•          Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
                                           William Butler Yeats                                                                                                                                                 

       Welcome to Mrs. McGill's sixth grade Reading and Language Arts class 
                        where creativity and learning go hand-in-hand.

         As you and your child enter this new phase in your education, please remember that I am here to help you with this transition to the middle school. If you ever have any questions or comments please feel free to e-mail me at jmcgill@plps.org or leave a message with the office. I am available after school or period nine to assist you if you need extra help. 

       Students are encouraged to read for at least fifteen minutes a night from their book club book, DEAR book, or independent reading book. 

       Please check your child's planner each night.
       Students may check the Lakeside Homework Website if they are unsure of their assignment.

    The grading system for my class is as follows:
    Projects(including major writing assignments)/Tests: 40%
    Homework: 25%
    Quizzes: 25%
    Classwork/Participation: 10%
    Extra Credit