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Welcome to 6th Grade!!
 
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Supplies:  Each student will need to have the following:  


Sixth Grade Supply List   

The following are supplies that ALL sixth graders will need to start the school year.  Your child will be provided with a red or silver folder that will come home each night.  Please review this folder. It will contain unfinished work and graded papers from the day. 

 
  • NO LARGE Trapper Keepers (the kind with zippers).  They are too large to fit in the lockers and we find individual folders work better (and are more cost effective :)
 
  • One Pencil Pouch*** 
 
  • One Pair of in-ear Earbuds ***(These will be used for various computer work).  We prefer students have a pair that they can keep in their pencil pouch the entire year.
 
  •  MANY, MANY pencils!***  Pencils go quickly, so you will want extras! Mechanical Pencils with extra lead are also an option. Tip: Ticonderoga pencils sharpen the best and last the longest.
 
  • Small personal pencil sharpener***
 
  • Colored Pencils***
 
  • Highlighters***
 
  • One  Single Subject Spiral Notebooks
 
  • Students will need an independent reading book  to take to all classes. The school library is not open at the beginning of the year, it is helpful if students have a book from home or the public library to start the year.


6th Grade Social Studies:  World Geography 

Mrs. Mares -  smares@swcrk.org / 810-591-1756


Dear Parents,


The following is some important information that will help ensure the success of each student in our social studies class this year.  


Parent/Student/Teacher Communication:  I encourage you to contact me via email if you have any questions or concerns about daily assignments that are being completed at home.  I can quickly respond to email.


Online Options to Stay on Top of your Child’s Assignments 


  1. We use The Swartz Creek Edlio Blog to post daily assignments.  You can sign up for the push notifications on the 6th grade teacher page Swartz Creek Middle School Website. 
  2. We use Google Classroom to keep informed of your child’s parent notes, worksheets needed, and extra study tools.  Students have a Google Classroom account through the school - some may have used it in previous years. You and your child can log into the site using your child’s login information to see parent notes, daily assignments, and any worksheets needed to complete assignments.  You will also be able to sign up to your child’s Google Classroom as a Guardian; this allows you to keep track of your student’s classroom assignments through guardian email summaries. You can choose the frequency of the emails—daily or weekly—and you can unsubscribe or remove yourself from Classroom at any time. You will find a link to Classroom on the Edlio site on the Swartz Creek Middle School Website.  

Online Options to Stay on Top of your Child’s Grades 

PowerParent is the grading program for your child.  You are able to create an account and keep track of grades.  Here is a link to access Parent Portal. Parent Portal Instructions

Grading:  Report Card Grades are determined from Summative Assessments, (such as weekly quizzes, tests, and performance tasks).  Students complete Daily Practice Assignments and Formative Assessments which are specific to the State Standards and the Summative Assessment.  All Daily Practice Assignments and Formative Assessments are expected to be completed. Students are not able to take the Summative Assessment until all Daily Practice Assignments and Formative Assessments are completed.  An Incomplete will show on the student’s Report Card until all work is completed and learning is assessed.


  • Whenever possible, it is advised that students make-up a test or quiz before or after school or during Dragon Time to avoid missing any additional classroom learning activities.

  • Students may have the option of retaking a test.  Students will submit a plan of relearning and provide evidence of that relearning before assessment can be retaken.  

Guest Teachers:  In the event that I am unable to be in class, I expect students to exhibit their best behavior.  This includes doing all that they can to accommodate a guest in our classroom in the same manner that they would a guest in their home.  If a student chooses to be uncooperative or disrespectful to a guest teacher, the consequences will range from a parent contact, assigned detention(s), or an office referral.

Student Expectations:  


  • To be on time & prepared for class each day students should 
  • have the above supplies with them at the start of class each day.
  • be in their assigned seat, and ready to begin and participate BEFORE the bells rings.
  • All assignments to be completed with quality and on time.  If a student has two missing or incomplete assignments, then the student will complete the assignments during lunch or after school.

Cheating:  It is not acceptable for students who turn in work that is not an authentic product of their own effort.  Please note:


  • Once a student lets his/her paper leave their possession they are accountable for providing answers to another student.  
  • It is not acceptable for students who are “working together” or “helping each other” to turn in identical answers.  Each student should be able to articulate a response to a question that reflects their own understanding of and/or application of the concepts covered in an assignment.  

Supplies:  Each student will need to have the following:  


Sixth Grade Supply List   

The following are supplies that ALL sixth graders will need to start the school year.  Your child will be provided with a red or silver folder that will come home each night.  Please review this folder. It will contain unfinished work and graded papers from the day. 


