Our monthly Mustang Pride Assembly will be on Thursday, March 30th in the cafeteria at 9am. Hope to see you there!
AZMerit sample tests will be used in the classroom as an instructional tool. You can access these anytime at home by clicking on this: AZMerit Sample Test and logging in as a Guest.
We had a great first day back! Every student was ready to get right back into the swing of things and it made for a really smooth day.
In Math we are moving forward with 7th grade Quarter 1 standards. This week’s is adding and subtracting rational numbers, and interpreting sums in real world contexts. In order to solve, students need to recall concepts already learned this year. It keeps them engaged in what they are learning!
In Reading we are filling in any gaps not mastered on the Posttest Benchmark in preparation for AZMERIT. 🙂
Students have a homework packet each week this Quarter, in addition to their Reading Log. Please go to the Cactus Canyon Information Night on Wednesday. Your student has a flyer in their backpack!
There will be no tutoring this Quarter.
I hope you all have a fun and relaxing Spring Break planned at home or on a trip. We are done with Quarter 3, and have completed Benchmarks. A copy of Benchmark Scores, and Report Cards will be sent home after Spring Break. Please encourage students to read, read, read, read, read, Read, Read, Read, READ, READ, READ over Spring Break! At least 30 minutes per day is the new STAAR standards for Quarter 4 students in 6th grade. Parent support on this is really appreciated.
There was a lot of growth this year, and I am so proud of each student’s effort. Every one is eagerly anticipating Spring Break. Here is a candid photo from this morning. 🙂
We are having our Valentines Day Party tomorrow Tuesday, from 12:15-1:10. The foods are chip and dip, with root beer floats. If you are able to send a bag of chips, a dip, or a jug of rootbeer to school that would be great! I have plenty of plates and cups.
Please join us for an Art walk of our Art projects for Cells: Plants vs Animals. This will be Wednesday from 2:25-3:00. Come any time in that window to walk around and look at the projects.
Please take a moment to fill out the Parent Survey by going to our School website and clicking on it(bottom left).
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This week we will be learning about Plant vs Animal cells. The students will be assigned a Cell Project (Click here to see flyer with options, that is going home with students tomorrow Feb 6th).
Progress Reports window closes on Thursday Feb 7th. If you need help with your username or password you can contact the from office-or ask your student to login with their information 🙂 I will have grades done by Feb 3rd for this Progress Report.
In Math we have two standards this week –
G.A.04 – I can solve real world problems by finding surface area for three dimensional figures using nets with fractional edges.
G.A.02 – I can find the missing side length of a right rectangular prism given a volume and fractional side lengths.
For Reading we are doing RI.08 – I can analyze the meaning of figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases in text.
Thursday February 9th is our Valentines Day Dance – hope to see you there!!!
From left to right: a candid photo of our blended learning environment working in small groups and at the Utable, the AJ Rangers presenting a donation for our inclusive playground equipment, student Oliva Scalmato placed 2nd at the Elk’s National Hoop Shoot Contest ages 10-11
Some supplies we could use help restocking:
Well, only 7 school days of January left! We have a new student, his name is Blake and he previously attended AJUSD.
First AR Test is due tomorrow before lunch, and each student should be at 30% of their goal by 2/2.
In Math we are doubled up on standards for this short 3 day week…..
I can’t believe we are already in Quarter 3 🙂
Reminder, there is no school Monday January 16th in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
A big compliment to all students in my room, every one came back ready to learn and focused! I was very impressed with their behavior the first day back in school. Here are some photos from the first day back and some information about changes……