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Mrs. Carey Klenke

Welcome to First Grade!  My name is Carey Klenke and I teach first grade at West Maple Elementary.  Prior to living in Michigan, I taught fifth and first grade in Colorado and was also the Assistant Director of a Preschool.  I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Language Arts and Integrated Science. I received my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading Instruction from Grand Canyon University.  First grade is such a special year where students start to develop their individuality while learning SO many new skills.  My goal is for children to enjoy and embrace the process of learning and make it a lifestyle, not just something they do at school.  We are born to think, question, explore and then, repeat!  When you enter our classroom, you will see our students engaged in exploration, movement, love, creativity, and lots of laughs!