Welcome to 6th grade math! I hold a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas and a Master's degree in Special Education from George Mason University. I have been teaching in Loudoun County for eighteen years and have taught students in preschool, elementary, middle and high school settings. She has worked with all grade levels, but especially enjoys middle school students and curriculum. This is my 5th year teaching math at River Bend. At home I stay busy building Lego creations with my eleven year old son and my nine year old twins.
Block 1 - Math 6
Block 2 - Math 6
Block 3 - Planning
Block 4 - Math 6
Block 5 - Math 6
Block 6 - Planning
Block 7 - Math 6/7
Block 8 - Math 6/7
1 inch binder OR 3-prong folder
2 packs of lined notebook paper
6 thin dry erase markers
2 glue sticks
To be successful in my class, students should come to class prepared. This means practie problems assigned the previos block should be completed to the best of their ability. In addition, students should arrive to class with at least a pencil, and their laptop charged. We will be using devices in class every day.
Please check Google Classroom when you are absent. Daily classwork, notes, and homework will be posted here. Periodically check ParentVUE or StudentVue to see up-to-date grades in all classes as well as upcoming assignments and tests.
Students should seek extra help at the first sign of trouble. Options:
- Homework club (Wed/Thur. afterschool, permission slip required) - there will be a math teacher present
- During resource - let me know when and I'll send a note to the resource teacher or provide the student with a pass
- Mornings Mondays-Thursdays starting at 7:45 - let me know you're coming
Grades are determined based on student performance on classwork, quizzes, and tests. ALEKS assignments and in-class practice may be included as classwork. Quizzes will be short 4 or 5 question assignments that mirror the language and difficulty of homework. Students can take one retake on quizzes, as these are given during the learning process. However, students must advocate when they would like to take one and participate in a reteaching session. A test or project will be given at the end of each unit that encompasses all information taught.