Ms. Jureczki's 6th grade ELA

I am Lauren Jureczki, and I am thrilled to be teaching English/Language Arts this year.  I grew up in Austin, Texas. After graduating from Sam Houston State University in 2008, I decided to call Tomball, Texas "home."  I have two amazing children; Grace (age 15) and Preston (age 11), who are the light of my life and do a wonderful job keeping me on my toes! Outside of school, we enjoy spending time with family, cheering on our favorite sports teams, traveling, reading, playing games, and laughing!  
 
This is my tenth year in education, and it is my honor and privilege to help students grow into the best they can be. Language Arts includes reading, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, listening, and speaking. This year, we will engage in a number of reading and writing activities. My goal is to encourage and empower your child to develop a love of both so they become lifelong readers/writers themselves.
 
Character and citizenship is huge in our classroom! This will be the 5th year Oakcrest Intermediate has implemented the Great Expectations program for critical thinking and character education. Each day, students and teachers spend time discussing various elements of character and work toward becoming the best possible version of ourselves in all areas of life.
 
I look forward to a remarkable year!