Aimee Sigmon

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Mrs. Aimee Sigmon

This is my 14th year teaching at Northview.  I have taught 6th and 7th grade language arts and social studies.  I really enjoy being a middle school teacher and look forward to many more years of working with middle school students. 

I am originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I moved to Hickory, North Carolina 26 years ago.  I am a graduate of St. Stephens High School.  I have a degree in Philosophy & Religion from Appalachian State University.  I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to become certified as a middle school social studies, language arts & math teacher and to finish my graduate work.  I have a Masters of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades with a concentration in social studies.  I am married with 4 beautiful dogs.  My husband’s name is Craig.  He is a police officer in Catawba County.  I love to rescue dogs!  My dogs' names are Harley (Siberian Husky), Brittany (Spaniel), Mo  (Yellow Lab/Greyhound) and Scruffy (A Little White Mutt).  My hobbies include reading, camping, boating, and taking my dogs for walks. 

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6th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies
www.siggylearning.pbworks.com (visit for homework & updates)
sigmonai@hickoryschools.net 
828-327-6300 Ext 105

Class Code for Google Classroom: g4zc5fx

Marvelous Monkey Team Supply List

Turn into your 1st period Teacher:

  • Clorox  Cleanup Wipes
  • 3 Boxes of tissues
  • Roll of Paper Towels

Binders:

  • 2 ½ inch 3 ring binder (This will be used for both math and science and it will go home every night) & 1 Spiral notebook for math notes
  • 2 ½ inch 3 ring binder (This will be used for both language arts and social studies and it will remain in the classroom)* Turn this into Mrs. Sigmon with your first and last name labeled on the outside of the binder!
  • Homework folder (1 ½ inch 3 ring folder with pockets, it will hold your agenda, homework, behavior card, and hall passes)*This will be carried to every period of the school day. *

General Supplies:

  • TI-30X IIS Calculator (Cost approximately $13)
  • Earbuds for online videos (dollar store has these for $1)  
  • Notebook Paper (4 packs to start the year)
  • Lots of Pencils
  • Handheld Pencil Sharpener
  • Box of Colored Pencils & Box of Crayons
  • Highlighters, Pens, & Erasers
  • Ruler
  • 2 packs of dividers to be used in your 3 ring binders 

 



rules

#1- Please stay in your seat!

#2- Please raise your hand and wait to be called on to speak! 

#3- Follow the social contract!

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GRADING SCALE 

A = 90 – 100

B = 80 – 89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

F = 59 or below 

 

Northview 6th Grade Grading Polices:

Grading Scale:

The 6th grade operates on a weighted grade scale.  Students’ assignments fall into one of the following categories (Classwork, Homework, Quiz, or Test) and each category is a certain percent of a student’s grade. 

Classwork 20%

Homework 20%

Quiz 25%

Test 35%

Late Work: 

·         Late work will be accepted for up to 5 days after an assignment is due. 

·         Students will receive reduced credit for any assignment that is late. 

·         If an assignment is more than five days late, no credit will be received for that assignment. (A grade of zero will be entered into the grade book)

 

Missing Work (due to absence from school):

 

Students are allowed to make up all assignments that are missed when they are absent from school.  Students must request missing work from each teacher the day they return to school.  Students will have one day in addition to the number of days that they were absent in order to complete and turn in all missing work without penalty.  (For example:  If a student misses 1 day of school, they will have 2 days to complete and turn in and complete all make up work upon returning to school). 




What can I do to help my child to be successful in the 6th grade?
1-Please check your child’s planner every night and help ensure that they complete all homework.  (Require your child to record ALL homework assignments)
2-Make sure your child is reading for 30 minutes a night, ask them about what they are reading!  Sign off on their reading log nightly.
3-Help to make sure your child goes to bed early and without distractions (TV, Cell Phones, Games, etc.)
4-Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast before school each day.

Language Arts Homework:

Reading Logs:

Monday-Friday – Students will read for 30 minutes and complete a 5-7 sentence summary each night.  Parents are asked to sign off of their reading log nightly.  Note:  Students visit the media center to check out books on a regular basis

Weekly Vocabulary:

Students are assigned vocabulary at the start of each week; they may have vocabulary practice to finish for homework throughout the week (check the planner).  Vocabulary quizzes are each Friday.   Please help your child study. 

Social Studies Homework:

Social studies homework varies and students should record all assignments in their planners. 
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Language Arts Extra Credit Opportunity:

You may work online at newsela.com (be sure to login with your school account) and pick 4-7 of the assigned articles to read and answer questions about online.  You need to practice annotating texts while reading.  I will use the average of all of your online quiz scores to replace a lower grade on a quiz or test in my class.  Any extra credit work must be completed by Jan. 2nd in order to be counted on the 2 nine week’s report card. The more you read and the more quizzes that you score well on, the higher your average will become! Happy Reading!

Mrs. Sigmon

 


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TIPS for HPS accounts:

Student Accounts

Username – last name, 1st two initials (some may be three initials) *entire last name no hyphens or spaces – all lowercase-(Those with multiple last names need to use their 1st last name in password.)

Password – last name and 6 digit birthdate

Powerschool/Rapid Identity Account

Username – Student ID #

Password - All passwords were reset to Hickory2017 – STUDENTS MUST CHANGE to Northveiw2017 the first time they login.

Northview Student Account Login (use if for some reason student has no access ie brand new student)

Username – nvwstudent

Password – 4DHawks



First Time Login to activate HPS Google Apps for Education

The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook

Monkey Team W.I.N Student Survey