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Mrs. Kathy Bradshaw is currently a sixth grade Math and Writing teacher at Larry J. Macaluso Elementary in the Red Lion Area School District.  This is her 18th consecutive year of teaching in sixth grade. She has been working as a team with Mr. Dherit for the past 7 years.
Prior to her teaching career, Mrs. Bradshaw earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Elizabethtown College in Lancaster, PA  She also earned her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State University in 2005. In addition to these degrees, Mrs. Bradshaw has also taken education courses from Wilkes University and Wilson College.
Outside of school, Mrs. Bradshaw enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters and currently resides in the East York area.

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6B News 2.11.18

On Monday in writing, we will finish our pre-writing organizers for our compare/contrast theme essays.  Then we will study a mentor essay for ideas about how to structure and organize our essays.  Eventually, by the end of the week, we will have completed the first drafts of our essays.
We continue unit 6 in Math this week.
Monday: Lesson 6-4
Tuesday: Lesson 6-5
Wednesday: Review of decimal addition/subtraction
Thursday: Lesson 6-6
Friday: Quiz
February 14: Grandparent's Day, DLR 17 due
February 16: School in Session, Math Quiz, Math boxes 6-4 to 6-6  due
February 19: No School

6B News 2.4.18

This week in writing, we will continue to prepare to write our compare/contrast essays.  Students will identify the theme of their selected short story and then compare this with the theme from the short story they read earlier in the year.  We will discuss effective techniques for making quality comparisons.
In Math, we will begin unit 6 this week.
Monday: Lesson 5-8
Tuesday: Lesson 6-1
Wednesday: Lesson 6-2
Thursday: Lesson 6-3
Friday: Quiz
February 7: Graded DLR due
February 9: Math quiz, Math boxes 6-1 to 6-3 due
February 14: 6th grade Grandparent's Day
February 16 and February 19: No school for students

6B News 1.29.18

This week in writing, we will finish our theme essays by completing a  self-evaluation and making final revisions.  These are due on Tuesday.  Then, we will begin to read another story as preparation for a compare/contrast essay that we will write next.
In Math, we will finish unit 5 this week.
Monday: Lesson 5-10
Tuesday: Lesson 5-11
Wednesday: Lesson 5-12
Thursday: Unit 5 Review
Friday: Unit 5 Assessment
January 30 - Theme essay due
January 31 - PRIDE day @ 2:45, DLR 16 due
February 2 - Math boxes 5-10 to 5-13 due, Unit 5 math test
February 7 - Workout day
February 16 and 19 - No school for students

6B News 1.21.18

This week in writing, we will be publishing our theme essays after we spend some time revising and editing them.  The students have worked hard to organize their ideas and find evidence from the text to support their claims.
In Math, we will continue with Unit 5 this week:
Monday: Lesson 5-7
Tuesday: Lesson 5-8
Wednesday: Review of key geometry skills
Thursday: ADAM benchmark assessment
Friday: Quiz
January 22 - Writing On-Demand assessment
January 24 - Parent visitation day, DLR 15 due
January 25 - ADAM math benchmark assessment
January 26 - Math quiz, math boxes 5-5 to 5-8 due

6B News 1.17.18

Well, it will be an even shorter week than we had planned.  Here is out plan for our (very short) week.
In writing, we are going to review the plans we created last week for our theme essays.  When we are sure we have a good plan in place, we are going to draft our theme essays.  We are writing to prove the theme of a selected text.
In Math, we will continue with unit 5.
Thursday: Lesson 5-5
Friday: Lesson 5-6
January 18 - DLR 14 due
January 22 - Literary Essay On-Demand writing assessment
January 24 - DLR 15 due, Parent Visitation Day
January 26 - Math quiz, Math boxes 5-6 to 5-10 due

6B News 1.9.18

With the weather we've been having, it's been difficult to plan out our weeks.  However, I believe we are good for the rest of the week and these plans should work out.  Thanks, Mother Nature, for keeping us on our toes.
In writing this week, we are going to plan and draft our theme essays after carefully studying a mentor text.  This essay is based off of a story that students read and is written to prove the theme of the story.  Hopefully, we'll be ready to publish them next week.
We continue with Math unit 5 this week:
Tuesday: Lesson 5-2
Wednesday: Lesson 5-3
Thursday: Lesson 5-4
Friday: Quiz
January 10: DLR 13 due, Favorite Sports team day
January 12: Math quiz, Math boxes 5-1 to 5-5 due
January 15-16: No School for students

