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Mrs. Hurgin

Greetings, Families!

I am excited to start the new year! Below is the letter we sent home with your child on step-up day. This would be a good time to check in with your student and see if he or she has completed summer work. We love to get postcards from students because it helps us get to know them a little better before the school year starts. There will be an open house on August 27, from 5 to 6:30 PM.If you have questions don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail.

Welcome to the Hurgin Jackson Team!

We are so excited to start a new school year with each and every one of you!

Your sixth grade year is a transition year to the middle school and you will find yourself with more responsibilities and expectations.  We will be with you every step of the way to make sure that you have the tools to be successful and that you have a year full of growth and exciting learning opportunities.

Today you will learn about your summer reading assignments and also take home a summer math and science bingo activity.  Summer is a great time to practice your math facts. You can practice these by going to Portaportal.com and log in as a guest using: mathwms6.  Math Trainer is in the first folder with “WOW” to draw your attention.

We are hoping you will read at least two books this summer.  When you finish them send Mr. Jackson a postcard to share something you liked about the book.  If you have time this summer, send Mrs. Hurgin a postcard to let her know if you have done a special activity, taken a trip, gone to a camp, or just enjoyed a day outdoors!  This will help us get to know you!


Our addresses are:

Mrs. Hurgin

113 Swett Road

Windham, Maine 04062


Mr. Jackson

35 Misty Drive

Windham, Maine 04062


We wish you a relaxing summer and look forward to getting to know you in the fall!

Mrs. Hurgin (math and science) hhurgin@rsu14.org

Mr. Jackson (social studies and language arts) pjackson@rsu14.org


Below is a list of suggested supplies:

4 one subject spiral notebooks

Pair of scissors (optional)

Lots of pencils

Colored pencil and Markers (optional)

Silent pencil sharpener(optional)


Glue Stick(optional)

Zippered or snap pencil case

Earphones for laptop use

Composition book for writing class

Summer Math and Science Bingo

Please choose four activities in a row. Be sure to use detail and color if appropriate.  Have Fun!

Learn about the Rufa Red Knot and the challenges faced by this bird species.

Describe the plants, animals and natural environment you saw on a hike, at camp or on a trip.

Write a math word problem, using fractions, about trees and show how to solve it.

Read an article about nature or the environment and describe what you learned.

Write without stopping for 15 minutes about your favorite outdoor experience.

Draw a map of how to get from your house to the school. Label the angles of the road intersections with degrees. (measure or estimate!)

Research your favorite backyard animal. Include its scientific name. Make a small poster with a picture and facts!

Make a crossword puzzle with adding and subtracting decimals!

Design a survey and make a graph to show your results!

Create a book cover for you favorite Maine animal.

Make a set of flash cards for the facts you need to work on. Practice these for 10 minutes a day!

Design a cartoon strip about a famous naturalist or scientist.

Observe an animal or outdoor scene and sketch it. Include a caption.

Find ten numbers in a newspaper and explain their meaning in the context of the article or advertisement. Tell as much as you can about each one!

Write a list of all of the types of trees in your yard.

Make a geometric shape drawing. Make a key of the shapes you used!