I teach Social Studies and Reading for the Puma team, as well as ELL for Pumas and Bearcats!  I have been teaching for nearly 15 years.  Within those years, I have taught 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades!  I received my Bachelor's Degree from Chadron State College and am currently working toward my Master's Degree.  I love spending time with my family, attending my three boys' activities, and searching for ways to make learning fun and interesting.

Your child will not have their own Social Studies textbook in 6th grade.  There simply are not enough books for each student to have their own.  However, this does not mean they won't have homework!  It would be great to get in the habit of checking with your child each night to see if they do or do not have homework.  If your child does have Social Studies homework it will not require the use of a textbook.

If your child should need to use a textbook at home they must check one out from me for the night.


Any student that receives below a 70% on an assignment may make corrections to the assignment or completely redo the assignment to receive a higher grade.  I highly recommend your child take advantage of this opportunity!

However, I do not always do this on tests.  The reason for this is the students most always have a review sheet to study from the day or two before the test.  If a special circumstance should arise, I am more than willing to adjust the test retaking policy!