# Important Facts

Week 10/16: We start the week with a Basic Skills Assessments. this will not be graded, however it will be used as a tool to identify weak skills and to show growth. The students will have a similar assessment the end of the quarter with the same concepts. The rest of the week will be spend discussing ratios.

# Mrs. Van Der Geest’s Math Facts

All 6th grade students are REQUIRED TO KNOW their multiplication facts from 0 x 0 to 12 x 12 Quickly. Students will be given timed tests since knowing these quick facts is essential to success in math. As the year progresses, timed division tests will be given. Below is a chart you may print

A little facts about me…I grew up in Hawaii, where I met my husband. We have since relocated to Chelsea, Alabama, moving here in 2005. I enjoy exercising with friends, hiking, and raising my Golden Retrievers. Both of my children (Carrie and Zakary) graduated from Chelsea High School and have since graduated from college.

# Welcome!

Year 2016-2017 has raised $1175 for homeless animals.

**Money raised will be donated to:**

**$300.00** Seacrest Wolf Preserve

**$750.00** to Shelby County Animal Shelter

**$125.00** to Greater Birmingham Humane Society

# Parent Information…Please Read

**PARENTS:** Please e-mail Mrs. Van Der Geest via the school’s email system. This will help to maintain confidentiality and facilitate a quicker response to questions and concerns.

Extra Help Math Sessions are offered Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:20. Write a pass in your planner to enable you to gain access to the room.

Below are some links to help your student while at home.

Learn Zillion–Math Help for all grades