It was another beautiful fall weekend here in New Hampshire. It sounds like lots of people came out to enjoy Pumpkin Fest in Milford - not to mention numerous soccer games and other family fun. Today we started our new pod formation with Mr. Vetack and Mrs. Miller at recess and lunch, so there were new opportunities for interactions with some new friends! We're continuing our work in writing on our Tales of Fright and will begin our drafts this week as we move towards their due date at the end of the month. I'm looking forward to seeing (and reading) what kinds of spooky happenings and scifi words the kids create.
Homework for Tuesday, October 11th, 2021
The end of another week has come and the kids are more than ready for a long weekend. We played a fun new game today that not only tested their multiplication facts, state capital knowledge, and food identification - but also their cunning as they swapped and stole points from each other on the way to victory. In all my years of teaching I've never had a more overwhelmingly positive response to something new like this. I can't wait to give this another chance next week. Speaking of next week, we're going to be beginning our Parent-Teacher conferences. I look forward to sharing positive news about your students and how great they really are. I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend and I'll see you back here on Tuesday!
Homework for Friday, October 8th, 2021
Homework for Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Happy Wednesday! We're halfway through our week and what a gorgeous day it was! Not only did the kids enjoy recess and lunch outside, but they were treated to their second Environmental Science lesson of the year today which meant another trip to the nature trail with Mr. Bothmer. They worked extremely hard on their retake tests and I'm very pleased with the progress that is being shown in their work as well. Looking forward to continuing our work and discussions tomorrow - hope you all have a great night!
Homework for Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
Information has been sent out about our Parent-Teacher Conference and I'm already seeing many of you have signed up. Thank you so much for that and I really am looking forward to sharing how wonderful your children are! We continued our work today in Writing with some work on suspense. If you have a favorite novel or movie that would fall under this genre, feel free to share what made it suspenseful with your child for another real-world example. Social Studies began today with a brief introduction to what we'll be covering this year as well as our initial focus ... Map Skills! Tomorrow will be our re-test for Topic 1 in math, and I've given the kids a fun review activity to just help a little bit more. Everyone seems to be in a much better place in their understanding, and I anticipate much success in the near future! Have a great day, everyone!
Homework for Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
Welcome back to another wonderful week here at HUES. We've officially entered Parent-Teacher Conference season so please be on the lookout for a signup email to be going out very soon. Conferences will be held starting next week and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at some point over the next few weeks. Today we finished our latest science lab so be sure to ask your 6th grader about how their bridge faired. We had some great discussions about how they're designed to carry extreme loads. We began our unit on Hatchet today as well and look forward to lots of great discussions surrounding Brian and his adventures in surviving in the Canadian wilderness.
Homework for Monday, October 4th, 2021
We made it! September is safely in the rear view and next week we'll be moving full speed ahead! I'm very excited for what we have in store and, hopefully, the kids do too! It looks like there's a bit of rain on the forecast for next week, so I hope everyone enjoys a nice weekend before it hits our area.
Homework for Friday, October 1st, 2021
Happy Thursday! Well, today was the last day of the month and tomorrow we'll welcome the season of spookiness and I, for one, can't wait! While not my favorite season, Fall is certainly up there fighting for that top spot each year. I love the crispness of the air, the pumpkin spice everything, and the excitement on my son's face when he changes his mind about what he wants to be for Halloween for the 346th time since the summer ended.
Today the class took a look at the results from their first math topic test. As this was our first assessment, it allowed me the opportunity to walk the children through the process that they'll take after future assessments. In the coming days, they will be working to make corrections to the problems that they had missed. I have also shared a Google Slide with them to help with reteaching the material from our first topic. Between tomorrow and next Tuesday, the children will be working during their WING periods with me for one-on-one coaching, small group reteaching, and independent practicing with the goal of walking in Wednesday morning even more prepared for their retake.
Between now and our retest date, if your child has free time at home I will be sharing several IXL practice exercises to continue to strengthen those weaker areas. I appreciate the help between home and school to ensure that your superstars are getting everything they need for success!
Homework for Thursday, September 30th, 2021
We've officially made it through the halfway point of our last week of the month. Thankfully today brought some beautiful, fall weather as well as some much needed sunshine. Tomorrow we'll be enjoying our next science lab where we'll engineer and design a popsicle stick bridge to support the most weight possible before failure. I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone performs!
Homework for Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
What a wet and wild Tuesday we had here today at HUES. The forecast looked halfway decent this morning with only a small drizzle in the late afternoon - but the torrential storm raging outside our windows before the morning announcements apparently didn't bother listening to that forecast. Thankfully, the rain cleared out by the time we were getting ourselves prepped for indoor recess and the kids were able to sneak outside for some nice fresh air. Our afternoon was spent continuing our discussions about our Symbols Project, paragraph writing, and our upcoming science lab tomorrow where we'll be donning our engineering caps to solve a problem. All in all, it was a solid day and we're all looking forward to tomorrow!
Homework for Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
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