Our learning has changed for the next few weeks as we all figure out how to continue our learning opportunities outside of the classroom!  We CAN DO THIS!

    In our classroom, students begin each day with Word Study activities, a read aloud text or shared text, and a focused mini-lesson for the TEKS comprehension skill.  During reader's workshop students are going to be reading independently, working on a station skill, or in a guided reading lesson group with a teacher.  Our focus is on developing our listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.  Genre study includes fiction, poetry, drama, informational, argumentative and multi-media modal.  These lessons are based on the newly released 5th grade reading and language TEKS.

    I am a graduate of Iowa State University with a master's degree in reading from Viterbo University.  This is my 35th year of teaching students.  I have lived in Houston, Texas, for four years and love the state of Texas.  There is no snow and no below zero temperatures like my homestate of Iowa.  My hometown is Winterset, Iowa, the covered bridge captial of Iowa and John Wayne's birthplace.  AND in our household, we are dedicated fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals.



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