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Back to School Sixth Grade - Mrs. Weber Wednesday, August 15, 2012 District Mission Statement Based on the belief that all students can learn and with the understanding that students’ capabilities may vary, our mission is to promote the growth of the whole child by providing a caring, stable environment where each child has the opportunity to develop to his/her fullest potential. 10/3/2012 Daily Schedule 8:00 First Bell 8:05 Last Bell/Classes Begin Student considered tardy 12:10-12:40 Lunch 12:40-1:00 Noon Recess 2:00-2:40 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) Study Hall with homeroom teacher 2:50 Dismissal Need note if not following the signed departure form 10/3/2012 Milk and Morning Snacks We have snack on Fridays Great Value Follow our school’s Honey or Cinnamon Graham Crackers, Cheese Wellness Policy Snacks-variety of flavors, Barnum’s Animal Crackers Vanilla wafers Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Sunshine Brand Cheeze Its Crackers General Mills Cereals Rold Gold Pretzels Kix and Honey Kix, Microwave Popcorn Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Nabisco Teddy Grahams Cheerios-original, chocolate, multi-grain, Apple Cinnamon Kellogg’s Cereals Cookie Crisp, Chex Mix- Fruit Loops, Chocolate Cheddar and Traditional Mini Wheats, Apple Snack donations are Jacks appreciated. Malto Meal Cinnamon Toasters Snack milk is $.30 Special Classes Monday Thursday Music 9:40-10:20 Library 9:45-10:25 Remember books Tuesday Friday Art 9:40-10:20 P.E. 9:50-10:20 Remember tennis shoes Wednesday Computer Lab 9:50- 10:20 P.E. 2:00-2:30 Remember tennis shoes Band/Chorus Band Students will be given their band schedule after school starts Chorus Tuesdays from 2:00-2:30 Any student who is interested may join chorus, but they do not get to pick and choose which weeks they go. Once they are signed up, they are expected to go each week. Discipline Plan Same discipline procedures in every 6th grade class. Students will be given checkmarks for inappropriate behavior and “incompletes” for late/incomplete work. When a student has an incomplete assignment, he/she will serve a working lunch during lunch recess on that same day. After 3 checkmarks or 3 incompletes in a week, the student will serve a noon detention. After each subsequent 3 checkmarks or 3 incompletes in the same week, another noon detention will be assigned. Parent contact is made for each detention assigned. After 3 noon detentions in a quarter, after-school detentions will be assigned. Grading Grades will be given on performance of specific skills, tests, and projects. Progress reports and report cards sent home for each grading period. Each need a signature slip returned School wide evaluations AimsWeb, ISAT, STAR Do not reflect on report cards 10/3/2012 School Wide Grading Scale A 93%-100% B 85%-92% C 74%-84% D 66%-73% F 65% and below 6th Grade Teachers Mrs. Weber – homeroom teacher Social Studies, Language Arts and Spelling Mrs. Mattis Literature Mrs. McGuire (Ms. Beard is substitute for first nine weeks) Math Mrs. Furlong Science Literature – Mrs. Mattis Reading practice is very important for success. Read the assigned story and drill on the vocabulary for each story. Read nightly in AR (library) book At least 15 minutes. A point goal will be assigned by Mrs. Mattis 10/3/2012 Math – Mrs. McGuire Daily math assignments Homework packets due before tests Tests and quizzes over chapters Science – Mrs. Furlong Homework, projects, quizzes and tests Group work Spelling – Mrs. Weber Spelling list will be sent home each Friday with the weekly calendar. Pre-test is each Monday. Final test is each Friday. Those who earn an A+ trial test do not take final test. Spelling pages are also due each Friday. Social Studies – Mrs. Weber Studying ancient history and world civilizations this year Grades will be taken on in-class assignments, homework, quizzes, tests, projects, current events and class participation Study guides will be sent home two days before each test Homework Expectations Students will have homework most nights of the week in at least one subject. Study Hall – use time wisely to limit the amount of homework that needs to be taken home Incomplete assignments the next day mean a working lunch and an “incomplete” on the clipboard AR reading – at least 15 minutes a night Study for tests using study guides School Calendar/Handbook Students will be required to bring to school each day the school calendar/handbook issued during registration. Checkmarks will be given if a student does not have his/her calendar. Assignments for each subject will be written down each day in the calendar. Parents can check his/her child’s assignments for each day by looking at the calendar. Responsibility Students need to bring their Trapper Keeper and backpack daily, as well as any textbooks, library books, and homework taken home. Thank you in advance for sending back parent signature slips on time. Special Incentives Tickets Students earn tickets for good behavior, answering questions in class, being helpful and kind to others, etc. After 30 tickets are earned, students can cash these in for reward coupons: 20-minutes of computer time sit by a friend for the day get out of a checkmark free page of spelling read anywhere in classroom for AR pencil 10/3/2012 Special Incentives (continued) Class Rewards Once 25 apples are earned on the class tree, then the class will get a special reward recess and snack break. Quarterly Fun Day Those who meet behavior requirements set by 6th grade teachers will get to participate Asking for $10.00 from each student by September 30th to help cover expenses of fun days and field trips. Book-It Those who meet AR goal each quarter receive a Book-It coupon Parent Conferences Conferences are Thursday, October 25 (4:00-7:00p.m.) and Friday, October 26 (8:00-11:00a.m.) A note will be sent home to schedule conferences You will meet with your child’s homeroom teacher unless circumstances merit a meeting with the other teachers in the 6th grade. 10/3/2012 Contact Information I can be reached during the school day at 826-2355 or by e-mail (email@example.com) Check out my webpage: http://www.marshall.k12.il.us/schools/north-elementary- school/staff/6th-grade/mrs.-weber Weekly calendars with spelling list Social Studies Language Arts Downloads of documents that need to be signed/returned to Mrs. Weber Summary Questions ? Visit classroom and other areas of the building and playground It is going to be a great year!!!!
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