Friday, August 29, 2014

Math Textbook

Has your child ever come home and said, "I left my textbook at school".  Well, I have the solution.

The Mathematics Textbook is online.  Visit:

The entire book is online.  It also includes Skills Reviews, and Games, just to name a few.

You don't need to get a username or password from me to view the text.

Week One is Done

What a wonderful week we had!  We:
-took a Math Pre-Test
-took a Science Pre-test
-learned the rituals and routines for my room
-thought like a scientist (Science - Chapter 1, Section 1)
-organized our Math, Science, and Morning Journals

The students have received grades for their organized Math and Science Journals.  Also they were to observe their home and list 3 qualitative and 3 quantitative observations.  (See Science Book, Chapter 1, Section 1 for assistance.

Next week, we will:
-take a Health Pre-test
-Create a safety poster in Science
-Divide fractions
-continue practicing our rituals and routines

Don't forget to sign up for:
-Text message updates:  Text @anf1415 to (442) 333-7602
-Homework Website:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Class Website

My class Google Site is yet another place to receive information about how my class operates.  It includes:

Supply List
Resource Links
How-To Videos
Science Fair Information
Teacher Wish List
About the Teacher
Math Information
Science Information
Health Information
Contact Information

Feel free to click around.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Remind 101

This allows me to send you quick updates via text or email.  For example, "Don't forget, there is a test on Monday."  

To subscribe, text @anf1415 to (442) 333-7602 ~ Standard text messaging fees apply.  To unsubscribe, reply with "Unsubscribe @anf1415" as the message.


Use the link: to join.


Send a blank email to: to receive email updates, rather than text messages.  To unsubscribe, reply with "Unsubscribe" in the Subject Line.

All students whose parent(s) sign up with Remind 101 will receive 5 points extra credit in Math, Science, or Health...their choice.

Did you notice the box to the right?  ----->
It shows all the text message updates that have been sent out.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

School Notes

School Notes is where Homework will be posted.  It also has announcements, updates, textbook information, deadlines, and dates.  Mainly, its where you can find that day's homework.

When I get your email, I will add your preferred email to the list serve.  When School Notes is updated, it'll send you an email stating the site has been updated.  You can unsubscribe at any time.


You can sign yourself up by visiting:

and click on the page(s) you would like to receive notifications. 

SchoolNotes will be updated daily, Monday-Friday.  We will try our hardest not to post more than once each day so we don't flood your email accounts.

Feel free to visit the School Notes page whenever you choose.  The students can visit the page too.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Food Allergies

Attention Students with Food Allergies:

If students have food allergies, please make sure you provide documentation.  In addition, if students don't eat pork for religious or health reasons, please provide documentation for that as well.

Welcome to Ms. Fletcher's Blog

I'm Ms. Fletcher and you have clicked into my blog, Ms. Fletcher's Philosophers.

This Blog will house information, updates, announcements, student work, student posts, student responses to prompts, among other things.

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My goal is to post something weekly to keep you informed as to what's going on in 6th Grade Math, Science, and Health.

Feel free to subscribe via email.  That way you will know when I update my blog.

Monday, August 18, 2014

First Day of School for Teachers and Staff

Well, today was my first day back to work since June 13th.  I must have been really anxious last night, because I could not sleep.  I tossed and turned all night long thinking about all of the work I needed to do.

We had meetings the first half of the day.  We reviewed last year's data, welcomed new staff members, and caught up with the returning staff.

For the 2nd half of the day, we were able to work in our classrooms.  I got just about my entire classroom finished and ready for the students.

Needless to say, I came home and went right to sleep.  Whew!  What a day!  I finished some Health Lesson Plans for the first unit and posted the homework for August 29th.  You can check the homework at  Feel free to subscribe to receive updates.

Tomorrow, I'll be in meetings for most of the day with only about 2 hours to work on my room.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Back-to-School Fair

The Annual Back-to-School Fair will take place on 
Saturday, August 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Show Place Arena
Upper Marlboro, MD