Humphreville's Homeroom

6th Grade Happening's

Work Like A Captain...Play Like A Pirate!

ELA: In English students have been busy writing a Greek mythology paper. They have also been composing a compare and contrast piece over the Lightning Thief novel and movie. Students are learning about persuasive speeches and picking a side "against" or "for" a subject question and how to create a logical argument. We will be taking the STAR360 assessment again in January in ELA and math. Students should be reading 30 minutes each night.

Social Studies: In class students will be comparing and contrasting Greece Civilization and the Roman Empire writing an essay utilizing technology (Prezi, PowerPoint, Animoto, Canva, etc.) or on construction paper. Students should finish these presentations this week.

Math: In math we have started ratios, equivalent ratios, and rate reasoning to solve word problems. We have had several nights of ratio homework, since I felt they needed added practice. Remember students have access to my Weebly website at night and can play many math practice educational games, like SumDog, Frontrowmath, and MobyMax.

Science/Engineering: We are still working through light and sound vibrations and waves in science. We have joined the other 6th grade classes in rotations for sound demonstrations with instruments. We have also visited many sound websites to take notes from and experiment with sound activities. We plan to take a light and sound test this week using students notes.

We have also been active with the Hour of Code, which is a Global movement to introduce computer science and code basics to students. This has been a lot of fun to see how creative our students can be with the coding basics that they are learning.

Here is a post from Ivy Nelson our Belton Technology Integration Specialists showing off what one of our classmates Ian has coded:

Save the date...


15th HC STEAM Spaghetti Dinner

15th Band Concert 7:30-8:30 at Mill Creek

22nd Holiday Parties at HC ~ 6th grade afternoon TBD

22nd - 6th Grade Humphreville Homeroom ~ Secret Santa Gift Exchange, pizza & movie

22nd End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

23-31 No School - Winter Break

Spaghetti Family Dinner...

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 5:30-7pm


Come Join us for food and fun time with our school family.

Positive Community and Character Council are hosting a family dinner night. Each student has an opportunity to earn a free ticket for displaying good character.

Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Students in our Homeroom thought it would be fun to exchange names with classmates and give a $5 gift right before holiday break on December 22nd. If students are unable to do this exchange let me know, so I can help out. I told them to please remember to keep it at $5!

Hillcrest STEAM News Show #3

Here is a link to our latest student produced News Show

Items needed in our classroom:

  • 6 boxes graham crackers (needed 12/18)
  • 12 containers of vanilla icing (needed 12/18)
  • sprinkles for gingerbread houses (needed 12/18)
  • gum drops for gingerbread houses (needed 12/18)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Dirt/Potting Soil
  • Pipe Cleaners any color
  • Playdoh (any color, kind)
  • 16 ounce water/pop bottle (rinsed out)
  • wine corks
  • White Vinegar
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Paper Plates, Cups, Bowls, Silverware (used for science projects)
  • Egg Cartons (for paint trays)
  • 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 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

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!

Kindergarten & 6th Grade Buddies

A note from Dr. Jones:

The Cass County Health Foundation has a long-standing partnership with the Belton School District as we continue to seek and promote healthy living opportunities for our school community.

Thank you.


The Cass County Health Foundation is a community partner with the Belton School District. Their mission is to increase access to dental care for Cass County children.

Winter break is the perfect time to schedule your child’s dental check-up or to complete any outstanding treatment! Call one of Cass County Dental Clinic’s two convenient locations: 816-322-7600 (Belton) or 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville) to schedule. Appointments are filling up fast! Medicaid accepted! Discounts* for uninsured! *Must qualify based on household size and income.

Melissa McConnell

District Communications Specialist

Belton School District #124


913-526-1458 (cell)



Our next newsletter...

The next newsletter will be in January. Have a wonderful holiday season! I appreciate each and every one of you, and everything you do for your children and our classroom! Mrs. H