Greetings BMS family and friends!  The 2019-2020 school year will be my 6th year at BMS!  I am currently teaching reading skills.  I am a member of the MTSSB leadership cohort  and the primary contact for our positive incentive rewards program here at BMS aka the Bear Bucks Store.  I am married to a wonderful husband, with four awesome children ages 13, 10, 5, and 5.  I am currently finishing up my second year of graduate school and my National Board Teacher Certification requirements which will be completed by May 2020!  I am so excited to share my love for learning and reading with your BMS student and I can't wait to learn all that we can this wonderful school year!  Way to go and grow this year Bears!




Course Information


Course Description:
This course supports student mastery of seventh grade literacy standards and focuses on improving and applying students' literacy skills by developing fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  Students will be proficient in the literacies necessary to be successful in the 21st century. 

Necessary Supplies:
Each student will need to bring a pencil/pen, planner, current novel and Reader's Notebook to class everyday.

Material to be Covered:
In addition to covering the skills and standards described in the Nebraska State Standards for Language Arts and include reading, writing, speaking, listening, and multiple literacies, this class will examine common themes in literature through different conceptual lenses as well as informational and technological literacies.

Grading Policy
The grading scale will be set forth by the OPS Board of Education:
The new grading scale can be found at ops.org