Hello and Welcome to 6th GRADE - Room 107!
--Where we learn, work, and play together believing in teamwork--
Because, "if you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, than go together" (African proverb)
My name is Ms. Jawaid and I am very excited to be working with the 6th grade students and families this year. I have recently student taught 5th grade at Springville Elementary and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in English as a Second Language.
I was born in Pakistan and later my family moved to Omaha, Nebraska. I am a proud student and now, a teacher of Omaha Public Schools. I love living here in Omaha, where everyday I meet people and teach children coming from various backgrounds and cultures of the world. I love to keep on learning and traveling, which has taken me to various places around the world such as: United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Oman, South Korea, and Switzerland. I have also live and taught ESL in grades K-6 in South Korea for a year. I speak Urdu, Hindi, English, Spanish, Korean, and can read and speak a limited amount of Arabic. In my free time, I explore various hiking and bicycling trails with my husband in Omaha and enjoy cooking for my family. Lastly, I am big soccer fan and I also coach it at our school.
If you would like to visit our room or have any questions and concerns, please feel free to contact me via email or phone as you (parents and guardian) and I will work together to prepare our students for a successful academic year in 6 grade and beyond as they will enter middle school. Also, keep checking your emails and my website for monthly announcements and resource links for extra practice academic skills.
We are going to have a great year! I look forward to meeting and working with everyone.
Thank you...Ms. Jawaid
During this month we are working on:
Math: Rational Numbers, Integers, Ratios, and Rates
Social Studies: History of Ancient Egypt, Nubia, and India.
Science: Earth Crust, Tectonic Plates, and Climate Changes due to landforms.
Reading Whole Group: Reading Comprehension, Plot and Setting, Character Traits, Building Academic and Content Vocabulary, and Genre Study of Realistic Non-fiction.
Reading Small Group: Reading "Wonder" and working on character traits, plot, setting, and prediction.
Writer's Workshop: Writing Traits (Organization and Word Choice) with Narrative Writing.
Social Development: Learning to Fill Out Assignment Notebook To Stay Organized, Complete Assignments and Bring them to School The Next Day, and How to Effectively Participate in Group Work.
Common Sense Media - Gives A List of Useful Website for Math, Language Arts, Reading, Writing,
Homework help, and Skills practice: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/website-lists
Great WebSites For Kids - Gives A List of Useful Website for Skills Which Can Be Practiced
Online Interactively With Education Games and Virtual Tours: http://gws.ala.org
***Parents your students also have their documentation books which they can use
to access Study Island, Acuity, and IXL from home to study and complete skills
which we are working on during our daily math and reading rotations.
6th grade - Room 107