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Teacher Cari Clousing - Special Education Teacher 6-8 grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year
At Hickory Creek Middle School

Dear Parents and Guardians,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Cari Clousing. I have been teaching Special Education for 17 years now, and have been with Frankfort 157c for eleven years. I am a graduate from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. I also received my Master’s from Saint Xavier University. I have two little girls, Hanna who is eleven and Kaitlyn who is eight. My husband and I live on my family’s horse farm in Frankfort. I grew up riding and showing horses and my love of horses has trickled down to my girls. Along with our love of horses, we have two beautiful German Shepard’s, 8 goldfish, 17 chickens and 2 bee hives. Yes, we are a busy family but we wouldn’t have it any other way. My family and I are truly dedicated to the school district and its residents. During the fall and spring I also coach Special Olympics gymnastics and track and field. If you are interested in learning more about these teams please feel free to contact me. Gymnastics will start up in December and Track and Field will begin in March.
I am anticipating an amazing year. There are so many exciting projects and endeavors to come. I passionately feel that the key to success in school is communication. Please help me by encouraging your child to always do their very best. With a strong support team, your child will strive to reach for the stars. I look forward to meeting with you and learning more about your child. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free contact me. or 815-469-4474 ex. 4156
Yours truly,
Mrs. Clousing
6th Co-Taught ELA Teacher with Mrs. Bouck (1st & 3rd period)
6th ELA Direct (6th period)
This is my 17th year of teaching and my 11th year in district 157c. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

I will be following the 6th grade Bell Schedule.

1st & 2nd Period 7:45-9:13 6th Grade Co Taught ELA w/Mrs. Bouck

3rd Period & 4th Period 9:15-10:41 Co Taught ELA w/Mrs. Bouck

5th Period Lunch

6th & 7th Period Direct ELA 6th Grade 11:26-12:41

8th & 9th Period PLC/Plan 12:41-2:10

This week in class

Direct ELA
Journal Entry
Red Word-month
Poem Adaptations
Homework: read 20 minutes for fun!

Direct ELA-Clousing
Journal Entry
Finish up Poem Adaptations, presenting on Wed.
Free Read

Homework: Read 20 minutes for fun!

Red Word-
Six way paragraph
Present our poems
Free read

Homework: Read 20 minutes for fun!

Theme Thursday : Tie dye day
Journal Entry
Scope Article
6 Way paragraph
Free read
Homework: Read 20 minutes for fun!

Journal Entry
Begin our new book "Soul Surfer"
Read chapter 1 and complete summary together. Beginning, Middle and End
If you missed class today please get on your Bookshare account and listen/read chapter one prior to Monday 11/12.
Free Read if time.
Homework: Read 60 mins this weekend.


Important Dates

Disability Fair 5-5-18


Downloads List

Coming Together for a Cause OCT. [10/4/2018]
Dine and Donate [11/7/2018]
Free Audio Books [4/5/2018]
Reading Level Correlation Chart [11/10/2015]


Cool Links

Google Earth

Great Math Worksheet Site for at Home Practice!


Math Facts Practice

Raz Kids

Reading Practice

Reading, Math and Language Arts Practice


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