What you can expect from sixth grade ELA or Social Studies this year...
When you show up to class with a negative attitude,
your negativity, affects those around you.
With that being said, be happy, and be ready to learn!
Remember YOU are responsible for your
own successes and failures; the teacher’s role is to guide your learning.
Act appropriately at all times. PSMS discipline code will be followed
including the intolerance of
inappropriate clothing, abusive and/or discriminatory language and tardiness.
Class time requires talking and listening for
educational purposes. Be respectfully
quiet of your teacher and your classmates while they are talking. Practice good listening skills. Bonus fact: listen and silent have all the
Make smart choices. Really think about what you are about to say
or do before following through. Think
about the outcome and your consequences.
All work must be in your own words. Any attempt at plagiarism, copying, and/or
cheating will result in a zero for the assignment.
It is expected that you attend class every day. I understand that sicknesses, appointments,
and life happens. It is expected that
you check the online calendar to see what you missed. When you return to class, you can pick up any
sort of worksheet or handouts. Any sort of extra notes that you missed, you may get from your absent work partner
assigned to you at the beginning of the year.
You will be given one day for every day of an excused absence to make up
an assignment. Should you have missed a
test or quiz, you must schedule a time before or after school to make-up the
100% - 90%
89% - 80%
79% - 70%
69% - 60%
59% - 0%
Grades are based on total points.
Homework & Due
Homework is a compound word meaning work that is done at
home. It is expected that you complete and turn in all assignments at the beginning of the class on the day that it is
due to the designated “inbox.” Remember,
even if you are absent you will be given the same amount of days that you were
absent to make up the work. When a due
date is given to you, it is your responsibility to write it in your assignment
Middle School is different than elementary school. This year you will have to be responsible and
study for your tests. You may not have
had to study last year (or ever!), but this year will be much different. Throughout the year, I will be presenting
different study techniques. I can give
you the materials and suggestions, but ultimately you are responsible for your
own study habits. It is imperative that
you study for all upcoming quizzes, tests, and exams. You will be given ample time to study for
major exams. Rarely, you may be given a
pop quiz on homework reading assignments.
The very first way to start a path toward great study habits is to hold
on to all assignments, homework, and classwork to review for the quiz/test/exam. Be sure to stay organized! You can do this by keeping all work in one
folder, using one notebook to keep track of all notes, and using your planner
to keep track of upcoming exams and due dates.
Responsibilities and Expectations
I can expect students to:
Take care of all business before or after class.
Ask questions when you don’t understand.
Bring all materials for class.
Come to class with a positive attitude.
Be on task.
Responsibilities and Expectations:
You can expect me to:
Have before and after school hours to help you.
Provide clear directions for all assignments.
Inform students of upcoming major tests/exams –
giving adequate time to study.
Promptly turn back completed assignments.
Return phone calls or emails within 24 – 28 hours
after receiving them.