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Teacher Cari Clousing - Special Education Teacher 6-8 grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year
At Hickory Creek Middle School

Dear Parents and Guardians,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Cari Clousing. I have been teaching Special Education for 17 years now, and have been with Frankfort 157c for eleven years. I am a graduate from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. I also received my Master’s from Saint Xavier University. I have two little girls, Hanna who is eleven and Kaitlyn who is eight. My husband and I live on my family’s horse farm in Frankfort. I grew up riding and showing horses and my love of horses has trickled down to my girls. Along with our love of horses, we have two beautiful German Shepard’s, 8 goldfish, 17 chickens and 2 bee hives. Yes, we are a busy family but we wouldn’t have it any other way. My family and I are truly dedicated to the school district and its residents. During the fall and spring I also coach Special Olympics gymnastics and track and field. If you are interested in learning more about these teams please feel free to contact me. Gymnastics will start up in December and Track and Field will begin in March.
I am anticipating an amazing year. There are so many exciting projects and endeavors to come. I passionately feel that the key to success in school is communication. Please help me by encouraging your child to always do their very best. With a strong support team, your child will strive to reach for the stars. I look forward to meeting with you and learning more about your child. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free contact me. or 815-469-4474 ex. 4156
Yours truly,
Mrs. Clousing
6th Co-Taught ELA Teacher with Mrs. Bouck (1st & 3rd period)
6th ELA Direct (6th period)
This is my 17th year of teaching and my 11th year in district 157c. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

I will be following the 6th grade Bell Schedule.

1st & 2nd Period 7:45-9:13 6th Grade Co Taught ELA w/Mrs. Bouck

3rd Period & 4th Period 9:15-10:41 Co Taught ELA w/Mrs. Bouck

5th Period Lunch

6th & 7th Period Direct ELA 6th Grade 11:26-12:41

8th & 9th Period PLC/Plan 12:41-2:10

This week in class

Red Word
Multisyllabic Words
Beaver Article/ Theme Writing
Read in bookclub groups

Homework:G-pg 181-200
B-pg 99-110
Create a journal entry with a higher level question to present tomorrow in group.

Red Word
Multisyllabic Words
Beaver Article Cont.
Journal Entry in Groups
Read in bookclub groups
Begin your journal entry

Homework: G-pg 201-220
B- pg 110-121
Journal Entry on those pages higher leveled questions for our book talks tomorrow.

Fastbridge Compe
Journal Entry
Read in groups
Homework: G:221-240
B: 121-132
Journal Entry for bookclubs. Be prepared to share tomorrow.

Theme: 80's Day
Journal Entry- Discuss our entry from previous day.
Finish up Beaver Writing
Fluency Check
Read in groups
HL questions
Homework:Book Club books
Boys: pg 132-143
Girls& E: pg 241-260
Higher Level Journal Question and answer

Review HL questions in groups.
Begin DRA's on specific students
Read in groups.
HL questions
Boys: pg 143-154
Girls: pg 261-280
Homework: 60 minutes of reading this weekend
20 minutes a night. Free Read


Important Dates

Disability Fair 5-5-18


Downloads List

Coming Together for a Cause OCT. [10/4/2018]
Dine and Donate [11/7/2018]
Free Audio Books [4/5/2018]
Journal Entry Format for Book Clubs [11/27/2018]
Reading Level Correlation Chart [11/10/2015]


Cool Links

Google Earth

Great Math Worksheet Site for at Home Practice!

Letters About Literature Contest


Math Facts Practice

Raz Kids

Reading Practice

Reading, Math and Language Arts Practice


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