I hope you had a fun and relaxing break! Thank you all so much for all the sweet well wishes that were sent my way...having the flu over Christmas break was no fun, but I got a lot of rest and I'm definitely recharged and ready to see my sweet students today!
We have an exciting new addition to our 6th grade World Cultures team, Mrs. Redding is joining us at OIS. She has many years of experience teaching 6th grade ELA and Geography, holds two masters degrees and served as a literacy coordinator. She is going to be an amazing addition to our school and the students will love her! Schedule changes come with the growth of our campus and, for me personally, it is always sad saying goodbye to any of my students. However, I know they are in great hands!
I can't wait for the learning we have in store this semester! We will wrap up our unit on South America, explore Europe, and learn about Southwest Asia and the Middle East during the third nine weeks.
Please make sure your child has the necessary supplies to be successful this semester. Students should have pencils, pens, erasers, glue sticks, colored pencils, extra fine point black Sharpie, scissors, and a small pencil sharpener in their pencil bag at all times.
The students will be selecting their #oneword2018 today in class. This is something that will guide them and help them reach their goals throughout the year. They will also be using a growth mindset to set their goals for the third nine weeks. Please ask your child about their goals and continue to encourage them so they are motivated to reach their full potential this year!
2018 is going to be a great year!