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Welcome to Sixth Grade


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Title: Welcome to Sixth Grade

Welcome to Sixth Grade!
  • Mrs. Burton

Who is Mrs. Burton?
  • Married and mother of six children, all married
    and on their own
  • Grandmother to three boys and three girls
  • Math Coach for the West Covina Unified School
  • Loves teaching and learning new things
  • Loves using technology (but has much to learn!!)

Our Classroom Community
  • Workplace
  • Always Work Hard
  • Always Do Your Best
  • Take advantage of every moment to learn
  • Home away from Home
  • Classroom Family help and cooperate
  • Expected to come to school prepared to teach and

Classroom Rules
  • I will respect myself and others.
  • Treat everyone with dignity and respect
  • I will come prepared to give my best effort to
    all tasks, activities and responsibilities.
  • I will do better today than yesterday, and better
    tomorrow than today.
  • My job is to make the world better for myself and
    others around me by learning from mistakes and
    resolving to make wiser choices in the future.

Classroom Procedures
  • Morning expectations
  • Entering and exiting the classroom
  • Attendance
  • Class responsibility (jobs)
  • Morning work See Task Board
  • Questions
  • Ask three before me
  • Homework

Classroom Responsibilities
  • Everyone has a job
  • Rotated weekly
  • All are assigned to help if asked
  • Group Assignments
  • Rotated daily
  • Attend school every day
  • unless you are very ill and need to see a doctor

Procedures needing attention
  • Colored cups
  • Bathroom/ water fountain
  • Absences/ tardies
  • Standing in line
  • Behavior Contracts
  • Incomplete homework procedure

Grading policy
  • New report cards
  • Conduct and effort
  • Goal contracts

  • All work is to contain your first and last name
    and your class number
  • Top right-hand corner
  • Legibility required
  • Turning in work procedure
  • Classwork materials distribution and collection

  • Expectation is one hour each day
  • Reading is required daily. If other work is
    completed quickly, you are expected to read
    remaining homework minutes.
  • Written homework may be completed on computer and
    printed to be turned in.
  • If printer is not working, the work should be
    hand-written to be completed on time.
  • Late homework policy

Recess Expectations
  • You are School Leaders
  • Help peers and younger students
  • Safety is most important

School property and materials
  • You are responsible for caring for all school
    materials as if they were your own. Found items
    are not to be kept if they dont belong to you.
  • If things get destroyed you are to replace them.
    Do not write on or deface desks, textbooks,
    walls, bathrooms, etc.

Classroom Technology
  • SmartBoard
  • SMART Notebook software
  • Working with Microsoft Office programs
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Internet Acceptable Use Policy
  • Senteo Individual Response System

Finish Classwork Early?
  • Always work to do!!
  • Check the Must Do first
  • Can Do next

Student Responsibility
  • It is your responsibility to learn
  • You are responsible for every minute you are at
    school make every minute count!
  • Assignments are yours to complete
  • You are to take responsibility for the things you
    say and do
  • If you make a mistake, admit it
  • (the teacher will too!)
  • Help others learn in their own way
  • Allow others to be different from you

A Final Word
  • Whatever has happened in the past is behind us.
    This is a NEW BEGINNING!
  • Were off to a GREAT year!!
  • HAVE FUN!!
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