Shelia Boyd

Hello Parents and Students:

My name is Mrs. Sheila Cook and I have been teaching at Coopertown Middle School for four years. In 2000, I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from Austin Peay University and in 2014, I received my Masters in Administration and Supervision from Bethel University. I have three children, five grandchildren and one very spoiled four-legged Yorkie named Duchess. I love to travel, especially cruises, read, and working on crafts.

I am very excited about this school year. In 6th grade, students will be doing a lot of reading using a variety of genres and texts. They will also be writing a lot of essays. I love to encourage non-readers to become life-long readers. As your teacher, I will do my best to find books that appeal to each student's interest. Reading is so important because it covers all content areas in school. If students cannot comprehend text, then they struggle in other subjects.

One of the top factors of a successful student is home environment. Please encourage your child to read every day for a minimum of 20 minutes. Students are expected to come to my class prepared with some type of reading material each day. They can check out books from our school library or my classroom library.

Students will be asked to keep a reading log. They should be marking their reading logs only after they have completed a book. Once a book is completed, the student will write the information on the log and a parent/guardian and the teacher will initial the reading log. Reading logs will be kept in their Friday Folders. How can you tell if your child really read their book and asks you to sign? Ask them to summarize the book and tell you about it. If you really want to be involved, asking your child what happened in the book each night helps build their comprehension. 

In my class, we are friends, teammates, creators, authors, explorers, artists, dreamers, changers, scholars and FAMILY!

If you need to contact me for any reason, please email me at [email protected], message me through this website, or you can always send a note in the Friday folders.

Thank you,

Mrs. Cook