• Watch the 6th grade enjoy the Solar Eclipse!



    ** Ask your student about our experimental straw bale garden. We are growing several different types of squash and hoping for a bountiful Fall harvest. Your student is collecting data on a weekly basis to track plant growth and development. The data they collect is being analyzed and recorded in a digital garden journal.**

    We began working on our first public speaking project on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017. Your student did some research in class and selected a simple illusion to perform in front of the class on August 30th or 31st. Please encourage your student to practice his/her performance at home. All other work for this project will be done in class. Thank you for your support.

      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, and speaking. 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.