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I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to my class webpage. I am excited to be at VJHS and look forward to working with the students, faculty, and staff. I anticipate a rewarding year.

 

This will be my second year teaching at VJHS and my eighteenth year to teach. I have taught grades from second to twelfth in a variety of subject areas. This year I will be teaching ELA to half of the VJHS sixth-grade student body. You will be able to find my lesson plans, handouts, as well as, due dates for any assignments and test on this webpage.  For information on your class, click on the ELA link and the assignment name. Information, notes, and newsletters will be updated regularly.  Also, this year I'm asking all parents to sign up with my class on Class DOJO.  Parents will be sent an invitation to join on the FIRST MONDAY of school.

 

I hold a Bachelor’s degree from NLU, a Master’s degree from USL, teaching certification from Louisiana Collage, and another 30 plus graduate hours from ULM in additional certification hours. I am certified in Elementary Education grades 1-5, Academically Gifted, as well as, ELA 6-12.  

 

Outside of school, I am a wife, mom, nana, and artist/crafter.  I have been married to Mickey Edwards for 38 years. We recently moved from Jonesville to Enterprise, and are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Jena, Louisiana.  We have three beautiful daughters, and nine wonderful grandchildren. I love to paint, crochet, ceramics, or anything “crafty.” I’m a huge movie buff! I love spending time with my family and friends.  Love those TIGERS and SAINTS!

 

Please don't forget to subscribe to my webpage for ease of communication. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at redwards@cpsbla.us.

 

Recent Posts

This week in Reading and Language 8/13-17/2018

Monday
1. Bell Ringer
2. Procedures 
3. Types of Sentences/Complete and incomplete Sentences
4. Pass out packets
5. Introduce novel "Out of the Dust"
6. Watch introduction videos.
 
Tuesday
1. Bell Ringer
2. Procedures
3. Types of Sentences/Complete and incomplete Sentences
4. Pass out novels
5. LearnZillion Lesson 1 
 
Wednesday
1. Bell Ringer
2. Procedures
3. Types of Sentences/Complete and incomplete Sentences
4. Pass out novels
5. LearnZillion Lesson 2
 
Thursday
1. Bell Ringer
2. Procedures
3. Types of Sentences/Complete and incomplete Sentences
4. Pass out novels
5. LearnZillion Lesson 3
 
Friday
1. Check Bell Ringer - take up for a grade
2. Types of Sentences quiz
3. Complete and incomplete Sentences quiz
4. Pass out novels
5. Answer questions about the story. Turn in for a grade.
 

This week in Keyboarding 8/13-17/2018

Monday
1. Introduce keyboarding and expectations
2. Students will be given a keyboarding chart to color code.
3. Go over finger placement on the keyboard.
 
Tuesday
1. Review yesterday's lesson.
2. Familiarize students with "home" keys
3. Practice typing.
 
Wednesday
1. Review "home" keys
2. Go over letters on the keyboard
3. Practice typing
 
Thursday
1. Review "home" keys, and finger placement
2. Pass out a blank "keyboard"
3. Students will label blank keyboard
4. Practice typing
 
1. Review
2. Quiz

Welcome Back to School!!!

We had an amazing first day at VJHS!!!! It was great to see so many smiling faces this morning and attentive listeners in the classrooms.  I just know we are going to have a wonderful school year!!!

Lesson Plans for Week of 1/8-12/18

Happy New Year everyone!!!!  We have finished our second unit and will begin Unit 3 Hatchet this week.  I think the students will really enjoy this novel, as it is about a 13 year old boy on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane crashes and he finds himself in the Canadian wilderness with nothing more than a tattered windbreaker and a hatchet.  The boy has to rely on know-how, courage, and determination to survive.  This novel was written by Gary Paulsen.
The focus of this Unit is to allow students to explore character and theme as applied to the topic survival.  Reading and summarizing these chapters will help students evaluate character and decision making skills of the character.
 
