Mrs.Sicard Sixth Grade 4 C's Course



My girls, Lauren Bailey (2) and Hailey Rose (6)

Welcome to the 2015/16 school year!  I am Mrs. Sicard and teach the Critical Thinking course for sixth grade.  Critical Thinking touches on 4 C's: collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication.  This course will cover many different aspects.  To name a few:
  • Problem based learning through the 4 C's
  • Tutorology (students working together to troubleshoot/problem solve to figure out points of confusion in other subject areas)
  • CARS (content area reading strategies) 
  • Independent Reading
  • Non Fiction Read Aloud
  • Implementation of AVID's WICOR strategies (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to learn)
This is a new course to Oltman Middle School as of this year.  I am excited for this new course being offered to our students and the rich learning that will come through collaborating and interdisciplinary work.  This is my sixth year at Oltman, in which I previously was a sixth grade language arts teacher.  I love teaching middle school students and ESPECIALLY love helping them learn to love reading!  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, doing crafts, singing, baking, reading and going to church.  I grew up in the district and love being able to teach in the district I went to school in myself.  I look forward to this school year! Please feel free to contact me at any point if you have questions or concerns.