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
Curriculum • 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 FAB 5
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: masonms02 Password: avondra
Communication • 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@example.com • 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
Incentives • 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
Fundraiser • Wreaths and Poinsettias • Sold in November just in time for winter holidays!