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6TH GRADE

MRS. CATHERINE STRICKLIN

Educational Background

 

I graduated from Viterbo University with a Bachelor Degree in Education. I have a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education.

 

Educational Experience: I have 12 years of experience working in elementary and middle schools. I have worked as a paraprofessional for 6 years in Early Childhood grades 3P-1st grade. I have also had 2 years in Title I in grades 2nd and 3rd. I have built and maintained relationships with students and families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I have attended and continue to attend educational seminars and training for not only my professional development but also my own personal and spiritual growth as well. I student taught in La Crosse, WI. I subbed in La Crosse public schools as well as Aquinas Catholic Schools. I was not only as a short-term substitute but a a long term-substitute at Aquinas.

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Educational Experience

 

+ years with Aquinas Catholic Schools
+ years total teaching experience

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Class: 5th and 6th Grade Language Arts

My Inspiration to Teach: I have so many reasons why I am inspired to teach. I am reminded of these on a daily basis in the classroom as well as our community. There is nothing better than having my students realize they’re stronger and smarter than they ever thought possible.

 

A little about family: I live in desoto, WI with my husband and two teenage boys. As a family we enjoy the outdoors. You will often find us camping most weekends throughout the state of Wisconsin. 

MY CLASSROOM

Language Arts/Writing 5th Grade 

Students will not receive an assignment in English every day. When there are assignments, they may be from the workbook or could be a handout. Students are responsible for following the given directions and completing the assignment that evening. Daily assignments are always due the following day. 

 

Topics in writing:

We will be focusing on three genres of writing this year.

Narrative, Opinion and Informational (Historical) writing. 

 

Topics in Grammer that we will be focused on are effective sentences, sentence structure, parts of sentences, parts of speech, capitalization, and punctuation. 

Tests are given at the end of each chapter or unit. Students are usually given approximately a week’s notice before a test.  Students are told in class during review what will be on the test. There will not be any surprises. There are approximately 2 review days in class before the test. 

 

Grade Weights:

Homework is weighted at 40%, writers’ notebooks at 10%, and tests at 50%. 

 

If you need help? Students are welcome to come in for help and/or questions before school and after school each day. I understand that parents are not always available to answer questions, so please encourage your student to take the initiative to come and see me when they have questions or need help. 

 

Language Arts/Writing 6th Grade 

Daily Assignments: Students will not receive an assignment in English every day. When there are assignments, they may be from the workbook or could be a handout. Students are responsible for following the given directions and completing the assignment that evening. Daily assignments are always due the following day. 

 

Topics in Writing: 

We will be focusing on three genres of writing this year. Narrative, Opinion and Informational (Westward Expansion/Government).

Topics in Grammar:

We will be focused on are effective sentences, sentence structure, parts of sentences, parts of speech, capitalization, and punctuation. 

 

Tests are given at the end of each chapter or unit. Students are usually given approximately a week’s notice before a test. Students are told in class during review what will be on the test.  There will not be any surprises. There are approximately 2 review days in class before the test. 

 

Grade Weights:

Homework is weighted at 40%, writers’ notebook at 10%, and tests at 50%. 

 

Need Help? 

Students Are welcome to come in for help and/or questions before school and after school each day. I understand that parents are not always available to answer questions, so please encourage your student to take the initiative to come and see me when they have questions or need help. Parents and students should know that my class is a safe and welcoming environment that encourages every student to learn and grow to their full potential.

COURSES

5th Grade Google Classroom Class Code: rnvjtz

6th Grade Google Classroom Class Code: e1czpbr

  

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