August 19, 2019
Dear Seventh Grade Students and Parents:
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and welcome your student to the seventh grade at Davis Middle School. This will be my 16th year teaching English at Davis Middle School. I am a graduate of Michigan State University with a major in elementary education and minors in English and history. In 2009, I received my master’s degree in Literacy Instruction at MSU, and in 2011, I was part of the National Writing Project.
English is a subject area that incorporates lesson plans in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing. I am really looking forward to the upcoming school year, building upon the skills students mastered last year, and helping students accomplish new challenges in the language arts subject area. I feel that a positive learning experience is built on a collaborative effort among parents, student, and teacher, and I welcome your questions and concerns as the year progresses.
We have many expectations for our seventh grade students at Davis Middle School. One of the biggest is being responsible for assignments and actions. Your student is responsible for completing and turning in each assignment. Homework will be assigned one to two times per week in my class, in addition to daily reading logs (Monday-Thursday) which are expected to be turned in EVERY FRIDAY, unless otherwise noted on my web page lesson plans. It is essential that you follow up at home with assignments, projects, homework, correspondences, and reinforcing positive behavior. My weekly lesson plans and homework will be posted on my course website for you to view at www.hillsdaleschools.org.
It is my ultimate goal for each of my seventh grade students to experience success and to foster a love of reading and writing. I am thrilled to work with you and your child over the course of the school year. If questions or concerns should arise, please feel free to email or call anytime. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 21!
Mrs. Laura Wilson
Seventh Grade English Teacher
(517) 439-4326 ext. 1364 E-mail: Laura.Wilson@hillsdaleschools.org
Recommended Supply List for 7th Grade English: (Let me know if you are unable to provide these items, and I will supply for your child.)
1 70 count notebook--college or wide ruled
1 folder to keep notes and handouts