To Students and Parents:
Welcome to Mr. Patovisti's
Math 6 Accelerated/Math 6 class for 2015-2016. I look forward to working with all of you for your child to
become a well-rounded student through math. Your student will be able to read, write, say and do
math. We will usually be covering
a section per day or every two days for Math 6.
As we begin a new school year it is important for students
to understand appropriate behavior, being on time and the academic expectations
that are required of them. I hope
to have your assistance and support with your child in order to make this a
productive and enjoyable school year.
You can help me tremendously by reviewing this plan with your child. Besides the school's goals of BEST (Be
safe, Be responsible and Be respectful), the following are some added
expectations for my class.
Respecting yourself, others and their property will be our main
behavioral goal. All students have
the right to learn and any classroom interference that affects that right will
not be tolerated.
student must be responsible for his/her words and actions. Each student is responsible for their
own homework and any exam or homework missed that was assigned.
Students must be in their seats and ready to work when the bell rings
for class or be marked tardy.
Whispering is appropriate after the bell rings. There is no eating in class. Water is permitted (no flavored
water). Gum is not allowed on
school campus. Students have the
right to speak and be heard time permitting. Please take turns speaking by agreed upon method(s) and we
do not interrupt others while they are speaking/talking.
behavior/academic performance or improved behavior/academic performance will be
rewarded in different ways: 1)
Verbal/Non-verbal positive praise. 2) Homework/Quiz Passes of
choice. 3) Calling and/or emailing parent/guardian.
Reminder of appropriate behavior.
2) A one-on-one conversation with teacher. 3) Writing a reflection signed by student and parent. 4) A conversation with parent, teacher
and student. 5) A referral that
goes to administration.
at school everyday and on time will ensure a more efficient learning
process. Missing school means
losing out on valuable learning and possibly falling behind. Please call the school if your child is
going to be absent.
TEXTBOOKS: It is
the students' responsibility to maintain the textbooks and the planner issued
to them along with safeguard from loss.
All books must be covered. (Online textbook is at my.hrw.com username:
student8725 password: math1) If lost or damaged, the school requires
the parent/guardian to pay the replacement cost of $76.43.
MATERIALS: Students are expected to have pencil(s), eraser(s)
and binder paper/notebook for daily notes. A notebook/composition book for math journals. Please bring a box of tissue for class. If you need support with any materials
see Mr. Patovisti.
HEADINGS: All assignments will have a school-wide heading with class, assignment, name, date and period at top of each assignment in pen.
HOMEWORK/GRADING POLICY: The homework will be assigned daily and will be an extension of the material covered in class. All problems must have the original problem written (expressions/equations/paragraphs/drawings). We always prove multiple-choice problems. We always answer word problems with a complete sentence.
NO SKIPPING OF STEPS
UNLESS DISCUSSED! Homework is expected to be completed/attempted and
will be checked for correctness the following day upon entering the
classroom. Homework is due the
next day when the bell rings.
Homework will be checked/graded by completion of entire
assignment/attempted all problems based on a 4-point scale: 4-All problems completed/attempted the
way taught 3-Most problems done the way taught 2-About half the problems done
or not the way taught 1-Few problems done not the way taught or just answers
0-No homework. NO LATE
HOMEWORK! Students will be given one day for each day excused to
turn-in their homework and/or take exam.
Please encourage your child to call a classmate/friend or check the
website when absent in order to make-up missed things within the number of days
excused. Homework for Math 6
Accelerated is 20% of grade. THERE WILL BE NO EXTRA
CREDIT IN CLASS!
EXAMS/QUIZZES: Exams will cover each chapter and sometimes two
exams per chapter. Exams will be
announced at least two days in advance. Quizzes will be given often. Quizzes will be announced and
unannounced. A Warm-Up will be
given daily to check for understanding of the concept(s). There will be Pop Warm-Up Quizzes which
will be given any day and are usually unannounced. It is not uncommon to have a quiz a day per week or numerous
quizzes per day. Complete sentences,
correct spelling, grammar and punctuation will count on all Exams/Quizzes. Quizzes will be given on all
definitions, rules and properties (hints online). If you understand what we are covering in class you will do
great on the Exams/Quizzes. All
the Exam/Quiz problems come from the homework, quizzes and Warm-Ups. All Exam Corrections require a
signature by a parent/guardian.
Exams/Quizzes for Math 6 Accelerated/Math 6 is 80% of grade.
PROGRESS REPORTS: Each
student will get a progress report periodically throughout each quarter. Expect a progress report at least twice
each quarter. All Progress Reports
are required to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to class the
following day. You may check
progress online at Parent Connect/Student Connect as well.
I anticipate a great year of learning and rewarding experiences together. I welcome calls, emails, conferences and classroom visits from parents/guardians. You may reach me at 510-489-0700 ext. 60586 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach me at http://sites.google.com/site/patovistismathematicians. I am available to all students for help before school, during lunch and after school.
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