#  Welcome to 6 th Grade Math Class I’m glad you’re here!

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 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

 Spiral notebook or 3-Ring binder  Reason  Keeps student focused on lesson  Writing helps the learning process  Useful for homework and tests

 Full credit (2 days for each day out)  Responsible for material on tests  Get assignment /copy notes  Call in to office  Email me for electronic copy

 Usually ½ hour after school  In morning at 8:00 – 8:15  Opportunity Time  By appointment otherwise

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  mwatters@osd.wednet.edu mwatters@osd.wednet.edu  Look for Conference Email for type and availability