Shawna Yates
Collins Intermediate
LC 6-2
Writing/Math
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Welcome to Collins Intermediate and 6th Grade! You are in Learning Community, or L-C, 6-2. There are 5 teachers in our L-C. Please be sure you have your planner with you each day. It's going to be an amazing, memorable year. Let's make it a great one!

About Ms.Yates
I'm so thrilled to be teaching 6th Grade at Collins Intermediate this year! I have worked for CISD for 10 years and this is my third year at Collins Intermediate. I'm also proud to say that I am a Highlander alumni! I received my Bachelor's Degree from University of Houston Downtown. I have two children, Dylan in 10th grade at The Woodlands High School and Georgia in 4th grade at Ride Elementary.

I'm looking forward to meeting and getting to know my students. Here are a few of my favorite things...

Birthday: July 26
Places to eat: Pappasito's, Starbucks, ChickFilA & Berryhill
Things to do: shop, get my nails done, go to the movies @ Tinseltown
Grade to teach:6th
Colors: purple & green
Starbucks: Skinny Vanilla Latte

Wish List
Some items that are helpful in class...


  • Super Sticky Post-It notes
  • Highlighters
  • Colored pens
  • Pencil Top Erasers
  • Poly Page Protectors


Writing Expectations:
Our goal in writing this year is that each student practice and learn strategies to become more comfortable and proficient at writing in the four main writing genres we will study. We will begin the year writing personal narratives which are often the writing genre sixth graders are most comfortable with. We will also study information writing, argument, and poetry. Additionally our hope is to prepare students for junior high writing, so we will address writing stamina as well.

Homework:
We will not have homework every week in this class. When homework is assigned, it will be given to your student on Tuesday and be due the following Tuesday. Those due dates will also be posted in the classroom and students are expected to write them in their planners.


Spelling List #11:

Spelling has been canceled for the week of April 18-25 :)


Spelling List #10: Words From Many Cultures
Many words in English come from other languages and may have unexpected spellings: picnic.
Instructions: Your homework is to choose 10 of the words to use correctly in its OWN sentence. Each of your 10 sentences must contain at least 8 words and contain correct capitalization and punctuation. Be sure to use the word in the correct context. You also need to study the words and be prepared to spell them correctly AND understand their meaning. The spelling quiz and your homework will be due on the following Tuesday.

Spelling List #10 homework is due and the quiz will be on Tuesday, April 11th

**All 20 words will be tested on the quiz**

moose
cobra
alligator
vanilla
banana
tomato
mustard
hula
picnic
barbecue
crocodile
coyote
koala
macaroni
catsup
polka
ballet
waltz
banquet
buffet



Spelling List #9: adding -ed and -ing

Here are 5 things to remember when adding -ed and -ing:
  • The base word sometimes does not change: answer, answered, answering
  • If a two syllable word ends with an accented syllable, often double the final consonant: omit, omitted, omitting
  • If the base word ends in y, change the y to I before adding -ed: satisfy, satisfied
  • If the base word ends in y, keep the y before adding -ing: satisfy, satisfying
  • If the base word ends in e, drop the e before adding –ed and –ing: decide, decided, deciding
Your homework is to choose 10 of the words to use correctly in its OWN sentence. Each of your 10 sentences must contain at least 8 words and contain correct capitalization and punctuation. Be sure to use the word in the correct context. You also need to study the words and be prepared to spell them correctly AND understand their meaning. The spelling quiz and your homework will be due on the following Tuesday.

Spelling List #9 homework is due and the quiz will be on Tuesday, March 28th

**All 20 words will be tested on the quiz**


answered
answering
decided
deciding
included
including
omitted
omitting
occurred
occurring
remembered
remembering
delayed
delaying
satisfied
satisfying
interfered
interfering
exercised
exercising





Spelling List #8: Words with ei and ie
Spelling Focus: Long e can be spelled ei and ie.
Instructions: Your homework is to choose 10 of the words to use correctly in its OWN sentence. Each of your 10 sentences must contain at least 8 words and contain correct capitalization and punctuation. Be sure to use the word in the correct context. You also need to study the words and be prepared to spell them correctly AND understand their meaning. The spelling quiz and your homework will be due on the following Tuesday.

Spelling List #8 homework is due and the quiz will be on Tuesday, February 14th

**All 20 words will be tested on the quiz**


ceiling
receipt
deceive
neither
field
achieve
belief
brief
relief
apiece
leisure
protein
receiver
seize
conceited
shield
niece
diesel
grief
yield



Spelling List #7: Words with ci and ti
Spelling Focus: The sound /sh/ can be spelled ci and ti: especially, dictionary. The sound /ch/ can be spelled ti: question.
Instructions: Your homework is to choose 10 of the words to use correctly in its OWN sentence. Each of your 10 sentences must contain at least 8 words and contain correct capitalization and punctuation. Be sure to use the word in the correct context. You also need to study the words and be prepared to spell them correctly AND understand their meaning. The spelling quiz and your homework will be due on the following Tuesday.

