Teacher: Edith Cortez
United South Middle School - Portable 14
Tel. (956) 473-7700 Ext. 7797
Conference Time: 8:59 a.m. – 9:54 a.m.
In 6th grade Social Studies, we focus on World Geography. We start with building a foundation of SS Strands that will be embedded within the study of different parts of the world.
This course has three primary objectives:
Introduce you to the 8 Strands of Social Studies;
Provide you with the basics understanding of World Geography; World Continents, Major Themes, and Ancient Civilizations
Help you develop Social Studies Map Skills.
Composition Book (100 Sheets)
Pencil or Pen
Grades will be given at the end of the six weeks according to school policy. Progress reports will be issued during the third week of the six weeks. Students will be graded different ways: daily grades and tests. Percentages are as follow:
Daily Grades (Class work): 50%
It is the student’s responsibility to ask for, to complete and to turn in work for excused absences. All students are required to participate with choral reading, writing assignments, reading assignments, and group projects.
Enter the classroom: Quietly, walk to your assigned seat, and start on classwork.
Restroom: Permission may be obtained during student work time to go to the restroom (not during instruction or the first/last 15 minutes of class).
Dress Code: Must follow school policy.
Technology: Must follow school policy.
Follow Instructions: Listen to directions, read assignments, and ask questions.
Teacher dismisses students: You will be dismissed by the teacher, not the bell. Wait silently to be dismissed.
Be Respectful: Use appropriate language. Be respectful and wait for your turn.
Be Orderly: Follow directions. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
Be Accountable: Be ready to learn. Always have required materials.
Be Responsible: Be on time. Complete all assignments.
Positive Behavior Supports:
1- Verbal and written praise
2- Positive call, note, e-mail to parent or legal guardian
3- Participation in school wide events (extracurricular activities, pep rallies, dances)
1- Reteach Expectations & Procedures
2- Teacher/ Student Conference
3- Parent/Guardian Conference
4- Withdrawal of Privileges
5- Discipline Referral to Administration
6- Severe Clause: Refer immediately to administration