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The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural
curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

-Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924)





Ms. Givhan's Schedule


8:00 - 8:50 1st Period Conference
8:55 - 9:40 2nd Period Reading 7
9:45 - 10:30 3rd Period Reading 8
10:35 - 11:20 4th Period Reading 8
11:25 - 12:10 5th Period Social Studies 6
12:10 - 12:50 Lunch  
12:55 - 1:40 6th Period Social Studies 6
1:45 - 2:30 7th Period Reading 7
2:35 - 3:20 8th Period Academic Skills





Classroom Rules

Have good manners.

Have good behavior.

Follow instructions immediately.

Come prepared.



There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else.
-Peyton C. March, general (1864-1955)



Book 2


Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, "Lighthouses" as the poet said "erected in the sea of time." They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.

-Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher (1788-1860)



Supply List for Reading Classes

(In addition to school-wide supply list)

Notebook Paper (Have in notebook at all times.)

2 (any color) Two-Pocket Folders with Brads (DO NOT write on outside of folders.  

Please write your name on the inside.)

White-Out/Correction Pen(optional)

Highlighter (optional)


Grading Policy for Reading Classes

Daily Work - 40%

Tests - 60%



Book 1



Accelerated Reader Deadline Dates

1st Six Weeks - Friday, September 28, 2012

2nd Six Weeks - Friday, November 2, 2012

3rd Six Weeks - Friday, December 7, 2012

4th Six Weeks - Friday, February 8, 2013 

5th Six Weeks - Friday, April 5, 2013

6th Six Weeks - Thursday, May 16, 2013


Students and Parents: Please be aware that my lesson plans are flexible and will hinge upon mastery of skills and actual time restrictions/limitations.

Students:  Please see me immediately after absences to insure you get the correct make-up work.



Language Arts

Grading Policy:  Daily - 40%

                         Tests - 60%


Supply List:  (In addition to school-wide supply list)

                                      1 - Two-pocket folder with brads 

                                       (Do not write on outside. Please write your name on the inside.)

                                    1 - 100 page spiral notebook







































Contact Me  - cgivhan@olneyisd.net