Welcome to 6th Grade Math

  • Stranger Things

    Posted by Benjamin Hsieh on 4/3/2020

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    Well, friends.  Strange times call for strange measures.  Since we will not be in school for the foreseeable future, we will embark on a new journey called "distance learning".  This will begin on April 13th for Q4.  In the meantime, students are encouraged to join google classroom and engage in the optional supplemental learning beginning Monday, April 6th.  Check your school email for an invite!  


    April 6-10:  Optional supplemental learning.  

    April 13-???:  Begin Q4 distance learning.  Expect lessons to be posted on google classroom, along with assignments to turn-in.   


    Obviously, this is new to all of us so please bear with me as we work out the kinks.  Stay healthy!

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  • Outdoor School Parent Information Night

    Posted by Benjamin Hsieh on 2/19/2020


    We are rapidly approaching our week of Outdoor School for our 6th graders! I'm sure you have many questions, so we strongly encourage attending Parent Information Night on Wednesday, February 26 from 6:30-7:30.


    Below are some important dates to keep in mind in preparing for Outdoor School.


    2/26: Parent Information Night @RRMS (6:30 -7:30 pm)

    3/16: Registration and camp forms due

    3/29: Open House @Kuratli (4-6 pm)

    4/14-4/17: Outdoor School!

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Posted by Benjamin Hsieh on 12/20/2019


    Have a great holiday!  I'd like to give a special thanks for the kind words and tokens of appreciation so many of you offered this week. 

    Enjoy your two-week rest and get plenty of time with family and friends!  It was been a productive and eventful fall for all of us.

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  • New Quarter

    Posted by Benjamin Hsieh on 10/28/2019

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    On to the new quarter!  Grades for Quarter 1 will be mailed out soon, though you can get a good preview on Family Link.  

    This is the time of year when many students start needing to refresh their supplies.  Please ask to make sure your child has the following:

    1.  Pencils!

    2.  Pens!

    3.  A math notebook!  (only $1 in the office)

    4.  A calculator!  

    We are also in need of Kleenex boxes as there are many runny noses.  Thanks!

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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Posted by Benjamin Hsieh on 9/20/2019


    Conference sign-up is live on 9/23!  Conferences will take place on Wednesday, 10/9 and Thursday, 10/10. We will meet in D102. You can access the sign-up page through the RRMS website under the "Parents" tab by clicking "Conference Sign-Up".   

    Conferences will have two main components:  a meeting with the teacher and a student-led portion.  During the teacher meeting, we will review student progress and set goals for the upcoming year.  Students will then move to the hall and guide families through their learning portfolio and FamilyLink.

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  • Curriculum Night

    Posted by Benjamin Hsieh on 9/6/2019

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    Our 6th grade Curriculum Night will be from 6:30-8pm, Tuesday 9/10!  This is just a brief message, so you know what to expect.
    1. You will run through your 6th grader's entire schedule. We will have your class schedules available, though you may want to bring a copy.
    2. This event is designed for parents and teachers. If possible, please make other arrangements for your student.
    3. The purpose is to give an overview of curricula and classroom policies. If you have individual concerns about your student, let's follow up at another time. Parent-Teacher conferences will be right around the corner in October.
    We look forward to meeting you!



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  • Welcome!

    Posted by Benjamin Hsieh on 8/21/2019


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    If you have found your way to this website, you probably have me as your 6th grade math teacher!  If not, you are either lost on the internet or extremely bored.  Anyway, who am I?  Let me introduce myself.

    This is my 21st year teaching.  That means I am old.  So, so very old.  It's alright because I act kind of immature and wear clothes that are too young for me.  I love teaching math and I like to do other stuff like eating potato chips, riding bikes, and playing Mario games.  

    Now, let’s talk a little bit about the last name. Though it looks like it may be pronounced like the sound of a samurai sword slicing effortlessly through the air, it is not nearly so cool. H‐S‐I‐E‐H is pronounced S‐H‐A‐Y. You know.  Rhymes with clay, Milky Way, soufflé, buffet ...

    Anyway, I just wanted to write you a letter welcoming you to math class. Thanks for reading this. I look forward to meeting all of you very soon!


    Mr. Hsieh

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