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Welcome to Hernandez Middle School 6th Grade English/Language Arts 2013-2014. Middle School Is -. New responsibilities - Lockers Changing classes Numerous teachers More homework. Middle School Is –. Expanded extra-curriculum Clubs Athletics Music and Art.

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Welcome to hernandez middle school 6th grade english language arts 2013 2014

Welcome to

Hernandez Middle School

6th Grade

English/Language Arts

2013-2014


Middle school is

Middle School Is -

  • New responsibilities -

    • Lockers

    • Changing classes

    • Numerous teachers

    • More homework


Middle school is1

Middle School Is –

  • Expanded extra-curriculum

    • Clubs

    • Athletics

    • Music and Art


Middle school is2

Middle School Is -

A year of adjustment

COMMUNICATION IS KEY!!

-With other students

-With your teachers

-With your parents


Mrs ruff email dmruff1@ cps edu

Mrs. RuffEmail: DMRuff1@.cps.edu

  • CPS teacher 20 years; 22 years total

  • Attended EIU, St. Xavier University, American College of Ed.

  • Masters Degree in Reading

  • Masters Degree in Educational Leadership

  • Endorsements: Math & ESL

  • Married, 5 children, two dogs

  • This is my fifth year teaching at HMS

  • Teacher at Sandoval 5 years


My family

My Family….


Sandy kona

Sandy & Kona


School wide expectations

School Wide Expectations

  • Students are expected to be in school every day, on-time, in uniform and ready to learn.

  • Students are expected to behave with the utmost respect for all and everything around them.

  • Students are expected to learn and excel in their classes.


Classroom rules

Classroom Rules

  • Arrive on time, seated and prepared to start class.

  • Keep your hands, feet, objects and comments to yourself.

  • Pick up after yourself!

  • Be respectful to everyone.

  • Come prepared to class with all materials.

  • Complete all assignments; in and out of class.

  • Do your best! 

  • Come to school in the HMS uniform.

  • Refrain from chewing gum.

  • Use all school materials appropriately.

  • Raise your hand to be heard.

    Failure to follow these rules will result in warnings, removal from your group, self assessment referrals, phone call or note home, reflection session or referral to administrator depending on the violation.


Classroom expectations

Classroom Expectations

  • Be prepared and on time to class

  • Use your agenda daily.

  • Have your parents sign it daily.

  • GRADING

  • Late work will not be excepted unless you have an excused absence. You are given assignments with enough time to complete them and hand the assignments in on time. Do not wait until the last minute to complete given assignments. Assignments will not be accepted late. If you do not turn in you assignments you will be given a zero!

    Grade scaleGrade categories

    93 - 100 ------AHomework 10%

    87 - 92 -------BClass work 30%

    78 – 86 -------CQuizzes 15%

    70 – 77 -------DTests 20%

    Below 70 -----FProjects 25%


Welcome to hernandez middle school 6th grade english language arts 2013 2014

Have homework completed :

Homework is an essential part of learning and part of your grade in every subject. You will have at least 45 minutes of homework every night in all subjects.

English/Language Arts homework will be assigned nightly and on some weekends. Work not completed in class will also have to completed as homework.

There will be several projects that will be assigned throughout the year. Students will have 1-2 weeks to complete these projects which will be graded as a project. Failure to complete these projects will lower your grade significantly.

As part of your homework you will be required to read at least 30 minutes every night in the book that you have taken out of the class library or is part of your literature circle.

Homework MUST be completed every night!! Failure to complete homework will result in receiving a zero, exclusion from activities, notes and phone calls home.

CPS policy: 25 books must be read by the end of the school year. You will be provided with a book log to record your books.


Homeroom supplies

Homeroom Supplies

  • Ream of white copy paper

  • One package of colored construction paper

  • One box of Kleenex

  • One roll of paper towels

  • Antibacterial wipes

  • Hand Sanitizer

    *These supplies are due by Monday, September 2.


English language arts supplies

English/Language Arts Supplies

  • 2 composition notebooks

  • Highlighter

  • Loose leaf paper

  • Art supplies (keep in your locker)

  • Scissors

  • Blue/black and red pens (keep in pencil pouch)

  • Index cards and post its

  • Some novels upon teacher request


Curriculum for year

Curriculum for Year

  • Readers Journey

    -Reading skills and strategies

    -Expository Text

    -Narrative, Persuasive, and Expository Writing

  • SCOPE Magazine

  • Literature Circles

    -Novel based learning

    -Responding to reading through writing

    -Talking with peers about what you’ve read

  • Word of the Week


Additional learning

Additional Learning

Novel Projects

Writing

Vocabulary activities

Integrating content class learning


If you have any questions

If you have any questions:

  • Send me an email

  • [email protected]

  • School website:

    www.hernandezms.org

  • Check the student portal -gradebook

  • Write a note in the agenda


High expectations hard work successful students

High Expectations + Hard Work = Successful Students

Huskie Pride


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