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Welcome To Newpoint Academy and specifically th to 6 Grade What will you learn in my classes? There will be many things you will learn in the classes I teach and we will go over the specifics in each individual class first and foremost I hope to teach you to think. I want you to be able to take what we learn and then apply it to your life. What will you learn in World History? Specific skills we will learn in our World History class will be map skills, how maps are created, the history of map making or cartography, the Earths grid system, and physical location of the cultures we are studying this year. Specific cultures we will learn about will be prehistoric times of the hunter/gatherer, Mesopotamia the first know civilization, Egypt, India, China, Greece and the Roman Empire. Students will be expected to locate on a globe the specific countries we are studying, complete projects, learn about the culture and the specific achievements that these cultures contributed to mankinds culture evolving and spreading. Students who are interested in participating in this years History Fair please let me know as soon as possible. What will you learn in Science? This year in Science we will be spending a lot of time learning about Earth Science which includes

the rock cycle, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, Pangaea, how land shapes are formed (this will actually be covered in both Science and World History), weathering, erosion, deposition and landforms, energy in the Earth system, weather and climate, the cell, the human body systems, diseases and immunity, energy, motion and forces (such electromagnetic spectrum, Earths magnetic field, magnetism, hydropower, and wind power. Provided we move ahead I would also like to spend the last 3 weeks of school going over the solar system, the future of NASA and space exploration and other items of interest. What will you learn in Language Arts? Language Arts is not just reading and writing though that is a huge part of it. Language Arts covers all the ways that we as humans express ourselves and convey ideas. This can be done with websites, powerpoint/presentation software, films, song, poetry and many other ways in which we write. We need to understand the basics of our language and how we communicate with each other. In my class you will learn about the five themes of writing, the eight parts of speech, poetry, different genres, the difference between fact and opinion, the difference between a debate and an argument, proper sentence structure, Greek and Latin root words, how to use articles of speech and many other things that you will use daily in your other classes. A student that is successful in Language Arts can teach not only themselves but others. We need to learn how to express ourselves in clear, concrete ways

that conveys to others the strengths and validity of our ideas. Rules of the Classroom NO CELL PHONES WILL BE USED IN CLASS I WILL CONFISCATE (TAKE) THEM FROM YOU In accordance with Newpoint Academys Handbook. No talking when I am talking Students must come to school prepared to learn. This includes having a pen or pencil, your assignments and a positive attitude towards learning. You will be on time You will not disrupt my class Rules continued Students who break these rules and the rules that we determine need to be added will face the following consequences: 1st offense a verbal warning to get back on task 2nd offense I will contact your parents 3rd offense student, parent and teacher conference 4th offense discipline referral With the second offense the student will be assigned a time out assignment and sent to another room to reflect on why they misbehaved. In addition students who experience a 2nd offense will be assigned a week of lunch detention to give them additional time to think about their decision to act out

Homework Will Be Assigned Homework will be necessary from time to time to reinforce specific skills or knowledge. The homework is required and will count as part of your grade. Failure to turn in homework on time will result in the following penalties: 1 day late = 10% penalty 2 days late 20% penalty 3 days late 30% penalty more then 4 days late you will receive a zero for that specific homework assignment. This week you have one homework assignment. Students will take a class contract home to review with their parents and have both the student and parent sign the contract. Return this to me prior to Thursday 21 August 2014 and you will receive a bonus of 5 points on your first quiz. Class Routine Students will enter my classroom quietly and be prepared to get to work. If I am not in the class when the students arrive they are to line up outside my room and wait quietly. Each student will have a journal that will be kept in the box for their class period. This journal will be used to complete your daily board work. When you walk in you will get your journal and then first place the date in the upper right hand corner of your journal page, write the board assignment in your journal and then complete the board assignment

Class Routine Continued Students will not crowd the door when it is time for dismissal you will wait until I dismiss you Students will not approach my desk unless I give permission to do so nor will they crowd the area designated as a no person zone Groups Students will be placed in three groups that will rotate during the week. Weekly rotation as follows: Monday: Whole class session. You will receive an overview of what we will be learning during the week Tuesday: Split into groups. Assign homework Wednesday: Split into groups Thursday: Split up into groups. Assign homework

