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 Ella and Jordan as this week's News Anchors!

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Upcoming Events!

1/19- No School - MLK Day!

1/23 End of First Semester & Marking Period 2!

1/23 - Our Class Popcorn Sale!

1/26 No School - Teacher Workday

1/28 Spelling Bee

1/30 Cat's Club! And Report Cards sent home!

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Our Class Popcorn Sale is January 23rd!

During open house, some parents that signed up to volunteer their time on our January 23rd Popcorn Sale. I will be contacting you next week to confirm your attendance to help out our classroom's popcorn sale! If you did not sign up and would like to help out, please let me know and we can arrange it! :)
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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!

Our Week at a Glance


We completed Topic 8 and took the test on Wednesday. We did amazing on it! Our classroom average was an 89%! We have also continued to practice, "My Favorite No!" Students will continue to gain essential understanding when fixing problems they got wrong. Today, we took the Math Benchmark Test we have been prepping for. Students deserve this extra-long weekend for all their hard math work! Next week, we will be starting Topic 9: Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Ask your 6th grader how we can cross cancel when we multiply and divide fractions. Please assist your child a little bit everynight on their homework. A little bit goes a long way!

Social Studies

This week, we studied Ch. 5, Sec. 2: Land Use. Students received a special lesson from Mr. Steinhaus himself covering environments, manufacturing, and culture! Ask your 6th grader how much they enjoyed the lesson! Next week, we will begin Ch. 5, Sec. 3.

Writing and Grammar

We dove deep in understanding viability as a reliable topic for our complaint letters. Next week, we will be choosing our topic and begin writing our letters. Ask your 6th grader what viability means! We also began using GOOGLE CLASSROOM with the classroom set of Chrome Books for our writing prompts! Students need to be familiar with using the Chrome Books due to the M-STEP test (the new MEAP) being online this spring. Students received a Grammar Unit 7 packet. We studied the use of capitalizing quotations, salutations, titles, and names. We will continue studying these topics next week. Ask your 6th grader what a salutation is!

Word Study

Today we took the "viv, bit = live, life" quiz. Next week, we will be studying the new Greek Root Word(s) "flect, flex = bend." The word study lists are starting to become more challenging, please remind your child to study a little bit every night to prep for the quizzes on Fridays. 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 Login as...username: centralcats password: flushing.


We have completed our Informational Reading Summaries! Students did a tremendous job with focusing on all the components a summary consists of as well as outstanding grammar and mechanics! We began reading, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. Chapter 1 quiz will be on Tuesday when we return from our extra long weekend. Students also received a Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry literature packet of daily lessons covering Common Core State Standards and skills we will be studying throughout the novel. Students received their two Monthly Reading Logs for the month of January. 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 Monday, February 2nd 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!

*Google Classroom*

We are starting our very own "Google Classroom!" Please review the document posted below to remind your 6th grader how to join. Students have been practicing how to sign in and turn-in assignments this week. This is an awesome tool for students to complete assignments that I assigned online. This new wave of assigning homework, projects, tests, and quizzes is an exciting experience! This document is being sent home in Friday Folders for your reference.
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6th Grade Promotion Flyer

This flyer was sent home last Friday in regards of 6th Grade Promotion. If you are willing to volunteer your time, please return the bottom portion of the flyer to me (Mrs. Blevins) as soon as possible. Thank you!
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