Important Class Information

Discipline Policy

I manage the classroom with positive reinforcement and praise. The classroom rules will be taught and reviewed with the students. Rules naturally have consequences when they are not followed. The sixth-grade discipline policy uses a three strike policy. Strike one will be a verbal warning. Strike two, in one week, will be a verbal warning and an email or phone call to a parent. Strike three, in one week, will be a classroom referral. This process will begin new each week. 

Grading Scale

Math:  A 90 - 100    B 80 - 80    C 70 -79    D 60 -69    F 0 - 59

Study Skills:  E 90 - 100   S 60 - 89   N 0 - 59

 

Textbook

Math: Glencoe Math by McGraw-Hill 

Online Access:  my.mheducation.com 

Username: lunch code + first initial capitalized (123456C)

Password: student1

 

Online Resources

Moby Max

Online Access: http://www.mobymax.com

Username: lunch code + first initial capitalized (123456C)

Password: student1

 

Symbaloo

Online Access: https://www.symbaloo.com/shared/AAAAAzPa8usAA41_V93RZA==

 

School Supplies (6th grade only)

  • 1 (2 inch) sturdy 3-ring binder
  • 1 pack of plastic tab dividers with pockets (MUST BE THE DIVIDERS WITH POCKETS)
  • 1 (3 ring) pencil pouch to fit in the binder
  • 6 different colored highlighters
  • 3 boxes of 24 count #2 pencils
  • 1 box 24 count colored pencils
  • 2 packages pencil top erasers
  • 4 packages wide ruled loose leaf paper
  • (11 X 9 inch) 3 subject notebook with plastic cover (MUST BE 11 X 9 size)
  • 1 pack of black dry erase markers (Expo brand preferred - 4 pack)
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
  • scientific calculator with trig functions (recommend Texas Instruments TI30XII) (keep instructions)
  • earbuds or earphones (recommend earbuds as students will transport these daily and earbuds fit in pencil pouch)
  • **NO stickers or tape permitted on lockers. You may use magnets.**
  • Band students will need a folder.
  • Chorus students will need a folder

About Me

This is my 14th year in District 105 in sixth grade. Previously, I taught 6th-8th grade (departmentalized English and reading) at St. Teresa Catholic School in Belleville. I have also taught fourth grade and K-8 computer/technology. I received my bachelor's degree in elementary education from SIU-Carbondale and my master's degree in instructional strategies from Rockford College. I continue to take classes to improve my teaching and learn new strategies to use in the classroom. After all, learning is a life-long process. I am looking forward to an exciting and challenging year for both the students and myself.