Mrs. Houk

Freshmen English

Welcome to my website!

Announcements

Dear families and friends,

There will be an exciting change that will be taking place in my classroom. Soon we will begin incorporating flexible (or alternative) seating. This means that when students are working they will have the freedom to find comfortable spaces around the room to work. They might be kneeling, standing, sitting, working on carpet squares, leaning on a pillow with a clipboard, sitting at a desk with an exercise ball, or sitting on a wobble stool. There are many possibilities of what this can look like in a classroom. Research shows that students are able to focus and do their best work when they are comfortable. Classrooms across the nation are changing the way student workspaces look, for the better! Please join me in helping make our classroom a successful learning space for every child. We would love any donations on the following new or gently used items:

-Pillows -Camp Chairs –Small Tables –Clipboards –Bean Bag Chairs –Stools –Lounge Chairs/Pillows

If you are interested in helping further, you can also contact me about other ways we are funding this project. Thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Houk

Class Supply List

  • Highlighters
  • Sticky Notes (variety of size and color)
  • 3 Colorful Pens / Fine Tip Markers
  • Black or Blue Ink Pens
  • Pencils
  • Folder (brads preferred)

Classroom Wish List

  • Additional Class Supplies (For whenever supplies run low or are forgotten.)
  • Tissues (So kiddos don't have to run to the restroom for toilet paper.)
  • Color Printer Paper (For class projects and assignments.)
  • Flexible Seating Options (Bean-bag chairs, camp chairs, bar stools, lap desks, benches, etc.)

Study Tips / Workshops

Test Prep Seminars has partnered with RampUpFund.org and Herzing University to subsidize a region-wide one day SAT Boot Camp and ACT Online Course

SAT Boot Camp Held At:

Compass Center

4201 Pool Rd, Grapevine, TX 76051

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 from 9:00am till 3:00pm

​Bring a calculator, #2 pencils, a highlighter & a sack lunch

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch.

*Full Day SAT Boot Camp Registration Is Limited*

To best accommodate individual needs, time, and budget, there are 3 separate options from which parents/students can choose:

FULL DAY SAT BOOT CAMP

This course normally costs $349.00 and is being offered as part of the TPS Gear Up Scholarship fund in alliance with local school districts for this Summer Enrichment opportunity.

NOW ONLY $175.00

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15 HOUR ONLINE, ANIMATED AND

INTERACTIVE ACT COURSE

This course normally costs $249.00 and is being offered as part of the TPS Gear Up Scholarship fund in alliance with local school districts for this Summer Enrichment opportunity.

NOW ONLY $99.00

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BOTH FULL DAY BOOT CAMP +

15 HOUR ONLINE COURSE

Student’s wishing to take advantage of both programs are being offered a special summer package rate of :

Combine for only $249.00

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Program Descriptions:

92% of students report an increase in their SAT score

after having attended this one day program!

FULL DAY SAT BOOT CAMP

​This is an intensive, one day Boot Camp where students learn valuable test taking strategies, insider tips, and time management skills all designed to quickly increase student scores, build confidence and reduce testing anxiety. Students will also receive a 400-page Strategy e-Book and a 26 Practice Test e-Book. Students take several practice tests to apply these strategies & build confidence during the Boot Camp. These powerful tools will help your students quickly increase their score.

15 HOUR ONLINE, ANIMATED AND INTERACTIVE ACT COURSE

Although only 10% of students are auditory learners, 80% of instruction is delivered orally. This interactive course is designed to bridge the gap between teaching and learning styles using engaging animated lessons. This visual format sticks in long-term memory and improves comprehension by 400%. Students receive 500+ practice problems that were written by ACT and SAT experts. The course is self-paced, which is perfect for any type of student.

Thank you for helping us to help your students!

Regards,

Test Prep Seminars.