Grade 6 Department & SAS Program
Welcome to Le Conte Middle School! My name is Helen Allen Jackson and I’ve been teaching at Le Conte since 2016. When I started here I begin with the Special Education Department which is a wonderful department where I helped students become independent and reach their goals. Several years ago, I transitioned to 6th grade department and SAS where I teach English and History. In the School for Advanced Studies we will focus on the areas of critical thinking, as well as, the areas the various areas of giftedness. I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I attended LA Southwest Community College and later transferred to Cal State University, Los Angeles earning a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Learning. If you need to reach me please reach out on Class Dojo or you can email me at [email protected] or call me at the school at 323.308.1700 and I will return your call thank you.
English and History
Le Conte Middle School
2022-2023 COURSE SYLLABUS
Mrs. Allen Jackson
Email: [email protected]
I am excited to work with you and your child this school year. I’ll strive to help the students become more independent and help them develop a healthy self-esteem. While creating a safe and effective environment for learning.
History - Sixth grade students will study the beginning of early civilizations through the rise of the Roman Empire. Students will study the geographical, religious, achievements, political, economic, and social foundations for early civilizations progressing through the Roman Empire. They will analyze the shift from nomadic societies to agricultural societies. Students will study the development of civilizations, including the areas of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Africa (Kush), India, China, Ancient Israel, Greece, and Rome.
English – Sixth grade students in English will become readers, writers, listeners, speakers, and critical thinkers. Additionally, this course will help students practice various types of writing such as: narrative, response to literature, research/expository, and persuasive writing. In both classes Students will demonstrate their abilities in a variety of ways including tests, quizzes, essays, projects and daily assignments.
All students have been assigned Impact California Social Studies: World History and Geography, Ancient Civilizations and an Inquiry Journal Workbook/consumable published by McGraw-Hill Education
The English book is also published by McGraw-Hill Education. This book is online and there is a Reading/Writing workbook/consumable.
We will use a variety of supplementary materials to expand on the topics covered, various online programs, and videos.
1 Please sign up as soon as possible with Class Dojo so we can communicate for the success of your child.
2 I will also send messages or emails to you through Blackboard connect.
- Class Dojo
- Black Board Connect
1 Be Safe -(what does this look like) - Being safe means to keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself, be careful of your surroundings, no running, don’t throw water, no climbing on furniture or anything where you can fall. Put only good/healthy things into your body.
2 Be Respectful/Be Kind- (what does this look like) - Be polite to all adults on campus, check your body language because it speaks also, follow directions the first time given, don’t talk back ANY adult on campus, Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak, get out of your seat.
3 Be Responsible - (what does this look like) - Come to school on time and daily, bringing homework or papers back to school signed, bring laptop, charger, and materials, wear the correct uniform, bring the correct books to class. Don’t leave class without permission.
4 Be Prepared (what does this look like) - Bring the right materials daily, bring computers(charged), study before every test, don’t lose materials. Come to class on time and ready to learn. Turn in all assignments on time.
1 Verbal or non-verbal warning
2 Seat change
3 Time out
4 Written reflection
5 Room change w/work
7 Call home/ parent conference
8 Intervention office
- If a student is absent; they MUST make up the missing assignments.
- It is their responsibility to get the work and do it in a timely manner when they return.
- If you come in tardy you will stay in at nutrition or lunch if this happens more than twice (a pattern developing).
- Tardies will result in detention and a U in Cooperation once a student reaches 5 or more in a grading period.
- Spiral notebook for each subject
- pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener & baggie
- Glue stick
Each assignment and assessment is a piece of evidence that demonstrates your progress towards mastering the learning targets. Your academic grade will be based on your overall mastery of all learning targets. Assignments and assessments are graded on a rubric that looks similar to this:
Progress report card grades are based on how well you have mastered all the learning targets completed by that progress report card. Letter grades are assigned based on the following criteria:
A = student has earned 4 on most learning targets, with no score less than 3
B = student has earned 3 or 4 on most learning targets, with no score less than 2
C = student has earned 2 or higher on most learning targets, with no score less than 1
D = student has earned 2 or higher on most learning targets, with some 0 scores
F = student has earned 0 on most learning targets
A = 80 – 100
B = 60 – 80
C = 40 – 60
D = 20 - 40
F = 0 - 20
What do Letter Grades Mean?
Work Habits & Cooperation Grades:
- In both English and History students will have several projects they will work on in class, independently, and at home, during some units.
- Sometimes they will create the projects online, posters, flyers, brochures, etc.
- Homework may be assigned Monday thru Friday.
- Normally homework is classwork that the student was unable to finish in class.
- Another important point to note is homework is used to reinforce the learning that was done that day or previous days.
- Sometimes students may be asked to read new material outside of class.
- Additionally, students may be working on research for projects.