Friday: Vocabulary Test or Unit Test Groups Groups will focus on three specific areas and these are working on computer assignments, peer-to-peer student teaching in vocabulary and small group sessions with me. I cannot stress this enough when I am in small group sessions I will not answer questions except for students in the small group. This is their dedicated one-on-one time with me learning and clarifying material that they might not understand. The vocabulary group should have no problems since they are reviewing flash cards. The computer group I expect you to ask your classmates or work on something else until I can get to you. That being said I will ask for question from the whole class at the beginning and end of each class session. Transition Policy Students will transition from home stations and into groups quickly and focus on the work they have in that group. The groups are designed to focus on a specific aspect of our learning. We will practice transition during the first week of class, students will be expected to know their assigned groups, where that group

will be based on charts placed near the white board up front and to move to that group in a timely fashion. This will be timed to music once the music is finished students will be in their groups prepared to work Test and Quizzes Students can expect two test/quizzes per unit. One on vocabulary and one on the unit itself. Quizzes will be pop quizzes to see if you are doing the work expected of you and if you are learning the material we cover. There is zero tolerance on cheating. Students caught cheating will receive a zero for that test or quiz and their parents will be notified. There is no verbal warning your parents will automatically be notified. Bullying Policy This policy is simple: DONT DO IT Students caught engaging in any type of bullying practice from verbal abuse, physical abuse to cyber bullying will not be tolerated. Fire Drill Procdures I am sure you are familiar with fire drills and you are use to practicing them when you went to elementary school. Our fire drill is much the same

we will line up in an orderly fashion outside the door and then move quickly to our area. We will do so in a single file and quietly. There will be no horseplay. Fire drills are practiced for your safety and to ensure that indeed a fire actually occurs you know what to do. Lock down procedures This policy is put into place to ensure that we maximize your safety in case we experience an emergency due to unauthorized personal in our school. This is the primary reason that we close and lock the door once class starts to ensure that no one can come into our classroom without us knowing it. Medical Emergency Policy There has never been a reason for us to actually use this policy but it is practice and in place just in case something happens and someone in our class needs emergency medical attention. This will be one of the view times I will allow someone to use a cell. I will at the beginning of school designate a student to go to the front office in a calm manner and to inform the person at the front office (Mrs. Morris preferably) that we have an emergency and

explain what has happened. I will also designate a student to call 911. Grading Procedures and Guidelines Your grade for each semester will be based on 1,000 points and is calculated in the following fashion: Areas Graded Participation Class Work Group Project Quizzes Tests Homework Grade based on points = 150 pts = 150 pts = 150 pts = 100 pts = 300 pts = 150 pts 000 600 601 699 700 799 800 899 900 1000 F D

C B A Bathroom Policy No student leaves the room the first 15 or the last 15 minutes of class. DO NOT ask to go to another teachers class or anywhere else during my time. THE ANSWER WILL BE NO. If another teacher requires you they will let me know. All students will sign out and in when leaving my room to use the bathroom. This is a legal document to ensure we know where our students are at. You will sign out, list your destination and sign in. Students who are found not in the listed destination and wandering the halls will be given a discipline referral and parents will be contacted. Students allowed to leave the classroom to go to the bathroom will have a hall pass in their possession. My Thoughts on Teaching I believe that students should come to school to learn (work) not to play. That being said I will do my best to make your learning experience enjoyable and fun. I use all sorts of teaching methods and tools (including movies, songs etc if it fits the lesson) so I intend to keep you interested.

I want all my students to be clear and understand our purpose here is to learn not to play and socialize during class time. We have after school activities for socialization. I will not allow any study to disrupt the class for any reason and deprive the rest of the students of learning opportunities. These actions will be dealt with immediately. In addition I take the last few moments of class to recap what we have learned during the day and answer any questions students have. You will get a chance to ask question at the start and end of each class period. Assigned Seats I have students in assigned seat for every period. This is for the home station only and will rotate as the students work through the different stations (independent computer work, peer-to-peer learning and small group discussion). 1st Period Science Home Station Mr. Yost 1 Empty 2 Clay Barley 3 Trevor Mabry 4 Izyeanna Gant 5 Mykel Miller 6 Empty

7 Empty 8 Empty HOME STATION 4 HOME STATION 3 9 10 Empty Empty Mr. Y O S T 29 Benjamin Boucek 30 Jackson Davault 31(end) Caleb Barley HOME STATION 1 32 33 Corenthia Allen Breanna Rothwell 28 Empty

27 26 Braeden McCollum Empty 25 21(end) Christina Johnson 23 (end) Brittany Starr HOME STATION 2 22 (end) Destiny Crossin 24 (end) DaNia Robinson 20 19 Ashley Davis Eliezer Avelar 15 Empty 14 (end) Janiah Tate 18 Caden Ronnlof

17 Empty 16 Empty 13 (end) Ahern Widman HOME STATION 3 11 12 Julieta Martinez Empty 2nd Period Science Home Station Mr. Yost Mr. Y O S T 3 Sam Finley 4 Tyler Park 5 Christopher Brown 6 Lexi Woodson 7 Tyler Sominski

