Aimee Sigmon

Hello My Name Is...

Mrs. Aimee Sigmon

This is my 15th 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 28 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. 

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

Marvelous Monkey Team Supply List

Turn into your Homeroom Teacher:

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

Supplies that you will need for Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies:

  • Notebook Paper (4+ packs to start the year)
  • Lots of Pencils & Pens
  • Handheld Pencil Sharpener
  • Box of Colored Pencils
  • Box of Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Erasers
  • 2 inch Homework Binder or trapper keeper with 2 pocket folder that can clip in the binder
  • TI-30X IIS Calculator (Cost approximately $13)
  • Earbuds for online videos (dollar store has these for $1)  
  • 4- two inch 3 ring binders (one for each class- math, science, social studies, language arts)
  • 2 spiral notebooks (for math and science)

 


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. 

MobyMax

Information

I am excited to use a web site called MobyMax in our classroom.  MobyMax is tailored to your child's individual needs.  The features include:

  • Placement tests that accurately identify your child's strengths and weaknesses
  • Targeted instruction to fill in missing skills
  • Review sessions that ensure that your child retains 100% of what he or she has learned

Best of all, your child can access Moby from anywhere at any time. 

 

Login steps

1.  Please go to www.mobymax.com/signin

2.  Enter School Code: NC1591

3.  Your child’s username & password is taped in their agenda

 

You can sign in as a parent as well by selecting "Parent" from the drop-down menu and entering your child's username and password.  You will be able to monitor your child's progress and even send messages to me.

 

****As a BONUS for students who are trying to improve themselves, I will be offering extra credit for using MobyMax as follows:

For every 100 minutes of work completed with a passing score.  I will give 5 extra credit points in Language arts on a quiz or test.  I will also allow you to replace a low classwork or homework assignment for every 100 minutes of work completed with a passing score.  Your extra credit work must be completed after school and using the following “buttons” in the Moby Max program.  (Reading Skills Information, Reading Skills Literature)                                              

Language Arts Nightly Reading Assignments (Sept. 3rd-21st)

Loser by Jerry Spinelli – 1st period ELA

Date

Page #s to read

9/3

1-15

9/4

16-31

9/5

32-47

9/6

48-63

9/7

64-79

9/10 (Reading Log Due)

80-95

9/11

96-111

9/12

116-126

9/13

127-137

9/14

138-148

9/17 (Reading Log Due)

149-160

9/18

161-175

9/19

176-190

9/20

191-205

9/21

206-218

9/24 (Reading Log & Novel Due)

Turn in reading log and novel

A new assignment will be given out today.

 

Holes by Louis Sachar- 2nd period ELA

Date

Page #s to read

9/3

1-15

9/4

16-31

9/5

31-46

9/6

47-61

9/7

62-76

9/10 (Reading Log Due)

77-91

9/11

92-106

9/12

107-121

9/13

122-136

9/14

137-151

9/17 (Reading Log Due)

152-166

9/18

167-181

9/19

182-196

9/20

197-211

9/21

212-233

9/24 (Reading Log & Novel Due)

Turn in reading log and novel

A new assignment will be given out today.

 

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick- 3rd period ELA

Date

Page #s to read

9/3

1-10

9/4

11-21

9/5

22-32

9/6

33-43

9/7

44-54

9/10 (Reading Log Due)

55-65

9/11

66-76

9/12

77-88

9/13

89-100

9/14

101-112

9/17 (Reading Log Due)

113-124

9/18

125-136

9/19

137-147

9/20

148-158

9/21

159-160

9/24 (Reading Log & Novel Due)

Turn in reading log and novel

A new assignment will be given out today.

 

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli- 4th period ELA

Date

Page #s to read

9/3

1-12

9/4

13-25

9/5

26-38

9/6

39-50

9/7

51-63

9/10 (Reading Log Due)

64-76

9/11

77-89

9/12

90-102

9/13

103-115

9/14

116-128

9/17 (Reading Log Due)

129-140

9/18

141-153

9/19

154-166

9/20

167-177

9/21

178-184

9/24 (Reading Log & Novel Due)

Turn in reading log and novel

A new assignment will be given out today.


For 2 weeks (September 23rd- October 5th) Students will complete their nightly reading logs based on reading 15-20 pages a night from a self-selected novel. Please follow the instructions on the reading log. 


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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

ELA Review:

 

Google Classroom Class Code: 5x7byuy

Newsela link to login: https://newsela.com   class code to join: HZE7YJ

Edgenuity link to login: https://www.edgenuity.com/

 

Moby Max link to login (school code is NC1591): https://www.mobymax.com/signin