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Welcome to 6th Grade:
 
Social Studies: We study the Ancient Civilizations of Mesopotamia (current day Iraq), Egypt, India, China, Greece, and the Roman Empire as well as World Geography in alignment with our state standards.  You can see more about each unit in my class syllabus. 
 
ART: I align my lessons to the elements of art and the principles of design.  Each lesson highlights one or more of these themes.  My lessons follow the state standards and you can see more about that in my class syllabus. 
 
Teaching is my second career.  I originally earned a degree in Business Management from the University of Toledo, where my husband was a professor of Medicinal Chemistry, and my son was born.   I, myself, am a life long learner, having attended many colleges and Universities in my life.  I received my teaching certificate from EWU in 2003 and I have been lucky enough to teach here ever since.  I live in this community and take great pride in supporting Medical Lake businesses, events and families.
 
My assignment calendar lists my daily lesson plans for each week.
They are subject to change as the student's pacing or events of the day change. 
 
The only expected homework is when I assign a project at the end of each unit of study. 
 

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                              Year-End 2020

Here is a poem for you - my way to say Goodbye,

There were memories made, and lessons learned, of things for you to try.

Reading, writing, mapping, and new technology galore!

Social skills and class expectations were always at the core.

 

Some relationships are easy and some we have to earn.

We see faces fresh with eagerness and readiness to learn

In stark contrast with those who frolic, jump, and play.

They do not bring a pencil, books or even know the day.

 

However, through it all, we form a lasting bond

I hope the skills you gathered will take you far beyond.

There were lockers to be opened and schedules to be memorized.

New students became our friends while old ones were surely prized.  

 

Teachers plan intensely, each lesson they will teach.

They want you all to learn as far as they can reach.

You might think that unexpected changes have caused them much distress

But, NO, they improvised their lesson plans and mailed them out no less!

 

I hope you learned a lot this year, the one that we have shared.

If nothing else, you know how much your teachers cared.

I am only one teacher of a very special team

But, I wish for you success in anything you dream.

 

Even though the year was disrupted, the end will soon be here.

I have had a super year and hold you each so dear.

When coming back to visit, my room will look anew

New students, and new lessons, but never another you!

 
¨Without the knowledge of our past history, origin, and culture we are like trees without roots.¨
                  Marcus Garvey