Welcome to Fifth Grade ELAR and Social Studies!!
Dear Students and Families,
Well, the new school year is moving right along, and our students are working hard each and every day! They have brought an excitement at being back at school and have a strong desire to learn all they an. We are so excited about all that this year holds in store for us!
Most of you have read and signed the fifth grade ELAR and Social Studies course syllabus, and I will send this back to you in your child's gold folder this week so you may keep it as a reference. If you have not done so, please be sure to return that signed this week.
This week, we will be commemorating Patriots' Day and our Freedom Walk on Friday, September 10th, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Meet at the track for the walk, then in the gym for the program. Family is welcome to attend. In social studies this week, we will be studying Patriots' Day and 9/11 with activities, power point presentations, and discussions.
Our "Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat! book race is on!! Students will win prizes by racing to the next prize square and earning Accelerated Reader points when they test over the books they have completed. The prizes are awesome! A basic rule-of-thumb is for students to complete approximately one chapter book every ten days. Please encourage your child to read EACH EVENING for at least 30 minutes, and read with them when you can!
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at the school office at (254)576-2359 or at my cell (903)229-2095. My conference time is daily from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m., and if you call the school office, you may set up a Google Meet with me during that time or another time at your convenience.
P.S. - For those of you who do not know me, I have included an "All About Mrs. Woodall" article below.
"All About Mrs. Woodall"
Many of you are already familiar with who I am, but for those who do not know my background, I will take this opportunity to tell you a bit about myself. I was born in Fairfield, Texas, moved to Denver, Colorado before my third grade year, and lived in Denver/Littleton until my junior year in college. I attended Columbine High School and Colorado Women's College, where I majored in Elementary Education. I moved to Austin, Texas at that time, and attended The University of Texas, where I graduated with a BA in 1984.
I met and married the best guy in the world, 1974 Hubbard graduate, Ricky Woodall, in 1985, and we moved to Hubbard the next year. After ten years, we were blessed with the birth of our son, Luke, in 1995. He graduated from Hubbard High School in 2014, received an Associates degree at MCC, and is currently finishing his bachelor's degree in Business from Tarleton State University. He married a wonderful young lady, Shaylee, who is getting her masters degree in Counseling. They recently had our first grandchild! They reside in Waco.
My husband has been a design engineer, after which time he became a youth pastor for five years at First Baptist Church, Hubbard, and then the pastor there for five more years. At that time, we went overseas and served in Central Asia, where we spent almost six years. We mainly did humanitarian aid work with handicapped children and their families while there and also worked with the local church there. We enjoyed this experience very much, and have a great love for the people of that area. Since returning, we served three years at Navarro Mills Baptist Church, as Pastor and family, then were led back to Hubbard eleven years ago, where my husband once again serves as Pastor of First Baptist Church. We love our community.
Over the years, my teaching experience has included: teaching 6th grade for one year at Dawson Elementary; teaching 5th and 6th graders for six years in a combined classroom setting at Corsicana Christian Academy; teaching 3rd grade at Hubbard Elementary for one year; then home-teaching my son, Luke, for six years while overseas. This will be my 15th year to teach at Hubbard ISD since our return to America. I taught 5th grade until 2013, then moved to Hubbard Middle School where I taught 6th grade ELAR & Music and 7th and 8th grade English/Language Arts and Reading. I have now been back at Hubbard Elementary for two years, and I love it! I feel so privileged to teach at Hubbard ISD and consider teaching my calling in life.
Some of my hobbies include singing, playing the guitar, camping, hiking, and enjoying nature. I also enjoy teaching very much, and I count it a great blessing to be your child's teacher.
I would be happy to talk or meeting with you if you ever have any questions or concerns about your child. My contact information is above. I look forward to meeting you soon!