Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am a fifth grade Reading/Writing and Social Studies teacher. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. I have been teaching fifth grade for the past twenty-six years. I have been at Bolin Elementary since the fall of 2000.
My fifth grade teammates are: Marc Alvarez (Reading/Writing and Social Studies), Shawn Heisler (Science), and Alicia Rankin (Math).
Online textbooks can be found in the student's portal and student resources are located in my Google Classroom.
My conference period is Monday-Friday 12:35-1:20 (Room 131).
I am looking forward to another awesome year with my Bolin Blazer Family!
Reading/Writing curriculum content covered this year: Unit 1 - Interpretation Book Clubs: Analyzing Themes & Narrative Craft, Unit 2 - Tackling Complexity: Moving Up Level of Nonfiction & The Lens of History: Research Reports, Unit 3 - Literary Essay: Opening Texts and Seeing More & The Research-Based Argument Essay, and Unit 4 - Literary Essay: Fantasy Book Clubs: The Magic of Themes and Symbols & Poetry and Fiction Writing
Students will also be given instruction for improving their cursive handwriting skills.
Social Studies curriculum content covered this year: Unit 1 - Geography, Unit 2 - Celebrate Freedom, Unit 3 - Colonial America, Unit 4 - American Revolution, Unit 5 - Constitution and Government, Unit 6 - Westward Expansion, Unit 7 - Civil War and Reconstruction, Unit 8 - Industrial Revolution, Unit 9 - 20th Century, and Unit 10 - 21st Century
Fifth Grade Schedule
Class Time 7:45-9:30
Class Time 10:00-11:45
Lunch 11:45-12:20 (in classroom)
Class Time 12:20-12:35
Specials 12:35-1:20 (Art, Music, & P.E.)
Class Time 1:20-2:15
Blazer Time (Enrichment/Intervention) 2:15-3:00
After School Duties:
Car Riders - Alvarez
Walkers/Bikers/Walk-ups - Goldberg
School Bus - Heisler
Front of School/Kid's Club - Rankin