Monday, August 25, 2014


Get forms signed and practice your lock combinations!!

Practice your lock combinations tonight!
Don't forget your paperwork!

Review the elements of a story.

What is plot?


Great first week!! Students learned about plot, folklore, and the elements of a story.  We started a group project but we will be finishing on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, we will begin reading "He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit."

Enjoy your (much needed) long weekend!

Review Plot

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Welcome 6th graders!! I am looking forward to the 2014-2015 school year! I hope you enjoyed your summer and you are ready to begin a new adventure.  Thank you for coming out for SBMS open house.  If you were not able to make it, I am providing you with the same paperwork and an updated flip chart. 
On Monday, we are going over procedures and expectations.  Then we will begin our Folk Lore Unit. The first story that we should be reading is "He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit."  This will be in our literature book.
Also, I will be telling you a little bit about myself.  Here is a little peek at what I will be sharing.
Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Last Week

We are down to the last days of school and 6th grade! I am excited about "Summer Break" and so are my students.  :) It has been a great year! Have a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing  these students become 7th graders!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This Week

Progress Reports are coming home tomorrow! Please check your child's report for any missing grades or zeros! They can make these up!

Students should also be practicing R.U.N.N.E.R.S

Read everything but the text
Underline the important keywords in the questions
Number the paragraphs
Now read and
Enclose important keywords
Reread the questions
Select the best answers

Thursday Homework

Finish Figurative Language sheet for Macavity 

Turn in all progress reports and make-up work by tomorrow!  Don't forget it is FUN FRIDAY!!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This Week

Students had a test last week on R.U.N.N.E.R.S but we postponed it until Wednesday.

Please make sure that you are turning in any missing work and practicing RUNNERS at home!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Students need to finish annotating poem. 
Students need to know R.U.N.N.E.R.S by Friday
Notebook check on Friday.

Friday, May 9, 2014


Please sign and return your Progress Report!! Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Progress Reports

4th Core students will receive their progress reports in the morning.  I was not able to get onto the Internet to print their progress reports today due to technical problems.  4th Core students also  have an extra day to study for the test on "The Case of the Speckled Band."

Students need to make sure they have turned in the work for "The Girl Who Discovered Dinosaurs" and  "The Case of the Speckled Band."

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This Week

Students will be going on a field trip this week to the Botanical Garden in Brunswick County.  For homework, students will be required to finish work from the classes that they attend during the day.

In my class, we are reading "The Girl Who Discovered the Dinosaurs". They may look at the article here:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This week

Sorry but I was not able to access my website this week so I could not update my homework.

Students do/did not have homework for Monday-Wednesday.

Learning about Author's Purpose:

The Red-Headed League

Friday, April 4, 2014

This Week

We have started our new and last unit "Figure it Out." This is our mystery unit.  Students will be able to identify the elements of mystery, to describe appropriate vocabulary (Detective's Dictionary), analyze a mystery, formulate a theory and solve the mystery.  Students will also look at several scientific mysteries.

Please review this short video on the mystery genre.

Monday, March 24, 2014



Finish One Pager

Students need to turn in any make up work by tomorrow! Please look at their new progress reports today!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Homework on Friday......Yes!!

Finish your one pagers if you did not finish in class!! Make it "pretty."

One pager:  Illustrate your favorite scene from your favorite story on courageous characters that we have learned about so far.  Provide a quote that goes along with your illustration.

My example was of Sojourner Truth's speech "Ain't I a Woman?"

I drew Sojourner on the stage with people in the audience and my quotes were.....

"The white men will be in a fix pretty soon."
"And ain't I a woman?"