• Welcome to Sixth Grade!

     19-20 Supply List

    Personal Supplies:

    It is recommended that students have the following supplies in every class. Student supplies may need to be replenished as needed; please keep extra supplies at home.

    • 1” Binder with dividers labeled for each class (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies) (NO larger than 1”)
    • Sturdy Zippered Supply bag to hold personal items (NO Plastic/Metal Boxes)
    • 8 Single-Subject College Ruled 100 pg. Composition Notebooks for Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math (1 per semester-per subject)-please do not buy styles with perforated pages.
    • Plastic Sheet Protectors (25-30)
    • 1 folder with brads (will be kept in science room)
    • Grading pens (Red)
    • Wooden #2 pencils
    • 4 Highlighters—different colors
    • 4 Glue sticks
    • 2 reams of College Ruled Loose-leaf paper (1 will be collected by the homeroom teacher)
    • 8-12 Colored Pencils, Crayons, OR markers (NO Sharpies/Permanent Markers)
    • Students may need other materials to complete special projects in various classes

    Supplies to be collected by teacher:

    • 3 LARGE boxes of tissues
    • Sanitizing wipes for desks
    • Hand sanitizer
    • 4 Dry Erase Markers
    • Donations of loose-leaf paper, pencils, highlighters and glue sticks would be appreciated

     

    Welcome 6th Graders!

    My name is Loren Considine, and I am overjoyed to be your language arts teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. This will be my fifth year at Power Ranch Elementary, and I am so excited to be part of this wonderful school family. I received my bachelor's degree in education through the University of Memphis, and my master's degree in reading through the University of Texas.  I am currently pursuing my second master’s degree in educational leadership through Northern Arizona University. My experiences as a classroom teacher solidified my passion to further my education, and strive to become the best educator I can be. I believe we are always learning, and I honestly can say I learn something new every day.

    I was born and raised in the great state of Connecticut, but have lived in New York and Tennessee for extended periods. After graduation, I remained in Tennessee for 3 years, starting my teaching career in Memphis.  I then moved closer to my family in Connecticut and taught in Springfield, Massachusetts.  With a winter filled with over 22 feet of snow, I realized that I might not be equipped to handle New England winters anymore.  My parents were spending their winter in Arizona and I took some time during my break to see for myself why they loved it so much.  It did not take long for me to realize why, and I am thrilled to have found a home at Power Ranch.

    Sixth grade is a busy year with many new things to learn. In Language Arts, we will focus on preparing you to be effective readers and writers by exposing you to multiple genres. You will also work on becoming successful writers while focusing on the creation of strong pieces. Lastly, you will have many opportunities to read and discuss novels as well as nonfiction pieces tied to the curriculum. I am delighted to help you grow as a learner and cannot wait to see what exciting experiences this year holds for us! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your family.

     
    Sincerely,

    Ms. Considine
     

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or concerns.

    E-mail: loren.considine@husd.org

    Voicemail: 480.279.7683