Andi Skolout

 Welcome to 6th grade!

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303-387-6600

akskolout1@dcsdk12.org

 
              We are a peanut free classroom. Please do not send snacks with any type of nuts. Thank you for considering the safety of all students.

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January 30-Informational meeting for Graduation 6:00 pm 6th grade pod

February 3-7 Wish Week ($5 to dress up for our 
Wish Week Kiddo!) 2/3 Last year's purple "Be A Good Person" Shirt, 2/4 Pajama Out, 2/5 "S'winter Mix summer and winter dress clothes, 2/6 Safari Out- Wear animal print, safari or camo, 2/7 This year's green "Be A Good Person" shirt.

February 14-No School-Professional Development Day
February 17-No School- Presidents Day
March 10 and 12- Student Led Conferences
March 16-20- No School -Spring Break
April 16- No School- Professional Development Day
April 17- No School
April 22- Choir Concert
May 4-8- Staff Appreciation Week
May 15- Best of Talent 
May 21- Field Day
May 22- Last Day of School- Graduation

 

 

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Week of January 27th- ​Music  

    

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Block 1- We have begun our study on rational numbers on the number line.  SCE has an expectation of minimum of 45 minutes per content a week on iReady instruction. Students are to monitor their time and could need to do some iReady time for homework. If a student misses a day of school that is about 15 minutes of iReady time needed to be made up as homework (2 days 30, 3 days 45 depending on the days missed). Students are also responsible to work on learning the lesson missed via online videos and be prepared to do the exit ticket. We do not have a schedule that allows me to reteach a student due to an absence. Eureka is a rigorous program and I try to work to this expectation in order to cover all the sixth grade standards needed in a school year. Students in this block will be seeing Mrs. Stage on Tuesday and Thursdays for lesson and/or students will get to go to the Lab to work on activities once our lessons are done for the day. Students in this block are also learning the process of working at their pace, having choice in their learning and documenting their work with our Weekly Math Tracking sheets. This and their iReady tracking sheets are to be turned in the last day of the school week for me to review and will go home the following week in Friday Folders. Please take the opportunity to look at these sheets and talking to your student about what they are doing in class.

**If a student is absent for any reason, it is the students responsibility to make up the missed lesson on their own time. I have provided several sites and have provided instructions to all of the students on how to do this. If additional support is needed, it is the students responsibility to let me know and schedule a time to meet with me. 

Block 3- We have begun our study of rational numbers on the number line.  SCE has an expectation of a minimum of 45 minutes per content a week on iReady instruction. However, if a student is performing below grade level it is recommend to increase this time to a minimum of 60 minutes. Students are to monitor their time and could need to do some iReady time for homework. Students have iReady tracking sheet to record lessons and whether they passed or failed to help them monitor their work and this is to be turned in the last day of the school week every week. It will be returned home in Friday Folders the following week. If a student misses a day of school that is about 15 minutes of iReady time needed to be made up as homework (2 days 30, 3 days 45 depending on the days missed). Students are also responsible to work on learning the lesson missed via online videos and be prepared to do the exit ticket as extra homework. We do not have a schedule that allows me to reteach a student due to an absence. Eureka is a rigorous program and I try to work to this expectation in order to cover all the sixth grade standards needed in a school year. Mrs. Kronhart and Mr. Johnson will be in this block to support small group time.

**If a student is absent for any reason, it is the students responsibility to make up the missed lesson on their own time. I have provided several sites and have provided instructions to all of the students on how to do this. If additional support is needed, it is the students responsibility to let me know and schedule a time to meet with me.

 

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In Social Studies we started our 2nd Step Curriculum.  It is written towards middle school students and we refer to it as Stepping Up!  We are working on skills to help us when we have a disagreement. The skills are to help us be respectful when we disagree. It is our hopes that students return to these skills in all areas of their lives to help them with all relationships.
We have moved to studying the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas as part of our study for our history standards. Students are reading, comparing and contrasting and discussing how these civilizations succeeded and failed. We will be completing this standard with creating representations of a structure to represent one of the three tribes.

 

Students have already started their Financial Literacy studies with Everfi. We have been learning about companies versus brands, what a stock is, diversification, risk, mutual funds and bond for the Stock Market Game. Most teams got to purchase their first three stocks. If we have any parents that work in the Stock Market world that would like to visit us while we are beginning this adventure to support please let me know.  Class time is from 10:55-11:30 and then 12:10 to 1:10 every other day (Applegate's HR days are T and Th, Skolout's HR is M and W, we split the time on Friday).

 

Sixth Grade Schedule      

2019 - 2020 

9:05- 9:15      Opening & Morning Announcements

9:20- 10:50    Block 1

10:55- 11:25   Block 2

11:30-12:10    Lunch/Recess

12:10-1:10        Block 2

1:10-2:30         Block 3

2:35-3:25         Specials

3:30-3:50         RTI/ Friday Recess

3:50-4:00     Clean up/Pack up

4:00               Dismissal

 

6th Grade Creed

2019-2020
As a 6th grade student I promise to always be a 
S. O. A. R. student. I promise to be open minded and be a critical thinker. I will participate in group activities and support others. I will try my best to exceed expectations.
~Mrs. Skolout's 6th grade class
 
 Hello!!
My name is Andi Skolout and I am so excited to be spending this next year with you and your 6th grade student. I have been teaching in the district for over ten years. This will be my fourth year teaching 6th grade math here at SCE. This year I will be adding social studies to my content load. I feel I have really found a home here. I love teaching in DCSD. Teaching is a second career for me and I graduated from Regis University of Denver.
I have high expectations of all my students in their learning and behaviors. At this point in a students' educational career I believe they should know and show respect, responsibility, and a resolve to learning to the best of their ability. I love what I do and I work very hard to ensure my students are learning, and hopefully, loving learning. I look forward to a great year!!