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Welcome, general information, and reading logs

August 21st, 2017 · No Comments

I’d like to welcome all of my new students and parents to GRC and ELA at HMS!  The year has already started off great!  We have completed media center orientation and have begun sharing a love of literature with each other.

Reading logs started last Friday.  I went over all of the guidelines about how to fill them out and the importance of getting them signed.  Every student should now have something to read and a yellow reading log to fill out.  These logs are collected every Friday (starting August 25) and will count as 50 bronze points (this breaks down to 10 points a day M-F.)  Please help your child to remember to fill it out and get it signed!

Open house for 6th grade will be on Monday, August 21.  Although we hoped to have our first creative writing assignment completed and posted for you to see, open house is coming a bit too early.  We are working on a project called “What’s in a Name” where we focus on numerous literary and grammar skills including vocabulary building, plot elements, character development, and several parts of speech (noun, action verb, adjective, and adverb.)

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at

I look forward to an exciting year!

Luci Tucker

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When You Reach Me books-GRC students

August 21st, 2017 · No Comments

If you have a copy of the novel When You Reach Me, please bring it to class this week for us to borrow for the next few weeks.  I will not allow anyone to write in the book and I will return it to you once we finish studying the novel.


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Chess Club with Caesar Chess

August 21st, 2017 · No Comments

Fall enrollment is now open for Chess Club at HMS.  This club is coordinated and taught by Mr. Caesar Lawrence and sponsored at HMS by me.  We meet each Friday morning from 7:00 until 7:35.  The cost is $30/month.  If you are interested in participating, please open the attached registration form and follow the directions.  Chess Club will begin meeting in my classroom on Friday, September 8.



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