Math Homework: week of March 18th due Friday. Block 1: Orange workbook pg. 166 & 170 Block 2: Orange workbook pg. 146 & 147, 148 extra credit Block 3: Orange workbook pg. 146 & 147, 148 extra credit
Current unit of study: Chapter 6 Integers and the Coordinate Plane Common Core State Standards: 6.NS.5 Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values: use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. 6.NS.6a Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., -(-3)=3. 6.NS.6c Find and position integers...on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY! I give weekly extra credit opportunities that are worth 5 points each week. This task should be done outside of class, receives no teacher help and is due weekly on Fridays. The challenge of the week is posted in the classroom bulletin board.
2nd Quarter Homework Change: Students will now have Study Hall on Thursdays from 1:15-2:10. This is an amazing amount of time to get one on one or small group from teachers, study, work on homework, work on missing assignments, or catch up from being absent.
I am also hosting a afternoon recess math group specifically for students who are missing their homework assignments. If students do not turn in their homework on Friday, then they will be expected to work with me for 15 min on Mondays to help them with their work. I am hoping this help will give another opportunity to students who are struggling with organization skills, homework skills, or are just having a tough time understanding the concept that week. Please continue to check in with your student each week to see what homework is assigned. As a class, we all record the assignments in our school planner. If you need a planner you can pick one up from the front office.
Some important notes...
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Student's are provided a locker. These lockers do not have locks nor are they allowed to be locked at anytime, so please keep all valuable non-school items at home. These lockers are smaller in size, they fit a backpack, jacket, and school supplies. Students may use magnets in their lockers but NO tape, stickers, glue, or writing. We do occasional locker clean outs to keep our school clean and lasting for years to come.
Cell phones. The school's policy is no phones in are to be used in school, during recess, or the classroom. I realize many students carry phones with them on a daily basis for specific before and after school needs as well as parents desiring to keep their students safe during the day. If students bring their phones to school they must keep them in their lockers or if the teachers are willing, in a cabinet in the classroom. Please be mindful of texting your student during the day, please contact the front office you need to reach your student or pass along information. Especially with Apple watches this can become quite distracting to student learning during instruction.
I love having parent involvement in their student's learning, so please feel free to email me any time you have a question or need; firstname.lastname@example.org
As parents/guardians you will receive regular updates from our 6th grade team lead teacher, Kathleen Perkins. Watch for those emails as she will be sending out the most updated information.
Be sure that you know how to log in to your student's SIS account so that you can stay up to date on grades and assignments.
Math books are on loan to students, they will be checked out to each student with a corresponding number and need to be turned back in at the end of the year. If perhaps along the way the math book was lost, a replacement will need to be provided to the school.
Remember we are a school that teaches to each student's different needs and level. We level the students based on a variety of data and information as well as the dynamic of each class room/size. We believe we have placed each student in the best class yet throughout the school year if we see a need to change classes we may do so. This is all for the best benefit of your student.
Classroom Grade, Test, & Homework Info
Homework is assigned weekly on Mondays; in the classroom, on SIS, and on the 6th grade website, and due on Fridays.
Homework is to be done outside of class time. I am available by appointment after school for math help.
Late homework is -1/2 pt. per late day.
Students with missing homework will meet with me during the 2:15 recess for Math help.
Absent work is due upon arrival without any late point deductions.
I do not give make up work as students continuously have the opportunity to turn in their work as well as participate in weekly extra credit opportunities.
*It is important to return work every Friday, it helps me as a teacher to assess what students understand and what might need to be reviewed the following week. Homework load should never be an overwhelming amount, just enough for additional practice to master current concepts. Challenge of the Week: extra credit The math challenge problem is posted every Monday in class and left up for the week. On Friday, students who have chosen to do it will turn in their answer and if correct, receive 5 extra credit points. I will also post the challenge problem here on the website. This is a problem that students need to do on their own. The extra credit will be posted in the grade book under the Challenge of the Week tab. Enjoy! Test & Quizzes:
Formal assessment dates will be posted on the website.
Test & quiz scores are posted in the online grade book as soon as possible.
Students will have opportunities to take advantage of quiz and test corrections. This will be handed back with the student's test and upon successful completion students have the opportunity to gain back 1/2pt per corrected problem.
Test retakes are given on an as need teacher discretion basis.
Grades are updated online weekly.
Late work grades are posted as soon as possible.
Absent work is due upon the day of returning to school without any late point deductions.
Any missing work will be shown as the letter "M" in the online grade book and if you click on that assignment, it will show what pages and from which book it was assigned.
Excused work will be displayed as the letter "E"; this is if a student was absent on a day of in class participation points.
Ms. Elliott- - A little about me: I grew up in a large family in a small town in Missouri but have spent the last 14 years living in California. I love, love, love the beach and sunny weather but also enjoy the mountains for hiking, camping, and snowboarding too. About two and half years ago I adopted two amazing mustang horses and they have now joined a small non-profit wild horse sanctuary in Park City to preserve these horse's amazing instincts. I absolutely love teaching and find so much delight in seeing kids love learning and succeed.