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6th Grade Reading Language Arts
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Respect yourself, the teacher, and others
- Respect others’ property. Avoid touching or writing on anything that does not belong to you (including desks, textbooks, teacher’s belongings, walls, chalkboard, etc.). Don’t expect that others will clean-up your messes. Please pick-up after yourself.
- Respect yourself and the rest of us by using appropriate language.
- Be a KIND person.
- Put forth your best effort at all times
- Always do your own best work.
- Put quality ahead of just getting it done.
- Be prepared for class each day
- Come prepared with all materials necessary: binder, paper, pencils, pens, planner, highlighter.
- Follow directions when given
- When directions are given, do your best to follow them the first time. If you are confused or have questions, ask.
- Pay attention, participate, and ask questions
- Engage in what is going on in the classroom. If you have a question, ask it! There are no silly questions, and chances are, if you are wondering about it, someone else in the class is too.
- Preserve a positive learning environment
- Student actions that interfere with teaching or learning in the classroom will NOT be tolerated.
- Minimize classroom interruptions by arriving to class on time and not leaving the classroom during the hour.
- Take responsibility for your actions.
- Take responsibility for missed assignments.
- All handbook rules will be enforced.
- If you are confronted about a rule infraction, own up to it. Don’t deny it, lie about it, or blame someone else.
- Leave cell phones and electronic devices locked in your locker
- No food or drink in the classroom without a doctor’s note
- Arrive to class on time and ready to learn
- Never line up at the door before dismissal
- Use polite and appropriate language
- Do not cheat or copy work
- Do your best work and turn it in on time
- Verbal warning
- Call home
- Behavior Notification sent home and returned with parent signature
- Discipline Referral to Dr. Calton or Mrs. Courson
*Serious offenses can, at the teacher’s discretion, result in more severe consequences regardless of previous steps taken.