• Mrs. Miels                           Confusion is the beginning of Learning!
    Welcome to our Classroom Website
     Hello I am very happy to be your child's teacher this year!  I feel fifth grade is such an important year as kids learn some of the important concepts and strategies that will help them be successful in middle school and beyond...skills such as organization, self-advocating, and study skills.  
       My experience teaching consists of two years as a middle school math teacher and 7 years as a grade 5 inquiry (math and science) teacher here at University Avenue.  My degree in teaching is from St.Cloud State and I have my Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning from Saint Mary's University of MN.  
       I live in Ham Lake with my husband Jamie and my 16 year old daughter Elizabeth, along with a Boston Terrier named Bruce, and a crazy feline named Vicious.  I have an adult daughter and granddaughter that live in Isanti MN.  
       My hobbies include cooking, landscaping, fishing, and learning.  
     New things happening this year
    • Students are collecting evidence of their learning, reflecting on learning, and goal setting as they practice the habit 'Keeping the End in Mind".   They will be keeping their evidence of learning in a portfolio to be shared at Student-Led Conferences! 

     Daily Schedule

    9:30-10:30 Specials
    10:30-12:45 Math/Science
    12:45-1:10 Lunch
    1:10-1:40 Recess
    1:40-3:40 Reading
    3:40-3:55 Plus/Delta (recap of day), Planners/Take home folders 
    Thank you for supporting your student's education. Together we can help your child achieve success! 
  • Digital Day Schedule Calendar: 

    1 PE/Media (Mr. Stiner/Mrs. Albrecht)

    2 PE/Music (Mr.Stiner/Mr.Cervenka)

    3 Art (Mrs. Skoglund)

    4 Music/Computer Lab (Mr.Cervenka/Mrs. Hubert)

    5 Explorations (Mrs. Leppi)

    Digital Days Calendar

  • Tamara Miels
    Grade Four & Five Inquiry
    University Avenue Elementary
    9901 University Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55434