6B News 12.18.17

This week in writing, we will finish and publish our character essays.  Before submitting, students will have the chance to revise with a partner and complete a self-assessment checklist.  This will provide them with opportunities to improve their essays before submitting.
We will finish Unit 4 in Math this week.
Monday: Lesson 4-13
Tuesday: Lesson 4-14
Wednesday: Unit 4 test
Thursday: Review of adding decimals and measurement conversions
Friday: Continue review of decimals and conversions
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Have a wonderful week and a great holiday!

6B News 12.11.17

This week in writing, we will revise and publish our character essays.  The students have worked to craft a claim and support the idea with evidence.  Most importantly, they have worked on clearly explaining how the evidence fits the claim.
We will continue with Unit 4 this week in Math:
Monday: Lesson 4-9
Tuesday: Lesson 4-10
Wednesday: Lesson 4-11
Thursday: Lesson 4-12
Friday: Quiz
December 12: Byrnes Center lesson “Breaking the Silence”
December 13: DLR 12 due
December 15: Patriot’s Pen Assembly, Math boxes 4-8 to 4-11 due, math quiz
December 23 – January 2: Winter Break
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6B News 12.3.17

In writing this week, we will study a sample character essay to see how the author links the ideas together to form a smooth essay that clearly articulates the ideas supporting the claim. Then we will draft our own essays and study a 6th grade rubric.
We will continue with Unit 4 this week in Math.
Monday: Lesson 4-4
Tuesday: Lesson 4-5
Wednesday: Lesson 4-6
Thursday: Lesson 4-7
Friday: Quiz
December 6: Neon/Sparkle Day, DLR 11 due
December 8: Math quiz, Math boxes 4-4 to 4-7 due
December 12: Breaking the Silence (Byrnes Center lesson)
December 25 - January 2: Winter break

6B News 11.27.17

This week in writing, we will continue our essay writing work by crafting a claim for our character essays.  Then we will gather evidence from the text and write a draft.  Students always draft in their writer’s notebooks, so if you ever want to see your child’s work, as him/her to bring it home for you.
We will begin unit 4 this week in Math.
Tuesday: Lesson 4-1
Wednesday: Lesson 4-2
Thursday: Lesson 4-3
Friday: Quiz
November 29: DLR 10 due
December 1: Math Quiz, Math boxes 4-1 to 4-3 due
December 6: Neon/Sparkle Day
December 12: Byrnes Center Lesson “Breaking the Silence”
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6B News 11.12.17

This week in writing, we will begin to plan and draft our character essay.  Students have selected and carefully read a short story.  Now, they are ready to analyze the character using bits of text from the story.  The essay will be written to prove a character trait.
We will finish unit 3 in Math this week.
Monday: Lesson 3-11*
Tuesday: Lesson 3-12*
Wednesday: Lesson 3-13*
Thursday: Lesson 3-14*
Friday: Unit 3 test
*Homework this week may not be from the homelink book. Instead, students may be working on a review packet to prepare for our upcoming test on Friday.
November 14 - ALICE safety drill
November 15 - DLR 9 due
November 16 - PRIDE assembly, Parent/Teacher Conferences 5-8 pm
November 17 - Unit 3 test, Math boxes 3-11 to 3-15 due
November 20-21 - Parent/Teacher conferences *No school for students*

6B News 11.5.17

This week in writing, we will begin the work of closely reading a story to examine the author's details.  We will focus specifically on the way a character is portrayed in the story.  After this, we will determine a character trait and offer evidence from the text to support our thesis.  
We continue unit 3 in Math this week.
Monday: Lesson 3-7
Tuesday: Lesson 3-8
Wednesday: Lesson 3-9
Thursday: Lesson 3-10
Friday: Quiz
November 8: Camo/Tie Dye day, Graded DLR B due
November 10: Math quiz, Math boxes 3-7 to 3-10 due
November 16: PRIDE Assembly, Parent Teacher Conferences 5-8 pm
November 20-21: Parent Teacher Conferences (No School for students)