Deneen Woerdehoff – Sixth Grade, Spanish, & Resource

Welcome to Mrs. Woerdehoff’s Classroom Page!

Here you can find information about:
6W’s Homeroom,
6th grade Social Studies,
6-8 Spanish,
6-8 Resource & Enrichment

6W Homeroom

Welcome to another great and exciting school year! This year I am pleased to be the homeroom teacher to 6W.

Please make sure to check JMC for grades for all your childs’ classes. This the best way to keep up to date about missing assignments and their current grades.

A good video about the new mindset we have for our students in our classrooms can be viewed by clicking this link: Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

6th Grade Social Studies

Welcome! This year I will have both 6T and 6W classes for Social Studies. Here you will find information pertaining to each social studies class.

Social Studies Class Expectations
Follow the 5 “P’s
PROMPT
     1. Be on time, enter the classroom quietly, turn in homework, check board for today’s objectives, and immediately go to your assigned seat.
PREPARED
     1. Bring all materials and necessary work: Vocabulary Folder, Textbook, Notebook, Pen/pencil, Planner, Other materials determined by teacher
PRODUCTIVE
     1. MAXIMIZE learning time by staying on task and following directions.
POLITE
     1. Be nice or neutral to everyone.  Teasing, talking back, arguing, and bullying will NOT be tolerated.
     2. Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher and the classroom.
     3. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself
     4. If you don’t own it, don’t write, draw or carve on it.
PATIENT
      1. Wait respectfully and calmly for your turn; do not plop or complain.
      2. Listen, stay seated and track the speaker when someone is talking.
 If I can’t read it, I can’t score it.
Your actions = your consequences.  

In Social Studies students will be working on key vocabulary, along with content which will be tested upon. Students will be notified beforehand if a test is coming up with ample time to study for it. Normally there will be a test for every chapter along occasional quizzes.

Students will have 1 week to correct a failing assignment. After the re-sub date has passed, students will not be able to turn in for a corrected grade. Students will be asked to place a date on the assignment as a reminder or I will place one on there. Credit for corrected assignments will only be 1/2 of the original credit assigned. Tests cannot be corrected.

Students in both classes were given a vocabulary folder which help them with studying the vocabulary for each chapter.

Students will also use Google Classroom via Google Apps for Education for Social Studies. Assignments along with frequent vocabulary checks will be used with this. Please ask your child to show you Google Classroom.

 

Spanish 6-8

¡Hola! Welcome to Spanish class! This year the Spanish class will steer away from technology and will be back to utilizing textbooks.  Students will be receiving a workbook which is one they should use for grades 6-8.  Textbooks will be in the classroom only.  Students will  be required to take notes of the material which is being covered in class.

I will also be utilizing Google Classroom for Spanish.  This way if a student is absent, they are able to see what we covered for the day so they are not left behind.

Spanish Class Expectations

Follow the 5 “P’s
PROMPT
     1. Be on time, enter the classroom quietly, turn in homework, check board for today’s objectives, and immediately go to your assigned seat.
PREPARED
     1. Bring all materials and necessary work: Binder, Workbook, Pen/pencil, Planner, Other materials determined by teacher
PRODUCTIVE
     1. MAXIMIZE learning time by staying on task and following directions.
POLITE
     1. Be nice or neutral to everyone.  Teasing, talking back, arguing, and bullying will NOT be tolerated.
     2. Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher and the classroom.
     3. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself
     4. If you don’t own it, don’t write, draw or carve on it.
PATIENT
      1. Wait respectfully and calmly for your turn; do not plop or complain.
      2. Listen, stay seated and track the speaker when someone is talking.

Participation: Students are required to participate.  Without participation, learning a new language can be very challenging.
Tests & Quizzes: 
2-3 days notice for tests.  Pop quizzes will be given without any notice.
Your actions = your consequences.  

 

Resource & Enrichment

This year I will be only doing Resource (assisting students in need of help and/or challenging work) when I am not teaching Social Studies or Spanish. During this time I will be focusing primarily on working with grades 6th-8th with math and reading; however I will still work with students K-8 if time allows.

Biography

I joined JFK in 2007 as the Resource/Reading teacher after graduating from St. Ambrose University with my BA in Elementary Education and endorsements in Reading and Special Education. In 2011, I changed my position to sixth grade homeroom/Social Studies, 6-8 Spanish, and 6-8 Resource. This year marks my 12th year at JFK; I am very excited!

Along with teaching here at JFK, I am also  the main adviser to JFK’s student publication: The Crusader Chronicle. Please take a look at our newspaper by going to the Crusader Chronicle webpage located on this website.

I live in Davenport with my husband, and my fur-children.  I love spending time with my three nephews, niece and two godsons. I am also an avid bowler and participate in many bowling tournaments at the city, state and national levels.