6th Grade AVID

Ms. Thornquest

WELCOME TO LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL AND THE AVID PROGRAM!

AVID Mission Statement

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

It is expected that AVID students will:

· Succeed in the most rigorous curriculum,

· Enter mainstream activities of the school,

· Increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and

· Become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

Key Instructional Stategies

· WICOR (Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn)

· Cornell Notes

· Socratic Seminars

· Tutorials: In-school tutoring system in the AVID elective

· Organizational Skills/ Google Binders

OUR CLASSROOM

Course Materials

Supply List:

  • 1" Binder
  • 5 divider tabs
  • Spiral notebook
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Pens (blue or black ink)
  • Highlighters
  • Pencil Pouch

(Optional)

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Cleaning Wipes


Student needs for our digital classroom:

  • Charged Chromebook
  • Edmodo Account Information
  • Google Account Information

Classroom Expectations and Consequences

Classroom Rules
  • Be prompt and prepared.
  • No food, gum, or candy.
  • Listen and follow directions.
  • Stay on task.
  • Use digital devises at the appropriate time.
  • Raise your hand if you have a question or a need.
  • Respect students and classroom social contract.
  • Follow all school rules


Consequences

Students are expected to follow all classroom and school rules. Rules broken will result in a verbal warning, teacher detention and/or parent contact, and when necessary an administrative referral.

Assignments

  • Google Drive Binder: Students will be keeping a Google Drive Binder for all core classes to be checked in the AVID classroom. Students will need to access the Google Drive Binder every day. The Google Drive Binder will be graded every week.
  • Google Calendars: This will be utilized as a planner. Students will keep track of all class work and homework for their academic classes each day. The Google Calendar will be graded every week.
  • Bell Work: Will be completed several times a week. It will involve several things that revolve around our WICOR strategies. Bell work will be graded weekly.
  • Class Work: Students will complete class work using different websites and their Google Drive Binder.
  • Homework: Students will be assigned homework EVERY Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night due the following school day.
a.) Both Monday and Wednesday night students will be expected to complete a tutorial form. This is a major component of the AVID Curriculum. Students will be unable to participate in the tutorials fully without completing the tutorial form the night before.

b.) Thursday night, students will be expected to make sure that their digital binder and digital calendar is in order according to the rubric. They will also be expected to have complete Cornell Notes on Friday as well. The number of Cornell Notes due changes as the year moves forward, but the maximum number expected will be five.

Grading Policy

Class work/homework

Tutorials every Tuesday & Thursday 300 points (50 each)

Learning Logs every Friday 100 points (10 each)

Class Activities 200 points (20 each)

Binder Checks

Every Friday 300 points (50 each)

Projects

One each nine weeks 100 pts


TOTAL POINTS 1,000

MS. SARAH THORNQUEST

6th Grade AVID and AVID Strategies

Adapted PE


I am a graduate of both the University of Central Florida, where I received a bachelors degree in Physical Education, and Florida State University, where I continued my education earning my Masters Degree. This is my 6th year teaching with all previous years being here at Liberty Middle School. I coach the girls volleyball and girls track team here at Liberty as well as Special Olympics.


In my spare time I enjoy reading, running, college football and spending time with my very energetic dog Lola.

Please feel free to e-mail me at anytime. I look forward to working with you and your child this school year!