West Marshall Intermediate Grades 4th and 5th
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Reading and Writing
Diving into Nonfiction Reading and Writing The second quarter is an awesome time in reading for the 5th graders! We turn our attention from fiction to nonfiction literature with a focus on World War II. In writing, students are researching and writing informational papers on people, places, and events that played a big role in World War II. Topics range from General George Patton to Auschwitz, and to the development and dropping of the atomic bombs. We are reading the book I Have Lived a Thousand Years to give the students a closer look into the Holocaust, and the students are reading World War II topic books in their guided reading groups. We use our WW2 books to look in-depth into main ideas, text structures, and inferencing. It is all very eye-opening and fun for the students!
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Welcome to West Marshall!
It is my honor to serve as the 4th - 8th grade Principal of WMCSD! We are home to over 350 incredible students and a dedicated, passionate staff. Our staff truly believes that ALL students can learn at high levels and we strive to accomplish this on a daily basis. Our school is focused on student and teacher learning as well as building a safe and collaborative climate and culture.
I am a proud member of the West Marshall graduating class of 1993. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University and my Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Western Illinois. I have taught and coached multiple sports at Pekin CSD and in the Davenport CSD. I also have 15 years of prior school administration experience In the Pekin CSD and Davenport CSD.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my wife Andrea and our children Grace, Andrew and Noah. I also am an avid Iowa Hawkeye and St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time via email or telephone.
Mr. Bob Tollefson