Watch our visit to Johnston Elementary School to teach a special lesson. 
  Watch the exciting conclusion of The Mark Kelly Project!
**Congratulations to the 6th Grade Honors Math Class. The Engineering Story of James and Sally won the Cochise County Educational Project of the Year Award !! Check out the Fort Report Video.
6th Grade Honor Students teach about Johnny Appleseed  at Johnston Elementary
** What do apricots, peaches, pears, plums, and pomegranates have in common? They have all been planted in our new fruit orchard. 
Click the following link to see the News Report from the Commander's Access channel featuring our Mark Kelly Project:

 Andrea Weigle
6th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Colonel Smith Middle School
 I am a graduate of William Patterson University in the state of New Jersey, where I was born and raised. I am an army spouse, and I raised two boys while moving around the country and around the world. I have been a teacher for many years and have had the opportunity to work for DODEA twice. I enjoy reading, crocheting, baking, and gardening.
My Language Arts class includes lessons, experiences, and activities in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and spelling. This year your student will have opportunities to sharpen their public speaking skills through a wide range of project-based learning activities. I follow the 6+1 Traits of Writing model and the AzMerit grading rubric for essays and projects. Spelling word lists come from the reading textbook and relevant vocabulary from other core classes.
Please look on the left side of my home page for the link to weekly spelling and vocabulary word lists, and other projects or assignments.