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    WELCOME TO THE "NEW" HORNSBY!! LAST YEAR WAS SUCH A GREAT YEAR, WE DECIDED TO DO IT AGAIN!! THIS YEAR IS ALREADY BEGINNING WITH GREAT PROMISE AS WE WELCOME ALL STUDENTS BACK FOR FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTION. AS THIS IS YOUR FIRST YEAR IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, THE 6TH GRADE TEAM IS HERE TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE THROUGH THIS CRAZZZZZZY TIME. WE ARE FAMILY HERE AND OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL! DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO QUESTION YOUR CURRENT WAY OF THINKING. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO BRING YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY INTO THE LEARNING PROCESS! 

     

     

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    We MUST prepare for the Georgia Milestone Testing.

    As the 2021-2022 school year begins, we must look forward to the future! Students are preparing daily  to take the end of the year/course Georgia Milestones Assessment. Please make sure students are reading at least 20 minutes a day as well as completing lessons in IReady and Reading Plus. This practice gets students closer to the goal of content mastery. Let's show what Jaguars can do!!

     Below you will find information regarding expectations for  Reading and Math Intervention which is now taught by the spectaular Mr. Walls!

    Students are required to complete at least 1 hour of I Ready per week in addition to assigned biweekly growth checks. This will be assigned by the 6th grade math teacher.  

    Students will have folders with instructions weekly on their goals and activities for the week. After I Ready whole group lessons, students are to gather appropriate materials and complete. Students may do a self check in many instances. Grades for intervention will be entered but will not count towards a pass or fail. Students are to keep all work in their intervention folders.  

    Students are required to complete at least 2 hours of Reading Plus  

    per week in addition to assigned biweekly growth checks in IReady . This will be assigned by the 6th grade Language Arts teacher. Reading Plus lessons are longer and require more time to complete. Students will be given at least an hour of time IN SCHOOL to complete lessons. The other hour is the responsibility of the student and family. Reading Plus is accessible via tablets/Ipads, cells phones, laptops and regular pc’s 

     

    Focus Areas for Math- Number and Operations for ALL students. It is imperative students learn to add in their head and know multiplication facts,  

    Focus Area for Reading- Vocabulary and Comprehension for all students, Students may have alternative activities to build these skills at home. NO more than 30 minutes will be required.  

    Make sure to log on to my class page weekly for updates and class assignments.  

    http://hornsby.rcboe.org/ 

    Navigate to staff and departments and under “T” you will find my name, LaQuitta Thomas. The navigation menu for pages is on the left side of the screen. 

     

    Please keep my email handy or saved as this is the quickest and easiest way to contact me. 

    Thomala2@richmond.k12.ga.us 

    (706) 750 -8285 

     

     

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    You may email or call at any time with questions or concerns. 

    (706) 750-8285    thomala2@richmond.k12.ga.us