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7302 Webster Lane  Fort Washington, Maryland 20744

Main Office (301) 449-4970  Main Office Fax (301) 449-2114

Excellence ~ Effort ~ Efficacy

Mrs. Veda A. McCoy, Principal

Mrs. Jameka Hughes, Assistant Principal ~ Mrs. Monalisa Lewis, Reading Specialist ~ Ms. Phyllis Ennals, Guidance Counselor

Avalon Elementary School is a nurturing learning community committed to preparing students, academically and socially, to be college and career ready.

December 8, 2017

Dear 6th Grade Parents and Guardians,

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with this week’s instructional update for your child’s 6th grade classes.

Again, I would like to thank you for your continued patience. Your concerns around instruction and classroom environment are taken seriously. At this time, qualified and certified members of our staff provide instructional support to all content areas and subjects.

Here is an overview of what the students worked on this week and what skills/concepts will be covered next week. Students also receive instruction and assignments in Science and Social Studies. Students also have been signed up for Front Row online intervention program, for all subject areas.

This week in Math and Reading

Math / Reading
Unit 2 algebraic expressions and equations (i.e., PEMDAS order of operations)
  • Math Vocabulary Unit 2
Advanced/TAG: Students will complete mathematical task, Pencil Collection. / ARC 2 Session 7
Author’s Point of View
Standards:RI.6.6m W.6.2, W.6.2.a, W.6.9
  • Research Simulation Task
  • Writing Focus
  • Thesis Statement
  • Introduction – How to Hook Your Audience
  • Paragraph Organization
  • PARCC Practice
  • Vocabulary Words: tone words
Advanced/TAG: Students will complete quarterly honors activity, Passion Project

Next Week In Math and Reading

Math / Reading
Standards: 6.EE.A.1-3
Reviewing Order of Operations
  • Missing Variables
  • Multiplications Drills
Advanced/TAG: Students will complete mathematical task, Pencil Collection. / MDCCSS Standards:RI.6.6, W.6.2, SL6.1
Quarter 1 Arc 2,: Sessions 8 & 9
  • Research Simulation Task – Essay Revise/Peer Editing
  • Transition Words
  • Subject /Verb agreement
  • New Spelling List – Test onDec. 18, 2017
  • Reading Logs Due EVERYMonday. (Parents Sign)


  • December 8 – Topic discussed and cleared with teacher
  • December 8 – Question (Hypothesis) due to teacher
  • December 22 – Outline for research paper
  • January 5 – Write materials, procedure, variables and analysis plan. Discuss with teacher

Student work has been graded and we are working to update SchoolMax, as soon as possible.

The parent meeting, scheduled for, Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 pm, has been canceled. I will continue to communicate with parents with a weekly update. I also remain available to respond to any concerns, questions and suggestions. I can be reached by phone (301.449.4970) or email (). If you call the school and leave a message, and do not receive a return call within 48 hours, please send me an email.

Thank you for your continued support of Avalon Elementary School.


Veda A. McCoy