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Summer Assignment for incoming 6th Graders

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in 6th GRADE, Ms. Siminski | 0 comments

A Letter to Ms. Siminski and Ms. Mintz Over the summer, please write us a letter introducing yourself. This will be a way for us to get to know you and give us a writing sample. A friendly letter contains: The date A salutation, i.e. Dear Ms. Mintz and Ms. Siminski, The body of the letter written in first person, paragraphs with appropriate spacing and indentions A conclusion A closing, i.e. Sincerely, Your name In the body of the letter, please address some of the following topics: Family Pets Hobbies Goals for the future Favorite/Least...

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Incoming 6th Grade Meet-up at Zuma Beach

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in 6th GRADE, E V E N T S, Front Page, Ms. Siminski | 0 comments

Hello parents of future 6th graders, My name is Mrs Siminski. I am a Language Arts/ Ancient Civilizations teacher in the Humanities Academy, and I am coordinating a beach meet-up this summer for the incoming 6th graders. Please meet me and our FOHA (Friends of Humanities Academy) Vice President, Leah Altschuler at Zuma Beach in Malibu on Saturday, July 26,th 10:00am – 2:00pm, for swimming, lunch and socializing with your soon to be six grade classmates/families from the Humanities Academy. Please be sure to pack sunscreen, lunch, towel,...

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Humanities Academy 6th Grade Welcome Letter

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 in 6th GRADE, Front Page, Ms. Siminski | 0 comments

  Greetings Humanities Academy students and families, Your adventures in middle school are about to begin! We’re thrilled to have you as a part of our academy. We’ll be your two core academic teachers. You’ll have Ms. Siminski for English language arts and History, and you’ll have Ms. Walker for math and science.   You can expect homework nightly and a year of hard work, creative projects, and thought provoking discussions. In addition to the letter you are writing for us, please pick at least two books from Reed’s 2015-2015 Battle of the...

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A Letter To Ms. Walker and Ms. Siminski

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 in 6th GRADE, Front Page, Ms. Siminski | 0 comments

Over the summer, please write us a letter introducing yourself. This will be a way for us to get to know you and give us a writing sample. A friendly letter contains: The date A salutation, i.e. Dear Ms. Walker and Ms. Siminski The body of the letter written in paragraphs with appropriate spacing and indentions A closing In the body of the letter, please address some of the following topics: Family Pets Hobbies Sports you play Goals for the future School Friends Books Movies and tv shows What you’re looking forward to You may type or...

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Supply Requests

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 in 6th GRADE, Front Page, Ms. Siminski wishlists | 0 comments

Every year, these are the supplies that run out/disappear. We’d greatly appreciate any of them that can be donated. So will your kids! “Clorox” wipes Tissues Paper towels Scotch tape Acrylic paint especially blue, brown, green Mini hot glue sticks Construction paper Wet “swiffer” wipes Colored printer paper Printer paper Protractors Student scissors Graph paper Index...

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Homeless and animal shelter donations

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013 in 6th GRADE, 7th GRADE, 8th - Ms. Szymanski, 8th GRADE, Front Page, Ms. Siminski | 0 comments

Hi there, I am asking the students to help the other academies with the collection of canned food for the homeless (non perishable thanksgiving type foods or gift cards) and old blankets, or towels or pet food for a local animal shelter. I think it is important that young people learn to help others and this is always a good time of year to make it a teachable moment. If you can reinforce this idea with you child and have them bring in any of the items below before next Wednesday that would be great. It is so appreciated. It would be great if...

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Battle of the Books Reading List 2013-14

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in 6th GRADE, Ms. Siminski | 0 comments

At the beginning of the school year, a Battle of the Books list was circulated to the students, and it did not contain the proper Battle of the Books List 2013-2014. Please be sure that your child has the correct book list: Battle of the Books List 2013-2014.pdf

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6th Grade Summer Assignment & Updated Supply Lists

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in 6th GRADE, Front Page, Ms. Siminski | 2 comments

6th Grade Welcome to HA 6th Grade Requested Classroom Supplies 6th Grade Summer Letter to Siminski and Walker (Summer Assignment) 6th Grade HA Student Supply List 2013-14 (updated July 12) Welcome to 6th Grade Humanities Academy at Walter Reed Middle School. Your main teachers this year Ms. Walker (Math and Science) and Ms. Siminski (English and History) have created this supply list. If you have not chosen Music, you will be assigned to an Elective of either Art, Computers, Spanish or a new...

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Introducing Mrs. Siminski – New 6th Grade English Teacher

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Front Page, Ms. Siminski | 0 comments

Dear 6th grade parents and students, I am excited to begin a productive and worthwhile year at Walter Reed Middle School. I spent many years in the north Glendale Unified School District area and have taught at Reed before in 2006.Then, I taught at Roy Romer Middle School for several years and even spent a year working in Redlands. Now, I am back and couldn’t be happier. The students, staff and parents at Reed make a wonderful cohesive family that I am looking forward to being a part of once again. Recently, I have met with my team...

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