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    Philip D'Anna

    Fifth Grade Teacher



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    Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. -John Dewey




    All About Me: My name is Mr. D’Anna, and I will be your child’s teacher this year. This is my tenth year teaching fifth grade but my first at Bogert School. I have predominantly taught language arts over the years, but I have also taught social studies, science, math, and more! It is with great excitement that I welcome you and your child to my classroom. We are all gearing up for what will be an exciting, educational, and fun-filled year.

    As a class, we will read a number of texts across various genres. We will also be developing our writing skills, studying grammar, and improving our critical thinking, too. Though it will require hard work and dedication, we are all on the same team working towards the same goals — which means that we will work together to make great strides this year.


    My Interests/Hobbies: I love reading. My goal this year is to read 20 books (I've read 11 so far!). I also love travelling. My favorite vacations have been to Capri, Italy, and Bali, Indonesia. I am also a big fan of all things Star Wars as well as Marvel/DC comics, so I will happily engage in all sorts of geeky discourse with students. Finally, I love football — let's go NY Giants!