Ooltewah Middle School


Laycica Harjes


Math- 6th Grade-Crusaders

To see what we are currently studying please scroll down. 

Mrs.Harjes attended school in Hamilton County all through school. Mrs. Harjes graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in Education prek-3 and an endorsement in middle grades. Mrs. Harjes is currently obtaining her masters degree in teacher leadership through Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Harjes will be entering her seventh year of teaching math. Mrs. Harjes is married with two young boys.
Please email me with any questions or concerns throughout the year. Contact hours 7:00AM-2:30 PM. Please keep in mind I do have class throughout the day, a message can be left with your name, number and concern. I will get back with you as soon as I can.
SUPPLIES-Students will need two composition notebooks for the year. They will also need pencils, highlighters and colored pencils.
HOMEWORK- Homework will be given out on Mondays and will need to be turned in on Fridays. This way if students have sports games or family events they can work on their homework ahead of time.
Tests and Quizzes- Assessments will be given on Thursdays.
Error Analysis-Error analysis will be performed on previous assessments so students can correct and learn from their mistakes to get some credit back on their assessments.
Late work- ten point will be taken off each day an assignment is turned in late. Up to three days.
ABSENT-Students may make up work for days they are absent. 
Enrichment Link- IXL.com will be a great link for students to practice their work. They will receive a username and password once the school has assigned each student to the program. Stay tuned.
Week #6 (9/17/18-9/21/18)
This week we will be learning how to divide mixed numbers. We will learn how to change them into improper fractions, multiply by the reciprocal and simplify. Quiz on Thursday. Hw #6 due Friday.
Week #5 (9/10/18-9/14/18)
This week we will be learning how to divide fractions by multiplying by the reciprocal. Homework #5 is due Friday. Quiz Thursday. Corrections in class on Friday.
Week #4 (9/2/18-9/7/18)
This week students will learn distributive property using the greatest common factor. The will have review stations on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will be review on fractions. No quiz this week. Homework #4 will be due Friday.

Week #3 (8/27/18-8/31/18)
This week students will learn what factors and multiples are. They will learn how to find greatest common factors and least common multiples. Students will start applying GCF and LCM with distributive property and word problems. Homework #3 will be due Friday. Quiz on Friday.

Full week #2 (8/20/18- 8/24/18)
This week students will work on long division in word problems. Recognizing that a word problem is asking them to divide. Students will be given a quiz on Thursday. They will be doing an error analysis on their quiz on Friday. Homework Week #2 will be due Friday. Students can turn their homework in early if they finish.
Full week #1 (8/13/18 - 8/17/18)

This week students will start off with long multiplication. We will be moving into long division on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday students will be taking a county screen-er. Homework sheet #1 will be given out Monday and will be due Friday. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Students will be able to take their notes home daily and will be able to study their notes. Please note students do not need to solve number 5 on homework for Monday. The quiz listed on the homework sheet is cancelled due to testing on Friday.

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