Presentation on theme: " Welcome to 6 th Grade Math Class I’m glad you’re here!"— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to 6 th Grade Math Class I’m glad you’re here!
About My Teaching 10th year in Olympia School District 6 years years at HES, 4th at RMS National Board Certified Working on MIT (Instructional Technology) Multiple certifications: K-12 History/Social Studies MS Math, Science, Humanities Elementary Education
About Me 22 Year Veteran, U.S. Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineering Industrial Hygiene, Environment Monitoring, Radiation Safety Think: OSHA, EPA, DOE 6 years computer operations/network mgt – post military Love to travel and do outdoor activities
What is your child learning this year? Fraction computations, mainly multiply and divide Computing with decimals and percents Pre-Algebra; Variables, relationships (graphs, tables, symbols) Integers (negative nos.) and the coordinate plane Geometry; Circles, 3-D measurements, scales factors, transformations, similarities Probability, reason about uncertainty Statistics; Box Plots and Histograms
Typically due the next day Homework completion essential to success ½ of Effort grade 1 Points—Completed and on time Incomplete work not given full credit Save returned assignments (grade insurance!)
Check students planner Email me Check Skyward (updated once a week) Google Calendar (Best Source)
It’s about the math! The paper should be able to stand-alone Complete sentences support by the math Include information from the problem Show all computations Make sure to answer all questions
Ask to see it daily Parent helper sheets are available at CMP website Refer to student’s notes Stuck? Have child write what they know and don’t know Phone a friend Write a note
Grading Academic Grade 100% Assessments (quizzes, unit tests, and projects) Retakes available (if all practice is done) Effort Grade Daily work (journal)(50%) and Homework (50%) 0% of academic grade Behavior Grade 3 Rs Guide Classroom Mgt Automatically score 3 points each day Lose points for not “doing the right thing”
Grading Cont’d Check Skyward for grading Updated at least weekly Printed Progress Reports Typically once every few weeks and two weeks out from the end of each term.
7 th grade math w/track to Algebra or 8 th Grade CMP MAP scores (content, aptitude, & growth) Classroom test scores (content) MSP Results Consistent and quality homework Effort to go beyond basic requirements
Please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail Phone: 596-3400 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Look for Conference Email for type and availability