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2016 Summer Site Office Hours

Closed Monday, June 27th to Friday, July 15th

Summer Office Hours begin Monday, July 18th: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Closed Fridays: June 17th, July 22nd and July 29th

All School Sites will be closed Monday, August 8th until 11:00 a.m.
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English & Social Studies
Instructor: Taylor   
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Thanks,

Mrs. Taylor :)


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If you need to contact me my email address is:
katrina_taylor@ycjusd.us
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Announcements
End of Year Activities
END OF THE YEAR ACTIVITIES AND DATES

​May 20: Last Dance of the year 6-8 in MPR
May 26: Final Writer's Workshop Story Due
May 27: NO SCHOOL :)
May 30: NO SCHOOL :)
June 1: Awards Assembly 7:45 AM, MPR
June 3: Greek Olympics
June 3: 6th grade year book signing P3

June 3, 6, 7, 8 = MINIMUM DAYS
June 6: Panhellenistic Quiz Bowl
June 8: Jack-in-the-Box for a milkshake
June 8: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL



Expectations
END OF YEAR EXPECTATIONS
Now that testing is over, many students are acting like school is over. We still have time to learn and want to end on a positive note. During the last weeks of school we have many fun activities planned such as: the Greek Olympics, The Pan Hellenistic Quiz Bowl, a yearbook signing party, and on our last day we walk up to Jack-in-the-Box for a milkshake. In order to keep the lid on, Mr. Bennett and I have implemented a "Three Strike Rule". By now students know acceptable behavior and work habits. If a student does not follow the school/class rules, or gets behind in classwork, they will receive "a strike". When a student receives three strikes, unfortunately they will not be allowed to participate in the end of the year events. Please talk with your child and emphasize acceptable behavior and study habits.Working together we will have a wonderful end to our year. Thanks in advance for all of your help.

Progress Reports
PROGRESS REPORTS
Progress reports will be completed at the end of this week. ALL students will receive a progress report with grades for each class. Please check your student's ABI and make sure all assignments are turned in and all absent work is made up. If you have any concerns please contact me.
Ancient Hebrew Test
ANCIENT HEBREW TEST
This test will be on Thursday, March 17. Please study all of the Essential, Review, and end of lesson questions. Be prepared; there will be no notes or books used for this one....only your brain :) You CAN do it!
Egypt Test
EGYPT TEST
P3 will be taking the test on Friday, Feb. 26 and P6 on Thursday, Feb. 25. The test will cover all of chapter 5 in our social studies book.

Progress Reports
Progress Reports
Progress reports will be mailed home on Feb. 23. These reports are being sent to students that currently are failing or are in danger of failing. If your child receives one, please talk with them about it, look on ABI to discuss their grades and/or any missing work. Please contact me if you have any questions. It would be awesome to have ALL students passing.
Donation
Donation Request
We are making a STEM based Christmas gift in class this week and next. In order to cover the costs, we are asking for a donation of $3 from each student. If you cannot afford this at this time we truly understand. If you are able to donate more, that would awesome. We will take $$ anytime :) Thanks for your support!
End of First Semester
END OF FIRST SEMESTER

Our first semester officially ends on Dec. 17 for the students. I will submit grades on Dec. 18. We only have 2 more weeks, boy has this semester gone fast! I am encouraging the students to continue turning in their work on time and study for the following: Mesopotamia, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and reading tests. Remember that assignments are only accepted three days after being due. We are working on being responsible, organized, students. I am very proud of their progress educationally and how they are learning to help others willingly. Way to go, kiddos, YOU ROCK! :)

Extra credit
Design a Board Game, Just Like the Mesopotamians!
For extra credit students may create their own board game. It may not be a game that is already available. The game must include a colorful background that shows detail and effort. The "board" must be made of something sturdier than paper; poster board, tag board, cardboard, etc. The game must have step by step, sequenced, clearly TYPED, directions on how to play the game. The directions will be used for another set of students to be able to play the game without the designers' help. Along with the directions, a list of materials, game objective, and any certain rules that apply must be included. Students may use pieces from other games, make their own cards, use dice, or make their own playing pieces. These games are due by Dec. 16. Happy game making!
Writer's Workshop
Narrative
Students have been working on a two page narrative since Oct. 14. They are to write a rough draft and have a final draft. All of the requirements are under "Files" at the bottom of the announcements. They are due by Nov. 20. NO LATE STORIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Schedules
Holiday Schedules

