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Welcome to Ms. Mazac's 6th Grade Reading and ELA

Email: emily.mazac@austinisd.org

Phone: (512) 841-8681
Room Number: 603
Conference Periods: 4th and 6th

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Week of January 14 - 18

This Monday will be our first Phoenix House presentation - we are so excited to welcome our presenter, Ms. Ashley Anderson, back for her 3rd year in my class.  She is a wonderful presenter, and my past classes have loved the program.  
We will be reading and writing poetry this week.  
I will be going with my team (6-3) to Houston on Friday for our field trip. There will be quite a few of my cross-teamed student who will be going on the next one, or who have already been.  Those students will have a substitute teacher.
Have a great week!

Phoenix House Information

Please read the attached forms about a wonderful opportunity for our 6th grade students! 

Phoenix House sends wonderful presenters to Gorzycki to introduce healthy living choices for our 6th grade students.  The curriculum has shown a positive effect in our students' decision making.  They learn about peer pressure, handling stress, and other social situations that may challenge them over the next few years.  

The attached forms include an "opt out" form if you'd rather your child not participate.  Those students who "opt out" will go to the library every Monday for the next 8 weeks while the presenters are in the classroom. 

If you have questions, or need further information, please don't hesitate to email or call! 

We are all looking forward to a great series of sessions with these excellent presenters!

Flipgrid codes for homeword

If you did not have your homework in class 12/3 for flipgrid, here is the code:
1st period - mazac1
2nd period - mazac2
3rd period - mazac3
4th period - mazac4
7th period - mazac7
8th period - mazac8
the password for all classes is mazac603
The assignment must be done on flipgrid and the paper.  Paper copy is turned in Mazac.

Week of November 5 - 9

This week students will finish up their Children's Books.  They will share them with me, and I will print them.  They will illustrate them next week. 
I will be out on Wednesday for an all day Literacy Lead meeting. 
Our class will be visiting the Scholastic Book Fair on Monday.  Students will be allowed to go back to purchase books later in the week in ELA if they have money.

Lesson Learned personal narrative (1)

Tonight, think about what it is that you learned from your personal narrative experience.  I don't want "It was the best day ever!" or " I'll always remember this because it was so scary/embarrassing/fun/awesome"  I want to know what you learned about yourself or how you grew as a result of the story.


I will be submitting Scholastic Book Club orders next Tuesday 9/25 for those interested in ordering.  The class code to order from Scholastic.com online is GMR94.  
You can also order the old fashioned way - fill out the form and send it back with a check.


The Bowie vertical team has chosen September 24th for one of our PD days fro the District of Innovation plan.  Students do NOT come to school on Monday. 

Week of September 10 - 14

Next week we will continue our search for memories and possible topics for our Personal Narratives.  We will talk about simple sentences (subject/predicate) and will spend a bit of time reading our self selected books as well.  I will be out on Friday.  I am off to Memphis for Family Weekend at Rhodes College!  

Book in a Bag project

Due Monday, September 10th in ELA class.  Students will present the bag to their class starting Monday.

Book in a Bag directions and rubric

Summer reading assignment - the book that you read that is NOT Fish in a Tree.  To be done completely at home.  Students will present to the class. 
PARENTS:  Please have your child do the assignment completely by themselves.  I am trying to learn about your child and assess for my planning.  Thank you. 

First Assignment of the Year in ELA!

Students will decorate their journals (composition books) and write a journal entry on the first page.  Instructions are attached.