6th Grade Life Management


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Welcome to Walnut Creek! As your 6th graders are new members of the school, I am also a new member of the community here at Walnut Creek and look forward to sharing learning experiences with your student. This year in life management, we will be learning quite a lot about the middle school experience. We will cover topics like responsibility, time management, communication skills and decision making. This class will teach your student a lot about successful life skills including responsibility, and study skills. We will also focus on communication and cooperative team work.
To be a successful learner in class, students must come prepared to work and learn. This means having both the right materials and the right mind set to be successful. Students will need the following materials in class everyday:

  • A pencil
  • Paper (loose leaf in a notebook) or a spiral (your choice)
  • 3 ring binder (1/2 inch is fine)

I plan to maintain regular contact with parents and student via this website (www.cartierm.wikispaces.com) on this site, you'll find regular updates on class, assignments and discussions of things that we are doing. This is a great tool for you as parents to get a hold of me as well with questions or concerns. I also check email regularly, (email me) it is a easy, fast way to contact me for any reason.

GRADING
All assignments, projects, quizzes and tests will be on a strict points basis. The assignments worth more points will contribute the most to your grade. All grades will be posted online through the schools website. If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact me. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED. (absent students will have time to complete work)
Students in life management will have ample opportunity to complete their work on time, and have lots of different grades that will make up their overall grade. For this reason, I do not offer extra credit

As a new staff member to Walnut Creek, you may want to learn more about me. I am a graduate from Michigan State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language. In the summer of 2007, I taught English to middle school students in Southwest Detroit at a bilingual school. Most recently, I completed a year long internship at Waterford Mott High School in Spanish I, III and IV, earning 24 graduate level credits through the College of Education. While at Mott, I enjoyed working with students in a peer mediation group that focused on communication and non-violent conflict. This program was successful in creating a positive atmosphere and also developed more skills we will learn in life management as well. If you have ant questions please feel free to contact me here, by email, (email me) or call the school at 248 956 2400. I look forward to a great semester!




7th Grade Life Management


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Welcome to Life Management! My name is Miss Cartier and I will be teaching Life Management this semester. I look forward to an interesting and successful semester at Walnut Creek. This year in Life Management we will cover a range of topics, including health and wellness, substance abuse, and nutrition.
To be a successful learner in class, students must come prepared to work and learn. This means having both the right materials and the right mind set to be successful. Students will need the following materials in class everyday:

  • A pencil
  • Paper (loose leaf in a notebook) or a spiral (your choice)
  • 3 ring binder, (1/2 inch is fine)

I plan to maintain regular contact with parents and student via this website (www.cartierm.wikispaces.com) on this site, you'll find regular updates on class, assignments and discussions of things that we are doing. This is a great tool for you as parents to get a hold of me as well with questions or concerns. I also check email regularly, (email me) it is a easy, fast way to contact me for any reason.

GRADING
All assignments, projects, quizzes and tests will be on a strict points basis. The assignments worth more points will contribute the most to your grade. All grades will be posted online through the schools website. If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact me. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED. (absent students will have time to complete work) Students in life management will have ample opportunity to complete their work on time, and have lots of different grades that will make up their overall grade. For this reason, I do not offer extra credit.

I look forward to a great semester with your student. This is my 2nd semester here at Walnut Creek. I am a graduate from Michigan State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language. In the summer of 2007, I taught English to middle school students in Southwest Detroit at a bilingual school. Most recently, I completed a year long internship at Waterford Mott High School in Spanish I, III and IV, earning 24 graduate level credits through the College of Education. While at Mott, I enjoyed working with students in a peer mediation group that focused on communication and non-violent conflict. This program was successful in creating a positive atmosphere and also developed more skills we will learn in life management as well. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me here, by email or call the school at 248 956 2400. I look forward to a great semester!



Spanish 1

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Welcome to Spanish class! I am excited to be at Walnut Creek this semester. This year students will be learning quite a lot of new things about Spanish, the many cultures and Spanish right here in the United States. This class will cover the same material as Spanish 1 covers at the high schools, so your student will be prepared for Spanish 2 as they enter high school next year. Learning a language can seem difficult, and the students and I will discuss several methods of studying and preparation as the month continues, and we will share this information with you as well so you can support your child in their language learning.
To be a successful learner in class, students must come prepared to work and learn. This means having both the right materials and the right mind set to be successful. Students will need the following materials in class everyday:



  • A pencil
  • Paper (loose leaf in a notebook) or a spiral (your choice)
  • 2 pocket folder or a 3 ring binder, (your choice)
  • Color marker, pencil or pen to correct their work
  • Their textbooks (after I issue them) BOOKS MUST BE COVERED

I plan to maintain regular contact with parents and student via this website (www.cartierm.wikispaces.com) on this site, you'll find regular updates on class, assignments and discussions of things that we are doing. This is a great tool for you as parents to get a hold of me as well with questions or concerns. I also check email regularly, (email me ) it is a easy, fast way to contact me for any reason.

GRADING
All grades will be weighted using the districts assignment All grades will be posted online through the schools website. If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact me. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED. (absent students will have time to complete work)


As a new staff member to Walnut Creek, you may want to know more about me. I am a graduate from Michigan State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language. I studied Secondary Education and have a minor in English as a Second Language. As part of my language learning adventures at Michigan State, I attended La Universidad Internacional Menédez Pelayo in Santander, Spain. Most recently, I completed a year long internship at Waterford Mott High School in Spanish I, III and IV, earning 24 graduate level credits through the College of Education at MSU.

I studied Secondary Education and have a minor in English as a Second Language. As part of my language learning adventures at Michigan State, I attended La Universidad Internacional Menédez Pelayo in Santander, Spain. Most recently, I completed a year long internship at Waterford Mott High School in Spanish I, III and IV, earning 24 graduate level credits through the college of education at MSU.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at school at 248 956 2400, at this website or via email. I look forward to rewarding experiences with you student!