My name is Mrs. Katy Hardy and this is my 12th year teaching school. I am very excited

for the new year to begin and can’t wait to get to know all of the new students!

I am originally from Asheville and was able to move back a few years ago. My husband and I live in Woodfin. I have a step-daughter that lives with us, a Goldendoodle named Tupelo, and a named Izzie.

I started my teaching career teaching 5th grade and did that for many years. The move to Montford North Star Academy has been one of my greatest challenges and

accomplishments. I truly love our school and can’t wait for you and your child to become

a part of our community!

for the new year to begin and can’t wait to get to know all of the new students!

I am originally from Asheville and was able to move back a few years ago. My husband and I live in Woodfin. I have a step-daughter that lives with us, a Goldendoodle named Tupelo, and a named Izzie.

I started my teaching career teaching 5th grade and did that for many years. The move to Montford North Star Academy has been one of my greatest challenges and

accomplishments. I truly love our school and can’t wait for you and your child to become

a part of our community!

I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005 with a

B.A. in Management and Society. I am a Tarheel through and through! I spent a

few years working in offices and cubicles.

Then I decided to pursue my true passion, teaching. I attended the University of

North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated in 2009 with a ME.d in Elementary

Education. After teaching for a few years I was able to complete the Academically and

Intellectually Gifted Certification in 2015 from Duke University.

B.A. in Management and Society. I am a Tarheel through and through! I spent a

few years working in offices and cubicles.

Then I decided to pursue my true passion, teaching. I attended the University of

North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated in 2009 with a ME.d in Elementary

Education. After teaching for a few years I was able to complete the Academically and

Intellectually Gifted Certification in 2015 from Duke University.

**The very best way to contact me is through email.**

kathryn.hardy@acsgmail.net

kathryn.hardy@acsgmail.net

Students will be learning a lot this school year. They will be deepening their understanding of operations, geometry, and statistics. Students will be introduced to positive and negative numbers, ratios, unit rates, and coordinate grids.

In the past, students have been learning about algebra, but mostly when working with patterns and missing numbers. This year, students will learn about how to write and solve algebraic expressions and equations.

In the past, students have been learning about algebra, but mostly when working with patterns and missing numbers. This year, students will learn about how to write and solve algebraic expressions and equations.

__Below is a brief outline of our learning this year.__- Multiplication of Whole Numbers and Decimals
- Division of Whole Numbers, Decimals, and Fractions
- Perimeter
- Area of Quadrilaterals, Triangles, Parallelograms, and Trapezoids
- Surface Area
- Factors, Multiples, and Prime Factorization
- Ratios - identify, read, write, and interpret
- Unit Rates
- Percentages
- Order of Operations
- Positive and Negative Numbers
- Absolute Value
- Coordinate Grid and Graphing
- Algebraic Expressions
- Algebraic Equations
- Volume
- Data and Statistics

**Homework Information:**Homework is a spiral review of 6th grade math. Which means that it constantly reviews 6th grade math curriculum. The point of this homework is to review and practice what we're learning throughout the entire school year. There will be times when students might not know a part of their homework. That is ok! If a student needs help or has questions, please encourage them to see me in the mornings between 8:00 - 8:25.

Homework is handed out on Monday and is due by Friday.

Homework is graded for

**effort, not accuracy.**This means that students need to put forth their best effort and try to complete their homework; however, if it's not correct that is also ok.

REMINDER: Homework is the responsibility of the student, not the parent.

__Bell Ringer Information:__At the beginning of class Monday - Thursday, students solve 3 spiral math problems. Just like the

homework, the bell ringer questions review the material throughout the school year. Students are

expected to attempt to solve these problems at the beginning of class. Then I go over the daily problems

and students can correct their work and ask questions.

On Fridays, students take a 3-5 question bell ringer quiz. This quiz is either the exact same or very

similar problems from throughout the week. This quiz is recorded in the grade book each week.

__All of my assignments are graded based on percentages.__

**Grading Policy:**

- Practice classwork is not graded because it’s just practice. It's marked with a P.
**Graded Classwork**- Assignments that are graded will be labelled at the top of the paper.- Weekly bell ringer quizzes are scheduled for each Friday and will be completed on Canvas.
- Math notebooks will be graded using the math notebook rubric (located on Canvas). Students will grade their math notebook and their grade will be combined with my grade.
- IXL Computer Assignments will be assigned weekly and will count as a classwork grade.
**Employability**grades are focused on being prepared, participation, following directions, collaboration, and behaviors.- Each week students earn an employability classwork grade.

- Each week students earn an employability classwork grade.
- Projects will be graded with a rubric that I will go over with students at the beginning of the project. Project grades are entered into the grade book three times.
**Quizzes**happen throughout math units. Quizzes are open note, meaning students can use their math notes to help them. Quiz grades are entered into the grade book twice.- Tests happen at the end of math units. Students cannot use their notes on tests. Test grades are entered into the grade book three times.
- Students can make quiz/test corrections for half credit back.