Welcome to 5th Grade!
Ms. Christa Castellano

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Ms. Christa Castellano

Hi! My name is Mrs. Castellano and I am SO excited to be your 5th grade teacher in
Room 104 and online! It’s going to be a fun year full of learning and growing
together. I will learn ALL about you in the next few days, but first I’m going to tell
you a few things about me!
I was born & raised in North County (Florissant & Ferguson), and still have family
that lives right down the street from school. I am the oldest of 4 children (my baby
brother went to Lee-Hamilton!!) I went to Hazelwood West High School, Lindenwood College and graduated from UMSL with a Bachelors and Masters in Elementary
Education.
I completed my student teaching here at Lee-Hamilton and then worked as an
Instructional Aide from 2008-2010. This is my 10th year of teaching; In the past I
have taught Kindergarten-1st grade and 4-6th grade.
During my 25 years of marriage to Mr. C, we have lived in 10 houses in 2 states
(Missouri & North Carolina). We have two adult children: Vincent and Marissa, both
still living at home. At my house there are 2 animals: Tank dog and Ada the cat.
WHEW! When not in school teaching or learning, I love to read—I read 10 books
this summer—garden, observe nature, cook, and spend time with my family!
We are going to have a wonderful year!
A Few of My Favorite Things
Favorite colors--orange, yellow, navy blue, greens
Favorite foods--salad, cheese, bacon
Favorite drinks—sugar free Red Bull, my sweet tea, flavored waters
Favorite sports—college football, hockey, baseball
Favorite books—The Trumpet of the Swan, The Great Gilly Hopkins
Favorite music--almost everything (especially 80s & 90s dance)
Favorite hobby--shopping (Target, Amazon, Etsy!)
Favorite movies--Grease, Top Gun, Footloose

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