Welcome Awesome Wildcats!
I am so excited to teach sixth grade English Language Arts at Oakcrest Intermediate this year!
It is my goal to help your child grow as a reader and writer this year! We will engage in many reading and writing activities that will strengthen and increase their language arts skills and will enhance their love for learning. Also, being great citizens and classmates will be emphasized in our class through the eight expectations for living and the life principles in Great Expectations. Students will grow as scholars and in character during our class!
I want to partner with you in your child's educational journey! Please contact me anytime through email if you have any questions or concerns. I am always willing to help! To stay informed, please subscribe to my Edlio page (under my picture and name) for important announcements and assignments for our class. Communication is key in helping your student be most successful!
I am looking forward to getting to know you! We will have a great year!
Extra Credit - TED Talk Viewing Worksheet
Students can earn back up to 8 points on a major grade for completing the Student Viewing Sheet. The Student Viewing Sheet must be completed by 7am on Wednesday, December 18 for credit.
Important Upcoming Dates - 12/3
Non-Fiction/Informational Test Tomorrow, 11/19
Announcements for 11/8
Where I'm From Flipgrid
Points Recovery on a Major Grade - First Nine Weeks
Important Upcoming Dates!
The Fiction Unit Test will be given tomorrow, October, 2. Students are expected to show their annotations (thinking on the test) as well as proving their answers. We have reviewed elements of fiction (plot diagram, point of view, theme, etc.) and completed a number of practice activities in class. Here is a fun interactive review of story elements you may want your child to review at home: https://www.learner.org/interactives/story/.
The first Notice and Note assignment (12 sticky notes and bookmark) is due this Friday, October 4. Many students have already completed their post-it notes and are almost ready to turn the assignment in. Students have been reading their novels and working on this assignment for 5 weeks. Thank you for helping your child accomplish their reading goals by making sure they complete their daily homework assignment for reading.
Other important dates:
October 3 – Spring Creek BBQ fundraiser
October 11 - Half-day for students
October 14 – No school for students
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Book Fair Next Week!
GT Parent Meeting - 9/17
There will be a GT Parent Meeting for current GT parents or parents who want to know how to have their child tested. Please join us at the Northpointe Intermediate Cafeteria on September 17, 2019 from 6:30-7:30. GT Specialists from Northpointe, Oakcrest, Willow Creek and Lakewood will be there to answer your questions and present information about the TISD Gifted Education Program. Parents from Willow Wood and Tomball Memorial are welcome to attend to learn how their child can be tested for GT. Hope to see you there!
Also, for GT information, please subscribe to Mrs. Cates Edlio page by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/2kgqNfC
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!