A Universe of Possibilities : to College and Beyond 6th Grade Overview Mrs. Kamiyama - Calonge. 2014-2015. District Welcome Back Video. The Director of Operations. My 23 rd year of teaching HIS G.A.T.E. coordinator B.A. in PE (1986), M.A.in Teaching (2006)
Be Respectful:in your words/actions, with adults, students, and property.
Be Responsible: in your school work, homework, life at home/school/class, for yourself and with your behavior.
Be Safe: Conduct yourself in a safe manner wherever you are, if you have to ask…it probably isn’t safe.
2-Communication home, Consequence Essay, and/or detention.
3-Classroom Referral, detention, and/or possible loss of privileges.
4-Conference with parents, student, and teacher(s), office referral, class restricted list, possible in-house or formal suspension.
Severe Incident-Violations of Ed Code 48900 may result in suspension or expulsion.
Incidents are documented and may affect citizenship marks.
It is my belief that a student’s assigned work is the main evaluative measure that is relevant to the course material. Students should strive to make each assignment reflect his/her BEST effort and work. Therefore, I don’t offer ‘extra credit’ to bring up grades.
Occasionally, I do put ‘BONUS’ questions on math/science tests. Students may earn extra points on a test, but are not penalized for wrong answers.
Online Tests may also earn extra credit.
90-100% = 5% , 80-89%=4%, 70-79%=3%, 60-69%= 2%, <60%=1%. This is optional and offers students practice tests to prepare for exams.
EVERY student is encouraged to do all BONUS problems and to take the Online Practice Tests.
Homework = 10% of total grade
Classwork = 25%
Quiz/Project = 30%
Tests = 35%
A= 90-100% B= 80-89% C= 70-79%
D= 60-69% F= 0-59%
Work will come home weekly, please review and sign acknowledgment and return with folder by Tuesday of following week.
DO NOT throw any assignments away until end of each trimester. Verify grades, catch mistakes, etc.
ESPRI online grade book is “OPEN” for all students. Updated weekly. I will not be sending home weekly grades! (ESPRI demo)
A campus-wide goal to have all parents using online gradebook to monitor student progress.
Items for the Classroom-
KLEENEX/Facial Tissue-Need plenty throughout the school year.
Hand Soap in dispenser
Red ink pens
Dry erase markers (low odor, please)
This year we fully implement the Common Core State Standards and will be taking the online test in the spring.
Practice Test available at:
Open-ended types of questions will be integrated into subjects to give students ‘practice’ in thinking more divergently.
By focusing on the universal themes of:
Exploration, Structure, Force, Power, Adaptation, and Conflict, students will develop an understanding of the following units of study: (1)Scientific Methods , 2)Earth’s systems and cycles, (3) Earth’s structure- plate tectonics, and (4) the interactions of living things to their environment.