Welcome to My Class!

Welcome to Mrs. Chaves's Classroom Website!

Dear Parents and Students,  

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Mrs. Chaves and I am honored to be your student's fifth grade teacher for the 2008-2009 school year at Stockdale Christian School. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was in the fifth grade among the almond orchards in my hometown of Modesto, CA a town 75 miles south of Sacramento. I had many wonderful elementary school teachers all who inspired me to want to become a teacher. So, here I am ready to begin another wonderful year of teaching. 

My mission is to live a Christ-centered life and allow His teachings to guide me in all that I do. My eternal relationship with Him is the most treasured dimension of my life, and is the only thing that imparts meaning and significance to me. I take my Lord's commands to heart, and wish to model my life around what He asks of me. My life is not my own, but proceeds according to His unique plan for me. Though I cannot see around the corner, I am confident that He is the One writing the script, and that in the end it will tell a beautiful story.  

As a teacher I want to be able to witness to each individual child. I pray that they might see a glimpse of Jesus in me everyday. I want to help students understand and accept the gift of grace as the basis for their salvation and to encourage them to accept Jesus as a Friend and Savior.  I wish to create a climate for academic excellence and physical wellness that enables students to participate in active Christian service to their churches and communities. My hope is for students to leave my classroom as better people, having learned many lessons that they can use for a lifetime.  

I am confident that my professional hands-on experience and formal university education qualifications will contribute to the excellent education Stockdale Christian School provides. I have a tremendous love for children and I am looking forward to a wonderful & exciting year with you & your student!

This website was designed so that I can share what's happening in my classroom with my student's family and friends as well as inform you about our classroom.  As you explore my classroom site, you can find our daily schedule, read about special events and learning that is taking place, tour our classroom, view cool projects and field trips, read our reports, and meet our student government. I hope that by visiting our classroom website, you will get a better idea of what we do each day.  Enjoy your journey!

In Christ's Name,

Mrs. Chaves