Humphreville's Homeroom


Work like a Captain...Play like a Pirate!

ELA: In English we have been reading Good Masters! Sweet Ladies, which is structured in the form of monologues and dialogues. These stories were read in class like a play allowing every student an opportunity to be the star of the show.

We have also been continuing their writing with daily writing prompts and Kindest Kansas Citian essay. We have talked about Martin Luther King and the struggle against racial segregation and racism. Students wrote an essay on what their dream is for society. These are posted in the hallway at school. Please continue to have them read 30 minutes each night.

We will be taking the STAR360 assessment again the end of January in ELA and math.

Social Studies: In class students have been learning about Feudalism in Europe during the Middle Ages. We have completed activities and reading explaining the different social classes and their responsibilities among each. We have also discussed the architecture and the formation of the towns based around a castle and commons area.

Math: In math we are working our way through ratios, equivalent ratios, and rate reasoning to solve word problems. We are going to start coordinate graphing later this week. Remember students have access to my Weebly website at night and can play many math practice educational games, like Sum Dog, Frontrowmath, and MobyMax.

Science/Engineering: In science we are starting to learn about the earths systems [the atmosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere]. Students will be able to differentiate between minerals, rocks and soil.

Kindest Kansas Citian

This is the 26th year students in the Kansas City area will be looking for a kind adult that makes an impact on their life. The students at STEAM will be given the opportunity to participate in the search for the Kindest Kansas Citian. This is a part of the Kindness Is Contagious…Catch It! program sponsored by Synergy Services, a non-profit organization in the KC area. Your student has a chance to spread a little kindness by writing a short essay about an adult who impacts or influences them through kindness. A letter with further explanation and rules for the contest was given to your student on Wednesday. The official entry form will be attached to the letter; it will be due back no later than Thursday, January 21. If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Malone or myself. It would be great if every student in the building would participate and spread a little kindness.

Genius Hour Club and Library Makerspace fun...Pics

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Special Thought...

"What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child."-George Bernard Shaw
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Grade Reports...

There were some technical issues with our grading reports, that they are working out. Hopefully they will be sent home to parents/guardians on Wednesday, January 20. We appreciate your patience with this.

Save the date...

  • No school Monday, January 18 MLK Day
  • No School PD Day Friday, February 12
  • School in Session Monday, February 15
  • End of 3rd Quarter Wednesday, March 16
  • No School PD Thursday, March 24
  • No School Spring Break Friday, March 25 - Friday, April 1

Technology Reminder...

Please help remind your students that their computers are a learning tool that need to be charged every night before bed. Several are starting to show up with no charge on them. We do not have the capability to re-charge everyone's devices at HC STEAM. Also, cell phones are to remain off during the day and in a students backpack. They know that they can always check with me during non-learning times if they are expecting a message from home. I will implement a cell phone jail in our room, since we have had a few phones being used in the restrooms and in their specials classes. If I take their phone they will get it back at the end of the day. Thanks for your support with this!

Want to print something AWESOME on our 3D printer?

Here is the information on the challenge. You will have until February 5th to design your 3D model using with parents’ permission. If you have any questions, email Mrs. Appling the Librarian.

It's snowing...

When it isn't snowing outside yet....we can make our own SNOW at STEAM. Today the 6th grade classes made snow with their kindergarten buddies. Here are a few shots from Mrs. Votaw's kindergarten and Humphreville's 6th grade classes.

Approved calendar for 2016-17 school year:

Classroom Items Needed...

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Any games you don't need at home (indoor recess)
  • Pipe Cleaners any color
  • Playdoh (any color, kind)
  • 16 ounce water/pop bottle (rinsed out)
  • wine corks
  • Liquid Starch Bottle
  • Corn Starch
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Paper Plates, Cups, Bowls, Silverware (used for science projects)
  • Lysol Spray
  • Peace Lily (NASA's list of plants that most improve indoor air quality)
  • plants for our classroom
  • Candy for testing treats (Life savers, Mints, Butterscotch, Smarties etc.)
  • Lego's or any games for indoor recess
  • different size pieces of rope

Send me an email if you have any of these items to donate. Thanks!

6th Grade Scientist of the week...

Students have been sent out on a mission to find a fun science demonstration to bring back to class. Many have already found one that they would like to present. We had our first awesome presentation Friday by Esteban. Please ask your student what they have found to demonstrate to the class. I ask them to limit materials to stuff that is available at school or home with no expense. Special note: they cannot pick anything with open flame or fire.
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6th Grade Schedule


9:00-9:10 Bell/Seat Work/Writing Prompt

9:10-9:30 Attendance/Lunch Count/Jobs/Conscious Discipline/Study Hall

9:30-10:00 Recess

10:00-11:00 ELA/RTI

11:00-11:05 Brain Break

11:10-11:35 Lunch

11:35-12:50 Math

12:50-1:35 Specials/Plan

1:35-2:05 ELA/SS - Reading/Writing workshop

2:05-2:10 Brain Break (healthy snack)

2:10-4:10 Science


12:00-12:45 Computer Lab

12:50-2:20 Specials/PLC

2:20-2:50 ELA/SS - Finish Reading/Writing workshop

2:50-2:55 Brain Break

2:55-4:10 Science


1:40-2:30 Library