Race for Education week

Hi families,

This week, students will participate in the Race for Education. On Friday, our class will go outdoors and participate in some group activities to help raise money for our school. Sounds like a fun day!

In science, we continue to study plate tectonics.

In math, we have been working on rates and ratios. This week, students will begin a unit rate shopping activity using newspaper ads.

In language arts, we begin our new unit this week, with the story “Universe.”

Please email me with any questions:

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Thanks for your continued help and support.

Mrs. Tran

Fall writing this week

Hello families ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you are enjoying the wonderful colors of Fall.

This week in math, students are learning about ratios and unit rates. In class, students will examine unit prices among many different items (such as cereal) to determine which item offers the best price when they go shopping.

In language arts, students will take their first district writing assessment on Thursday. Our focus this week will be on improving different aspects of writing. Please look for the progress binder to come home this week. In the binder, you will find assessments, classwork and progress reports from our Achieve reading online program.ย  Please keep the assessments and progress reports in the binder and sign the parent log, so that I know you have seen all tests.

Students have been working with partners on completing a self discovery of plate tectonics. Later in the week, they will work independently to create an ad for one of the landforms they discovered, and illustrate how plate tectonics affected that land form.

Thanks for your continued support of our work in the classroom.

If you have any questions, please email me at

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Have a great week! :)

First math test this week

Hi families,

This week, my math class will take their first unit assessment on Monday.

Then, on Tuesday, we will take a pre-assessment on our math ratio unit.

In science, students are learning about plate tectonics.

In Language Arts, my students will be reading the story “Hachiko.” Students will have a spelling test Friday, as well as a reading assessment with a written response. If you have any questions, please email me at

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Thanks for your continued help. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Working hard – September

Hi families,

Your children are working hard. I would like to send some recent assessments home later this week.

In language arts, the sixth grade teachers asked students to bring in a 1-inch binder to keep assessments and important papers. If you sent one in already, thank you so much for your help. If you have a problem getting a binder, please email me and let me know.

In Math, we are continuing work on decimals, fraction division, greatest common factor and least common multiple.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Have a great week!

Our first full week, with a half day Wednesday

Hello families,

We are in the full swing of sixth grade now. Your children are doing a great job getting used to our daily routines.

In social studies, we are learning about how the colonists created our government.

All math classes are working on division of fractions.

In language arts, my class started a personal narrative for their first writing piece. In addition, we are working on becoming better readers by asking questions and referring back to the text.

Please check each teacher’s blog for more specific information about your child’s math and language arts work.

If you have any questions, please email me at:

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Have a great week!

Open House this week

Hi,

As we begin our third week of school, I am very impressed with our students and their ability to get back into the flow of school.

This week, each LA class will have their first spelling test and reading test. We will also have our first STAR reading test on Friday. In math, we are working on dividing fractions.

I am looking forward to meeting familiesย this week at Open House to discuss our year. Open House is Tuesday, 5:30-7:30.

If you have any questions, please email me at:

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Thanks.

Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Welcome Back!

This past week has been an exciting one getting to know our new sixth graders. I have been very impressed with their enthusiasm and work ethic already.

Keep checking this site for upcoming information about our class and assignments.

Feel free to email me with any questions at

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Thanks,

Mrs. Tran

Some exciting projects

Hello parents and guardians,

We are winding down the school year with some very interesting projects.

In language arts and social studies, our students are working on 3 collaborative projects surrounding a Washington, D.C. landmark. First, they made an informative poster. Next, they are working on a persuasive commercial. Finally, they will create a children’s book about their landmark. I am really impressed with the work they have done so far!

In science, we are working on a unit on simple machines. Our math end-of-unit assessment on statistics will be next Wednesday.

Please continue to ask any questions you have. I can be reached by calling the school or at my email

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs. Tran ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Washington D.C,

Hello parents and guardians,

I can’t believe our Washington D.C. trip is here! I am really looking forward to spending time with our wonderful sixth graders and their families. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย If you have any questions, please refer to our original information sheet. Please remember to bring a bagged lunch and $10 per person for dinner. Finally, if you can carpool with any other families, please do so, as that would really help keep room available in our parking lot.

Next week, we have a few assessments you may hear your child mention. We will be taking the STAR assessments in both math and language arts. In addition, our reading groups will have a final assessment in their reading program Achieve.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my email.

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Middle school visit and math module 5 test

Hello parents and guardians,

It was great seeing everyone at the End of the Year party on Friday night! I can’t believe we are nearing the end of this year.

We still have some exciting activities coming up, along with a lot of work to do in our classrooms.

First up, this Monday, we are visiting the middle school. Students will receive a tour of the school and meet their middle school principal.

Next week, we will travel to Washington D.C. I am looking forward to this trip, as I am sure many of you are too. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you haven’t turned in your permission slip, please do so ASAP.

In math, my students will take the unit 5 test this Tuesday. They will take the unit 6 pretest Thursday and we will switch classes again on Friday.

In language arts and social studies, we continue to work on our D.C. projects. Students are working in groups of 2 or 3, and are creating an advertisement, a commercial and a children’s book. I have seen some great collaboration so far.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Kim tran

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