I am so excited to be teaching Language Arts at Nothpointe Intermediate! Fifth grade is such a year of change...new school, unfamiliar schedule, lockers, different teachers, and new classmates. I love being a part of all of these exciting changes in my students' lives! My love of children's literature began with a big change in my life when I was in fifth grade. While in fifth grade, my family moved to Waco, Texas when my parents started a book fair business. I loved spending time at the warehouse looking at all of the books and stocking the cases. My parents gave me the "job" of reading sample books, and often my choices were purchased to sell in the book fairs. I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher and that children's literature would be a part of my life.
After graduating from high school, I attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction. My favorite courses involved children's literature and teaching reading. I began my teaching career twenty nine years ago in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. After my second year teaching, I received a Master of Elementary Education degree with a focus on teaching reading from Texas Christian University. While teaching for fourteen years in HEB ISD, I taught second grade, third grade, and fifth grade. I married my husband and had two children while living in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Fourteen years ago we moved to Cypress for my husband's job, and I took some time away from teaching to spend with my preschool age children. I enjoyed spending those years at home with them, but I always knew that once my kids were in elementary school that I would go back to teaching. This is my tenth year at Northpointe Intermediate School, and I feel so fortunate to be teaching at such a wonderful school! I still enjoy reading and also love to spend time with my family, decorate, travel, eat Mexican food, watch movies,and volunteer in the community through the National Charity League. My goal for this year is for each student to capture the love of reading like I did in fifth grade!!!
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."- Dr. Seuss
Monday, March 6th
Bring small pillow, blanket, AR book, and snack
Third Nine Weeks AR Cut-OFF~ Tuesday, March 28th
21 points= 100
Red Ribbon Week- Oct. 24-28
Theme: Go for the Gold- STAY DRUG FREE!
Monday- "Don't get tired up with drugs!"- wear a necktie
Tuesday- "Friends don't let friends do drugs!"- dress the same as friend(s)
Wednesday- "I mustache you to be drug free!"- wear a mustache or a t-shirt with
Thursday- "Give drugs the boot!"- dress like a cowboy
Friday- "Go for the gold by staying drug free!"- dress like an athlete
*First Nine Weeks AR Cut-Off~ Tuesday, Oct. 11---15 points= 100
*Early dismissal- Friday, Oct. 14 at 11:55
*No school- Staff Development- Monday, Oct. 17
My students have done such a great job getting their Book Talk AR books finished!!! I have enjoyed hearing about the plot of their books during Reading Workshop conferences. Today they learned about a Plot Diagram, and many are ready to plot out their Book Talk book's plot. The project will begin in class on Friday, September 30th.
Upcoming Events- Sept. 19-23
*Picture Day- Tuesday, September 20
*Preview NIS Scholastic Book Fair- Thursday, September 23
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Mrs. Lackey
Welcome to Northpointe Intermediate School! I can't wait to meet you on the first day of school. Come prepared to have fun while meeting new teachers and friends. We are going to have a GREAT year!!!