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Welcome to the new school year 2018 - 2019!
I am so excited to welcome you to 6th Grade. I am looking forward to meeting you!
I like to stay in communication with all of our students and our parents/guardians via my website. It is the single best place for you to get information about what is going on in your child's reading class. I will be posting weekly news about our reading classes. Going forward, please refer to the 6th Grade tab or the 6th Grade Advanced tab (depending on what class your child is enrolled in) for more detailed information on what we are doing in your child's class.
The first week of school:
As for general information, we will be going to the library this week so every student will have an AR book. AR stands for Accelerated Reading. This is a system we use that helps me track what level and how difficult a particular book is. It is critical that each student reads at least twenty minutes a day. The single most impactful way your child can improve his/her reading is by reading more. It is very similar to sports. The more you practice, the better you get. Please make sure your child brings their book home every night and returns to school with it every day. Your child will have a reading goal every single quarter (approx. every 7 - 9 weeks). I will be sending home a letter the second week of school that you need to sign to acknowledge that your child/and you know about the assignment.
You can find more information about AR at arbookfind.com. Please keep this website handy as your child will be using it for the next three years here at EMS.
Most homework will be listed on my website as well as copies of most assignments. Please refer to it for due dates as well as for copies.
Other important news:
Please make sure your child brings his/her ID to school and keeps it here. Students have to have their ID's to use the library. Thank you!
I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Kelly Martyniak and I began my career here in Elizabeth nine years ago as a Substitute teacher. The last eight years, I have been teaching 6th/7th grade Language Arts and 6th/7th Grade Advanced LA. This year I will be the 6th Grade/6th Grade Advanced Reading teacher.
Outside of teaching, I grew up in Northern California, and I am a graduate of Cal Berkeley. I enjoy many activities outside of school including: skiing, hiking, mountain biking, Hunter/Jumpers, dressage, and traveling.
I have been married to my husband Steve for twenty five years. He is a firefighter/driver engineer for Colorado Springs Fire Department. He loves to ski and fly fish.
I am most proud of being the mother of two incredible kids. My daughter, Shelby Tess, is a CU sophomore studying to become a pediatric ER nurse. My son, Hunter, is a junior at Metro studying Criminoloy and Cyber Security. Shelby Tess enjoys playing golf, skiing, mountain biking and volunteering. Hunter is an avid baseball player who has been playing college ball for the past two years in Iowa. He loves skiing, golfing, fly-fishing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
I look forward to getting to know you this year and everything you are passionate about!