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Welcome & Classroom Information

  • Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  My name is Mrs. Bridges, and I teach Language Arts 6, Language Arts 6 Honors, and two Art Elective classes for the combined 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

    I will be using Google Classroom for all of my classes, and I hope you will join the Google Classroom your student is enrolled in.

    For those of you that are new to Las Colinas, please remember we will be beginning this year together, and we'll all help one another through these first few days!  

    We will be supporting one another to create a positive community this year!

     

    Please email me if you have any questions:

    dbridges@pleasantvalleysd.org

     

    All class work and homework can be found in Google Classroom.  Parents and guardians, please sign in to Google Classroom. If you need the code to sign in, please email me @

    dbridges@pleasantvalleysd.org

     

     

     

     

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) & ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS HONORS

    Following the DISTRICT GRADING POLICY – ELA grades will be based 50% on formal assessments and core reading tests.

    Formal Reading – district benchmarks and core reading tests

    Formal Writing Assessments – Various writing styles will be taught, including, Narrative, Research-based Information Writing, and The Literary Essay: From Character to Compare/Contrast

    California Collections text.  We will have various tests throughout the year on short stories in the text. 

    Other standards based assessments include: grammar, punctuation, Greek/Latin roots, proofreading exercises and vocabulary.

     

    CLASSROOM POLICY

    Enter class quietly and take out your silent reading book, your two ELA textbooks, and your charged-up chrome book, while attendance is being taken.  Do NOT open your chromebook unless you have been instructed to.  Instead, READ quietly from your silent reading book while you are waiting for class to begin if there is not an assignment for the beginning of class time.

    Place your backpack under your desk, and your water bottle on the floor.  Please remove your hat, and store it in your backpack.

    DAILY - REQUIRED MATERIALS

    Your two ELA textbooks

    Your charged-up chromebook

    Suggested Materials

    A silent reading book

    A notebook for ELA, or paper in a separate section in a three-ring binder

    One black or dark blue ink pen

    One green or red ink pen

    One sharpened pencil (no mechanical pencils) and a small pencil sharpener that collects the shavings

     

     

     

    For the Parents and Guardians of the students in Mrs. Bridges Art Classes

    The curriculum for the Art class your student is participating in has been created to introduce students to some well-known artists, and for students to try their hand at expressing themselves artistically after being inspired by these artists.

    On a daily basis, students should have a notebook to keep their notes in, and several sharpened pencils.  Please keep in mind, I can only suggest the students bring these materials with them. However, since COVID has not disappeared, if your student is able to bring their own supplies, your student will not be using shared art supplies.

    SUGGESTED SUPPLY LIST for Art Exploratory


    Notebook to take notes in, or paper for an Art section in a 3-ring binder

    Several sharpened pencils (Please no mechanical pencils)

    A spiral bound sketch book.  It is important to keep your work in one place, and this makes it easy to do this.

    A small pencil sharpener that collects the shavings.

    A box of colored pencils

    Watercolor paint set with a brush

    Fine tipped sharpie

    A pair of scissors

    Two glue sticks

     

    A folder that is large enough to save your work in.  (It is a great idea to keep every assignment you create in class).

     

    *An individual tempera paint set.  (Very small amounts of paints in different colors, with a brush and a mini art palette)  This could also be a mini acrylic set.  (These paint sets should not be left in lockers – you will be given advance notice if you need these at school)