Dear Sixth Grade Parents

Our very exciting and highly entertaining fundraising auction event is coming up on March 24th. I hope to see you there. Each year the Ed Foundation asks that each class build/make/create an item that can be auctioned off at the event. These items are a highlight of the auction and the auction attendees enjoy seeing and bidding on the items that each class submits.

I would like you to respond in the comments below with your ideas of what we can create. I am also looking for a leader for this project as well as support persons. A few things to keep in mind: project due March 2nd, only $50 our class can be reimbursed by the school for materials( the rest is on us to find, cover the cost, or find donations), item is to be made of natural materials, and some level of participation by the 6th grade students is strongly encouraged.

We are able to be as creative as we would like to be, however here are some suggestions from the Education Foundation letter on the topic:

The students are working hard on their business projects. More businesses launched last week to surprisingly strong customer response and solid sales. We are now on a roll with new businesses launching each day. Many projects involve selling treats and drinks before school, during morning and lunch breaks, and after school. Here are the rules for selling food during the sixth grade business math block:

You can view the current student progress report for your child on the class website. See below for detailed directions.

Weekly Packet: I had planned to send home a weekly packet today, but didn't have time to put them together before school ended today. I'll try to send the packet home tomorrow instead. 

Math Homework: Students received a math packet today, which we will work through over the next week or so. Their math homework is to complete page 17 in this packet. This is due on Wednesday, Nov 15. 

List of Assignments: Please see the list of assignments here:

Back to the Future: Well, I tried... Over the summer, I switched our class website to a simpler system that I hoped would save me time. The good news is that I learned about static website generation programming in Go, a hip new programming language with a strong future, and had a good time with it all. The bad news is that it didn't turn out to be a time saver. Therefore, I'm switching back to our good old tried and true class website:


Dear Sixth Grade Families,

Please excuse the mid-summer interruption. Exciting things are happening and there’s news to report

Welcome Tina Tian

Please join me in welcoming Jack’s mother, Tina as our Sixth Grade Teacher Assistant. Tina volunteered in our class through much of the fifth grade year, and is very familiar with our students and classroom routines. She is smart, creative, proactive, a bundle of energy, and very quick to see a need and lend a hand.