Laura Mize 5th Grade U.S. History & 6th Grade Art

Hello Wildcats!
My name is Laura Mize and this is my second year at Oakcrest.   I previously taught 3rd and 5th grade in Sugarland, Texas.  I am teaching 5th grade Social Studies and 6th grade Art at Oakcrest this year.  I love history and I have a passion for Art!  I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to teach both subjects. I received my degree in education from Texas Tech University. I have been married for 24 years and I have 3 totally awesome children.  My oldest son is a senior at Texas Tech (Wreck 'Em Tech!), My younger son is a sophomore at OU (Boomer Sooner!) and my daughter is a junior at Klein High.  I am an avid tennis player and I love to travel to warm climates and beautiful beaches!  Reading on the beach is my favorite thing in the world! I enjoy watching my daughter cheer and I loved watching my sons play  football when they were in high school. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to teach your kiddos!!  Let's make it a great year!  

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Geography and Regions Test 9/13

We will be having our Geography and Regions test on Friday 9/13.  A test review was sent home on Friday 9/6.  The information students need to fill out the review is all in their Social Studies Notebook.  Students will turn the review in on the day of the test.  In Google Classroom there is a ¨Quizezz¨ review they can do. 

This Week in Social Studies: 8/26-30


This Week's Schedule
*Subject to Change*

We are starting our Geography Unit this week in US History!! 

Monday, 8/26
  • Growth Mindset/Goals
  • Why study social studies?
Tuesday, 8/27
  • Start Geography Unit 
  • What do you know about Maps? Kahoot Game
  • Geography Vocabulary
Wednesday, 8/28
  • Map Skills Flocabulary
  • Nearpod Map Skills
Thursday, 8/29
  • Map Skills: Latitude/Longitude
  • Coordinate Grid Game
Friday, 8/30
  • Map Skills Checkpoint