Monday, October 3, 2016

October 3-7

Happy foggy Monday!

This week we will finish Shiloh and watch the movie on Friday!
In writing, we will focus on figurative language and also take a test over unit 1 on Thursday.
In math, we will continue with chapter 1, having our quiz either Thursday or Friday.  It will depend on how the students are understanding order of operations!

As always, please email me with any questions or concerns you may have!

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Now that we have gotten all of our pretests out of the way, we will be diving into text books and activities this week!
In math, we will begin with a book scavenger hunt to get the kids acclimated to their new text book and then our focus will be whole  number operations for the rest of the week.
In ELA, we will start our week with a trip to the Monroe County Library.  Hopefully all the kids can get their own library card and check out some great books for AR!  I will be Rigby testing with the students to determine the best AR goal for them.  They will have their goals by the end of the week.  When we finish with testing, we will begin the novel Shiloh and also start working in our ELA text books with vocabulary and grammar.
Important Dates:
Wednesday, 9/14/16- PICTURE DAY

I hope everyone had a great first week last week!  Cooler weather this week is the best news I have heard since my husband went for a 2 point conversion in over time to win the football game on Friday! :)

Monday, September 5, 2016

Welcome to the 6th Grade!!!

I would like to give a very warm welcome to all of my students and parents that will be joining me on this wonderful journey this year!  I know it is a scary thing to come to a new building and begin the year here at the Junior High!  I promise all of you that I will be a warm smile to each and every one of you and make this transition year as smooth and enjoyable as I possibly can!  This is my 10th year teaching 6th grade and it is such a unique and fun age!  I am very much looking forward to getting to know all of you and making this year one of the best!  Please take the time to check out my website, there is a lot of important information on there.  I will also update this blog each week so you can have an idea of what is coming up in OUR classroom for the week!!
Thank you!
Mrs. Wood

Monday, April 11, 2016


I would like to send a HUGE thank you to all who participated in our readathon!  We raised just over $500 and I was able to purchase 84 books for our classroom!  That is amazing and I am so excited for my students to have new books to read!

Monday, April 4, 2016

April 4-8

Welcome back from Spring Break!  I hope you all had a wonderful break!  I had an absolute blast in Australia!  What a place!

We will be starting to work on geometry in math.  We will cover perimeter and area this week.
In reading and writing, we will continue with folk tales and fables.

The 4th quarter begins today!  You should be able to see 3rd quarter grades by the end of this week!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Spring!

We have a great week planned before we break for spring break!
In math we will be reviewing for our exam, which is Thursday!  The exam will cover data, integers, and the coordinate plane.  I have placed many educational games on my website to help the students study!
In language arts we will also review poetry and grammar that will be on our exam.
Our Reading and Writing exams will take place on Wednesday this week.  For their writing exam, they will be using a program called essayscorer and they will have to write a persuasive essay about having a pet.  We have practiced on this program throughout the 3rd quarter.

My husband and I will be leaving for a trip of a lifetime tonight to Australia! I was very glad to see my students today and get them feeling comfortable for their exams before leaving for the rest of the week.  We have the building sub, Ms. Alcock, subbing in here and the students all seem to really like her.

I hope you all have a wonderful Spring break and enjoy your extra time with your family!!
Remember-no school on Friday!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pi Day Celebration!

We had such a wonderful time celebrating Pi day!!!  Because of our fog day on 3/14, we had to celebrate on 3/15.
Our top 6 contestants include:
Gavin Hunter- memorized 46 numbers
Laci MacQuisten- memorized 54 numbers
Rory Baxter- memorized 84 numbers
Rachel Chen- memorized 45 numbers
Sydney Shammo- memorized 238 numbers
Zachary Stevens- memorized 204 numbers

Our champion was SYDNEY SHAMMO who memorized a whopping 286 numbers!!
Our runner up was ZACHARY STEVENS who memorized 204 numbers!

This was incredible to me!
Congrats to all of our students who took the time to memorize Pi- we had a blast!  Here are some photos and a pretty entertaining video!