Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's in Elementary EducationMaster's in Reading EducationNational Board Certification in ELA
Mrs. Jessica Hicks - Sixth Grade ELA
Welcome to CC Griffin! I am beginning my 17th year in education. I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades, K-5 Reading and I am beginning my 4th year teaching 6th grade at CC Griffin Middle School. I am very excited about this school year and work hard every day to make a lasting impression in your child's education. I was born in Charlotte and raised in Concord. I graduated from Central Cabarrus High School and from there I attended UNC Charlotte. I earned my Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Master's in Reading Education. Currently I am working on my AIG add on certificate. I am also a Nationally Board Certified teacher.
Monday - Reading log
Tuesday - No School
Wednesday - Reading log
Thursday - Reading log
Friday - Reading log
Link for Parent Night Google Slides:
Weekly Calendar of Events-
3/9 - 4/3 - World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser
3/12 - Book Orders Due
Tuesday 3/17 - Tribe Time and Home Volleyball and Baseball Games, Home Track Meet
Wednesday 3/18 - ELA Benchmark #3 9-12:30pm
Thursday 3/19 - Math Benchmark #3 9-12:30pm
Friday 3/20 - STUCO Dance 4-6pm
Tuesday 3/24 - Lomax Farms field trip and Home Volleyball and Baseball Games
Thursday 3/26 - End of 3rd Quarter
Friday 3/27 - No School
Tuesday 3/31 - Home Soccer Game
ELA: ALPS students are working on researching an issue and writing a persuasive paragraph based off of their research.
In all other classes, this past week in class, we began reading "Steve Jobs' Stanford University Commencement Speech" by Steve Jobs. In his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, the late Steve Jobs discusses the challenges that ultimately shaped him into a successful entrepreneur.
As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Resilience & Success as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question : "Why do people succeed?" Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this speech at home:
- What was "Steve Jobs' Stanford University Commencement Speech" About
- What did you learn about?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home:
Don’t forget Reading Logs are due every Monday. Please keep a weekly or daily check on your students 40 book challenge. They should be finishing up with book twenty-seven this week and starting a twenty-eighth book next week to keep up a good pace to meet their third quarter goal of thirty books. If you have any questions, please let me know and visit my website.
Book Orders will also go home on Monday and will be due back on Friday, February 7. Help your child be part of our reading fun each month and get the skills to succeed in school and in life. When you order from the attached Scholastic Book Clubs flyer, you are also supporting our class with FREE Books! Place Your Order By: Thursday, March 12. Choose your books, fill out the order form, and return to me with a check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs or cash or Online: scholastic.com/bookclubs. Use our Class Code: H6B2Y Or click "Find Your Teacher" and choose me. Choose your books, pay with a credit card or PayPal, and submit your order. Your books will come to our class in about two weeks, and I’ll hand them out for your child to take home. If your student places an order in any amount, they will be able to choose a free book from this list:
- The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
- Bridge to Terabithia
10:50-11:55 Block 4
11:58-1:43 Block 5
1:46-2:51 Block 6
2:54-4 Block 7
What is Mrs. Hicks Reading?
Contact InformationMrs. Jessica Hicks7650 Griffin's Gate Drive SWConcord, NC firstname.lastname@example.org