6th Grade Disclosure Document

Welcome to 6th Grade!

Ms. Renner: Room 602

Mr. Carlson: Room 601

Mrs. Rose: Room 603


We are so excited for the opportunity to teach your scholar and work with you during the school year. We hope your scholar will have a great experience in 6th grade. Below are expectations for the coming year.


Forms to Fill Out & Useful Websites:

-Noah Webster Scholar and Parent Technology Agreement: Please see home

room teacher website and fill out

-IXL.com

-Utahcompose.com

Behavior Expectations:

  • Follow direction given by the teacher, instructor, teacher aides, administration, and any other adult helper quickly. Scholars are EXPECTED to show respect to all adults in the school.

  • Ask questions if help is needed.

  • Any item that serves as a distraction whether it be a toy or fidget will be confiscated and put in the “toy graveyard”.  Also, NO FIDGET SPINNERS ALLOWED!

  • As 6th graders, scholars will be expected to show their best behavior throughout the entire year. Scholars who choose not to adhere to expectations may miss out on field trips, or other school activities. We ask that parents be supportive of teachers’ decisions to enforce consequences.

Clip Chart  

  • Noah Webster uses a behavior management system called the clip chart. Every classroom has a chart. On the chart every scholar has a clip with their number on it.

  • Everybody starts at “Ready to Learn” each day. If a class rule is broken, scholars ‘clip down’ to “Reminder” which is the first caution.

  • If another behavior problem occurs that day, the clip will change to “Reflecting.”

  • A third infraction will move their clip to “Contact home.” At this point the scholar will call or email home and explain the problem to parents.

  • If a scholar has to call home 3 times within the year an action plan will be put in place, along with a visit to the principal.

  • Scholars displaying appropriate behavior will also be able to use the Clip Chart. They will earn ‘clip-ups’.

  • The first level for good behavior is “Proactive.” The second level is “Leader.” The final level is “Amazing.”

  • If a scholar is on Proactive, Leader, or Amazing and earns a clip down, they will be required to go back to Ready to Learn. They have not shown Proactive, Leader, or Amazing behavior.

  • It will be considered a good day if scholars are on Ready to Learn or above at the end of the day.  

Attendance:  

  • Scholars will be picked up in the gym between 8:05 and 8:10 am.

  • Tardy bell rings at 8:15. Scholars are considered late if they are not in the classroom before the tardy bell.

  • If your scholar is sick or going on vacation, they are expected to make up the work that they missed. If the absence is 1 to 4 days, they may meet with me after school to receive instructions on the assignments or you can email me. If you email me, I will gather the assignments and email you back after school.

  • If your scholar is going on an extended absence, please contact the front office and give me a 3-4 day notification so I may get the assignments ready.

Sick Notes:

  • Each scholar is required to enjoy recess and P.E. outside in the fresh air. If your scholar has been sick, he/she may have permission to stay inside one day after returning to school with a parent’s/guardian’s note. To stay in longer than one day, they will need to bring a doctor’s note.

Supplies:

  • Scholars are expected to respect and take care of school materials (books, desks, computers, etc.). Parents will be responsible for replacing items if a scholar intentionally damages materials.

Daily Learning Plans:

  • DLPs are a useful tool to help your scholar stay organized as well as a great communication tool.

  • Your scholar should be writing his/her assignments on the DLP each day.

  • DLPs will be signed by each break out teacher (spelling, reading, math), and the scholars will receive a clip up/down or star based on their behavior. At the end of the day, scholars will mark where they are on the clip chart and I will initial it.

  • DLPs must be signed each evening!!! (very important) This is so I know you are aware of their assignments and behavior. Scholars also need to mark their reading minutes every day. I check DLPs every morning and collect them each Monday. Scholars will be rewarded for signed DLPs and will be given clip-downs for unsigned DLPs. As your scholar is a 6th grader, it is expected that he/she is tracking homework, lessons, and behavior on their DLP.

  • If your scholar misplaces/loses his/her DLP, there is a copy my website they can print off.

Bathroom Breaks:

  • This year we have new security measure in place. This will require your scholar to check out a bathroom pass and may be distracting to the class. Since this is the case, we expect your scholar to go during breaks, transitions, and recess. We realize this is sometimes not possible and will be handled on a case to case basis. We encourage scholars to be responsible and use the restroom appropriately and not during class instruction.

Other Homework and Assignments:  

  • Math: Homework Monday-Thursday (dependent on math teacher)

  • Other assignments given in Homeroom will be completed in class. However, from time to time there will be homework. Scholars are expected to turn assignment in on time. Scholars have ONE WEEK after the due date to turn assignments in. Assignments will not be accepted after the one week deadline, unless permission has been given beforehand. After the one week deadline, scholars will not receive no credit for the assignment. If the scholar was absent, he/she will have one week from the day they return to make up the assignment.

  • For graded assignments, 80% is considered mastery. If there is a score below 80% then there will be a stamp that says please correct and return. This means the scholar needs to redo the assignment and turn it back in.

  • Every Thursday, we will be printing out missing assignment reports. If a scholar is missing any assignments, they will be required to work on them during enrichment and at home.

