Classroom Guidelines & Procedures
6th Grade Math
2018 - 2019
Contact Information: School E-mail: Brian.Baldwin@wbwarriors.org
School Phone: (330) 938-4337
School Website: http://www.westbranch.k12.oh.us/
Course Description: Sixth graders will continue to utilize the Everyday Math curriculum. We will focus on building mathematical knowledge while making connections to real life problems and deepening student thought processes. Content that will be covered this year includes, but is not limited to: ratios & rates, rational numbers, writing and solving expressions and equations, statistics and geometry.
Classroom rules and expectations: There are 3 guidelines that each student is expected to follow while in Mr. Baldwin’s classroom. They are:
- Be Respectful:
- Be considerate to everyone; classmates, teacher, and self
- Raise your hand to respond in class and listen to others when they are talking
- Keep your hands to yourself and off of other students and property that does not belong to you
- Leave classroom property and supplies in better condition than that in which they were found
- Be Responsible:
- Complete your homework completely, accurately and on time (Review with another student prior to class if possible)
- Be in your seat as soon as you enter the room and be prepared, with all supplies, for the start of class
- When you are absent, get your missing assignments and turn them in as soon as possible *(See homework policy)*
- As soon as you are having problems learning let a teacher know IMMEDIATELY! Don’t wait until it is too late!
- Be Ready to Learn:
- Be prepared for class EVERYDAY with all of your supplies, homework, etc.
- Take good notes and study them NIGHTLY; ask questions on unclear material.
- Leave all electronic equipment in your locker; unless requested by the teacher. These items will be confiscated and turned into the office otherwise for parent pickup.
- When the above rules are practiced in class, each student will benefit from the following rewards:
- Having contributed to a better classroom community
- Positive contact with parent(s) via phone or e-mail
- Merit Tickets
- Candy, prizes and/or occasional class-wide reward days, quarterly and year end- reward days
- Earning extra credit points
- Entrance into the Warrior Way Café or the opportunity to be Student of the Month for the grade level
- When the above rules are NOT practiced in class, consequences will be issued according to those adopted by the West Branch Board of Education and can be found in the student planner. Consequences may include, but are not limited to:
- Minor infractions will yield a warning, redirection, change of seating placement and/or removal from group activity
- Receiving a lunch detention with teacher for behavior infractions after initial warnings.
- Major infractions will be an immediate referral to Mr. Fowler or Mr. Young
Grading Scale: The grading scale is as follows:
100 – 93% = A
92 – 85% = B
84 – 75% = C
74 – 65% = D
64% or below = F
It is the students’ responsibility to keep track of their individual grades throughout the 9-weeks. The ability to see student grades is available to both students and their parents online.
- Tardy: Students are expected to be in class on time! If a student enters the classroom after class is scheduled to begin, he or she is considered tardy for the day unless he/she has a pass from another teacher.
- Homework: All homework assignments are expected to be completed to the best ability of the student. This does not mean 100% correct each time, as it is expected students will learn from these mistakes on follow up assignments. When a student has not completed their assignment they will be asked to document this in the form of a “Pink Slip” and will incur the loss of points for their 9-weeks homework grade (Will be based on the number of assignments given)
***All assignments will be posted online on the teacher’s webpage*** After 3 missing or incomplete assignments, the student will receive an after school detention per school policy.
- End-of period class dismissal: The teacher will dismiss the class when he feels the class is ready; this includes having all materials put away and trash thrown away. Please make sure all assignments have been copied into your planner before leaving.
- Absences: If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to complete the missed assignment in a timely manner. All notes must be copied from a classmate. The student has the number of days to complete the assignment that they were absent. If further directions are needed it is the student’s responsibility to see the teacher for clarification. This policy is also in effect for scheduled quizzes and tests.
- Restroom / Locker Usage: Students are expected to visit their lockers and use the bathroom between classes. Emergency visits to the restroom and/or locker will be permitted by presenting a school planner to the teacher.
- Responding to and asking questions: Students are encouraged to be actively involved in class. If they would like to ask/answer a question, they are to raise their hand until the teacher acknowledges them. There are NO DUMB QUESTIONS! Please don’t shout out answers.
- Sharpening Pencils / Throwing away Trash: Students can sharpen pencils prior to the beginning of class or whenever the class is working on an assignment. Students are not permitted to use the pencil sharpener during instruction or during tests. In addition, if a student has accumulated trash throughout the period, place it near the corner of your desk and wait until a break in instruction to throw it away. Getting up in the middle of class is a distraction to the teacher and fellow classmates. Be prepared and bring 2 pencils!
- Computer Usage: Students will continue to use their personal Chromebooks as part of the school’s 1:1 Chromebook initiative. Please have computer in class each day for in class participation. Students are only to be using them for school activities; use of them in any other way will be disciplined accordingly. All students must adhere to the West Branch Local School’s technology policy that can be found in the student handbook.
- Fire and Tornado Drill Procedures: These procedures will be reviewed in class. Proper exit designations are posted near the door.
Dear Parent(s) and Guardians,
I wanted to welcome both you and your child to 6th grade Math! It will be an exciting new school year filled with lots of new experiences for all of us.
During the first few days of school, we will review classroom expectations, rules and guidelines. Please review these with your child and ask any questions that you may have so that we are all on the same page with one another. After reviewing these policies, please sign and return the attached sheet of paper.
Contact information: Throughout the year, if questions arise please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss student progress or concerns. Email is the easiest and quickest way for me to return messages but I will also return phone calls as soon as possible.
Teacher: Mr. Brian Baldwin
Phone: (330) 938-4337
Thanks, for this opportunity to work with your child this school year,
I, ________________________________, have read and understood the rules and expectations for
Mr. Baldwin’s Math class for the 2018-2019 school year.
-I understand that it is my own responsibility, as the student, to gather and complete all make up work when I am not in school and that not completing these assignments on time will result in a zero on the assignment.
-I also understand that if I am not able to complete an assignment given online, it is my responsibility to let the teacher know so that alternative arrangements can be made; otherwise a zero will be given for the assignment.
Student Signature Date
Parent/Guardian Signature Required:
I/ We, ____________________________________, have read and understood the rules and expectations for my student in Math class. I/We understand that any questions or concerns may be directed to Mr. Baldwin by e-mail at Brian.Baldwin@wbwarriors.org (best way to contact) or by phone at 330-938-4337. I also am aware that I can gain access to my student’s grades online by logging onto Progress Book and can check for student assignments online through the school’s webpage.
Parent / Guardian e-mail (If you are able to be contacted by e-mail when needed)