Dear Parents and students,
We are about to embark on our first significant reading as a class. I pride myself in helping students enjoy reading through current events and relevant readings (when available). This year we have a few challenges, therefore in preparation, I hope to have parent's support when it comes to their student reading in the evening independently. Reading may be a challenge for some students, so head over to my reading and writing resources pages for some helpful information. Please view my calendar for updates regarding readings and associated assignments. While I will do my best to post things on my class page, it's not guaranteed and will be the student's primary responsibility for obtaining and knowing what their assignments are daily. Starting Monday, October 4, 2021, students will be assigned the book "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Convey". Daily reading will also begin on this day. Students will be required to do an assignment along with the daily reading to ensure they are reading. A quiz will be given twice a week regarding the readings, and a cumulative test will be administered at the end of the book. We will discuss the readings daily in class to ensure understanding and clarification of the text. All students will be required to participate.
ATTENTION QUARANTINE PACKETS:
Good Morning, This is some information concerning the packets for quarantining. The packets are ready for pick up. Each student was asked to take all books home with them, last Thursday. If they left their books here, I can bring them to the front office, per your request. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me. I will get back in touch with you as soon as possible. The best time to reach me during quarantine between 10:30am-12:30pm.
Welcome Students and Parents,
My name is Ms. Young. I have the opportunity and pleasure of teaching 6th grade English Language Arts and Earth Science this school year. Before becoming a middle school instructor, I taught 12th grade British Literature and AP Literature. I enjoy teaching because I always think back on my teachers' and professors' influences in my life. While they were not always the best, each experience taught me something valuable about life and people. The teachers or professors that sowed into my life the most were the ones who held me accountable. Therefore, I am BIG on accountability. Accountability is not a punishment-it is a learning experience.
I coach sports (soccer, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, and softball). I love sports and understand the growth a student can have when they have the right resources and support. I enjoy working out as it keeps my mind and body sharp. I am diverse in every way a person can be. I often travel for business and experience. I have been to some amazing places and often will reflect on those places with my class. I recently went to the White House and had dinner with the President (However, I have had dinner with two Presidents in my lifetime). My most loved place to visit is NASA. Yes, I have been to NASA!!! I also scuba dive in my free time. The ocean is a beautiful place, and yet the least explored place by humans. I am an avid snowboarder and often kayak in my free time.
"The most important thing a person can have is an education. With the right exposure, guidance, love for thy-self, self-determination, and motivation there is no limit on what you can do or achieve".- Ms. Young
It is of great significance that "WE" (Teachers, Students, and Parents) work together for the higher purpose of providing students with the support they need to succeed. I am pleased to have your support and participation moving forward. My goal is to allow your child to dream, and I will not limit that. We will have fun in my class. Learning is supposed to be fun and liberating. In my class, students will have every opportunity to succeed! Please refer to my syllabus for more information regarding my course. All links will be provided below.
My main form of communication will be via email. Please allow me time to accommodate your student with all appropriateness.
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."- Malcolm X.