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Welcome to 6th Grade Orientation!. Please sign in on the pink sign-in sheet by your child’s name Please take Classroom policy Contact information Orange remind 101 paper Green remind 101 paper We will start promptly at 6:00. Meet the teacher. 7 th year teacher

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Welcome to 6th Grade Orientation!

Please sign in on the pink sign-in sheet by your child’s name

Please take

Classroom policy

Contact information

Orange remind 101 paper

Green remind 101 paper

We will start promptly at 6:00

Meet the teacher

7thyear teacher

Graduate of GVSU and Marygrove College

Married with 1 daughter

Family in Grand Rapids

Run, read, golf, bake, snowmobile

Class Schedule

Math: 7:45-8:34

Reading: 8:38-9:29

Social Studies: 9:33-10:22

LUNCH: 10:22-10:52

Language Arts (Marlan): 10:56-11:46

Science (Vondra): 11:51-12:41

Specials: 12:46-1:36

Computers or Library: 1:40-2:30


  • Math – Glenco

    • Book online

  • Reading – Pearson Literature

    • Book online

  • Social Studies – Canada and Latin America

  • Science – SEPUP

    • Book online

  • Language Arts – Lucy Calkins writer’s workshop

Classroom Rules

Follow directions given the first time

Respect yourself, others, and the environment

Actively engage and listen

Do your personal best


Behaviors & Expectations

Positive behaviors and efforts will be rewarded

Such behaviors as distracting people, making absurd noises, interrupting a lesson, pushing/goofing around in the hallway, unprepared for class, etcetera will be addressed. A think sheet often follows the discussion and will come home. Repeated behaviors may lead to other consequences.

Fun Friday rewards

  • Collecting rewards for students if willing to donate

    • Unique school supplies (folders, notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, sharpies, etc.)

    • Candy

    • Toys (koosh-balls, hackysacks, plastic bracelets, etc.)

    • Pop, Gatorade, Fuze, etc.

    • Community coupons/freebies (you may have a connection to something I don’t)

Homework Policy

Typically work that has not been completed in class or may be a project

To be turned in the next day unless specified or it is considered late (75% credit given if complete)

Expected to give your best effort, including labels and done neatly/legibly (take pride in your work)

“How can I help at home?”

  • www.studyisland.com

    • Math practice (look for more information soon)

  • www.lab-aids.com

    • Science book online with questions

    • Login: masonms02Password: avondra


  • Planners: students fill this out at the end of each day, reflecting homework assignments or upcoming projects, quizzes, or tests. Students are expected to note assignments for science and LA.

  • Website (www.wells55.weebly.com): class website that I will do my best to update daily (I will do my best to update it by 3:00)

  • Skyward: sign-up and check your child’s grades

    • Contact IT @ 676-6516

  • E-mail: mwells@mason.k12.mi.us

  • Phone: (517)676-6514 ext. 455

  • Weekly Reports: sent home every Friday, listing all graded work and/or missing assignments

    • Please sign and return to school with your child on Monday!

Remind 101

  • Sign up to receive text messages directly to your phone

  • I will do my best to keep up on this daily

  • Text @wellsm to (754)333-6907

    • Math

    • Reading

    • Social Studies

  • Text @marlan to (754)333-6921

    • Language Arts

Weekly work note


  • Weekly “Fun-day Friday” or Catch-up

    • Each student can earn an incentive hour each week for positive behavior and turning all work in

    • Students whose work is missing or has had behavior problems will earn time to complete missing assignments or self-reflect

  • Roller Skating at Edru

    • Wednesday, October 25

  • Michigan’s Adventure

    • End-of-year incentive

Food Bank & Adopt a Family

  • 6th grade students supply a lot of the food for the Mason food bank

    • Food bank Fridays

  • Adopt a family

    • Holiday meal-December


  • Wreaths and Poinsettias

    • Sold in November just in time for winter holidays!

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