About Me



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts Masters of Education

Ms. Sarah Assenmacher Honore


Ms. Honore grew up in Flint, Michigan and then received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Indiana University-Bloomington. In 2004, she moved to Houston to teach. She is very excited to be part of the East Early community!

Book Recommendations

  • Ghost

    by Jason Reynolds Year Published:

    Running. That's all that Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But never for a track team. Nope, his game has always been ball. But when Ghost impulsively challenges an elite sprinter to a race—and wins—the Olympic medalist track coach sees he has something: crazy natural talent. Thing is, Ghost has something else: a lot of anger, and a past that he is trying to outrun. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed and meld with the team, or will his past finally catch up to him?

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  • The Education of Margot Sanchez

    by Lilliam Rivera Year Published: 2017

    Things/People Margot Hates:
    Mami, for destroying her social life
    Papi, for allowing Junior to become a Neanderthal
    Junior, for becoming a Neanderthal
    The supermarket
    Everyone else

    After “borrowing” her father’s credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot Sanchez suddenly finds herself grounded. And by grounded, she means working as an indentured servant in her family’s struggling grocery store to pay off her debts.

    With each order of deli meat she slices, Margot can feel her carefully cultivated prep school reputation slipping through her fingers, and she’s willing to do anything to get out of this punishment. Lie, cheat, and maybe even steal…

    Margot’s invitation to the ultimate beach party is within reach and she has no intention of letting her family’s drama or Moises—the admittedly good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood—keep her from her goal.

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Class Blog

  • National Banned Books Week

    Posted by Sarah Honore on 9/20/2022

    This is National Banned Books Week! Book challenges and bans have been more and more frequent across the country in recent months. Many of these challenges have centered around books that feature (or are written by) people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, profanity or situations that are considered to be inappropriate for middle school students and teens, books that are thought to promote anti-police messaging, etc. 

    Before we launched independent reading this year, we discussed that not every book is right for every student and every family. Students are encouraged to find a book that's right for them and aligns with what they would like to read and learn about, since we have such a diverse array of learners. I encourage parents to have conversations with students about what they are choosing to read and what they like or dislike about their book so far. Keeping conversations open is one way to keep our library accessible to everyone! 

    To learn more about Banned Books Week, see the link below: 

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  • First Few Weeks

    Posted by Sarah Honore on 9/1/2022

    We have accomplished a lot in these first few weeks of school! We have learned how to navigate resources like Canvas, OneNote, and Jamboard, which we will use throughout the year to organize our learning. 

    Students have also done quite a bit of writing--spine poems and analytical paragraphs and lots of quickwrites. While most of the work we have done at this point in the year has been "low-stakes"--that is, low-pressure and student-guided--we are building to higher-level thinking and writing. 

    Next week, we will be starting our first real unit. Both English I and Reading will be starting a survival unit. We'll be talking about the qualities necessary to survive, the various situations in which survival is necessary, and what we are willing to do in order to survive. We'll be talking about natural disasters, tough personal situations, zombies, and more!

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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted by Sarah Assenmacher Honore on 8/17/2022

    Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! I am so excited to learn with you all this year. This space will be used for class updates and information, as well as resources and recommendations. 


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