Hello and welcome to a new school year! My name is Penny Queen. I teach 6th grade Reading/Language Arts. I am thrilled to be at the Montgomery County Intermediate School and look forward to a wonderful year. It is an exciting time to be a 5th or 6th grade student or teacher in our county. We have been blessed with a beautiful new school which will provide many terrific opportunities for the students.
I am so excited to meet and get to know my new students and parents. I have an open door policy in my classroom. Please feel free to email or call me with any concerns that you may have. (firstname.lastname@example.org) I know 6th grade is a scary time for students and parents, as well. I will do my best to make sure your child is not only safe, but that they work harder and learn more than they ever thought possible. I have high expectations for my students and I know every child can learn and succeed in school.
I have been teaching since 1988 and have taught all grades 1st-6th. This will be my tenth year straight in 6th grade and I absolutely love it!
- Your child's attitude toward school is directly affected by your attitude about school. Please help the teachers out and talk positively about the school. Every teacher in 6th grade is working hard to do what is best for your child. If there is something we need to know to best meet the academic needs of your child, PLEASE let us know.
- Agenda notes should be posted daily with academic targets for the day by each teacher. It is your child's responsibility to copy those in the agenda. Check your child's agenda and talk to them about it. Ask them what they are learning and do not take "nothing" as an answer. They will learn something every day I promise you.
- Teachers do not check the agenda daily unless there is specific need for a child. If you write a note in the agenda for a teacher, please remind your child to show it to the teacher.
- Please check my website periodically for updates on class assignments.
2013 K-Prep 6th Grade Testing-Reading
This year 6th grade will be tested in Reading, Writing, and Math. The K-Prep test will be administered during the last 10 school days.
Part A-Norm Referenced Test. It will consist of 30 multiple choice items and will last 40 minutes.
Part B-It will contain 3 reading passages with 18 multiple choice items, 1 short answer, and one extended response (used to be called Open Response). (55 minutes.)
Part C-It will contain 3 reading passages with 18 multiple choice items, 2 short answer questions, and one extended response. (60 minutes)
Part A-Norm Referenced Test with 30 Language Mechanics multiple choice items. (40 minutes)
Part B-Stand Alone Writing Prompt. (40 minutes) Students will write about a given prompt. We have practiced several of these in class. (Letter to Mr. Halsey, dog lease laws, skateboarding/rollerblading safety laws)
Part C-Passage Based Writing Prompt (90 minutes) We will be doing several of these before the end of the year to practice.
Math-Please see your child's math teacher for more information.
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I send messages through Infinite Campus quite often. If you have not recently updated your email or added an email through Infinite Campus, please do so as soon as possible if you would like to receive updates. This is an easy way to get weekly or sometimes daily updates on what is going on in my class. If you talk to another parent who isn't getting these updates, please let them know that it is important to have a correct email on file with the school and in Infinite Campus. I am sure Jenny Vinson or Susan Nally can help you get your email address updated.