I’m Mrs. Venhaus and I teach 5th grade in Lebanon, IL. I received my bachelor's degree in education from McKendree University and my master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and my reading endorsement from Olivet Nazarene University. I’ve been teaching at Lebanon CUSD #9 since 2009. I especially love teaching Social Studies and Science, although I also enjoy teaching Math, Spelling, Grammar, and Writing. I began this blog with parents in mind. As a parent myself, I LOVE to be kept up to date with my daughters' busy learning. I am pleased to offer that to the parents of Lebanon CUSD #9. This site is dedicated to my 5th grade students and parents. My hope is to give them a glimpse into their student’s world, so they too can enjoy the learning and organized chaos of our 5th grade world!