Mr. Thompson
6th Grade Social Studies 


E-mail:                              School:       (210) 444-8475
Course Description

This years curriculum is called CSCOPE and it bases all lessons on student engagement through the use of activities and an interactive journal.  The sixth grade scope and sequence are designed to connect to the way students think by drawing on their prior knowledge and relating Social Studies to their everyday lives.  The students will often work together in groups to share ideas and discover the world we live in.  Our goal is to prepare and educate students to maximize their potential in being productive members of society. Instruction will be based on the EISD curriculum, aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) requirements.


Materials needed for Class   

All Supplies and materials are supplied by the district.




Grading Policy

Grades will be posted on within 2 days of their due date.  50% of their grade will come from their homework and classwork.  The remaining 50% wil come from projects, tests, quizzes and journals. 
Final Grade for the year         1st semester + 2nd semester ÷ 2= Average (must be 70 or above)


Quizzes may be announced or given unexpectedly.  Quizzes will be based on notes and daily work practices.


Homework Policy

1.     Homework is due at the beginning of class.

2.     Homework assignments are to be written in student’s agenda.

3.     Homework will be given twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays).


Make-up work

1.     It is the student’s responsibility to pick up missed assignments, get missed notes taken in class from a friend and schedule any missed test or quiz with the teacher.

2.     Students have as many days (up to 5) as they were absent (excused) to make up missed work.

3.     Test and quiz make-ups will be given before or after school and must be scheduled.

4.     If a student scores below a 70 on a test, he/she has 5 school days to schedule and retake the test.  Student can not receive a grade higher than an 80 on retakes.


Extra Help

Extra help during the year will be available during tutorial times scheduled regularly or by appointment.  Students can also receive help in the after school program.


Conference Period

My conference period is M-F from 10:11 to 11:04.
Substitute Policy

Wrenn has a no tolerance policy concerning unacceptable behavior in the classroom while a substitute is covering for the regular teacher.  Should a student disrupt the class, show disrespect toward a substitute or be reported to the regular teacher by the substitute for infraction of any rules, the student will be written up and referred to the assistant principal or will be held after school for detention after given proper notice.