Happy New Year! Can you believe its 2020? The year of reflection. I am have been reflecting on my teaching, classroom management, and just the first part of this school year in general. I am preparing, and hoping, for increased learning and responsibility not only for myself, but also for the students. Welcome to the second semester of 6th grade!
Things to Know:
– Most student will see a change in their schedule in regards to connections. Students will receive their schedules on Monday, our first day back from break. Students may only get a change of schedule on this first day is there is a duplicate class or a mistake. All other students with a desire to change classes that they do no prefer, must email our scheduling administrator, Ms. Kacie Phipps at Kacie.email@example.com.
There will be no tutoring this Tuesday. I will not be at school until about 10:45 a.m. My daughter is participating in a spelling bee and I will be present there. We will resume tutoring on Tuesday, January 13th. Please know that there is tutoring available in the 8th grade computer lab also from 7:45-8:45. Students must have something that they are working on as the teachers there will not provide them with work.
-Students that have earned the Cool Cat Party will participate in this during their connections time on Friday! Students must have 100 points and not have any suspensions (school or bus) starting 10/4 until the party on Friday! Congrats to all students that made it!
-Students that did not complete their Math Inventory or Reading Inventory will be pulled from class to complete this before the end of the week. Please encourage your child to do his/her best on this assessment of their math and reading progress.
What are we learning?
Days 1 and 2 – Students will review the Order of Operations and exponents that were taught before the break. Students will work in different stations around the room to complete different tasks related to these concepts. These activities will take 2 class periods. Students will be graded on the assignments in order to keep them accountable for using their time wisely.
Day 3 – Students will learn about the different parts of algebraic expressions (mathematical sentences that do not have equal signs, but have VARIABLES, NUMBERS, and OPERATIONS). Students will begin to familiarize themselves with these terms that are crucial to their understanding of algebra. Students will be working on different activities to help them explore and interact with these concepts.