  • NO LARGE Trapper Keepers (the kind with zippers).  They are too large to fit in the lockers and we find individual folders work better (and are more cost effective :)

  • One Pencil Pouch

  • One Pair of in-ear Earbuds  (These will be used for various computer work).  We prefer students have a pair that they can keep in their pencil pouch the entire year.

  •  MANY, MANY pencils!  Pencils go quickly, so you will want extras! Mechanical Pencils with extra lead are also an option. Tip: Ticonderoga pencils sharpen the best and last the longest.

  • Small personal pencil sharpener

  • Colored Pencils

  • Highlighters

  • Single Subject Spiral Notebooks 

  • Students will need an independent reading book  to take to all classes. The school library is not open at the beginning of the year, it is helpful if students have a book from home or the public library to start the year.

If you have any concerns regarding your ability to obtain the above list of supplies, please contact me, or your student’s counselor, as soon as possible.  




Welcome Dragons!  2019-2020 will be a great year of learning!  Please, let me know if I can answer any questions or concerns that you have!  


Sincerely,


Sheila Mares

6th Grade Social Studies

World Geography

7th Grade Social Studies

The Ancient World

 

Posts

6th Grade World Geography

Hello,
I hope all is well!  We are going to wait on taking any retakes until we get back to school.  The grades will be on hold until then and we can address any grades or testing at that time.  Sorry for not being able to provide online.  I am posting review materials and fun activities on Google Classroom daily!
Take Care,
Mrs. Mares

6th Grade World Geography

As of today, all of the grades are up to date in Power Parent.  These will be the final grades for the 3rd Marking Period. If you would like to improve your grade, there is one final option.  You can take the Lesson 12 Land Use Conflict in the Amazon Rainforest Assessment online from home. Let me know if you are interested and I will  send the Assessment to you via Google Classroom. The Assessment needs to be completed by Tuesday, March 24th. Study materials are in Google Classroom.


If you are not able to view your Grade in Power Parent let me know and I’ll send you the information!

Ancient History 7th Grade

As of today, all of the grades are up to date in Power Parent.  These will be the final grades for the 3rd Marking Period. If you would like to improve your grade, there is one final option.  You can Retake the Lesson 13 Geography and the Early Settlement of India Summative Test online from home.  Let me know if you are interested and I will  send the Assessment to you via Google Classroom.  The Assessment needs to be completed by Tuesday, March 24th.  Study materials are in Google Classroom.


If you are not able to view your Grade in Power Parent let me know and I’ll send you the information!

6th Grade World Geography

Hello!
In order for quick communication, I am sending the link for the 6th grade World Geography Remind app.  This app will enable quick communication!  For the next two weeks, check your Google Classroom for on-line Review Learning and Challenges.  I will be posting on Google Classroom as well as the Remind app.
 
Here is the link for the Remind App.

Ancient History 7th Grade

Hello!
 
In order for quick communication, I am sending the link for the 7th grade Ancient History Remind.  This app will enable quick communication!  For the next two weeks, check your Google Classroom for on-line Review Learning and Challenges.  I will be posting on Google Classroom as well as the Remind app. If you need to take a test or a retake, use the Remind or email me.  

6th Grade World Geography

Due to problems with the Lesson 12 Amazon Rainforest test this week, we will be retaking this test tomorrow, Friday, March 12th.  The Assessment will be the same, with the possible exception of Interpreting a Map Skill.  The graphic is not clear and students could not give an informed response.  More studdy time!  All Lesson 12 Amazon Rainfirest materials have been posted on Google Classroom. 

6th grade world geography

Today's students worked on two study guides. They should have their work packet completed and their three to one notes. Study the vocabulary and the six different groups. They need to be able to answer questions or each group just like in their work packet and presentation. The assessment is Monday.

6th grade world geography

Today's students presented their group in conflict in the Amazon rainforest. Great presentations!

6th Grade World Geography

Tomorrow is the Presentation!  Students are working on their Group Presentation teachng their peers about one of the six rainforest groups!  

Ancient History 7th Grade

Today students finished their response using RACE format in earning about the polluted Ganges and how people are trying to clean this important river.

6th Grade World Geography

Students are working on their Group Presentation teachng their peers about one of the six rainforest groups!  Presentation on Thursday!

Ancient History 7th Grade

Students are learning about the polluted Ganges and how people are trying to clean this important river.

6th Grade World Geography

Today we finished reading the remainder of Lesson 13. Students also finished their Student Work packet (with the execptino of Processing) and their 3/2/1 Notes.