Blevins Broadcast

Room # 135 News!

Welcome to Mrs. Blevins' Online News Broadcast!

Our classroom stresses the importance of working at one's full potential. The students are given opportunities to do their personal best during every activity. In order to determine your child's needs, continuous assessment takes place. All activities are designed so that every student in our classroom is working at a challenging and rewarding level. Throughout the school year, I promote working together to create an open teacher-parent-student communication relationship. I feel it is in your child's best interest if we work together and stay in contact with one another in order for him/her to be successful! Feel free to navigate the Blevins Broadcast at your convenience where you will find classroom news, slideshows, upcoming events, our week at a glance, a note from the teacher, and other pertinent information.

Check out Julia and Caleb as this week's news anchors!

Blevins Broadcast 3/13/15
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The results are in! 6th Grade Promotion will be at Camp at 7:00 p.m.! We are all excited to have you join us in this celebration!

6th Grade Camp Parent Meeting!

6:00 p.m. in Central's Library. Your attendance is greatly appreciated!
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Upcoming Events!

March is Reading Month! Keep track on your Calendar that went home in Friday Folders!

3/18 Early Dismissal @ 1:50 p.m. and Camp Parent Meeting at 6:00 in Central's Library

3/27 End of 3rd Marking Period, report cards go home!

3/30 Challenge Reading Log Due!

Student-Led Conferences: 3/30 and 3/31

4/1 At-School and At-Home Reading Logs Due!

4/1 Cat's Club!

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Student-Led Conferences are happening soon! Be sure to look for your child's conference time coming home in their Friday Folder, March 13th! Please contact me if the time you signed up for is no longer available to you. Conferences will be held on March 30th and 31st. See you all then!

Clorox wipes, paper towel, and kleenex needed please!

Mrs. Blevins will give $5.00 Blevins Bucks for every item brought in to keep our classroom healthy! We are running low on all of these items, including store items! If you are willing to donate these items, students will receive bucks to spend at store! Thank you for generosity!

Math

This week, we have completed Topic 13 and began reviewing for the Benchmark Test scheduled for Monday. After completing the Benchmark Test, we will start Topic 14: Understanding Percent's. Students continue to enjoy pointing out mistakes when we practice "My Favorite No!" Students will continue to gain essential understanding when fixing problems they got wrong. Please review a little bit each night with your 6th grader for a little practice with an adult can be reassuring and beneficial!


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/math.cfm

Social Studies

We discovered Canada's history through the British American Act of 1867. We watched interesting United Streaming Videos to enhance visual representation of Canada's history and major leadership. Ask your 6th grader, what's so special about Quebec! Next week, we will cover Sec. 5: Canada Today.


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/social_studies.cfm

Writing/Grammar

Students are learning many strategies for descriptive summary writing to put their historical event in chronological order. We had many wonderful class discussions about the historical events!


We have been using the Chrome Books in class. Students need to be familiar with using the Chrome Books due to the M-STEP test (the new MEAP) being online.


Next week, we will finish drafting our summaries and start implementing transitions, and specific details of our Informational Essays.

http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/writing.cfm

Word Study

Today we took the "struct = build" quiz. Next week, we will be reviewing "therm = heat." The lists for each week may be found on my webpage under the Word Study tab. Quizzes are always on Friday. Please remember to use Quizlet.com. Login as...username: centralcats password: flushing.


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/spelling.cfm

Reading

Students watched Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry movie and created an essay by comparing and contrasting the film with the novel. We also started Tuck Everlasting!


Students received their two Monthly Reading Logs for the month of March. One is an "At Home Reading Log." Students need to complete and fill out the log after reading 20 minutes everyday. The same rule applies for their "At School Reading Log." They are responsible for filling this out after IDR/Daily 4 time in class. Both are DUE on Wednesday, April 1st with a parent signature. They are also available on my teacher webpage for your reference. We have built better stamina time coming back from break and we are continuing to build on top of that time every day!


Make sure your child is also completing the yellow Reading Log Challenge for March is Reading Month! They will have a chance to surprise Mr. Steinhaus!


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/reading_and_writing.cfm


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/home_reading_logs.cfm

2015 March is Reading Month Calendar

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2015 March is Reading Month Challenge Reading Log-Due Mon. 3/30

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Cat's for a Cure!

This October, Mrs. Blevins and the 6th grade team promoted a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This school wide event involved a D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read), and a t-shirt sale. We made over $500 for the ACS! We fight for a cure together!
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