Literature


Fifth Grade & Sixth Grade: Your work for the week will be as follows:

Monday:  One vocabulary word – skiff.  Also write a one-page response to the myth, “Orpheus & Eurydice,” which was read in class.

Tuesday:  One vocabulary word – deposition.  We will read chapter 1 of Touching Spirit Bear.  (If not finished in class, finish for homework.)

Wednesday – one vocabulary word – mosey.  Respond to Journal #1.  We will read chapters 2 & 3.  (If not finished in class, finish for homework.)

Thursday – one vocabulary word – thrashing.  Respond to Journal # 2 & #3.  We will read chapters 4 & 5 in class.  (If not finished in class, finish for homework.)

Friday – one vocabulary word – juvenile delinquent.  Respond to Journal #4 & #5.  We will read chapter 6 in class.  (If not finished in class, finish for homework.)

NOTE:  These plans are subject to change.  Always consult your homework notebook to verify.

Seventh Grade & Eighth Grade:  Your work for the week will be as follows:

Monday – one vocabulary word – incoherent.  Write a one-page response to literature on the short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” which was read in class.

Tuesday – one vocabulary word – maladroit.  We will read chapters 1 & 2 of The Road to Damietta.  (If not finished in class, finish for homework.)

Wednesday – one vocabulary word – pallid.  Respond to Journal #1 & #2.  We will read chapter 3 in class.  (If not finished in class, finish for homework.)

Thursday – one vocabulary word – presumptuous.  Respond to Journal #3.  We will read chapters 3 & 4 in class.  (If not finished in class, finish for homework.)

Friday – one vocabulary word – scrupulous.  Respond to Journal #4 & #5.  We will read chapters 6 & 6 in class.  (If not finished in class, finish for homework.)

NOTE:  These plans are subject to change.  Always consult your homework notebook to verify.

 

Having served in Catholic Schools for over thirty years, I am a huge proponent of our Catholic educational system. I began teaching at St. Cornelius in Long Beach, California, in 1984, after acquiring a Teaching Credential from Loyola Marymount University (LMU). I taught self-contained grades 6 and 4 before moving up for a “permanent residency” in Middle School Literature. I have extensive background in Special Education, derived while pursuing a Masters Degree from CSULB, in Special Education – Severe Handicapping Conditions. In 2003 I was appointed as the Vice-Principal at St. Cornelius, where I continued teaching Literature part-time. In 2005 I moved to a new school, St. Bruno in Whittier, at the request of my Pastor who was appointed to St. Bruno Church, and served as the Principal for five years. During that time I once again returned to LMU and earned a Masters degree in Catholic School Administration. In 2010 my husband was transferred to Boeing, here in Charleston, and that is how I came to be at Divine Redeemer, where in addition to serving as the Principal, I also teach Literature to students in grades 5 - 8. I have three grown-up children who all currently live in California. I have had some unusual jobs in the past, including boiler inspector, construction safety administrator, emergency room admitting clerk, and stand-up comic, but am most fulfilled in my career as an educator. In my spare time I read (mysteries and thrillers), and watch way too much reality TV with my best pal, Daisy Caroline, who is an adorable five year old Corgi Mix. It is my pleasure to serve the families, faculty and staff at Divine Redeemer Catholic School.