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Welcome to 6th grade!

I look forward to this school year! In this class we will be working on English, Math, and Social Studies, amongst other fun assignments. On this page you will find information on classroom expectations, classroom rules, our rewards system, grading policy, and our goals for the year. 

For contact information, please click on the Contact Me tab above or follow the link attatched. I am available Monday through Friday 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM via telephone, and will respond to your emails within 24 hours. If you would like to set up a meeting, I can meet after 3:15 PM and before 8 AM. 

Please review the information on this page and let me know if you have any questions. 

Kristina Salas

Classroom Expectations

  • Be on time and ready to learn
  • Ask questions
  • Be respectful, responsible, and safe
  • Use computers safely and responsibly
    • Use appropriate websites only (Social media is not an acceptable website at school)
    • Take care of the equipment
    • If you take it out, put it back
  • Have fun!

Classroom RUles

  • Raise your hand
  • Stay seated when it is expected
  • Be positive
  • Follow directions
  • Ask before you leave the classroom

Rewards System

Here at Hilltop, we use the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) rewards system. When students follow classroom rules and expectations, they will recieve fisher buck through our online rewards system. Each week they can spend their earnings at the Hilltop shop. There are all kinds of prizes such as fidgets, notebooks, pens/pencils, snacks, lunch with the principal, free time pass, free admission to school activities, and so much more! The goal is that students will be guided by a positive influence. Any staff member in the school can give out fisher bucks and students will be able to check their balance at the end of every day on their chromebooks. We have a Hilltop rocks day each month. If students have completed all of their work and have not recieved any major referals then they get to choose an activity from the list of options. Activities include mountain biking, just dance, arts and crafts, archery (with a certified archery teacher), cooking, and so much more. 

Grading and Homework

Grading

  • Grades are based on academics skills, participation, attendance, and complete assignments
  • Students can not end the class with an incomplete
    • We use an ICU program at Hilltop- No student left behind
    • ICU means that is students have missing assignments or are not meeting standards, they will have the time available to them to complete each assignment to grade standard
    • ICU happens during lunch times and after school
    • Any missing or incomplete assignments results in, no participation in Hilltop rocks days or after school activities
  • Students will recieve a rubric for all major assignments
  • Grades will be given at the end of each quarter

Homework

  • Homework is due every Friday
  • Homework is sent home in Monday folders each week
  • If students do not finish work in class, it will become homework and due the following day
  • Each day that homework is late, students will lose 10% of the grade and will be placed on ICU until it is completed
  • Spelling words will be sent home every week for the students to prepare for weekly spelling tests
  • Students are required to read 20 minutes per day and write a short summary that will be recorded on reading log

Classroom Goals

Math:

  • Understand ratios and proportions
  • Understand mean, median, and mode
  • Determine factors
  • Calculate shapes circumference, diameter, perimeter, area, and radius
  • Order of operations
  • Determine angles 
  • Use correct terminology

English

  • Compare and contrast
  • Cite sources
  • Recognize theme, characters, key words, and point of view
  • Write a five paragraph essay
  • Know when and where to use punctuation and capitalization
  • Generate ideas through brainstorming

Social Studies

  • Understand different regions and civilizations
  • Understand trade routes and trade systems
  • Gain a basic understanding of different types of religions
  • Gain a basic understanding of Native American Culture
  • Greek Philosophers

Have Fun!
Kristina Salas heart

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