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Mrs. McBain, M. Ed Strategic Instruction Model Coach (SIM)

Welcome Parents/Guardians and Students:
I am excited to return to Cedar Creek Middle School (CCMS) as a Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Instructional Coach. It is an honor to continue to serve the Cedar Creek community. CCMS students and their families, administration, teachers and staff are the best! 
This year, 2017-2018 our theme is "relationships." Students, their families and/or guardians, are partners with CCMS in the learning, education of our students.
Campus Procedures will follow S.O.A.R.  
S=Self-discipline  O=Organized  A=Acceptance  R=Respect 
I hold a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Texas A & M University and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Audio Visual Production from Texas State Technical College. My teaching certifications are in EC-4, 4-8 ELA, 4-8 Social Studies, 8-12 English, Special Education, ESL, and Gifted and Talented 30 hours' training with yearly updates.
My husband, son and I moved to the Bastrop area fourteen years ago. My son graduated from Bastrop High School and thanks to his wonderful Automotive Electives' teacher there went on to a technical college and now has a career in the Automotive Industry. I am a very proud grandmother to a wonderful boy. Students, learning, and education are priorities.
Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) and    / (a program)

The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) promotes the effective teaching and learning of critical content by helping teachers identify and use proven learning and planning tools, as well as providing students with a set of skills that will help them learn critical content, or learn how to learn. These strategies support students in middle school as well as throughout their academic careers.

Please contact me via email at: lmcbain@bisdtx.org or by phone: 512-772-7425.
My working hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30.

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HERO, our exciting new campus program to encourage positive behavior based on SOAR.
You and your student are able to track behavior via the app. All students should have access.
Check it out!

Grading Window (Important)

Students must have missing and/or late work in by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2016 for the First Six Weeks' Report Cards.
1st Six Weeks' Assignments:
Daily grades - 40%
Letter to Self, Plot Thinking Map Quiz, Double Bubble Thinking Map, Seventh Grade (story) Comprehension Questions, Writer's Notebook Check (similes), 2 Reading Logs, Synonyms and Antonyms Vocabulary, Completing the Sentence Vocabulary, Article of the Week, and Writer's Notebook Check (rough draft for personal narratives)
Test grades - 60%
Literature Test Papa's Parrot
Vocabulary Test
Personal Narratives Final Drafts
Thank you for your cooperation.
Mrs. McBain