30 Connor Nuetzman 31(end) Tyler Brixey HOME STATION 1 32 Tontyanna Jenkins 1 Victoria Campbell 2 Skye Fielding 29 Samantha Hopkins 28 Gabriel Shuford 33 Ryan Bande 27 Thomas Shields 26 Jacobi Pleasant 21(end) Alexus Yost

23 (end) Savanna Huebner 22 (end) Kori Morgan 24 (end) Empty 20 Michayla Haber 8 Empty HOME STATION 4 HOME STATION 3 9 10 Tyler Chaffee Empty 25 Empty HOME STATION 2 19 18 Patrick Lozano Bryson Pfeiffer 15 Empty

17 Empty 16 Empty 14 (end) James Hunton 13 (end) Trevor Brixley HOME STATION 3 11 Brandon Serwack 12 Collin Miller 4th Period World History Home Station Mr. Yost Mr. Y O S T 3 James Bush

4 Jonathan Chisolm 5 Kayleigh Crumpler 6 Aidan Daye 7 Jacob Chatwood 30 Ella Easley 31(end) Kaleena Youman HOME STATION 1 32 Hailey Forsythe 1 Isaiah Miles 2 Jackson Chatwood 29 Sarah Willhelm 28 Isabel Willis 33 Cheyanne Besch 27 Joshua Freeman 26

Jon Wilson 21(end) Joshua Townsend 25 Kayley Yates 23 (end) Jared Eisinger HOME STATION 2 22 (end) Shawniquia Lett 20 Jillian Suveges 8 Empty HOME STATION 4 HOME STATION 3 9 10 Jewel Owens Dillon Baxter 24 (end) Grant Miller 19 Juna Julian 15 Empty

18 Joshua King 17 Empty 16 Empty HOME STATION 3 14 (end) 13 (end) Jayla Austin James Hunton 11 12 Brandon Serwack Collin Miller 5th Period World History Home Station Mr. Yost 1 Empty 2 Clay Barley 3 Trevor Mabry 4 Izyeanna Gant 5 Mykel Miller 6 Empty 7 Empty 8 Empty

Mr. Y O S T 29 Benjamin Boucek 30 Jackson Davault 31(end) Caleb Barley HOME STATION 1 32 Corenthia Allen 28 Empty 33 Breanna Rothwell 27 26 Braeden McCollum Empty 25

21(end) Christina Johnson 23 (end) Brittany Starr HOME STATION 2 22 (end) Destiny Crossin 24 (end) DaNia Robinson 20 19 Ashley Davis Eliezer Avelar 18 Caden Ronnlof 15 Empty 17 Empty 16 Empty

HOME STATION 4 9 10 Empty Empty HOME STATION 3 14 (end) Janiah Tate 13 (end) Ahern Widman HOME STATION 3 11 Julieta Martinez 12 Empty 6th Period Language Arts Home Station Mr. Yost 1 Victoria Campbell 2 Skye Fielding 3 Sam Finley 4 Tyler Park 5 Christopher Brown 6 Lexi Woodson 7 Tyler Sominski

8 Empty HOME STATION 4 HOME STATION 3 9 10 Tyler Chaffee Empty Mr. Y O S T 29 Samantha Hopkins 30 Connor Nuetzman 31(end) Tyler Brixey HOME STATION 1 32 Tontyanna Jenkins 28 Gabriel Shuford 33 Ryan Bande

27 Thomas Shields 26 Jacobi Pleasant 21(end) Alexus Yost 25 Empty 23 (end) Savanna Huebner HOME STATION 2 22 (end) Kori Morgan 20 Michayla Haber 24 (end) Empty 19 Patrick Lozano 15 Empty 18

Bryson Pfeiffer 17 Empty 16 Empty 14 (end) 13 (end) Jayden Green Trevor Brixley HOME STATION 3 11 12 Madison Long Collin Miller 7th Period World History Home Station Mr. Yost 1 Victoria Campbell 2 Skye Fielding Mr. Y O S T

29 Samantha Hopkins 30 Connor Nuetzman 31(end) Tyler Brixey HOME STATION 1 32 33 Tontyanna Jenkins Ryan Bande 28 Gabriel Shuford 27 Thomas Shields 26 Jacobi Pleasant 25 Empty 3 Sam Finley 4 Tyler Park 5 Christopher Brown

21(end) Alexus Yost 22 (end) Kori Morgan 23 (end) Savanna Huebner 24 (end) HOME STATION 2 Empty 6 Lexi Woodson 7 Tyler Sominski 8 Empty HOME STATION 1 HOME STATION 3 9 10 Tyler Chaffee Empty 20 Michayla Haber 19 Patrick Lozano 15 Empty 18 Bryson Pfeiffer

17 Empty 16 Empty 14 (end) 13 (end) Jayden Green Trevor Brixley HOME STATION 3 11 12 Madison Long Collin Miller

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