Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!
My name is Mrs. Laura Smith, and I teach classes for 6th and 7th grade English Language Arts and Reading! I am also a TSD Middle School Battle of the Books chaperone, and I help coordinate our program! This is my 10th year teaching and my 8th year at TSD! I am looking forward to another great year, and I am excited to see all that our scholars accomplish!
During instruction, students are challenged in order to reach their full potential with a variety of academic activities that foster the "whole child" development while creating rigorous learning in order to teach all curriculum from the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) Resource System. Each student reaches new goals, works collaboratively with their peers, and encounters brand new academic adventures!
To keep updated with the classes I teach, and with what the students are learning, please see the class tabs with more information. Please also regularly check Schoology.
For the first time, we will be using Schoology Courses online to facilitate learning. Videos, activities, classwork, homework, a class calendar, and other pertinent information will be found on Schoology. Use of Schoology is important for student success, so please do let me know if internet use is a challenge for you or your student.
Throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns. I am available between 9:10-10:00AM or by appointment daily.