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    Welcome to Mrs. Smith’s 6th Grade Math Class
    Email – Dsmith@edgewaterschools.org
    School phone # 201-945-4106
    Dear 6th Grade Families,
    It is with great pleasure that I welcome your child to 6th Grade. I look forward to working with you and your child this year. I believe that education is a team effort. Teachers, parents, and students need to work together in order to have a rewarding school year. The remainder of this letter will explain some of the procedures and expectations I have for your child in order to have a successful learning experience. Excellent performance in 6th grade can be made easier by demonstrating good study habits right away.
    You can help by establishing a routine at home for doing homework at the same time and location each night. Equip the space with supplies, good light, and ensure at least 40 minutes of quiet time for concentration on the work. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiences planned to meet different learning styles. Sometimes, these activities will involve working in small groups; others will be independent in nature. Regardless of the format, high quality is expected. Students should turn in work that is complete, correct, and legible. Progress reports will be distributed midway through each quarter.
    I have high expectations for your student. I expect that every student put forth 100% effort towards every assignment,activity, quiz, test or project. Homework is given as a reinforcement of what is learned in class. Students will be provided with plenty of time to complete their in-class work. Completing all class work and homework will help your child experience success in sixth grade.
    Using a planner to stay organized teaches students to be responsible. Please establish a routine for homework and planners, so that it will become an automatic part of your child’s day. Each student was provided a planner that is to go home and come to school every day. This planner will serve as an important form of communication between home and school. Each student will record any homework he or she might have for the night in the planner. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to write a note in the planner as well.
    Sincerely, Mrs. Smith