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  • Welcome to my 5th grade class:) 

    Our motto for the 2021-2022 school:

    Mining for Student Success! 



    My name is Mrs. Karen Ann Bliss.  I have taught Language Arts and Reading at the eighth grade level, and Math at the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade level, at Thunder Mountain Middle School for thirteen years.  When Thunder Mountain closed, I chose to follow my Principal to Peralta Trail Elementary School, and taught fifth graders.  So, this is my 12th year at Peralta and I am really enjoying teaching my fifth graders.  First time ever that I am taller than most of my students! Almost 25 years teaching means you get to teach the students of previous students!!!  I love seeing the last names again and again!

    I have an Associates Degree in Elementary Eduaction from Central Arizona College, here in Apache Junction, a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education through Arizona State University, a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision through University of Phoenix, but I love the kids, so I will stay in the classroom:) 

    My Husband, Wayne, and I have been married thirty one years and share a blended family.  Jennifer Owen, and John and Harlan Bliss, are our three kids together.  All three attended Four Peaks Elementary School, Apache Junction Junior High, which is now Cactus Canyon Junior High, and Apache Junction High School.  Jennifer and Jake have my wonderful Grandson, Cody, and baby girl, Aubri. John and Nicole have my other fantastic Grandson, Bryce.  John and Shawna have Sebastian and Zander, two more Grandsons!  The kids are best Buddies and love to get together and play at our house.  

    When we are not working:) we love to go camping, hiking, fishing, and side by side and dirt bike riding with our family.  We love family get togethers, barbecues, and having fun because we are a very close and big family.

    Check out our class bog at all the work  is from your kids:) and I am so proud and excited to share this with our parents!

    Thank you for a wonderful start to a new school year!  This year is a little different, but we are safe, and that is all that matters right now.  We will bring you wonderful, detailed, and super fun lesson plans soon.  We love and miss you and hope to see you soon, when it is safe for all of us!  Thank you, Mrs. Karen Bliss:)  Can't wait to see you on July 23, Friday, for Meet the Teacher Night, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  First day of school is Tuesday, July 27th, 2021!