• stuffed polar bear reading  
    So many great books....So little time!!!!! 
         Welcome back!  It is so strange to be teaching 6th grade again this year - 30 years ago I was hired in Vermont to teach my first 6th grade class.  It is going to be a great year, although I will say I will miss being in the library. I will be team teaching with Mr. Straw.  I will have Language Arts and Social Studies for my homeroom class and his homeroom class.  I love the novels that we will be reading.  We are going to start with "Sweetgrass Basket" which is a book that I helped to develop curriculum for OPI.  I also love Ancient Civilizations in Social Studies.  
    Since we are unable to use the library this year, here are two links that will be important for us.  I will also have a classroom library with print books available to read
    •       Sora - digital book link - your library card number is your login.  I have this.                                                                                                  
    •       World Book Online for research - "Hellgate1" is the username and "Hawks" is the password. Lots of extra resources on this site right now.                                   
    All of our classwork/homework will be posted on Google Classroom.  Our online classmates will be live streaming during all of our classes.  You will be receiving your class codes so that you can log in to these classrooms.  Your sd4 email accounts will be your major way to communicate with your teachers this year - make sure you are checking them regularly!
    You will be using Infinite Campus to check your grades.  
    If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

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