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Archive for August, 2007

Assignment Redo

Posted by iateacher on August 30, 2007

OK, our first science assignment (page 12) did NOTgo very well.  There were quite a few low grades in all my classes.  So, I have decided to allow the students to redo this assignment.  Here are the guidelines for redoing the assignment:

1. I want the students to put the assignment on a fresh sheet of paper rather than erase and rewrite.  It gets very difficult to read otherwise.

2.  The students need to answer all the questions again (although the ones that were right they can just recopy their answer) because I will not be able to remember which ones they got right and which ones they got wrong.

3.  Redoing the assignment is totally OPTIONAL. I will not be asking students for the assignment.  If they are happy with their grade they can stick with it.  If not, they need to redo the assignment on their own time (homeroom, at home, etc.) and turn it in to me as soon as possible.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Today’s Assignment

Posted by iateacher on August 28, 2007

Students DID receive their science assignment today.  To recap, the assignment is page 12, questions 1 and 2 (ALL parts).  They are able to use a book during homeroom or check one out after school, however, IF they wrote down all the notes and copied the questions down like I asked there really is no need for a book. 

Eventually I think we will have access to the textbook on-line, but until the representative from the company comes to set it up we do not have a password.  Keep in mind we are piloting this book and books from another company right now and that is one reason students will not be issued a book of their own

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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NO Assignment for Today!!

Posted by iateacher on August 27, 2007

The assignment listed for today did NOT happen.  I forgot it was a Monday and I would have less time.  Also I must have predicted incorrectly on how far we would get today.  So, the assignment that was listed as being assigned today will actually be assigned tomorrow, assuming we get further.  🙂  I will update the blog to let everyone know if it was, in fact, assigned tomorrow!

 Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Science Assignments for the First Week

Posted by iateacher on August 21, 2007

I just posted the assignments for the first week of school.  Now don’t panic, students.  None of these are hard!!  Here’s what I am asking:

1) Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 22) you will receive your class information sheet with my rules, consequences, etc. listed.  We will go over this in class and then I need it taken home and a parent or guardian signature on the letter you will also receive.  Bring this back to me and your first assignment is done!!

2) By Friday (August 24) I need each student to bring a spiral notebook to class.  We will use this to take notes during class.  It will stay in class unless you need to take it home to do an assignment or study for a quiz or test. 

See, easy assignments, right?  Right!!  🙂

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Orientation Night 2007

Posted by iateacher on August 20, 2007

I would like to thank all the parents, guardians and students who stopped by this evening for 6th grade orientation night.  I enjoyed meeting all of you and I am looking forward to a GREAT year.  

 Please remember that you can contact me via e-mail or phone with any questions, concerns, etc.  I do check both my home and school e-mail on a regular basis and respond as time allows.  If you call the school while I am teaching I will return your call as soon as I have a free period. Again, I look forward to working together to make sixth grade an awesome year for your child.  I would like to leave you with a quote that sums up my thoughts about teaching pretty well: 

“I’m a teacher.  A teacher is someone who leads.  There is no magic here.  I do not walk on water.  I do not part the sea.  I just love children”    — Marva Collins

Mr. Yerington 

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