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    Dear Parents & Guardians,

     

    I am looking forward to working with your child in 6th Grade Math, They will enjoy learning in a creative manner. There will be class activities in which you will be invited to participate.

     

    Your child's Math assignments will be posted daily on my board and on my website. Your child is responsible to record their assignments into their planner. Please help them put quality time into their homework so that they can make progress.

     

    Here is the list of school supplies that are needed for 6th grade. They will need 4- Spiral Notebooks, 4 packages of wide-ruled loose leaf paper, and a supply of pencils. If your child cannot obtain these supplies please notify me and we will discretely make provision for them.

     

    It is essential that your child use their planner for organizational purposes. Liberty Middle purchased a planner for every student! We want your child to do well and to be successful. In order for us to accomplish this goal, we will have to work together as a team. Please check their planner and ASK to see their work (don't take their word for it!) Communication is the key to us supporting each other fot thr best interest of your child's education and wellbeing. I will check my email several times a day along with my any phone messages that I may receive.

    Attached you will find a copy of your child's behavior guidelines and classroom procedures. Please go over this with your child. In order for your child to be successful, he/she must have an environment conducive to learning. Your support will make a difference. Please sign the Behavior Student Contract indicating your support.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Mr. Heruth

    Liberty Middle Math Instructor

     

    6th Grade Math Instructor

    Liberty Middle School

    2017-2018 Syllabus  

     

    Dear Parents & Guardians,

     

    Welcome to a new school year! I am looking forward to working with your child. As their math teacher, I am excited to start a fresh new year where they will experience hands-on learning with higher order application. Your role in their learning experience is crucial. I will count on your support in order to help your child to blossom. This letter is to inform you of what your child needs for their math class along with my expectations for a successful year. If there is a hardship please do not hesitate to let me know and we will discretely make provision for your child.

    Class Supplies: Each student in my class this year will need (1) SUPPLY of loose-leaf paper (wide ruled) (2) SUPPLY of pencils (3) 4- Spiral Notebooks or 4- Composition Notebooks (One Subject notebook for each quarter)

     

    Grades: Student grades will be determined by the following three categories and percentages:

    Tests/Learning Checks:       50%

    Class Work/Quizzes:            40%

    Homework/Participation:    10%

     

    Grading Scale: A= 100-90  B=89-80  C=79-70  D=69-60  F=59-0

     

    Planners:  Students must have their planners with them every day. Students are expected to record homework, test, and quiz dates along with any other important information in their planner at the beginning of each class period. Planners will be provided free of no charge by Liberty Middle School. Assignment dates and deadlines will be posted on my website as well for your access and monitoring.

     

    Class Rules:

    The following rules must be adhered to at all times: Students must be kind and respectful to the teacher and to their classmates. Students need to comply with the first request given. Students must be on time, prepared, and ready for class to start as soon as the bell rings. Students will be expected to raise their hands when they want to speak or get up out of their seats. Students will be expected to keep their hands and feet to themselves. Students must comply with the Marion County Code of Conduct. The Code of Student Conduct booklet is being sent home on the first day of school with each student.

    Consequences to Behavioral Infractions:

    1st:  A Verbal Warning (Yellow)

    2nd: Classroom Intervention (Orange), Incident entered into the Classroom Management Record System.

    3rd: Removal from classroom if warranted/ Parent Contact (Red) AND A Formal Discipline Referral will be submitted to Student Management.

    (Please sign and return the Behavior Contract at the beginning of the year to show your support).

     

    Absences: Students will be given an opportunity to turn in all work missed due to an absence. They are given as many days to make it up as they were absent. It is the student's responsibility to record and to complete the missing work assignments. The wall calendar has all assignments posted as well as my website.

     

    Contact Information:

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child .

    The phone number at the Front Office is (352) 291-7930 (This will also allow you to make an appointment with the Guidance Department).

    You can also schedule a conference through the "Guidance and Testing tab on the LMS page https://www.marionschools.net/domain/1009

    My e-mail address is james.heruth@marion.k12.fl.us. I check my email daily and will get back to you at my earliest availability. I look forward to a rewarding year investing into your child's life and their educational journey!

     

    SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

    Skyward Family and Student access allows you to access your student's assignments and grades. If you haven't registered yet, please bring your photo ID to the front office for your username and password. You may access this portal through the Liberty Middle School or MCPS district website. Follow the Family and Students Access icon in the upper right corner of the screen to log in.

     

    WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON

    PERIODS 1-2-4

    GO MATH! Series

    6.1 - Ratios                                                    (149 - 154)

    6.2 - Rates                                                     (155 - 160)

    6.3 - Using Ratios and Rates to Solve Problems (161 - 166)

    7.1 - Ratios, Rates, Tables, Graphs                   (173 - 178)

    7.3 - Converting within Measurement Systems  (185 - 190)

    8.1 - Understanding Percents                           (203 - 208)

    8.2 - Percents, Fractions, Decimals                   (209 - 214)

    8.3 - Solving Percent Problems                         (215 - 222)

     

    PERIODS 3-5-6

    DIGITS SERIES

    Topic 3

    3.1 - (Expressions to Equations)                                         (57 - 60)

    Essential Question: What is an equation? How is an equation with variables different from equations you've seen in the past?

    3.2 - (Balancing Equations)                                                (61 - 64)

    Essential Question: How is it possible for two different equations to describe the same situation?

    3.3 - (Solving Addition and Subtraction Equations)          (65 - 67)

    Essential Question: How do you use addition and subtraction to undo each other? Why might this be helpful in balancing equations?

    3.4 - (Solving Multiplication and Division Equations)        (69 - 71)

    Essential Question: How do you use multiplication and division to undo each other? Why might this be helpful in balancing equations?

    3.5 - (Equations to Inequalities)                                         (73 - 76)

    Essential Question: How does the concept of inequality help you describe situations?

    3.6 - (Solve Inequalities)                                                     (77 - 80)

    Essential Question: What does it mean for two inequalities to be equivalent?

    3.7 - (Problem Solving)                                                        (81 - 84)

    3.8 - Topic Review                                                                (85 - 86)