7th Grade Pre/AP ELAR and Yearbook
Welcome Bobcats to a great year here in Bobcat Country. Each day, we will strive to create a positive atmosphere in our class. I know it is hard coming back from such a long break, but we will all work hard to make up for lost time. I am thrilled this year to be moving to 7th grade. I enjoyed six amazing years teaching 8th grade, but you know what they say, change is always good. This year, we will focus a lot on your writing and learn new ways to look at reading. So get ready for a great first year of junior high because Bobcats are always leading, Bobcats are always learning, and Bobcats are always pursuing personal success!! Make it a great day...the choice is always yours. #BFND
Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Agricultural Communications and Journalism
Howdy and welcome Bobcats to the 7th grade. This year, I will be teaching Yearbook and my favorite, ELAR.
As I will learn about you this year, it is only fair you know a little about me before you come to class. We will talk a lot this year about what I will be teaching you, so no need to add that here.
This is my 7th year teaching at Berry Miller, and my 9th year teaching. Before coming to Miller, I worked for two years in HISD. This will also be my 6th year as the yearbook teacher too.
A few things you will learn about me as the year goes on is my obsession with Harry Potter. Yes, I am a Harry Potter nerd...#TeamHufflepuff. You will also hear about my two nephews and come November, my three nephews. The oldest, William turned 5 in June, and current youngest, Wyatt, just turned 3 in August. As for number 3, his name is Waylon. So we will have our own little country band in the future as the oldest is learning the guitar and the little one is just having fun playing with music.
Apart from spending as much time with them as I can, I do read quite a bit when I have the time. I stick with YA books, so if you are looking for something interesting to read, you can peruse my bookshelves in my classroom and borrow any you want. I just ask that you return them in the same condition you got them in.
Like you, I am also a student. I am currently attending Texas Women’s University in pursuit of my master’s degree in Library and Informational Science in hopes of becoming a school librarian. Yes, you do need a master’s degree to be any kind of librarian. Pretty crazy.
I look forward to learning about each of you during the year.
Let the school year begin.
Supporting Our Class
As we start another school year, much different than ever, I want to thank you for your support of me and the students in my class. With that, I appreciate any help you can give. We are always in need of writing utensils (pens and pencils), highlighters, and colored pens. Dry erase markers, sticky notes, tissues, and, especially this year, hand sanitizer and disenfictant wipes.
To go with office supplies, I am always looking for books that will be of interest to my students. I strive to have a diverse collection of books for students to read. If you would like to donate a book or two (or many...lol), you can send gently used books or choose a book from my Amazon Wishlist. If you have a book that kids will love, please make sure that it is appropriate for the YA audience.