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Mrs. O'Brien

6th Grade Language Arts
and Reading - Oster-Oakview

Welcome to our classroom!  Here are a few of the ideas and beliefs that I hold very dear. These quotes inspire me everyday and I pass these on to all of my students. Education is not just about A,B,Cs and 1,2,3s, its about giving our students the gift of THINKING!

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"    Nelson Mandela                          

"The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change our lives."                                                                                                                      Malala Yousufzai

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."         Eleanor Roosevelt                                         

"Mistakes are not failures; they are what help us grow; they give us the opportunity to learn something new!"                                                                                                                                                            Jo O'Brien (Me)                                

Quick Links: Here are a few of the websites that we use regularly.  We will have additional links posted in our Google Classroom and Edmodo.  If you ever have any questions about the links, feel free to contact me and I explain the purpose and reason we use them.                                                                                                                                                          Google Classroom:  https://www.nlsd122.org/c/index.php/parents-and-students/student-technology/google-apps/

Library Search Engines:  https://www.newlenoxlibrary.org/research/az-list

Gizmos for Science: 


Discovery Education: 



WWII Internet Scavenger Hunt:      http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/d-day_invasion_of_normandy.php

Practice Parts of Speech: http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/definitions.htm

Cuneiform Internet Scavenger Hunt: http://quatr.us/westasia/literature/     

Cuneiform Translator: http://www.penn.museum/cgi/cuneiform.php                                                                                    

Classroom Rules and Expectations

  1. We come to class prepared everyday.
  2. We treat everyone in our school with respect.
  3. We remember to have a positive attitude.
  4. We remember that our actions affect others, and we take responsibility for our actions. 
  5. We are responsible to fill out our assignment notebooks and completing our work.