Team Dartmouth Newsletter

2021-22

WELCOME TO 6TH GRADE!!!

We're so glad to have you as part of our Team! This Smore will give you some information about what to expect this year, what is expected of members of the Dartmouth team, and updates about what will be happening during the year.

Your Core Teachers for the 2021-2022 School

Team Dartmouth

This Week's Newsletter

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY CLASSES?

READING/LANGUAGE ARTS: This week we will continue reading our novel, Refugee. We will be learning how to answer higher level thinking questions and looking at how an author builds a character in a story. This week we will be looking at simple and compound sentences.




MATH: TUESDAY: TEST OVER COMPARING AND ORDERING FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, AND PERCENTS! This week we will be dividing fractions using models and the Keep, Change, Flip method, and exploring how division and multiplication of fractions are related.



SCIENCE - Science - This week we will be reviewing what we learned about the Mohs Hardness Scale before we start into our Density chapter. Yes, we will be doing Math in the Science classroom, but you will not perish!


Remember to bring in your pennies for the exciting competition we will be doing right after Halloween! As a reminder, these pennies will be going to your homeroom teacher for our Pennies fundraiser in November. Please ask permission before you bring any pennies to Science!!!


Do you like to write? Look in your Monday folders for a cool Science Writing competition sent out from the state of Texas. Submissions should be handed in to me by 12/10. Further details will be included in your Monday folders.



SOCIAL STUDIES: We will begin our unit on WWII

FRIDAY IS A STUDENT HOLIDAY!!!

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE PART OF THE DARTMOUTH TEAM...

The items below will remain on the Smore for you to refer to throughout the year. Please read through them and sign the contract at the bottom.


IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT YEAR AT CROCKETT!!!

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Monday Folders

Be sure to check your child's Monday folder each week for school information, newsletter, and finished work.

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS

Students are expected to follow class rules, complete assigned class work on time, and request any missed work the day they return from an absence. If a student makes less than a 70 on a test, he/she will be allowed to make corrections for no more than a 70. Students will need to request the correction form from the teacher.

GRADING PROCEDURES


Parents can check student grades at any time in the Parent Portal. Every 3 weeks a Progress Report will be available, and Final Grades are calculated every 9 weeks. The grade average will consist of Daily Grades and Test Grades.

TEAM RULES

It is expected that every student has read and understands the Paris ISD Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct and is willing to abide by that policy. In addition, each student is expected to:

  1. Be courteous and respectful to everyone in the classroom.

  2. Be in class on time with all materials and ready to work.

  3. Make up missed assignments and tests in a timely manner.

  4. Respect school property and the property of your teachers and classmates.

  5. Adhere to the district rules for academic honesty.

  6. Follow hallway procedures determined by administration.


Students who do not abide by the class rules are subject to discipline, and will forfeit rewards.

Discipline includes, but is not limited to:

-Writing sentences during Recess explaining your misbehavior in class

-Formal write-up

-Parent contact

-After school detention

-ISS (In School Suspension)

LATE WORK POLICY

Students are expected to complete their assignments on time. If a student is late completing work this procedure is followed:

1 Day Late = 20 points deducted

2 Days Late = 30 points deducted

3 Days Late = 50 points deducted

4 Days Late = Score of 0

SUPPLIES REQUIRED

1. Pencils...Students must have their own pencil in every class every day.

2. Highlighter

3. 12 in ruler

4. Scissors

5. Glue sticks

6. 4 Journals

7. Dry erase marker

8. Colored pencils

9. Dividers with pockets

10. Earbuds

11. 1-1/2 in. binder


Other useful items:

-markers

-pencil bag

NEEDS TO BE SIGNED!


Team Dartmouth 6th Grade Contract



Please read and sign the following: (The contract needs student and parent signatures.)


I have read and understand the expectations and procedures for 6th Grade Team Dartmouth. I agree to abide by the course guidelines and requirements, which include personal discipline, daily preparation and academic honesty.



Please click, read, and sign the contract.