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October 26 1-8 pm Parent/Teacher  Conferences  Noon dismissal  

October 27 8-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences

6th Grade Field Trip:

The 6th grade is scheduled to visit the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland on Thursday, November 9.  We travel to Portland on a coach bus provided by GMRI.  This year the number of 6th graders slightly exceeds the number we can bring on the bus with teacher chaperones.  Before we cancel the trip, we are asking parents to let us know if you plan to have your child out of school that day.  There will be no school on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veteran's Day.


Upcoming Quiz and Tests:

Science:  Quiz on Humans and the Environment on
                    Wednesday, October 18

Math:  Chapter 2 Test on Thursday, October 19

If students are absent on the day of a quiz or test they should make arrangements with me to make up the assessment ASAP.  A zero will be put in Web2school until the work is made up.


Current Unit Topic

Math:  Introduction to Algebra

For homework help and quiz or test review visit Holt Textbook .



Science:  Humans and the Environment






Center Drive School

Habits of Mind


Work Habits

Completes Assignments; Meets deadlines

Organizational Skills

Prepared for class; Manages time well

Teamwork

Uses ability to work with others; Cooperative

Citizenship

Demonstrates the Core Values of honesty, respect, responsibility and kindness


Rubrics


Work Habits

Completes Assignments; Meets deadlines

3 - Consistently shows strong work habits, marked by completed assignments and met deadlines. Minimal instances of incomplete work or a missed deadline, but not that impacts performance as a student.

2 - Usually shows strong work habits. Occasional instances of incomplete work or a missed deadline, but not that impacts performance.

1 - Inconsistent or irregular work habits. Has periodic or sporadic record of meeting deadlines and completing assignments. This has impact on ability to meet standards.


Organizational Skills

Prepared for class; Manages time well

3 - Consistently organized,  prepared for class with materials at the beginning of the period without reminders. Minimal instances of not using time effectively, but not that impacts performance as a learner.  

2 - Usually organized and prepared in regards to materials for class or  tardiness.  Usually uses class time effectively, but at times has impacted performance as a learner.

1 - Inconsistent with organization and preparation.  Needs frequent redirects to use time effectively. Has impacted student as a learner.


Teamwork

Uses ability to work with others; Cooperative

3 - Consistently works well with others. Can work with most anyone without conflict. Is a team player and cooperative with both students and staff during class.

2 - Usually works well with others. Has problems working with others or cooperating with staff on occasion only. Can get back to work when redirected.

1 - Regularly or consistently unable to work with others. Refuses to work in groups on a regular basis. Regularly is uncooperative with peers and staff, disrupting learning for self and others.


Citizenship

Demonstrates Core Values

3 - Consistently models Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school and materials.

2 - Usually models Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school and materials.

1 - Inconsistent with modeling Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school or materials.



















 
 
 
 
                         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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