PENCILS ONLY! PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR CLASS!
I AM ALWAYS OPEN FOR DONATIONS OF PENCILS!
i-ready is taken as a quiz grade weekly! It is required that every student get 45 minutes of math instruction on iready a week. This needs to be done in class only! Please do not allow your student to do it at home.
Bellwork is taken as a classwork grade at least once a week. If this is marked as a zero they are not able to make it up. If your student has a zero in bellwork it means that they chose to not work and/or talk/play around for at least 10 minutes. After 2 zeroes a CIR will be given for failure to follow directions and disruptive conduct (or excessive talking).
I am delighted to welcome you to Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks. The purpose of this course is to provide integrated experiences in Mathematics in order for students to be successful in Math Course 2 and Pre-Algebra.
Textbooks: Pearson Digits digital text grade 6. Students are encouraged to use the online text. Gives students a chance to review materials at home and allow parents to follow their child’s progression during the year. **Attached you will find the year in a glance which shows what will be covered in grade 6 Math.
Classroom Procedures & Policies
Be Prompt: Students need to be in the class and seated when bell rings.
Be Prepared: Bring binder to class every day. Come prepared for class with your math notebook (spiral) and #2 sharpened pencils. Have homework completed before coming to class
Be Productive: Students must be on task and work to the best of their ability. Be a positive role model in and out of the classroom. Be someone you’d be proud of.
Be Polite and Respectful: Be respectful of classmates and staff at all times.
Do not talk while someone else is talking. This includes putting down another student’s work, bullying or tormenting other students. Use all materials properly and for their intended purpose. No food/drink/gum/candy in class.
Supplies: 1 composition notebook 1 spiral notebook loose leaf paper 2 pencils at all times colored pencils red pen Extra: Hand sanitizer box tissues
When walking into my class: Quietly WALK into the room.
Get your math journal (composition notebook). Start bell work. Sharpen pencil if needed. When bell rings – all is silent and you should continue to work on bell work.
Tardy: You are tardy if you are not in your seat working when the bell rings. If you receive 3 tardies in my classroom in a quarter, you will receive a referral.
Bell work: You will have bell work every day. Date paper and try your best. Bell work will be checked daily. Math journal stays in the class.
Sharpen Pencils: Before class starts
Bathroom: Students need to hold up thumb as a signal to use the bathroom and only after acknowledged may they use bathroom. Must sign bathroom log.
Only during classwork time – not during instruction time.
Homework: Due daily at the beginning of class. Students are responsible for completing all lessons online or from text to paper.
Classwork: Turned in daily in your class bin when exiting the room unless stated. This is for me to assess your knowledge.
Planners: Bring every day to class and kept inside binder.
Notes: Academic notebook (spirals) need to be brought to class every day and kept inside binder. You’re responsible to get notes if absent.
Make-Up Work: Find a buddy in class to get homework and classwork from while absent to get a head start or check our class website. YOU are responsible for your make-up work the following day. Quizzes and tests must be made up.
Grading: You will be graded on the following items:
Homework – 10% Classwork /Quizzes /FSA 40% Tests/Projects –50%
Some of the consequences for rules that are broken are:
Conference with Student
Time out (in classroom or in another teacher’s room)
Call home or email home.