Parent Teacher Conferences- October 12, 13, and 14th 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Students, you will attend the conference with your parent. Be prepared to share your best work and something you could improve upon. For 6th grade conferences, sign up with your study hall teacher only. If you have Mr. Elder for study hall, please sign up with Mrs. Kelly. If there are concerns in other classes, you may request a conference with that teacher.
School starts on Monday, August 17th. Look at your schedule. At 9 a.m. you will go to your 1st period class. Each teacher has a different code to enter Google Classroom. You will find the codes on their teacher websites. Once you go into the Google Classroom you will have a link for entering into the Zoom Meeting. I look forward to meeting each of you.
Period 1 Reading code- zpdobut
Period 2 Reading code- mt27ujz
Period 3 Reading code- otr5m47
Period 6 Reading code- rji7pm4
Period 7 Reading code- rce6qbr
Welcome to Sixth Grade Reading! When I was in sixth grade, I received the award for reading the most books! So I am very pleased to be the reading teacher at NPA. I’ve enjoyed teaching in Northern Arizona since 1983. My experience includes teaching elementary-high school, community college and university students. I am also involved in the art community of Flagstaff and enjoy integrating the arts into my lessons. I appreciate establishing a personal relationship with my students and their families. My husband and I enjoy hiking, kayaking, traveling and cooking. We love having our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson in Flagstaff as well.
B.S. Elementary Education/Special Education, Eastern Michigan University, 1983.
M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction: Reading, Grand Canyon University, 2013.
Endorsements: Gifted, Library Science, Early Childhood, SEI, Reading Specialist
Sixth Grade Reading (Periods 1-3, 6-7)
SEE WEEKLY LESSONS AND HOMEWORK BELOW
THIS COURSE DESCRIPTION
Students are provided with periodic informal reading assessments to determine individual reading fluency and comprehension levels. Instruction will cover the components of a balanced reading program. Informational text, novels, biographies, reader’s theatre, and poetry will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and analytical reading. Literature studies, written expression, oral speaking and arts appreciation are integrated to broaden reading experiences. Some of the selected reading correlates with the 6th grade social studies program. The teaching of Common Core Standards is required in all lessons. A variety of approaches and multiple efforts are made to engage all learners.
Welcome to online learning! During the first quarter we will focus on the theme of empathy and compassion. Each one of you should have picked up the book, Wonder from NPA. We will read Wonder as a class and the handouts will correlate with this book. If you have already read this book multiple times, you may consider reading Auggie and Me. In addition, you will self-select one other book to read independently on the topic of empathy/compassion. Mrs. Kelly has some of these titles available so you may get a book directly from her or request to pick it up at NPA. You may also look through your personal library or order a book on this topic. Books which are not on this list need to be pre-approved so you are reading age-appropriate material. Contact Mrs. Kelly by email to discuss your book choice. RecommendedXBooksXonXtheXtopicXofXDevelopingXEmpathy