Parents and students I would like to thank you for getting a good nights sleep and eating a good breakfast this week for my favorite test: the math NWEA. We will finish this test on Friday and then next week study for our mid terms.

Our mid terms are scheduled for next week Wednesday. Students will receive a study guide on Monday.

Welcome to 2020! I hope everyone had a joyful and relaxing break.

Reminder…. Students were to complete 60 minutes of Khan Academy over break.

This week Wednesday and Thursday we will be having the NWEA math test. Please make sure to get back on a good sleep schedule and eat a good breakfast for these days. All of the students have been working hard to increase their math knowledge. I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful NWEA math scores go up so we can celebrate all of the growth/learning that we have been working on this school year.

This week we will be working on finding points on a coordinate plane. Our quiz for this won’t be until we come back from break.

Students need to be focusing in on the next NWEA test. The math part will be given Jan 8, 9 and 10. Students were advised that if on this test they score 2 or more grade levels below 6th grade then they will have to go to summer school at Woodworth to catch up on these math skills.

So how can you improve your score???? In December for bell work, we have been working on the numeracy part of the NWEA by practicing these skills in ixl. Now we are going to take are Fall NWEA scores and practice statistics and geometry in Khan. Over break, you may want to practice Khan as well. Studies show that students who practice these skills with Khan or ixl will increase their score on the next NWEA test.

This week we will be having a quiz on Lesson 8 (long division) this Thursday. Please check with your students to see if they have any missing work. I had to fill out progress reports today and I noticed many students aren’t doing as well as they did for the first marking period.

This week Friday is our field trip to The Henry Ford Museum. If you are going on the trip, please back a bag lunch and bring it to school on Friday. If you are not going, you will need to come to school that day. A teacher will be staying behind to complete assignments with you for the day.

This week we will have a Quiz on lesson 7 this Thursday. Please check with your student to see if they have any missing work. Progress reports go out next week. Have your student log into student connect if your unsure what is missing;.

On Tuesday we will have a quiz on Lesson 5. This will be our first grade for the marking period 2.

Please please please…… if your child hasn’t turned in their permission slip/money. Have them bring it to their first hour teacher today at conferences or Tuesday morning. I would really like for every one to go on the trip.

Permission slips went home today for a Friday, December 13 trip to the IXAX (to see Polar Express) and The Henry Ford Museum. The cost of the trip is $20.00. This covers admission to the imax, museum and the cost of a bus. If you would like to chaperone, please check off the bottom of the permission slip (chaperones don’t have to pay). Then call Ms. Mariam in the office 827-7118 and she can let you know if you are on the cleared list to go on a trip with us. If you haven’t chaperoned on a trip in elementary, simply bring your licence/id to the main office and they will give you paperwork to complete so you can come with us on this trip. All chaperones must be a parent/guardian and must be cleared before accompanying students on any trip.

This week we worked on Lesson 5. Our Lesson 5 quiz will be next week Tuesday. Students will be given a study guide on Monday to take home.

Conferences

Monday, November 11 (4:00-7:00)

Wednesday, November 13 (3:30 -6:30)

In middle school, all teachers will be in the gym. You may go and get the report card from an area in the gym. Then you may wait in line to see all of your child’s teachers and check their progress for the first part of middle school. I look forward to seeing you all at conferences.

On Monday and Tuesday we finished up Unit 1 (lessons 1 to 4 )

Today we played an escape room Halloween game

We went to ixl and our teacher sent us recommendations in the Numeracy Strand. These recommendations were based on our Fall NWEA math scores. We should practice these levels so we can show growth on the Winter NWEA test (which is given in January of 2020)

Week of October 28 —- School Announcements

PBIS movie reward permission Slips are due on Monday (please turn these into your a square teacher

Spirit Week  

Monday = Sports Day (wear your favorite college or sports apparel)

Tuesday = Wear Slides Day

Wednesday = Color War (6th grade wear green)

Thursday = Halloween (wear a costume)

Friday = Woodworth Spirit Day  (wear purple and yellow)