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
RED RIBBON WEEK- October 23-27
Theme: STAND STRONG- The Northpointe Way!
Monday- "I'm too BRIGHT for drugs!"- wear neon shirt
Tuesday- "Friends don't let friends do drugs!"- dress the same as a friend
Wednesday- "Drugs are not a winning game!"- wear favorite sports jersey or shirt
Thursday- "Be STRONG!"- wear a cape or a super hero shirt
Friday- "STAND STRONG against drugs!"- wear a NIS shirt
This year my goal is to help my students find books that make them excited to read! One way I will be doing this is sending book orders home once a month. Students love choosing their own books to add to their personal libraries. Every purchase earns books and resources for our classroom. Book order forms and payment are due by Friday, September 22. You can pay by check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs or cash. If you would like to purchase books online, you may go to www.scholastic.com/bookclubs
. My class code is H7MLL. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am looking forward to a great year of reading together!!!
NIS 5th Grade Parent Orientation
When: Tuesday, September 19th from 6:00-8:00
Where: NIS cafeteria to begin
Welcome to Northpointe Intermediate School! I can't wait to meet you on the first day of school. We are going to have a GREAT year!!!