Welcome

I'm excited to jump into 6th grade language arts with your kiddos. 

Please contact me with any questions or 
concerns at swood@lps.k12.co.us or 303-347-6377.
               



What we're working on this quarter:
We are exploring the theme that we all have obstacles that we have to overcome in order to become the individuals we want to be. We are diving into book groups, so the students may not be reading the same novel but they are exploring the same theme. Click here for a list of the titles we are reading and feel free to reach out to talk about what your kiddo is reading. We are also synthesizing this theme through non-fiction articles, poetry, documentaries, and our own lives. 



Parents may request optional assignments if the planned curriculum offends their religious or person values.  Please inform me in writing if you prefer that your students read an alternative selection to a particular literary work, and please offer a reason for your preference.   Please see the district’s website for more information:  Parents' Rights


Grant Winner

I am excited to announce that I have been awarded money through the Littleton Foundation's Grants for Teachers program. That money is beefing up our classroom library with high interest-low readability books. These are books that look like and deal with middle school topics but are written at 2nd to 6th grade level to help support our struggling readers. Thanks Littleton Foundation!