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Title: Back To School Night Ashley Falls Sixth Grade


1
Back To School NightAshley Falls Sixth Grade
  • Welcome Introductions
  • Common Core Standards
  • Introductions
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • 21st Century Learning Rotations
  • Dress Code
  • Homework Communication
  • Chromebooks
  • ESC
  • Camp
  • The Transition to Middle School

2
California Common Core State Standards
  • Implementing the new CCSS for the 2013-2014
    school year
  • What that might look like in your childs class
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
  • Analyzing non-fiction test
  • Write viable arguments using resources to support
    the argument
  • MATH
  • Problem Solving
  • Abstract thinking
  • Use different strategies to try and solve
    problems
  • Report Cards
  • Will reflect the new CCSS
  • Informational nights on 9/10, 10/10 and 10/26

3
Language Arts
  • Fiction Text - Novel Studies
  • MAROO OF THE WINTER CAVES
  • THE PHAROAHS SECRET
  • THE CAY
  • Non-Fiction Text
  • Time for Kids
  • Wordly Wise
  • Each lesson takes 2 weeks
  • Spelling test on words 1st week Fri.
  • (no spelling book)
  • Test on vocabulary 2nd week Thurs.

4
Writing
  • Lessons will focus on specific
  • writing styles and strategies.
  • NARRATIVE, ARGUMENT, EXPOSITORY
  • Choice of topic within a particular
  • genre of writing.
  • Students will type all of their pieces

5
Mathematics
  • 6th grade Common Core math standards will drive
    our instruction to ensure deep mathematical
    understanding - setting the stage for long term
    success
  • Instruction will not be sequential throughout
    the textbook (Glencoe) and other resources will
    be used to differentiate so that individual needs
    are met.
  • Cognitive Guided Instruction (CGI) will be
    incorporated into instruction to support
    analytical math reasoning skills
  • Students will be placed in flexible groups based
    on needs and learning styles for each standard
    group. This will be determined by assessments and
    observation.

6
Social Studies
  • ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
  • Early Man
  • Hunters Gatherers
  • Mesopotamia
  • Egypt
  • India
  • China
  • Greece
  • Rome

7
Skills for the 21st Century LearnerScience/Public
Speaking/Geography
  • Science
  • Taught by Mrs. Sheffield
  • Energy Material Resources, Heat
  • Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics
  • Public Speaking
  • Taught by Mrs. Williams
  • Debates, how to presentations, poem recitation
  • Geography
  • Taught by Mrs. Davis
  • Amazing Race simulation students will travel
    the world.
  • Students will have these rotations one at a time
  • Homework will vary accordingly

8
Dress Code
  • No knit caps hats for sun protection only
  • No twins, tripletsdress alike to prevent
    exclusion
  • Sunglasses are only to be worn if prescription or
    with a doctors note
  • Shoes must have a strap should be closed toe on
    PE days
  • Undergarments may not be visible
  • Shorts, Skirts, Dresses should be an appropriate
    length shirts should not be longer than shorts
  • If a student is dressed inappropriately they will
    need to call home or use the loaner clothes that
    are in the office.

9
Homework Communication
  • Homework Policy
  • Expectations
  • About 60 minutes per/night
  • Wordly Wise
  • Math
  • Typing practice
  • At least 20 min. nightly independent reading
  • Quality work
  • Send work other items to office
  • Sign Ins For missing homework
  • Communication
  • Self Reflections Signed Weekly
  • Wednesday Folders
  • Pick Up at Benches or at bottom of the stairs
  • Sign in out at office
  • Wear Badges
  • 6th grade Website
  • Teacher Email this is the best way to get ahold
    of us
  • Melissa Davis mwdavis_at_dmusd.org
  • Adrienne Sheffield asheffield_at_dmusd.org
  • Caitlin Williams cawilliams_at_dmusd.org
  • Parent/Teacher Student Conferences

10
Chrome Books
  • What kinds of things will students be doing on
    the computers?
  • 1. Focus on writing
  • 2. Using Goggle Apps to create documents,
    presentations, spreadsheets with a secure login.
  • 3. Students can access the items from any
    computer at home and at school
  • We recommend downloading Google Chrome at home
  • 4. District adopted curriculum have online
    resources for student use.
  • 5. Keyboarding
  • Allow it might be tempting please do not edit and
    revise your childs work.

11
ESC
  • ART w/ Mrs. Doyle
  • Wednesday All Classes
  • LIBRARY
  • Tuesday - Mrs. Davis
  • Wednesday - Sheffield Williams
  • Fridays
  • PE Mrs. McBride
  • Technology Mr. Cunha
  • Science Lab Mr. Miller
  • Music - TBD

12
6th Grade Camp
  • March 3rd 7th
  • Camp Marston
  • Mark your calendar!!!

13
6th Grade the transition to Middle School
  • It is our goal to foster these skills in order to
    help your child be successful in 6th grade and as
    they move forward with their schooling.
  • Independence
  • writing down homework, bringing necessary items
    to and from school
  • Accountability with behavior and homework
  • Classroom accountability sign in sheet for
    homework and behavior, green weekly communication
    form
  • Time management
  • Planning ahead (projects homework), studying in
    advance,
  • Organizational skills
  • Utilizing homework calendar website for
    information, filing papers In binder
    appropriately

14
Next Steps
  • Sign Ups
  • Conferences
  • Volunteer Sign ups September 4th _at_ 800 in the
    MUR
  • Room Parent - tell your childs teacher if
    interested
  • Dont Miss
  • Class Wish List
  • Student Desk Warm Fuzzy
  • CCSS Parent Handbook
  • One per family
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