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Welcome to Mr. Santi’s Fifth Grade Class!!


It is my pleasure to welcome your child into my classroom for the upcoming school year.  This is my 21st year in the district, my 13th here at Johnson.  I am a graduate of Wayne State University and Franklin High School.  I reside in Livonia with my wife Cathy (a fifth grade teacher at Cooper Upper Elementary), and our three children, Paityn (19), Luke (17), and Drew (10).  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing basketball, reading, traveling, and yard work.


I can't wait to get the year started.  This will be a fun and challenging year for your child.  Mrs. St. Aubin (math), Ms. Cross (science), and me (social studies) will be team teaching.  We are very excited to be working with students from all 3 classes.  In our rooms we will continue to work on the development of our math and literacy skills.  Our math program is Everyday Math and we will use the workshop model for further enhancement of reading and writing.  Students will also be learning about multiple social studies and science concepts including U.S. history, civics, forms of matter, and forces among others.


It is my mission to instill a love for learning in my students.  I want my students to be eager participants in the learning process.  I would like them to understand that education is a stepping-stone for further successes in life.  My mission includes wanting students to become problem-solvers and independent thinkers.  They need to understand that they are responsible for their education and should take advantage of every opportunity within our school.   Students will be treated with respect and I expect that they will treat myself and others with respect as well.   I will do everything in my power to help them become successful students and citizens.


Successful classrooms are ones that have a high level of cooperation and communication between the teacher and parents.  Feel free to stop in or call at any time if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to lend an extra hand.  Go through your child’s student planner each night.  It will allow you to keep up with what we are doing in class and determine if there is homework to be done.  If you have any questions, write down a short note in the planner or email me at  I check planners every morning.  I know this will be a great year and I am looking forward to working with your child!




John J. Santi