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Welcome to 6th Grade Math!

Welcome to 6th grade math! Feel free to visit often to check out our syllabus, weekly plans, student work, and academic website suggestions!
 
This year will feel a little different but we are here to support, educate and keep our students safe. We are in this together and will have a great year! If you need anything at all, please feel free to contact me. 
 
On the right of your screen you will find lots of "go-to" needs- wish list, supply list, weekly assignments, etc- make sure to check this area often- as I will update it weekly for assignments. 
 

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My name is Mandy Scandlyn, and I am excited to be on the Purple Bird team at CMS! I am married to Dylan; we have 2 children, ages 9 and 7, and 2 dogs. This will be my 14th year teaching and I have taught grades 1,4,5, and 6- and was an interim administrator in Johnson City. I am excited to bring those experiences from the classroom and my roles in administration to the students and families of Cherokee Middle. I have taught, coached athletics, and mentored undergraduate and master's level students in the education field.  
 
Our family loves the outdoors, UT athletics, snowboarding, hiking, sports, hunting, and being together. I love being involved within our community, and you will probably see me running, riding bikes, or at the park most of the time. 
 
Favorite Color: Kelly Green
Favorite Food: Sushi
Candy: Sweet Tarts, Jolly Ranchers, anything Chocolate
Drink: Strawberry/Mango Water
Sport: Football/Baseball
 
Education: 
B.S. Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (East Tennessee State University)
Masters of Curriculum and Instruction (Tusculum College)
Ed.S. (Educational Specialist in Administration and Supervision) (Lincoln Memorial University)
 
Teaching Experience (13 years): 
Washington County Schools
Johnson City Schools
Roane County Schools
 
Please feel free to contact me anytime you have questions, need assistance, or just want to know more about our math class.

Midterms

Midterms should have made it home this week.
For math, I had sent home detailed progress reports 2 weeks ago along with a half sheet advising students and parents specifically about grades and ways to bring those grades up. Below will be listed those suggestions to work on at home with your student: 
 
* Students have the opportunity to come at 7:45am to Mrs. Haucks room for any work they need help with, quiet time to complete work, or help on any subject. (They have been told this numerous times)
Check agenda daily and make your child show you the work completed.
* Check their morning math DAILY (they have time to complete each day in class). 
* As long as your student completes a day for morning math, I will check it in class and let them know the ones incorrect so they have time to correct their work/use resources to study the materials that we have already covered.
* There will not be extra credit given- please encourage your student to study daily for upcoming tests (they already know happen most Fridays in Math). 
* Check this website daily and use the "WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS" tab on the right to see all assignments (even upcoming for the week). 
* If you student is making below a 90 on morning math- THEIR effort is lacking. These are skills from 4th, 5th, and 6th grade (the 6th grade skills are questions they currently have notes on in THEIR notebook)- Are they studying that note book daily? 5-10 minutes? 
Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

Remote Times and Info

* Math will be LIVE daily at 9am. Students need to be logged on before or at 9am. We will have a lesson and work during this time. Students will access this link through their google classroom page. (In the event Google LIVE is NOT working, a video lesson will be posted. 

** ALL students know these procedures. Please check with your child and review google classroom - if you have any questions, please email me. 

- Students need to have their CAMERA ON and MUTE their computer. The chat option is available as needed. Students need to be appropriately dressed, seated at a table or flat surface with math notebook and work ready. 

- Students need to fill out their agenda DAILY and check off their assignments as they complete them. 

-Assignments can be found under " Weekly assignments" or students can access this through their google classroom within "classwork". 

* Students need to check their email daily and correspond through email (we have reviewed all this in class)

-Students can do their morning math on paper or access it within KAMI (in their google classroom). 

School-wide: Content Teachers will be live at these times throughout the day for students to attend live, ask questions, etc.

9:00 am - Math

10:00am - ELA

11:00am - Science

1:00 pm - Social Studies

2:00 pm - Related Arts

Homework Help Times

If your child needs help in any content areas (Math, Science, S.S., ELA) they can come in at 7:45am- 8:10am each morning - Mrs. Hauck's room is located in the 6th grade hallway. 

1st- 9 Weeks Test Schedule

9 Weeks tests are listed below: 
 
Thursday 10/15- S.S.
Monday 10/19- Math
Tuesday 10/20- ELA
Wednesday 10/21- Science
 
Please make sure your student is studying for each assessment or project on those days 

REMOTE Friday

Math will be LIVE at 9am to answer any questions regarding materials from the previous week. Students can then log into Google Classroom and begin their test at 9:30. Those students without internet have previously discussed this plan with myself or Mrs. Brown. 
Please email if you have any questions. 
Follow up with other teachers during their LIVE times. 6th grade students already have the assignments written in their agenda and know the assignment to be completed. 

Math Fridays- Remote Info Continued....... (please read below- both announcements)

 
Remote Fridays Begin October 2:
6th Grade Math students will take their weekly assessment on their Chromebook. Mrs. Scandlyn and Mrs. Brown will have a LIVE Google Meet at 9am on Fridays for any students who have questions over the previous weeks work. This time will also be designated for remote learners to check-in, ask question, or discuss any content before the test. Please email Mrs. Scandlyn or Mrs. Brown with any questions. 

Announcement- Remote Fridays

September 25th, 2020

Parents of Remote Learners, 

On Tuesday, September 22nd, the Roane County School Board voted and approved that beginning Friday, October 2, 2020, all K - 12 students will learn remotely on Friday of each week until December 18, 2020. 

The board also voted and approved that beginning with the 2nd 9 weeks grading  period, parents who make a choice of in-person or remote learning must stay with the choice they have made for the full 9 week grading period. 

