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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

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
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
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
Classroom Rules

Follow directions given the first time

Respect yourself, others, and the environment

Actively engage and listen

Do your personal best


Behaviors expectations
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
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
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
“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: masonms02 Password: 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: [email protected]

  • 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
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 “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
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!