• Welcome to Mrs. Houtras' Web page! 

    Please contact me at any time at shoutras@htsdnj.org 

    Back to School Night: Wednesday 9/27/23  

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    • Classroom Expectations: 

      Follow Codes of conduct from your assignment pad which you will receive at the start of school. Keep track of important dates and assignments using your assignment pad.   No Cell phones are allowed in class.

      1. Respect yourself, classmates, teachers, and the environment. 
      2. Be prepared for class. 
      3. Take pride in your work. 
      4. Think positive and try your best.
        Follow classroom procedures. 
    • I am very excited to be your 6th grade math teacher this year !!!  My philosophy is that your most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work.  We are here to support each other and grow together.  You do not have to be the best, you just have to try your best!  
    • Students for math classes will need a  1- 1/2 inch binder, dividers, a notebook and some paper, a pencil case with red and blue pen for grading, a pack of pencils, a highlighter, a box of tissues and/or clorox wipes if you can, ear buds and a four-function calculator.  I do have some calculators if you are not able to bring your own right away. A folder will be sent home for homework which should remain in the essential binder.  The math binder should remain in class unless sent home by a teacher. Also, bring your chromebooks to school already charged daily. 


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    You should have been invited to Google Classroom:

    Period 1/3: 6th grade math


    Period 4/6: 6th grade Inclusion with Mr. Hewitt, You should have been invited to his Google classroom


    Period 7/9: 6th grade math


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    Attention Parents/Guardians/Students:

    1. Please visit your child’s Powerschool Portal to view ALL upcoming due dates for assessments, projects and homework. You may also note in your assignment pad daily.

    1. Students will be given 1 WEEK to complete and submit a formative or summative assignment. Teachers will use their discretion about dropping points for late assignments.  If not handed in for partial credit after one week, the assignment will receive a Zero.

    1. Assignments that are not submitted on time will have a “0” place holder UNTIL the assignment is completed and submitted.  Once a grade is placed, the Zero is removed.  


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     How your grade is calculated:

    (Summative Grades)=50% of grade:  Includes Tests, Projects, Research Papers, Essays, may include district formed assessments.

    (Formative Grade)= 40% of grade: Includes Quizzes, Notebook/Binder Checks, and Class Work.

    (Individual Practice)=10% of grade: Includes Homework Grade/classwork, Participation grade.

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     Schedule for 2023-24 school year.

    Pd 1/3:  Homeroom and 6th grade Math block in A1

    Pd 4/6:  6th grade Math Inclusion class with Mr. Hewitt in A-9.    Please visit his website and Google classroom for classroom information.

    Pd 7/9: Attention, Temporary Room Change: 6th grade Math block for Pd. 7 will be in C-8 and Pd. 9 will be in C-6.  Student schedules read A-1 at this time.


    red apple   Course Overview:

    The math class is designed to cover new and foundational concepts.  Programs to be used are Into Math, V Math and supplemental materials. Concepts to be covered will be integers, fractions, decimals, understanding percent, simplifying expressions and interpreting equations, geometry concepts such as finding area and perimeter, and problem solving strategies.  Students will also be strengthening previous skills that may need attention.  Learner will use a multisensory approach to improve in areas.  Students will be given a participation grade as part of their individual practice as they, inquire, share, explain, and solve problems together. 

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