Spelling List #7 homework is due and the quiz will be on Tuesday, January 31st

**All 20 words will be tested on the quiz**


social
precious
national
dictionary
commercial
motion
position
question
artificial
exhaustion
financial
gracious
cautious
glacier
population
mention
fraction
digestion
especially
suggestion




Spelling List #6: One Consonant or Two?
Spelling Focus: Many words have double consonants that stand for only one sound: college, address
Instructions: Your homework is to choose 10 of the words to use correctly in its OWN sentence. Each of your 10 sentences must contain at least 8 words and contain correct capitalization and punctuation. Be sure to use the word in the correct context. You also need to study the words and be prepared to spell them correctly AND understand their meaning. The spelling quiz and your homework will be due on the following Tuesday.

**Students did not receive their homework assignment until Wednesday of this week, so their homework will be due and their quiz will be on next Wednesday (instead of Tuesday.)

Spelling List #6 homework is due and the quiz will be on: Wednesday, January 18th

**All 20 words will be tested on the quiz**


address
possess
recess
command
Mississippi
connect
announce
mirror
according
accomplish
broccoli
committee
barricade
interrupt
Tennessee
allowance
college
collect
afford
immediate



Spelling List #5: Short Vowels
Spelling Focus: Short vowel sounds
Instructions: Your homework is to choose 10 of the words to use correctly in its OWN sentence. Each of your 10 sentences must contain at least 8 words and contain correct capitalization and punctuation. Be sure to use the word in the correct context. You also need to study the words and be prepared to spell them correctly AND understand their meaning. The spelling quiz and your homework will be due on the following Tuesday.

Spelling List #5 homework is due and the quiz will be on: Tuesday, December 6th

**All 20 words will be tested on the quiz**

admire
canyon
lemonade
method
distance
modern
comedy
husband
clumsy
swimming
magnify
cannon
decorate
strict
injury
tissue
honesty
property
dungeon
hundredth


Spelling List #4: Getting Letters in Correct Order
Spelling Focus: Watch for letter combinations that are hard to keep in order.
Instructions: Your homework is to choose 10 of the words to use correctly in its OWN sentence. Each of your 10 sentences must contain at least 8 words and contain correct capitalization and punctuation. Be sure to use the word in the correct context. You also need to study the words and be prepared to spell them correctly AND understand their meaning. The spelling quiz and your homework will be due on the following Tuesday.

Spelling List #4 homework is due and the quiz will be on: Tuesday, November 15th

**All 20 words will be tested on the quiz**


poetry
beautiful
thirteen
tongue
neighborhood
pieces
thousand
through
unusual
building
license
remodel
grateful
enemy
instrument
perform
prefer
judged
adjusted
soldier




Spelling List #3: Irregular Plurals
Spelling Focus: some plurals are formed by adding –s or –es. Sometimes the spelling of the singular form changes.
Instructions: Your homework is to choose 10 of the words to use correctly in its OWN sentence. Each of your 10 sentences must contain at least 8 words and contain correct capitalization and punctuation. Be sure to use the word in the correct context. You also need to study the words and be prepared to spell them correctly AND understand their meaning. The spelling quiz and your homework will be due on the following Tuesday.

Spelling List #3 homework is due and the quiz will be on: Wednesday, October 19th: This is a date change because we will have a math review quiz on Tuesday, October 18th.

**All 20 words will be tested on the quiz**


scarves
staffs
shelves
wolves
ourselves
solos
stereos
pants
quizzes
volcanoes
chiefs
sheriffs
reefs
knives
thieves
studios
buffaloes
scissors
measles
dominoes



Spelling List #2: Using Apostrophes
Spelling Focus: an apostrophe takes the place of omitted letters in contractions: we’d. An apostrophe is used in forming possessives for singular and plural nouns: coach’s, coaches’.
Instructions: Your homework is to choose 10 of the words to use correctly in its OWN sentence. Each of your 10 sentences must contain at least 8 words and contain correct capitalization and punctuation. Be sure to use the word in the correct context. You also need to study the words and be prepared to spell them correctly AND understand their meaning. The spelling quiz and your homework will be due on the following Tuesday.

Spelling List #2 homework is due and the quiz will be on: Tuesday, October 4th

**All 20 words will be tested on the quiz**


it's
let's
that's
we'd
there's
she'd
don't
you're
mustn't
o'clock
coach's
man's
guide's
director's
city's
coaches'
men's
guides'
directors'
cities'


Spelling List #1: Homophones
Spelling Focus: a homophone is a word that sounds exactly like another word but has a different spelling and meaning.
Instructions: Your homework is to choose 10 of the words to use correctly in its OWN sentence. Each of your 10 sentences must contain at least 8 words and contain correct capitalization and punctuation. Be sure to use the word in the correct context. You also need to study the words and be prepared to spell them correctly AND understand their meaning. The spelling quiz and your homework will be due on the following Tuesday.

Spelling List #1 homework is due and the quiz will be on: Tuesday, September 13th

**All 20 words will be tested on the quiz**


counsel
council
where
wear
too
to
two
cent
scent
aisle
I'll
it's
its
who's
whose
your
you're
their
there
they're





                                                                                                            
                                           



 

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