the calendar on Teams for the link for our Morning and Afternoon Meetings. I will be hosting the meeting and Ms. Vitulli will be on the meeting as the co-host. We will be meeting together everyday in the group "5th Grade Team". Here all lessons will be conducted according to our class schedule. Assignments will be posted in this team as well as specific subject teams. Please follow our class schedule for each subject meeting time!
Logging into TEAMS:
We suggest students get the TEAMS APP for their device! If not, follow before for login help:
Username: 6-digit id @yonkerspublicschools.org (no spaces)
Password: 8-digit birthdate (example 1: December 8, 2009 = 120809, example 2: April 25, 2010 = 042510)
DO NOT ADD SPACES IN THE 8 DIGIT CODE & IF THERE IS ONLY A SINGLE DIGIT FOR YOUR MONTH OR DAY OF BIRTH PLEASE BE SURE TO INSERT A ZERO
Teams can also be accessed on CLEVER through the Microsoft 365 App
Cohort A= Monday/Tuesday
Wednesday= "Flex Day Schedule" unless there is a holiday on a Monday, if so it will become a Monday Schedule
Cohort B= Thursday/Friday
Cohort D= All Remote Learners
We will conduct lessons for all Cohorts, in school and online at the same time. Please make sure you are joining us everyday for a new lesson!
A little about your teacher...
I am a proud product of the Yonkers Public Schools. As an elementary student, I discovered my own passion for teaching from my dedicated educators and wonderful educational experience. I am honored to be a graduate of Saunders High School and IONA College, where I received both my Bachelors and Masters Degrees.
I have been teaching in the Yonkers Public Schools for over 10 years (13 years to be exact!). I have taught various grade levels from K-6 and 9-12. I have come full circle.
Currently, I am a 5th Grade Teacher and have been teaching 5th Grade for 8 years at School 13.
I absolutely love teaching fifth graders because they are mature, responsible and receptive to learning. I primarily teach ELA and focus on science and history content through reading and writing. I strongly believe in the power of connections with my students and their families. I strive to push my students to reach their absolute best by making them feel respected, appreciated and loved.
I'm glad you are here! :)
Announcements For Ms. Spagna's ELA & Science Classes
Microsoft Teams Login
Microsoft Teams Link: Teams Login
Username: 6 digit student ID@yonkerspublicschools.org
Password: your birthdate (mm/dd/yyyy)
When in Office 365, you can click on Teams.
You can also access this through Clever.