Mrs. Thompson's 7th Grade ELAR Classes!
Distanced Learning Welcome
Virtual Office Hours
9:30 - 10:30 AM and 2:30 - 3:30 PM.
Distanced Learning Student Plans
During our distanced learning time, please check here at the beginning of each week for that week's lessons and assignments. All assignments will be due by Sunday night at 11:59 PM. If you have an extrenuating circumstance that is preventing you from completing your work, please reach out to me so that we can figure out a plan together!
If you are not already checking Google Classroom, please do so daily. Additionally, make sure both you and your parent or guardian are a part of my Remind101. Codes for both are located in the list to the left.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer to conference via phone, please send me your preferred phone number. Be aware that my number may come across as "No Caller ID" or "Unknown".
Phone: (817) 441-5198 ext:1559
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English, Classics ELAR 7-12
Mrs. Bailey Thompson
7th ELAR, 7th Pre-AP ELAR
We choose to go to the moon... and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. -John F. Kennedy
My dad used to (really, still does) recite this quote by JFK to me anytime I faced a new challenge in my life--especially the academic ones. Going to the moon seemed impossible and far away to us in 1962, and many thought that we would never achieve such a far-fetched goal, but that's what made Buzz Aldren and Neil Armstrong's famous walk so inspiring: it was "impossible" until it wasn't. This year, I want us to choose to go to the moon together. We will challenge each other and ourselves to journey beyond the standards as we launch into the deeper meanings of language in a variety of texts, purposeful writing, and passionate academic discussion.
I grew up in Keller/Fort Worth, attending Fossil Ridge HS before heading off to Aggieland. I am a loud and proud Aggie with a passion for reading and writing! I have a wonderful, insanely musically-talented husband, the most loyal pupper you've ever met, and two belligerent, but loving cats! Before moving to Aledo ISD, I taught English II at Tascoasa High School in Amarillo, Texas.
I am beyond excited to be teaching 7th grade this year! Believe it or not, I abhorred reading and writing until my 7th grade English teacher discovered, fostered, and encouraged my strength and love for it! I am not naive; I know that not every student will find a deep, unwavering love for the subject (my husband hated it in school), but I do hope to help each of you the way my seventh grade teacher helped me: to find your strength and passion--whatever it may be--and work to help you grow, and develop it so that you can become who you want and are meant to be.
So let's challenge ourselves this year in all aspects; let's lift each other up and celebrate our wins, and lean on one another in our struggles; let's strive for that Bearcat greatness and never let anything daunt us into giving up; let's choose to go to the moon this year, together.