• Mrs. Popp  
       Welcome "Wolves" to Mrs. Popp’s 6th Grade PAP ELA and 6th AVID !
     Another fabulous week!  Confidence is building, more hands are being raised and classes are highly engaged
    with conversations!
       Tutorials are getting stronger everyday.  Our unit on self-awareness is underway. We are reflecting on the Milestones in our life and looping this into the importance of self- awareness, college readiness and success.   
    Don't forget our Tuesday/Thursday tutorials! TRF's are due each day and are a big part of their AVID grade. They can access them on Google CR as well.
      This week we focus on writing a short story.  We will preview the works of the Mysteries of Harris Burdick to guide our thinking.  Then take the week to write with a series or rotations that build on characterization, plot, suspence and imagery.  The final product will be shared right before Halloween.  It is always a favorite activity for our students.  If you are interested in providing a small snack that day, it is welcomed! 
       My goal for this year is to develop a classroom culture of "thinking routines." Rather than learning being
    an intake of information, my focus is for all students to be CONFIDENT in asking questions, making sense of things, challenging themselves to move forward, reflect on mistakes, imitate and learn from others perspectives and advance in their own understandings. By practicing these "habits" of thinking, we can build on the foundation of college ready skills.
    Have a wonderful long  weekend!  It looks like it will be a great one!
    Important ELA information:
       All Language Arts classes will be set up with Membean Vocabulary. Students are required to complete 30 minutes each week for independent practice.  Quizzes will be every 2 weeks. Wolf Time provides a great in school opportunity to work on Membean.well. All students have their login information in planners or phones! Thanks for reinforcing practice time at home!
       Let's keep chipping away at the GCISD READS Book Challenge. We are making it a practice to provide Friday afternoons for self-select reading and the classes are enjoying it! It is a teachers dream to hear students yell, "Yeah," when I tell them to pull out a book and read! I have included a link in the ABOUT section of Google CR for students to log their pages. All students are encouraged to read during Wolf Time and at home as well.  All students MUST have a book in their backpack everyday!
    If you are interested in receiving guardian email summaries of our google classroom activities, please forward me a quick email to confirm your interest.  I will then include you in classroom updates. 
    Policy and Procedures for all classes will be in Google Classroom under activities.  
    Terry Popp                                    **Tutoring:  M-F: 7:00-8:00
    terry.popp@gcisd.net                                       M-F: 3:30-4:30
    Important Dates:
    Dec. 6: 6th grade AVID college visit: UTA 
    Oct. 23: 7th grade AVID to UNT