General Information:

To the parents of 6th grade students:

Please click on the image below for a digital copy of the letter that was sent home on the first day of school.

This year we are using a math site prodigygame.com to supplement our lessons. The websites requires headphones to listen to instructional videos. Please provide your child with a pair of labeled headphones that can be left in the math classroom. We will use them during math class for the remainder of the school year. Inexpensive headphones or ear buds will work! Headphones can be purchased from Mr. Buonacquisto for $2. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at sbillings@odysseyschool.org Thank you!

General Information:

Odyssey has a new App!

If you would like to be able to get information about Odyssey on your phone, please go to this link to download our new App.

http://content.customschoolapp.net/launchpage/odyssey/index.html

In 6th grade math we will learn about the following topics:

Module 1 Ratios & Unit Rates

Module 2 Arithmetic Operations Including Division of Fractions

Module 3 Rational Numbers

Module 4 Expressions and Equations

Module 5 Area, Surface Area, & Volume Problems

Module 6 Statistics

We use a curriculum called "Eureka Math." Each module has varying numbers of lessons and each module will include a "mid-module" and an "end of module" assessment.

Eureka Math Curriculum

During the 2015-2016 school year, Odyssey transitioned to Eureka Math. Eureka provides many resources on their website. When you click on the image or copy and paste the link below you will be directed to a page with parent information and support:

Parent Support

Or, copy and paste this link for the parent support page:

https://greatminds.org/math/parents

Homework Expectations in 6th Grade

To earn full credit, your homework must:

- Be complete

- Show all work or explain all answers

- Neat and easy to read (answer circled when appropriate)

How to monitor your child's progress

Each parent has a username and password for PowerSchool. PowerSchool is what teachers use as an online grade-book and where we enter grades and comments. Parents and students can log on at any time to see real-time updates of their child's grades and assignments. If you have any questions about PowerSchool, or need an extra copy of your username and password, please contact Mary Wolfe in the office or email her at: mwolfe@odysseyschool.org

Please click on the following link to access the website

https://odysseycommunityschool.powerschool.com/public

*** Student supplies ***

Parents, please check the student supply list to be sure that your child is prepared every day as supplies may need to be replaced throughout the year.

In math, students are required to have the following materials in class with them every day.

* 2 sharpened pencils

* an eraser

* a homework folder

* a spiral notebook

* headphones

Please feel free to email me at any time with any questions that you may have.

sbillings@odysseyschool.org

Thank you!

Websites for Math Help

Please check my "web sites and links" page for links to help your child practice and understand math. Videos and sites that are used in class are posted there as well as other resources.