Degrees and Certifications:
BA Business Administration in Management Generalist Grades 4-8 Certified Bilingual Education Certified English as a Second Language Certified
Mrs. Miriam A. Garcia
Hi! My name is Mrs. Miriam A. Garcia. Welcome to a new and exciting year at Eisenhower Middle School. I am thrilled to be a part of the Eisenhower family and community, and I hope to come to know each of you very well. This is a special year for your children. It is the beginning of their career at Eisenhower, meeting new friends, and developing life long skills to help prepare them for the future.
I'm excited to have your son/daughter as my student this year. I hope that I'm able to inspire, support, mentor and make a difference in your child. The reason I love teaching is because every day I can make a difference in someone's life which goes far beyond knowledge.
This subject, sixth grade social studies, focuses on World Geography and Ancient Civilizations. We will learn how and why civilizations developed and how their contributions shaped our society. As with any social studies course, the ultimate goal is to help students learn about their past so they can become knowledgeable and active citizens.
Homework is seldom assigned. Your son/daughter can work on unfinished class assignments at home when needed. Daily assignments are to be turned in during class or on the due date may earn full credit or a 20% late penalty will be assigned as per NEISD policy. Students will be permitted to hand in a missed assignment for partial credit up to the deadline before the three weeks progress report as per NEISD grading policy.
Absent students will not be penalized unless the assigned work is not turned in at all. Please feel free to contact me via email or written note if there are circumstances that prevent your child from completing his/her assignment.
Virtual Class Rules
Θ Be Prepared
Θ Be on Time. Attendance will be taken.
Θ Learn how to use the virtual classroom program. We will be using Zoom and Google Classroom mainly, it's important to know how it works. Please become familiar on how to enter the virtual classroom, mute and unmute yourself, turn off your camera and shut down the program.
Θ Stay in one spot when class is on Zoom. It could be distracting to your classmates to see you moving around during the class. Find a quiet spot where you will be comfortable for the whole class and make it your classroom spot.
Θ Dress the part. While school uniforms aren't required for virtual schooling, you do want to make sure you look presentable for class.
Θ Eliminate distractions. Keep in mind that class time is class time even when you are at home. Don't snack or chew gum during class. Turn off the music or the TV in the background. Just like if you were on campus, if you need to use the restroom, try to do that before class starts. Don't text or play on your cell phone during the class meeting.
Θ Skip the virtual backgrounds. While some programs have fun options to add a virtual background, that can be super distracting to the other students. Unless your teacher has requested it, skip it.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or problems. With your help we can make sixth grade an exciting and rewarding experience for your child.
Miriam A. Garcia
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
1st Period 8:30 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. 6th Grade Social Studies - Google Classroom Code: mzpm7wv
3rd Period 9:40 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 6th Grade Social Studies - Google Classroom Code: 4dcubce
Lunch 10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
5th Period 11:35 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. 6th Grade Social Studies - Google Clasroom Code: 4zetgze
7th Period 12:45 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 6th Grade Social Studies - Google Classroom Code: ry42g5l
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.2nd Period 8:30 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Personal Conference Period
4th Period 9:40 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 6th Grade Social Studies - Google Classroom Code: fqztotp
Lunch 10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
6th Period 11:35 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. 6th Grade Social Studies - Google Clasroom Code: 7qlkt2l
8th Period 12:45 a.m - 1:50 p.m. 6th Grade Social Studies - Google Classroom Code: vol36h7