Mrs. Mathews' Minutes

Everton Bearcats! Oct. 14, 2016

Mrs. Donna Mathews

6th Grade Teacher at Everton

Indiana University East Graduate

6th year teaching

Married for 37 years, 4 adult children and their spouses, 11 Grandchildren...Priceless :-)

Love quilting, being outdoors, gardening and working puzzles

Happy Fall Break!

I hope you all are able to have an enjoyable and relaxing Fall Break!

Report Card Conferences.

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed getting to meet and speak with most of you face to face. I truly feel that I have an awesome group of students this year and that just reflects greatly on everything you have done with them at home. Thank you again for taking time out or your busy schedule to meet with me. I really do appreciate all your support!

Science Fair Information

If you haven't looked over the Science Fair Packet with your child yet, please do. They really need to start planning what they might want to choose for a project. Their ideas are due to me on Monday Oct. 24th!

What we've been up to this week....

  • Reading: We finished working on inferring and have been focusing on Close Reading for understanding
  • Writing: The students have been working on Opinion writing and explaining who they would vote for in the Presidential Election if they could vote.
  • Math: We have ben working on the coordinate grid and plotting and locating points in the four different quadrants
  • Science : We started our unit on Matter! Ask them what Salsa is and why?

Important Dates Coming up!

Oct. 17-21 Fall Break

Oct. 24th- Science Fair Idea needs to be turned in to me

Oct. 24th- Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 27th- Literacy Night 6pm

Nov. 5th- Everton Elementary Hog Roast 4-7

Nov. 11th- Veteran's Day program 1:30

Nov. 17th- Science Fair Showcase/ Math Science Night 6pm

Friday before Fall Break!

Having fun at recess, working together on math skills and typing our Presidential voting reports....and of course TWIN DAY!

Below are some websites that student's have passwords for in their agendas! These are great for extra practice at home! ;-)

Whooo's Reading

A new website for students to discuss their books with their friends and I can also check on what they are reading!


Students have their log in and password in their agendas

Newsela- Great reading site!

This site contains current event stories with a 4 question quiz at the end. Great way for allowing students to read topics they like and test their Comprehension! All students have a username and password to log on!

Xtramath website

Great site for practicing math facts!

Website for practicing and reviewing math skills

Many students are still struggling with converting fractions, decimals and percents. If you have time above is a free website that you and your child can review!

Digitwhiz.....A Great site for more math practice

All the students can log in and practice at home!

Lexia/Core 5 at home

Lexia is a reading website students have been working on at school to improve their skills. For Lexia you only need my email which is listed at the top of this flyer
Harmony Parent Portal

Keep up to date with your child's grades!

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