WELCOME TO MS. BERGE’S CLASS
Religion, Language Arts, Social Studies, Math
Throw your cares on the Lord, and he will support you. Psalm 55
Welcome, 6th Graders!
I am so pleased to welcome all incoming 6th graders to my class. I hope you use the time off to rest, to pray, and to enjoy! I look forward to seeing your bright faces in August!
I am tutoring students in grades 4 – 8 during the summer months in all subject areas. The fee is $40/hour. Please feel free to contact me if you would like your child tutored this summer. It is not too late!
I, along with Mrs. Swavely, will be hosting a Summer Math Camp for all incoming 6th graders. It is for all students, regardless of math ability. The camp will be held on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, August 6/7/8 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. The fee is $60 for all three days or $20 per day if your child can’t attend all three days of the camp. Please contact me if you need an extra copy of the flyer and registration form. Extra forms are also available from Mrs. Cahill and Mrs. Korp at the main office.
Summer Math Homework
All 6th grade students have been assigned math homework on IXL.com. If you are unsure of your assignment or login information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the exception of Language Arts, all graded assignments are weighted as follows: Tests 40%, quizzes 20%, projects 15%, homework 10%, classwork 10%, copybooks 5%. I do not grade all homework, but I do collect it randomly to hold the students accountable for completing their work.
In Language Arts, the grading scale is as follows: Tests 40%, spelling 20%, quizzes 15%, homework 10%, classwork 10%, copybooks 5%. I send home everything I grade in the weekly test folders so that parents are well-informed. In the case of projects which need to meet certain criteria, I will send the rubric home even if the project is on display at school. Copybook grades are written directly in the copybooks with my comments. If you have any questions about my grading policies, please feel free to contact me.
Christ Our Life – Chapter Study Guides and Games
World Studies: The Ancient World – Link to maps, online learning activities, and chapter review games. You need the online codes from the textbook to access the content.
Progress in Mathematics – Skill Practice and Review
Rack up your math practice minutes at IXL.com
Need more help in math? Search Khan Academy for excellent teaching videos and skill practice.
New American Bible online – includes the daily readings and a search function
World Atlas Online
Be respectful – Treat everyone in the class exactly how you wish to be treated.
Be prepared – Bring all materials and completed assignments to class.
Be enthusiastic – Have a positive attitude and a desire to learn.
Be prayerful – Offer your words, thoughts, deeds, and accomplishments to God! He loves you!
Be loving – Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
When classroom expectations are not being met, the following consequences will occur:
- I will give the student a verbal warning.
- After a verbal warning, I will write a comment in the homework pad that must be signed by the parent. Three written comments in one trimester will result in an after school detention.
- If the negative behavior continues, I will contact a parent through phone or email.
Have a blessed summer! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.
In Christ’s love,