Mrs. A and her husband

Mrs. Alickovic's Class

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

In our classroom, we love to have fun and learn. Some of our favorite activities have included collaborative activities, novel studies, engaging discussions, escape rooms, history investigations, team-building, and much more. I am looking forward to another exciting and engaging year!

You can learn more about my class by navigating the drop-down menus on the left, and exploring the information below.

This will be my sixth year of teaching and my first year teaching 8th grade at Summit Intermediate. I received my Bachelor's degree, teaching credential, and Master's degree in Education all from the University of La Verne. (Go Leos!) I enjoy traveling, reading, Dodger games, and being outdoors in my free time.

Last Name Pronunciation Guide: Alickovic = Ah-leech-ko-veech... or Mrs. A!

View my Back to School Night Slides here.

Yearlong Goals

  • Grow strong and confident as a reader and a writer.

  • Find books you love and read a lot.

  • Learn more about the world, its history, and vibrant cultures.

  • Become more independent and responsible for yourself.

  • Understand and use the power of your voice. Find topics you care about. Research them.

Class Assignments

You view all classwork and homework assignments for the school year on my Daily Agenda Slides. I update this document daily and you can click on the button below to view it.

Students can view what classwork we completed that day, and families can check in to see what we are up to in our classroom. Absent students can also see what they missed for homework and classwork with these links, and gather any missing papers when they return.

Reading at Home

Language arts homework will be primarily based on independent reading and reading response assignments to accompany their chosen book. Students should be reading at least 20 minutes every day at home. I will collect information at the beginning of the year to help meet the interests and needs of individual students' reading lives. Students will set a book goal to work towards each trimester.

Support Reading at Home

  • Find what type of books you love to read.

  • Agree to put away electronics and read for at least 20 minutes a night.

  • Read together. Talk about books as a family. Listen to books in the car (audiobooks are amazing!). Read books at bedtime.

  • Realize that you WILL get smarter by dedicating reading time at home -- have a growth mindset!

Why is reading at home important?

When a student reads 20 minutes a day at home, that student reads 1,800,000 words per year compared to 8,000 words per year for a student who reads one minute or less.

Students who read 20 minutes a day at home also perform 90% better on ALL content area assessments than their classmates who do not read. Reading as much as you can and as well as you can is a key to your success in school and beyond!

Important Links

Below are links to some of the educational programs that we will be utilizing this school year.

Parents- in order to access your student's Google Classroom, you need to be signed in to your student's Etiwanda Google account.

Supplies & Donations

The following is a list of SUGGESTED supplies. Summit Intermediate provides all students with any required supplies, but your student may have their own preferences. Students will be expected to write in their school planners every day and reference their planners when they are at home.

  • Binder with subject dividers or folders. At least 1 1/2 inches. This will be for all classes.

  • Pencils and pens

  • Highlighters

  • A notebook

  • Colored pencils and markers

  • A reading book-- Many options are available online and at the school library. See the Reading dropdown menu at the top for resources.

  • Planner (provided for students on the first day)

Classroom Wishlist

  • Individually wrapped candy, such as Starbursts or Jolly Ranchers

  • Facial Tissues

  • You can view my Amazon Class Wishlist here

  • I am always looking for new and engaging books to add to our classroom library. We always appreciate any new and used book donations if your family has extra books they wish to donate.

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader" -Margaret Fuller