Room 414 – October update

Dear Families-

Happy Fall! I trust you had some time to relax your brains with your children – or least they did! Here are some important notes for this month.

Report Cards > Thank you to all of who were able to attend parent-teacher conferences back in September. I appreciate your understanding for the District’s new report card, and hope showing some work samples gave you a better picture of math and writing standards for 6th grade. Many of the ideas and discussions I had with families I’d like to try to implement this quarter. If I still have not spoken to you regarding your child’s report card, please contact me for a phone conference as soon as possible. I am available by school phone until 4:30pm most days.

Moms & Muffins (Wed. 10/8) and Donuts & Dads (Thurs. 10/9) >

If you haven’t seen Dr. Winters’ school wide blog post, PTA is hosting a chance for you to sit

in your child’s classroom. Just as we did last year, you are welcome to shadow your child from 8:15-9:30am. Room 414 will be reviewing some PE skills, then taking on dividing fractions. Come by if you have a free moment!



Camp Fundraiser > At conference time, I mentioned to most parents that 6th grade did not plan for any camp fundraisers. However, that has now changed. Your child received an order form to sell Butter Braid pastries. You can check out their website here: This is completely voluntary, but will certainly help subsidize the camp cost. You child will earn $6 for every pastry item sold. Orders are due October 24th, with the items delivered flash frozen on November 6th – just in time for the holidays. If you have sent in money towards camp, I can refund that amount to families.

Curriculum Subjects to cover Quarter 2…

Math > Division of Fractions

Language & Writing > Bud,Not Buddy chapter book, poetry, and primary source speeches; Argumentative writing, student blog posting

Science > Cells & Organisms & Project Based Learning

Social Studies > Egypt & incorporating Argumentative writing

Tech > Google Apps for Education (word processing, file storage), TenMarks (math), Glogster (interactive poster publishing)

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