Thanksgiving break: Nov.23 - 27
Minimum Days: Tuesday - Thursday, December 15-17
Christmas break: Dec. 18 - January 4
School resumes on TUESDAY, January 5

Report cards
First Quarter Report Cards
Our first quarter is already complete, wow, did that go fast! I will submit grades Friday, October 30. Everyone should receive a mailed home report card in early November. Please keep checking ABI to keep on top of grades and any missing assignments.
SPELLING WEEK OF OCT. 19- 24
Due to the minimum days, and not enough time, we will continue to work on the same spelling words from last week. The only word added to the list is Halloween. The students have 10 words that we are focusing on. We will use these 10 words and Halloween for our sentences this week; therefore only 11 sentences are required by Friday. Illustrations will be considered extra credit.
SOCIAL STUDIES TEST
Our Hunter Gatherer test will be on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The info will cover chapter two in the social studies book. A study guide will be provided, but will not be allowed to use on the test. Students are encouraged to study nightly for the next week. This will be our first "study for test". Go, Students, I know you CAN DO IT :)
Conferences
Parent Conferences

Tueday and Wednesday are parent conferences. Your child received this information last week and has hopefully shared it with you already.

Tuesday, October 13

Last names: A - C 12:30 - 2:00
Last names: D - J 2:00 - 3:30
Anyone 3:30 - 5:00

Wednesday, October 14

Last names: K - O 12:30 - 2:00
Last names: P - S 2:00 - 3:30
Last names: T - Z 3:30 - 4:30
Anyone 5:00 - 6:30


We will be meeting in the library. If you have questions about the grade your child is earning or their performance in class, I hope to see you there.
Progress Reports
PROGRESS REPORTS
This Friday, September 26, I will be submitting our first progress reports of the year. They will be mailed home next week. The only students who will receive a progress report are the ones who are currently failing or have a low C. Please be checking ABI for your grades and to make sure your assignments are turned in. It would be awesome if no one received a progress report!
Absences and make up work
ABSENCES AND MAKE UP WORK
If your child is absent from school they are still required to do the work they missed. It is up to the student to come and get the missed assignments. They can ask me during student work time, break time, lunch, or after school. Students need to get the make up the work the day they return to school and submit the completed work in a timely manner. If a student does not do the work, it will be counted as a zero in ABI.
ABI
ABI
Parents and students are to make an ABI account using the directions in the Aeries Portal from the dropdown menu on MVMS's home page. Please check the grades at least once a week, so you know what was turned in and what is missing. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Taylor or Melanie in the school office.
Back-to-School Night
Back-to-School Night
Monday, August 17, 6-8 PM is our annual Back-to-School Night. Please join us if possible, to learn our class expectations, what your child will be learning this year, and to get any questions you have answered. Introductions in the quad begin at 6 PM and the first class presentation begins about 6:40. Mr. Bennett and I will have two sessions, one at 6:40 and the second one at 7:10. I am looking forward to meeting all of you.

Class Expectations
At MVMS and in our classroom we focus on respect. Respect for: ourselves, others and their property, adults. and learning. All people are expected to be held accountable for being respectful at all times.
Communication
Communication is key in keeping the lines open between home and school. If you need to reach me my email address is: katrina_taylor@ycjusd.us You can also send me a note or write one on your student's agenda. The school phone number is: 909-790-8008 and my extension is 5242, where you can leave a message. I am available after school every day except Tuesday to help students with work. They may also use the computers in the library or computer lab if they need too. Working together we will have an awesome year! smiley
Supplies Needed
This year for 6th grade all students will need the following items:

1 1/2 inch 3-Ring Durable Binder (Avery Brand- they last the longest)
Pencil Pouch, NO pencil boxes
Dividers (8 tabs)
Notebook paper
1 spiral notebook with a plastic cover if possible
Colored pencils (2-12 packs)
Crayons
Black tip felt markers (2-3)
Pencils
Highlighters
Clear ruler with standard and metric measures
10 page protectors
hand held pencil sharpener with a cover
Backpack

If you are not able to supply any of the above items, please privately let Mrs. T. know. :)



Classroom Needs:
Tissues paper towels hand sanitizer
Starburst, Smarties, Tootsie Rolls, Jolly Ranchers, etc. notebook paper - college rule

THANKS :)

Discussion Topics
Files
 Geography Summary Set Up.docx
Use this format for your informative essay on the themes of geography for Yucaipa.
 Getting to Know Me Poster Project.docx
Getting to Know Me Poster Info
Homework
No "Homework" exist(s)

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