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    Blakeney McGraw



    Welcome back students! I am very excited for another year at Old Town! This is my fifth year teaching 6th Grade English at OT. I graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. Hail State! I received my Masters in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction from LSU Shreveport in 2019. My husband, Tyler, and I have been married 3 years in November and have a spoiled rotten puppy named Beau. We are also expecting our first child this November! My favorite color is purple and I enjoy all things Mississippi State, Disney, and literature. 

    This year we are going to be working hard every day to meet our classroom and school's expectation of excellence! We will be focusing on our growth mindsets to create and meet goals throughout the year. We will write essays, analyze texts, as well as complete projects. I am a BIG supporter of the importance of responsibility. The jump from elementary to middle school is big, but I expect students to be responsible for their learning. This means coming to class prepared EVERY day, listening and participating during lessons, and giving their BEST effort EVERY SINGLE DAY.  Please make sure to check my teacher website DAILY for important information regarding announcements, homework, daily agenda, and handouts. I check my email (listed above) multiple times a day. Please feel free to email me with any questions or leave a message with the school and I will return the call as soon as possible. 


    It's a great day to be a Titan! 


    Remember to be BLUE

    Be Prepared

       Learn Actively

             Uphold Excellence 

                   Earn and Give Respect


    6th Grade Supply List (2021-2022): 

    -1.5" or 2" binder

    -5 divider tabs (Labeled: Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Figurative Language)

    -notebook paper



    Valued Classroom Donation Items: 


    -Paper Towels


    -Clorox Wipes