6th Grade Gifted Language Arts

Mrs. Jaecks (Master Awesome)


Mr. L (Master Epic)

Room 111

857-9282 ext 33831

P-7 (outside)

lorenzen_d@aps.edu (best way to contact me)


Welcome! My name is Roxanne Jaecks and I will be your child's 6th Grade Gifted Language Arts Teacher. This is my 10th Year of Teaching and I have a Master's Degree in Education and a Level 3 License. I am also the Head Coach for the Cross Country team, and one of the Head Coaches for Track. I sponsor Student Council as well. I am very eager to work with you and your child this year. Your child will have one of the greatest educational experiences of their life. I love teaching and coaching and ensure you that your child is in good hands.

My name is Dave Lorenzen and I am the other half of the 6th Grade Gifted Language Arts team! I have been teaching Gifted and Talented students for 17 years from 1st through 8th grade. I am Level 3 teacher with a Master's Degree in Gifted Education. I believe in an interactive environment that allows student expression, individual creativity and challenging each learner to foster their strengths and grow from their weaknesses.

Our class focuses on novel studies, grammar, root words, creative and academic writing through the writing process using the Six Traits of Writing. The goal is to assist your child in making a smooth transition from Elementary School to Middle School. Expectations are simple: pay attention, do your best, and respect everyone.

The best way to contact both of us is email. Feel free to email anytime if you have any questions or concerns. Email addresses can be found on the Desert Ridge Website and on the title of this page.

Below are some important links to our google classroom and our google meet. You will also find a calendar that will be helpful to organize upcoming assignments and due dates. You will also find below a quick survey for you to fill out. This is for our records concerning your child and their IEP. There are several tabs on the top of the website that will lead you to resources and rubrics, however these will also be posted to google classroom.

Google Meet Link meet.google.com/lookup/cbh7rzxvyn

Google Class Code 4efx4mr https://classroom.google.

Upcoming Due Dates and Events

Book Recommendation

Book Recommendation

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6th Grade Summer Reading Letter, 2019-2020

Summer Reading Assignment