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    Hello! My name is Krista Kellander and I will be your fifth grade teacher this year. This is my eleventh year in the district. I spent eight years teaching sixth grade at Park Forest Middle School and this is my third year on the fifth grade team at Park Forest Elementary. I can't wait to meet you and your peers as you cross the threshold of our classroom.
    This year is going to be a-m-a-z-i-n-g. New adventures, new challenges, new books (YES!). Of course, our journey together will have winding curves, ups and downs, and may even throw us for a loop, but we will grow and learn together, posing questions, discovering new things about ourselves, others, and our world. :-)
    When I'm not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Mr. Kellander (he teaches sixth grade at Park Forest Middle School) and our rambunctious daughters,  Amelia (she will be eight in September :-) and Emmalee (she turned five in May).  As a family we enjoy reading, riding our bikes, playing board games, spending time at the park, and visiting new places. My favorite place away from the classroom is the beach. 
    Before our fifth grade adventure begins, I want you to take a deep breath, read a good book (hey, I can try right?), and relax. Enjoy your summer and bring your best self with you on the first day of school.
    Mrs. Kellander 
Last Modified on July 26, 2021