Ashton Guin 

Entering Classroom:

  • Upon entering the classroom, students are expected to be quiet and get ready to begin learning.
  • Any assignment/homework that is due must be taken out immediately and placed on students’ desk.
  • If student has not completed assignment/homework.
  • While homework is being checked, students will start their bellringer and then we will start the lesson for the day.

                           No student will be admitted to class late without an admit from the office or teacher.

Tardies:  Students who are ­­­­­­NOT in class when the bell rings, will receive a tardy.

Absent/Missed Assignments: Upon your return from being absent, students will need to check with teacher for make-up work at the beginning or end of class- NOT during class.   The student is responsible for getting any missed work if they are absent.  Caddo Parish Policy regarding make-up work will be strictly followed.  NO EXCEPTIONS!! 

Grades: Grades will come from homework, classwork, quizzes, and tests. The value of these will be assigned according to difficulty and extent of effort.

Homework: Homework will be given occasionally. It will count as 10% of final grades. Homework can be checked for completion, showing work, or for correct answers.

Quizzes/Exit Tickets: Quizzes/Exit Tickets are at the end of a lesson or set of lessons. (25 pts)

Tests: Tests are given at different points within each unit and at the end of units. (50 pts)

Classwork/Activities: Students are required to be attentive, focused and participate during class.

Graded Papers:  All graded work is kept until the end of the year in the students’ classroom folders.

Grades:  Students and parents can access grades 24/7 using JPAMS.  The link is is located at www.youreedrive.com  at the top of the homepage under “Student Progress Center.” I update grades several times a week.

Class rules: Are posted at the front of the classroom.  Each student is required to abide by these rules as well as the rules laid out in the YDMS Student Handbook.

If a student chooses to not follow the rules and procedures of the classroom, then the student will receive a minor referral and a parent will be contacted. After consistent minor referrals, major action will be taken within the discipline office.

Phones: Phones/tablets will be allowed for some instructional purposes.  However, if a student takes advantage of this privilege or is seen using it during unauthorized times, it will be confiscated and sent to the discipline office.

Leaving Class: Once students enter the room, they are not allowed to leave until the lesson is complete. Students may only leave with permission and a hall pass. (Exceptions are made for students who have a note from their doctor.)

Conferences/Contact Me:  Please email me with any concerns.  My email address is aguin@caddoschools.org. If you would like to schedule a conference with me, please call the counselor’s office.  My planning period is from 12:52 – 1:48. If you would like to speak to me by phone, please contact me at my email to schedule a time. This is so I can prepare and have your child’s folder readily available.

Chromebooks/Google classroom: All students have a google classroom email through the parish.  My classroom will be utilizing this service regularly inside and outside the classroom.  It is the students’ responsibility to check the classroom for assignments and announcements. I will constantly monitor students’ usage and reserve the right to block any student for behavior that is not appropriate or that does not follow Caddo Parish policy.

Remind 101: Joining Remind 101 is optional and does not replace the student writing daily assignments in the planner. This notifies parents of upcoming tests and assignments. To join text @guin2019 to 81010.

Resources: Online resources are available for students and families at im.openupresources.org; select grade 6 under families or students, and then choose the particular unit and lesson in question.

************************************************************************************************************************************************************** If a student loses their workbook, they will be required to follow along with the online resource or pay $10 or more to replace.

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Additional Supplies:

Boys: one roll of paper towels

Girls: one box of Kleenex

Teacher wish list: pencils, Clorox wipes, colored printer paper, tons of EXPO markers!!

The easiest way to contact me is through email:

aguin2@caddoschools.org

COURSE SCHEDULE

The following is the planned course outline.  The approximate months are listed and subject to change. Topics and timeline may be adjusted to each classroom situation.  The student is responsible for writing the daily assignments in the planner.  At the end of each lesson there will be a quiz and a comprehensive test at the end of each Module/Unit.

AUGUST Unit 1 –  Area and Surface Area
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER Unit 1 –  Area and Surface AreaUnit 2 – Ratios
SEPTEMBER Unit 2 – Ratios
OCTOBER Unit 3 – Unit Rate and Percentages
NOVEMBER Unit 4 – Dividing Fractions
Thanksgiving
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Unit 4 – Dividing FractionsUnit 5 – Arithmetic in Base Ten
DECEMBER Unit 5 – Arithmetic in Base Ten
Christmas
JANUARY Unit 6 – Expressions and Equations
FEBRUARY Unit 7 – Rational Numbers
MARCH Unit 7 – Rational Numbers
MARCH/APRIL Unit 8 – Data Sets and Distributions
APRIL Unit 8 – Data Sets and Distributions
APRIL/MAY State Testing Window    Review EnrichmentPrepare for Seventh Grade