Miss Blanshine's Class News
March-ing right through to the third trimester!
Dear Parents / Guardians,
As the second trimester comes to a close, I am amazed at the progress I am seeing students making! Just a reminder that PSSA testing is coming up quickly! We will be spending time over the next few weeks preparing and honing our testing skills. This year, the 6th graders will be taking their PSSA test online. Never fear! Our 6th graders are tech saavy and ready to take on this new way of doing the test! They will have an opportunity to see what the test looks like and practice.
Just a few reminders:
- Please be sure that your child is fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Please send in a note when your child returns from being absent. This is very helpful for Mrs. Hurst to have it as soon as possible.
- Be sure to register for a parent portal account. If you do not have an account or experience problems logging in, contact Annette_Stewart@conestogavalley.org for assistance.
What have we been reading?
Last week we started chapter 9 which is coordinate geometry. The students will plot points in all four quadrants. Then they will connect the order pairs to identify the figure as well as determine its perimeter and area. We should be ready to test sometime next week. Look for a remind for the exact date. After chapter 9, we will start our unit of geometry. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Writing Class will focus on making sure we are able to analyze elements of author's craft in selected poetry and matching prose. We will also work to hone our ability to proof-read looking for errors in punctuation, word usage, and pronoun usage. Finally, we will rehearse writing timed 5 paragraph essays in preparation for the PSSA assessments.
How to contact us:
All teachers can be contacted here at school between 8:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Dial the school number,
656-2068 and then the teacher’s extension. Or dial 0 to leave a message with Mrs. Parker or see if we are available.
The best method for contacting teachers is e-mail. While we may not be able to answer the phone, many times we can get back to you much more quickly with an e-mail.
Mrs. Shetter: Writing
Mrs. Schader: Math
Mrs. Leaman: Learning Support
Miss Blanshine: Communication Skills and Science/ Social Studies