6th Grade Reading Expectations

  • Who is Mrs. Tomasino??

    • My name is Mrs. Kelly Tomasino.
    • This is my 11th year teaching, my 4th year at Ross Sterling Middle School.
    • I am extremely passionate about education, especially reading, writing and grammar. 
    • I believe every student can achieve greatness when given the opportunity and by taking ownership of their learning.

    As a parent, 

    • Please call or email if you have questions about my class, your child, tutoring, grades, behavior, etc.
    • Your student needs to read every night.  Please hold them accountable and make them read a book ( TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc. does not count as a book)
    • Ask them what they did in my class that day, what book they read, what's happening, etc.  They will want to impress you if they see that you are interested.  
    • In order for your child to begin the year ready to learn, please ensure that your student has their supplies. They will need the following items daily: Composition Notebooks, Pencils, Colored Pens & Pencils, Tape, and Highlighters.
    • I hope you will encourage them to be great, ensure their work is turned in, and fill their heads with positive praise.


    Thank you for all of your hard work preparing your child for middle school.  It's game time, and we will make a Totally "LIT"  team.  As the saying goes,

    "Teamwork makes the DREAM WORK!!"

  • Classroom Expectations:

    • Be Kind
    • Be Respectful
    • Be Prepared
    • Be Accountable
    • Be Curious

     Materials Needed:

    If students want to be successful, they must be prepared for class every day. The classroom also must have certain resources to ensure a safe and productive learning environment for the student. For this reason, students are requested to bring in some materials for the school year. Following are some materials that your child will need to bring to class every day:

    • Chromebook/Laptop
    • Mouse for Chromebook (optional)
    • Headphones for Chromebook
    • Colored Pens or Pencils
    • Pencils and Erasers
    • Highlighters
    • 2 Composition Notebooks 
    • Post-It Notes
    • Hand Sanitizer 
    • A Box of Kleenex
Kelly T.
  • Communication:

    I believe there should be a positive connection between the teacher,  and the parent to ensure the success of a student. Therefore, I welcome any information you can give me about your child that you think will help me while I am working with them.  Please feel free to send me an email with a brief biography, problems, special abilities, fears, joys, strengths, weaknesses, and past school experiences. Please keep in contact. Come visit me in the classroom or contact me via email or phone. My email address is ktomasi@humbleisd.net. You can also call the school to reach me at any time, (281) 641-6000. I look forward to working with you and in making this year an amazing and successful experience for your child!

  •  Grading:

     Students will be graded in a variety of ways. Students will be given a Formative grade (40%) for daily classwork, independent reading, quizzes, interactive notebook activities, and homework. Summative grades (60%) will be given on tests, projects, presentations and other types of authentic assessments. Various rubrics will be used to grade authentic assessments for oral presentations, projects, and written assignments.   Students will be encouraged to self evaluate their work and to evaluate their peers’ work. The grading scale is as follows:

    • A= 100–90  
    • B= 89-80   
    • C= 79-75
    • D= 74-70
    • F= 69 and below

    Late Work Policy allows students to continue to hand in work with ten points deducted for each day after the due date. After the third day, the highest grade that can be achieved is 70; and late assignments will not be accepted after the third day. 

    The Make-up Policy enables students to make up work when absent for full credit. Students are given one day for each absence to make-up work for full credit. If absent for more than five days, arrangements must be made to complete missed assignments.