My name is Mrs. VanderLinden. Currently I am a first grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary. I have taught grades K through 4 at various Lakewood schools, Sunfield, Woodland and now Lakewood elementary. Teaching first grade has been very enjoyable, especially when reading takes off with students! I live in Grand Ledge and a mom of two adult children. My students know I love to bake with the treats I surprise them with when a class goal has been met. I also enjoy motivating my students with words or the class Improvers Wall which we check everyday to see who accomplished their goal. First graders love to work hard and learn everyday!