The board voted and approved that remote students who are not completing work, signing in to attend virtual classes and meetings, and/or are failing will be required to return to in-person learning. 

Students that attend in-person will receive instruction from their teachers for their Friday assignments. Assignments may be both paper/pencil and/or on Google Classroom. There will be no “new” instruction assigned on Fridays. The work students will be expected to complete on Friday’s will be practice from the week's lessons and possibly quizzes. Students can email their teachers to ask clarifying questions and can request a one-on-one Google Meet for additional support. Teachers will be in the building ready to assist on Fridays from 8:20am - 3:20pm. 

Remote Learners will be expected to attend all four of their core classes virtually on Fridays. This “check in” is for clarification from the week's assignments, reteaching, assessments and for teachers to give feedback on student learning. 

Fridays are not “Off” days for anyone… not the teachers, administrators, in-person or remote learners. Parents, your patience is appreciated as we work together during these unprecedented times to ensure that ALL students are receiving the Best Education possible for our students. Parents and students should always check all of your teachers’ websites weekly at cms.roaneschools.com

All four core teachers and Related Arts teachers’ websites should be visited weekly by parents and students. Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, P.E., Guidance, Technology, Library and Band are updated weekly with assignments, expectations and procedures on how to access all of the sites and materials utilized in the classroom.

Parents have 24/7 access to your child’s grades via ParentVue. We look forward to a continued partnership, working together with you to ensure your child receives the best education possible. 

Your CMS Family

Google Classroom Training

Roane County Schools will provide Google Classroom training for parents and families on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Two sessions are being offered; a recorded version will be shared at a later time for those unable to attend. Please use the link to register for a session.

2020-2021 School Year

As the summer begins to close, and our school year draws near, I know there is uncertainty, confusion, and nervousness. Please know our staff is committed to ensure the safety of each student and family member. Our staff is working hard to ensure safety is our priority, while still loving and educating your child. 
 
With ever changing days, please plan to be flexible and patient. I will most likely update through the website, so please save this link on your computer or phone. 
 
Thank you for entrusting your student with us and I cant wait to meet them! We will have a fantastic year- learning lots of flexibility, strength, and perseverance. 

This week....

Students you should be turning your Vacation budgeting projects in asap. All assignments have been posted on Google Classroom
 
We will Zoom Wednesday 5/6 at 10am. Zoom link is in Google Classroom as well!!
 
Hope your week is going well. Do not forget to read the post below on how to check out next week and drop off all necessary items! Miss you!

Announcement for END OF THE YEAR!

Returning Materials

Dear CMS Students/Parents of Students,

May 11th - 15th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

May 14th, 10:00 - 2:00 and 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

At Cherokee Middle School:

No more than 6 students will be allowed in the library at a time. We must make the process swift and keep them moving. In and out. 

As much as we would love to give our students hugs, we will still be practicing social distancing and will give virtual hugs and big smiles! 

  • Students/parents may come on any of these dates regardless what  grade they are in.

  • Please wipe down all returning items as best as possible with disinfectant wipes.

  • Students are to return 

    • Chromebooks

    • textbooks 

    • borrowed books

    • library books

    • band instruments (band students - please go to cms.roaneschools.com and go to Mr. Tillman’s webpage to see the specifics about what to return to the band room.)

    • athletic gear

    • Any completed work you would like to return to your teacher. (place work in a grocery bag with your name and the name of the teacher it is to go to)

    • pay outstanding fees, i.e. Cafeteria Charges, Lost Textbook Fees

    • pick up or purchase yearbooks (If you pre-ordered, it will be ready for your child to pick up. If you did not pre-order, there are some for sale for $40 until sold out.)

    • If your child had any medications that were kept with the school nurse, please have your child pick up what belongs to them.

    • retrieve any personal items or clothing from the lockers.

    • Pick up a copy of the materials list for next year, Out-of-District Form, and Physical Paperwork

    • 8th grade students will receive 8th grade Certificates

Only our high school students will have a graduation, which will take place later in the summer. There will not be any honors or recognition ceremonies at CMS or any other Roane County Middle School or for any other grade levels. I realize this is disheartening to many, our students have worked very hard. Our 8th grade students will receive their 8th grade certificate, however no other awards or recognitions will take place. 


Process:

  • Traffic Flow - Parents will use the car rider line to drop off students, then the parent will be directed to pull in the bus line,
    (next to the front of the school) to pick up their child in front of the band/cafeteria area. 

  • If a parent must come into the building, please park in the bus lane on the far side of the bus lane next to the road so that you do not block the flow of the traffic.

  • Students will enter the outside doors to the library, drop off Chromebook, library books, textbooks, borrowed books, and athletic gear, pay cafeteria/library/lost text fees if needed, and pick up or purchase a yearbook. Students will then be directed to the locker/grade level hallway to pick up personal items, exit the end of hallway doors as if going to the cafeteria, drop off their band instrument in the band room, exit the door by band room, get in the car and leave. Not every child will need or want to get personal items or return a band instrument. Those that do not have to will exit the library and return to their car in the bus lane and leave. 


4/20 Week Assignments

Hey guys!!! 
The assignment this week will be broken down on Google Classroom EACH DAY. We will be researching a great vacation spot, gathering information on it, prices, figuring milage, rental cars, food, spending money etc. Each day will be broken down with a few questions to ask, calculate, and then keep the information going in your math notebook. You have a budget designed and lots of instruction on Google Classroom... have a fabulous week and stay safe!  Let me know if you have any questions. 
 
**** EACH day there will be a specific thing to write in the COMMENT area. (DO NOT type "here").