Mrs Bretschneider

Welcome to Mrs Bretschneider’s Fifth Grade Classroom Web Page

About Me

I am Andrea Bretschneider a fifth grade teacher at Gilbert Elementary.  In 2012, I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in Elementary Education.  I am currently working on my masters degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from the University of Maine Orono.  Teaching students in various settings and curriculum has been a passion of mine since high school.   I am proud to consider myself among the admirable staff and community of Gilbert Elementary.


Link Explanations

As you can see, I have links to the side of my page.  The following are descriptions of each link, and how I use them in my classroom.

Homework: I have linked a word document, which has a typical week of homework in my classroom.  This can be a great tool for connecting me with the families of my students.

Portaportal:  Our class has a portaportal website that has links to games that apply to what we are learning.

There are  also a district wide Portaportal account.   Each Portaportal account is a way to share top-notch online educational resources.

IXL Math:  IXL is a site that students can go on and practice many math skills.  The math is a fun and educational way for students to get in math practice at home and at school.

Contact Information

  • The best way to reach me is by email or through the student agenda.
  • Students should bring their agendas to school everyday.  We take time after recess to write down our homework, and I sign off that the information they have written is correct.  
  • My email address is
  • You can also contact me by phone by dialing 207-626-2491.