Monday and Tuesday
1.) Bell Ringer
2.) Handout Unit 3 Packets and assign groups. 
3.) Go over Annotating Text (Teaching Ch video)
4.) Introduce the novel "Hatchet" with Set the Stage LearnZillion
5.) Read Chapters 1&2
6.) Reading Journal
7.) Whole Group discussion using Conversational Stems
8.) Summary and Evidence Chart Handouts
9.) LearnZillion Lessons 1,2,and-3
 
 Wednesday
1.) Bell Ringer
2.) Introduce vocabulary for chapters 1-4
3.) Read Chapters 3&4
4.) Reading Journal and Evidence Chart Handouts
5.) Whole Group discussion
6.) LearnZillion Lessons 3, 4&5
 
Thursday
1.) Bell Ringer
2.) Review vocabulary and previous skills
3.) Read Chapter 5
4.) Reading Journal
5.) Whole Group discussion
6.) CER paragraph frame Handout
7.) LearnZillion Lesson 6
 
 
Friday
1.) Check bell ringers and turn in for a grade
2.) Catch up on any unfinished classwork
3.) Students will go to the computer lab to work on AR, and Study Island.
 
Monday and Tuesday - No School
 
Wednesday
1.) Bell Ringer
2.) Brief Review
3.) Read "What Would Peter Do?"
4.) Annotated Note Taking
5.) Whole Group Discussion
6.) LearnZillion Lessons 8&9 
7.) Advice Graphic Organizer
 
Thursday
1.) Bell Ringer
2.) Brief Refresher
3.) Read Chapters 6-8
4.) Reading Journal
5.) Whole Group Discussion
6.) LearnZillion Lessons 10-12
7.) Character Emotions Graphic Organizer
8.) Point of View

Lesson Plans for Dec. 4 - 8, 2017

Monday

1.) Bell Ringer for Monday & Tuesday (10 mins)

2.) Students will FINISH Learn Zillion Lesson 13 Overcoming Obstacles.

3.) Students will COMPLETE LearnZillion Lesson 14 Point of View

4.) Reminds students to get plenty of rest tonight and eat a good breakfast in the morning.

5.) DUE: Study Island assignments are all due by Dec 18th!

Tuesday 

1.) MID-TERMS BEGIN. 

PLEASE REMIND YOUR STUDENT THIS IS 20% OF THEIR GRADE!!!

****Reminder THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO TALKING BETWEEN STUDENTS, PASSING OF NOTES, ANY OTHER TYPE OF NOISE-MAKING, NOR ANY TYPE OF DISTURBANCE ALLOWED DURING TESTING!!!  PLEASE REMEMBER TO BE A  CONSIDERATE TEST TAKER!!!

Wednesday

1.) Bell Ringer for Wednesday and Thursday (10 mins)

3.) Brief review of POV.

4.) Students will complete Learn Zillion Lesson 15 Supporting and Contradicting claims on Jobs' speech.

5.) Reminds students to get plenty of rest tonight and eat a good breakfast in the morning.

6.) DUE: Study Island assignments are all due by Dec 18th!

 

Thursday

1.) MID-TERMS BEGIN. 

PLEASE REMIND YOUR STUDENT THIS IS 20% OF THEIR GRADE!!!

****Reminder THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO TALKING BETWEEN STUDENTS, PASSING OF NOTES, ANY OTHER TYPE OF NOISE-MAKING, NOR ANY TYPE OF DISTURBANCE ALLOWED DURING TESTING!!!  PLEASE REMEMBER TO BE A  CONSIDERATE TEST TAKER!!!

 Friday

1.) Students will go over and turn in Bell Ringer

2.) Students will complete Lessons 17 & 18 Wilbur Wright Letters.

3.) Students will turn in completed post-reading questions for a grade.

Week of 1/3-5/18

Wednesday - Friday
Students will be working on the culminating writing task.
They will determine the central idea of Jobs' and Rowling's commencement addresses and explain how they are introduced and elaborated through each speech, as well as, give examples of each. 
Students will complete this Task and turn in Friday.

Lesson Plans for Dec. 11 - 15, 2017

Monday-Friday
1.) Bell Ringer - Writing prompt (paragraph)
2.) Writing Workshop!!!
After looking at the essays on the LEAP360 Interim WE WILL BE WORKING ON THIS AREA!!!!