Welcome!  You will love 6 th  grade!!! Mrs. Bryant Miss Young (Mrs. Inman) Mrs. Hayes Mrs. McCall Mrs. Crable Mrs. Farnswo...
Changes from Elementary to Middle Guided Study Class every other day to work on assignments Time given everyday to work on...
How will TEACHERS help students transition? <ul><li>6 th  grade student orientation day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Half day to ...
How can PARENTS help with transition? <ul><li>Purchase  all  necessary supplies on the list. </li></ul><ul><li>Stock up so...
How will OTMS help with the transition? <ul><li>www.otms1.org </li></ul><ul><li>A great resource for parents, students, an...
BV Parents Online and Grades  <ul><li>Password and User ID can be obtained in person from Julie Ablan in the office. </li>...
Lockers/Passing Period <ul><li>During passing period students should: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the restroom </li></ul><ul><li...
“A” Days and “B” Days <ul><li>These are classes that only meet EVERY OTHER day. </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish alternates with ...
Spanish <ul><li>Spanish alternates with Music (A/B day) </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish is considered an all year class with  se...
Homework: <ul><li>Average 60 minutes daily </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to use their planner – in EACH CLASS. </li></ul...
6 th  grade Homework Policy <ul><li>Homework completion  on time  is ESSENTIAL to your child’s success in  learning. </li>...
Absences <ul><li>Please call the attendance line, not the teachers, when your student is absent. </li></ul><ul><li>Check S...
<ul><li>No gum, candy, food, or pop in the 6th grade pod and hallways. </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones need to be kept in lo...
We will talk about curriculum and classes on Back to School Night – please plan on coming! Thanks for coming! What questio...
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2009 5th Grade Parent Night Final

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2009 5th Grade Parent Night Final

  1. 1. Welcome! You will love 6 th grade!!! Mrs. Bryant Miss Young (Mrs. Inman) Mrs. Hayes Mrs. McCall Mrs. Crable Mrs. Farnsworth Mrs. Richerson Mrs. Schlotzhauer Mrs. Gerhardt-Haughan Mrs. Huckabey Mrs. Dunn Mrs. Bell
  2. 2. Changes from Elementary to Middle Guided Study Class every other day to work on assignments Time given everyday to work on assignments Passing periods to use restroom Organized restroom time with the class All grades posted ONLINE – updated every two weeks (password needed) Grades not available online New kids in each class With same kids all day Kids are responsible for assignment notebook Teacher checks assignment notebook Homework written in each class Homework written in one place One locker with everything One desk with everything 8 different teachers in a day One or two teachers each day Middle Elementary
  3. 3. How will TEACHERS help students transition? <ul><li>6 th grade student orientation day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Half day to learn schedule and building layout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice lockers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 st day of school we help students make their schedule more “readable” </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors and teachers help 6 th graders find classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Each class organizes central binders and class items </li></ul><ul><li>Regular communication updates about school happenings! </li></ul>
  4. 4. How can PARENTS help with transition? <ul><li>Purchase all necessary supplies on the list. </li></ul><ul><li>Stock up so you can replenish supplies throughout the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring students up in early August to practice lockers and put supplies in the locker. </li></ul><ul><li>Get your BV Parents Online password from Julie Ablan – and check it often. </li></ul><ul><li>Have your child show you School Center/teacher websites! ALL teachers in 6 th grade use it to post homework and due dates. </li></ul><ul><li>Check your student’s planner. </li></ul><ul><li>Help your child relax! Transition will take time. </li></ul><ul><li>Set aside separate, quiet homework place and time. </li></ul><ul><li>You are a key part of your childs’ success at OTMS. We must work as a team. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How will OTMS help with the transition? <ul><li>www.otms1.org </li></ul><ul><li>A great resource for parents, students, and teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to School Center/teacher websites for online access to homework and due dates. </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly principal communication </li></ul><ul><li>School calendar of events. </li></ul><ul><li>Class content material/curriculum </li></ul>
  6. 6. BV Parents Online and Grades <ul><li>Password and User ID can be obtained in person from Julie Ablan in the office. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents can access grades for all classes and individual assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Please check “details” for comments. </li></ul><ul><li>Dashes or Blanks mean the assignment has not been turned in by the student. This lowers the grade average. </li></ul><ul><li>Check it often!!! This is our primary grade communication! </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction pamphlets available. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lockers/Passing Period <ul><li>During passing period students should: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the restroom </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to LOCK their locker </li></ul><ul><li>Socialize during passing period </li></ul><ul><li>We are there to help! </li></ul>
  8. 8. “A” Days and “B” Days <ul><li>These are classes that only meet EVERY OTHER day. </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish alternates with Music. </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Study alternates with PE. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Spanish <ul><li>Spanish alternates with Music (A/B day) </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish is considered an all year class with semester grades . </li></ul><ul><li>If students haven’t had Spanish before – they can still be successful in this class. </li></ul><ul><li>In 7 th grade Spanish is not required. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Homework: <ul><li>Average 60 minutes daily </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to use their planner – in EACH CLASS. </li></ul><ul><li>School Center has assignments and due dates posted as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Flight Time after school with 6 th grade teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the biggest change for 6 th graders. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 6 th grade Homework Policy <ul><li>Homework completion on time is ESSENTIAL to your child’s success in learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Deductions are taken for work that is turned in late – however there are “Deadline Notices” that can be used as one day extensions without deduction. </li></ul><ul><li>If homework is not completed on time, students will be expected to stay after school to complete it. </li></ul><ul><li>6 th grade has a specific homework policy (brochure available). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Absences <ul><li>Please call the attendance line, not the teachers, when your student is absent. </li></ul><ul><li>Check School Center or call a friend to stay on top of work. </li></ul><ul><li>2 days to make up work for every one excused absence. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are responsible for gathering their make up work when absent. Learning self advocacy is really important. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>No gum, candy, food, or pop in the 6th grade pod and hallways. </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones need to be kept in lockers and not used during the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Backpacks are to remain in lockers. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must be in the classroom, have the necessary supplies, and be ready to begin class when the bell rings. </li></ul><ul><li>Distracting items are to be left at home and not brought to school. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must respect themselves and others at all times. </li></ul>Guidelines for Sixth Grade
  14. 14. We will talk about curriculum and classes on Back to School Night – please plan on coming! Thanks for coming! What questions do you have???

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