Hello Ranger Families,
I am very excited to be your childs sixth grade Language Arts teacher for the year. I am a graduate of Forest Hills and a member of the community. I pursued my Elementary Education degree at IUP. I have also furthered my education and recieved my Master's Degree from Wilkes Barre University in Childhood Literacy.
Together we will explore spelling, vocabulary, and reading skills. We will be reading short passages, novels, and poetry as well as writing text dependent analysis responses. We do a lot of application of skills rather than comprehension of the stories in 6th grade.
I update my calendar daily with homework, upcoming quizzes/tests, and all other important information. The homework assignment is on my board daily and it is your childs responsibility for writing this in their planner. My nightly homework assignment is basically the same daily: to practice our spelling words and read for 10-15 minutes nightly for Reading Counts. There will also be times when they need to study something to prepare for an upcoming test/quiz. I will send study guides home for quizzes/tests a few days ahead of time when this is possible. Please check your childs planner nightly and be sure they are completing the assigned work. During the first quarter they are responsible for reading two books on their independent reading level and testing on these two books.
Please click on the links to the left for more information regarding reading counts and to locate our spelling words and vocabulary words.
I want to thank you in advance for all of your help and support at home, I could not do it without supportive families. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. The best way to contact me for a quick response is email. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I am also one of the elementary drama coaches. This years production is Mary Poppins Jr... Practices begin Tuesday, September 3rd at the Jr. Sr. High on Mondays and Tuesdays until 5:30. Our performances will be sometime in November.
Thanks, Mrs. Kimberly Mayes