Welcome Back to NEE!

July 26-   Returning Student Registration
August 3- New Student Registration
August 23- First Day of School
PreAP Students- Where the Red Fern Grows must be completed along with your summer activity using Notice & Note in order to participate week one.
Welcome to sixth grade! This is my 13th year teaching at North Euless. I am excited about another year teaching reading and writing. I was born and raised in northern Ohio, where I completed my bachelor's degree at Ashland University. Later I moved to Texas, because I no longer could take the cold weather, and have finally put down some roots. I now call Bedford home, and I live there with my two boxer fur babies Snickers & Coco. I have completed my master's degree at the University of Texas at Arlington, back in 2009. I love to travel (England & Italy have my favorite places so far), read, and paint. I look forward to another fantastic year here as a cowboy.
Testing Dates:
DBA I reading test
CBA reading test
DBA reading test
Things we will be covering in reading & writing:
  • Reviewing Genres
  • Annotations
  • Author's Purpose
  • Literary Devices
  • Character
  • Tone
  • Theme
  • Symbolism
  • Imagery
  • Details
  • Point of View
  • Mood
  • Figerative Language
  • Voice
  • 8 Parts of Speech
  • Thesis Statement
  • Multiparagraph Essay
  • Expository Writing

Library Checkouts are every Monday

 The students are asked to checkout 3 books on their reading level (R.L.) and lexile range. Everyone MUST checkout one non-fiction picture book, and two books of their choice.

Students recieve 30 minutes every morning to read their books, journal responses, and take Reading Counts tests.

Every student in Miss Gossman's class is required to read and pass one test per week. Students will receive 2 grades per grading period for Reading Counts. 

Grade Level Mission Statement

The mission of the 6th grade team is to provide rigorous curriculum necessary to meet the challenges of students' individual learning needs in an atmosphere that fosters strong character, encourages cooperative and whole group learning, and builds cross-curriculum connections through real life experience, while ensuring student safety and preparing for the sixth grade and beyond.

Personal Mission Statement

Miss Gossman will use the CHAMPS procedures to ensure classroom safety, respect for others while working cooperatively in reading & writing workshops; whereas to help students to take risks in their own personal learning as they provide evidence in academic growth supported by higher order thinking and strategies taught in class.

Reading Classroom Goals

Students will-

1.Work cooperatively and accept personal responsibility

2.Treat everyone with respect (including yourself)

3.Come prepared with supplies, take a risk in learningwhile having fun

4.Make connections to all classes and personal life experiences

5.Always do personal best

H.E.B. District Core Messages

1. Students are responsible for their own learning.

2. Quality teachers and effective schools are essential to students’ learning.

3. Parents and patrons are vital partners in the educational process.

4. A safe environment for every student and employee is a prerequisite to learning.

5. Decisions and actions, at all levels, focus on and support effective student learning.