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Hi Everyone,

Please be on the lookout for Progress Reports and 6 week report cards!  They will be sent home this Friday, September 15th.  Also, if your child has a 73 or lower, they will bring home a grade sheet for each class they are in danger of failing.  Please sign those and return them to school.  


We will work with you to help improve grades to the best of our ability!  However, that starts with open communication and your child being an active part of their learning day.  Please encourage them to be involved in the learning process, complete work, and develop amazing study habits!  


I will be teaching Langauge Arts and Reading blocks for 6th and 7th grade, and Co-Teaching 8th grade Math.  


*Please remember to check Edmodo regularly for Study Guides, Homework, and posted classwork, so you can help your child keep up with their assignments, and see the wonderful work they are doing in school!



As we move through this year, it is my on-going goal to work closely with you and your child to ensure they receive the best opportunites to learn, flourish, and grow as a student and as a citizen of our school. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through email at


Class Supply List


Hand Sanitizer

Box of Pencils

Erasers (preferably the large pink erasers)

2 Spiral Notebooks (Yellow for Language Arts and Blue for Reading)

Matching Folders, with center brads, in the same 2 colors

2 inch 3 ring binder for ELA portfolio

College lined notebook paper

Highlighters (pink, blue, green, yellow, and orange)

Hand Held Dry Erase Board (preferably with one blank and one graphing side)

Dry Erase Markers

Dry Eraser (or wash cloths to wipe off boards)

1 box Colored Pencils

1 Box Crayons

1 Box Colored Markers

Post It Notes- small, medium, and large sizes (we will be using tons of these for our new Springboard ELA)

Notecards (one pack with and one pack without lines)

Large (24 X 36) Post It Pad (optional, but greatly appreciated as we will use them for Springboard)

Lysol Wipes (optional)

Case of Bottled Water (optional)

Headphones with microphone for READ180 (We have plenty, but you are welcome to buy a personal pair for your child if they are not okay with sharing with other people)


We will work following the curriculum standards and materials adopted by the state of Georgia, while practicing tools and strategies designed to allow greater access to general curriculum and better understanding of how to complete tasks and activities by utilizing student strengths for demonstration of mastery of learning.


Homework and daily tasks will be listed on the calendar, in Edmodo, and on Office 365 in the student notebooks with due dates and helpful websites/applications.  Please use them :)


NEW!!!!  This year, our reading logs and responses will be completed online!  


The courses in this classroom will have a high level of technology application.  Students will be expected to access and utilize Padlet, Edmodo, Khan Academy, MobyMax, Office 365 products and other technology based applications as assigned.  Use of Microsoft Office products, online graphic organizers, and various iPad applications will be taught in the classroom and used for completion of assignments.



I look forward to working with you and your child this year and thank you for the opportunity to make a difference in their lives!



Andey Westfall

RISE Program Teacher