  • Due dates and deadlines will be posted on my webpage.

Special Treats:

  • It is fun to send a simple purchased treat to share with others for your scholar’s birthday. Please make sure he/she brings enough treats for everyone in the class. We do have scholars who are allergic to peanuts. Please be aware and plan accordingly.

  • Treats will be passed out before lunch (11:00) or right before carpool (3:10).

  • Also please do not send invitations to birthday parties to be distributed in class unless you have an invitation for everyone in the classroom. You may not realize how disappointing it is for scholars to not get an invitation when others do.

Water Bottles:

  • Scholars may bring a water bottle to school to keep on their desks during the the day or to use at recess. (Note: Mrs. Rose’s class does NOT have a water fountain. Scholars are expected to bring water bottles if they want to drink water throughout the day.)

  • Please make sure to your scholar places their name on their water bottle to avoid loss and health issues.

  • Plain water is the only beverage permitted.

  • The container must have a secure lid.

  • Water bottles should be taken home regularly and cleaned. If the bottle becomes a distraction to the scholar or those around him/her, they will lose the privilege of keeping it at their desk.

  • Water bottles should be filled before school and during breaks.

Donations:

  • Random things wanted. :) If you have something you are thinking of getting rid of, but might be useful in the classroom, please let your scholar’s homeroom teacher know. We can find uses for a lot of random things.

Classroom Volunteers:

  • We love classroom volunteers. If you would like to volunteer in the classroom or be Homeroom Mom, please let your scholar’s teacher know. Our parties will be Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. We will also need volunteers to help chaperone field trips.

Handwriting:

  • Scholars will be required to write all published works in cursive, unless otherwise directed. Rough drafts and notes are not published works. Please help your scholar practice their cursive at home.

  • If an assignment is not legible, a scholar will be required to redo it.

Reading

    - Scholars are expected to read at least 30 minutes every week night and track

their reading on their monthly reading calendar.

  • The monthly reading calendar is a great way to help scholars become more fluent in their reading. Fluent readers spend less time decoding words, and instead can focus on what the text actually means. This will increase their comprehension. Please help your scholar complete one section nightly and sign their calendars at the end of the month. Scholars are expected to turn these calendars in to receive credit for their reading homework.

  • Other reading homework dependent on scholar’s reading teacher.

  • Scholars are expected to ALWAYS have a book with them at school.

  • Always talk to your scholar(s) about what they are reading. Reading is to expand the mind and the way they think. Talking to your scholar(s) during this process will not only enhance their reading skills, but your relationship as well.

Math:

  • This year we will be focusing on ratios, proportional relationships, the number system, expressions, equations, geometry, statistics, and probability. Practicing multiplication and division facts,  at home will help the scholar(s) succeed with these concepts.



Science: (Taught by Ms. Renner)

  • All 6th graders are required to participate in the school science fair. We will review the scientific process. We will begin the projects in class, but all experiments must be done at home.

Social Studies: (Taught by Mrs. Rose)

  • The focus this year is World History and its relationship with what is happening today.

  • The World Fair is a fun 6th grade project and will take place on May 15th.

Writing: (Taught by Mr. Carlson)

  • This year we will focus on 3 types of essays: narrative, argumentative, and informative/explanatory. We will also be working on researching and citing different types of sources. Some of the research and projects will need to be done at home.

P.E.:

  • We have a wonderful P.E. teacher who works on P.E. skills. Please have your scholar wear athletic shoes and appropriate clothing (shorts, pants) on P. E. days.

Music:

  • Our music teacher is outstanding! She loves to teach the scholars the elements of music. Studies have shown that scholars with musical training do better in math and language skills. Please encourage your scholar(s) to participate and have a “learning” attitude in class.

Art:

  • Art is a wonderful time for scholars to be creative and learn artistic techniques. We are looking forward to learning wonderful new things with someone who is well versed in art!


Contact Information:

  • Feel free to contact us through email, a phone call, or a note on your scholar’s DLP. I love to hear from you whether it is clarifying questions, concerns, or you just want to say something nice.

  • If you email, call us, or leave a note on your scholar’s DLP, we will try to get back to you on the same day.  If I am not able to respond on the same day, then we will for sure  respond the following day.(weekends and holidays excluded)

  • If you would like to talk to us in person, please try to make an appointment or come by after school. We am very busy during the day teaching all of our wonderful scholars. Please be understanding of that.

  • We are happy to work with your scholar before or after school, if they need a little extra help. It just needs to be pre-arranged. This way I can plan my day accordingly.

  • We will do our best to update our websites regularly. There you will find what we are working in on in class.



Ms. Renner

Email: lrenner@mynwa.us

Phone:  (801) 426-6624  

Web page: http://noahwebsteracademy.org/our_team/staff_directory/6th_grade_-_ms__renner



Mr. Carlson

Email: mcarlson@mynwa.us

Phone: (801) 426-6624  

Web page: Mr. C’s Classroom



Mrs. Rose

Email: lrose@mynwa.us

Phone: (801) 426-6624

Web page: http://noahwebsteracademy.org/our_team/teachers/6th_grade_-_mrs__rose












Please return this page and keep the disclosure document at home to review, as needed.


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