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Title: 6th Grade Curriculum Night


1
6th Grade Curriculum Night
  • Mrs. Parson
  • Mrs. Huntley
  • Mrs. Owsley
  • Mrs. Pawlik

2
Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Daily Schedule
  • Curriculum
  • Homework
  • School to home Communication
  • Questions

3
Daily Schedule
  • 805-810 Students arrive
  • 810-840 Specials
  • 845-955 Rotation I
  • 1000-1110 Rotation II
  • 1110-1155 Lunch
  • 1155-105 Rotation III
  • 105-215 Rotation IV
  • 215-235 SSR, AR
  • 235-240 pack up, dismiss

4
Reading
  • Literature studies- Egypt Game, The Giver, The
    Cay, A Single Shard
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Common Core Standards
  • AR Goal
  • Open Court reading series

5
Language Arts
  • Spalding (Spelling, Phonograms, Handwriting)
  • Grammar
  • Writing-assignments vary by class
  • New Common Core standards require more
    expository, research, and argument-based writing,
    with less narrative writing.
  • Supplies needed Please see Mrs. Pawliks website

6
Spelling
  • Spalding Method
  • 20 Spalding words and 20-25 phonograms will be
    tested on Thursdays.
  • Handwriting will be graded based on Spalding
    criteria, not just neat handwriting.

7
Written Assignments/Grades
  • There will be a minimum of three formal
    assignments per quarter.
  • Final drafts may be in cursive (in ink) or typed.
  • Time outside of class may be required to finish
    written assignments.
  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated. This will
    result in a zero for the assignment.
  • Writing assignments may not be turned in late.
  • Rubrics will be available on Mrs. Pawliks
    website.
  • Vocabulary will be a part of the writing grade.

8
Grammar
  • Spalding supported lessons
  • Easy Grammar
  • Teacher-made practice
  • Generally, a quiz will be given once a week on
    grammar concepts.

9
Language Homework
  • Given Mon.-Thurs. checked Tues.-Fri.
  • Worth 5 points each day.
  • May be turned in ONE day late for 3 points.
    Homework turned in more than one day late will
    not be accepted.
  • Students must turn in work upon entering the
    classroom. If parents bring homework after class
    has started, it will be considered late work.

10
Math
  • Common Core State Standards
  • District Blue Prints as primary instruction guide
  • Some Saxon from either course 2 or 3
  • Test days vary but typically on Fridays
  • Homework assigned Mon-Thurs
  • There are times when homework will be completed
    in class or before the end of the school day.
  • Dont ask if they have homework ask to see it?
  • Students are responsible for checking their own
    homework. Help them choose which problems.
  • Monitoring system
  • Will need math tool kit protractor, compass,
    ruler, graph paper for doing homework problems at
    home.

11
Homework Expectations
Homework should be done in an orderly manner in
columns with all work shown.
Parents should monitor daily progress on homework.
12
Homework Monitoring
Homework is monitored daily and may be entered
into online grade book on a daily/weekly
basis. Students will be provided explicit
instructions on how homework should be
done. Homework will not necessarily look like it
has in years past. Saxon is not the core
curriculum for 6th graders. Always show work and
provide explanations and reasoning. When in
doubt, write it out!!
13
Social Studies
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Middle
    Ages, Asia, and Africa.
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Projects will correspond with each civilization
  • Projects include mummifying chickens, Scrapbook
    and road trip.

14
Science
  • Scientific Method
  • Vocabulary development
  • Classroom Experiments
  • Science Fair Projects
  • Topics Earth and Space Science, Physical Science
    and Life Science

15
Homework
  • Bring home assignments Monday-Thursday.
  • Students are expected to complete the work and
    turn it in finished the following day. A 50 will
    be given for late assignments. A zero will be
    given for long term assignments that are not
    completed on the due date.
  • Missing assignments lead to your childs grade
    being lowered and possible low test scores.
  • Parent signature is expected nightly in the
    student agenda. Spot checked by teachers.
  • Problems If your child is having difficulty,
    send an email to the subject teacher.

16
Communication
  • Each teacher has a website linked through our
    school website. www.mychandlerschools.org/liberty/
    site/default.asp
  • Completed/graded class work and tests will be
    handed back to individual students, by subject
    teacher. Please review the work on a weekly
    basis. Watch for parent signature requests.
  • CHECK EMAILS PRIMARY AVENUE OF COMMUNICATION!
    If you prefer paper communication please let us
    know.

17
Human Growth and Development
  • 3 day program.
  • Boys and Girls are separated
  • Alternative Program is available
  • A signed permission slip is required
  • Schedule TBD You will be notified!

18
August 28 29 Conferences Early Dismissal
  • Longer group session conferences for most
    students
  • Several sessions to accommodate all parents
    sign up/first come first served
  • Specific strategies will be discussed
  • Compare your students progress
  • See specific assessment scores
  • Preview of what to expect in the coming quarters

19
Reward Time
  • Twice a month on Fridays
  • For those with all work completed in all subject
    areas
  • For those with appropriate behavior on campus

20
Drop Off/Pick Up
  • Please do not drop your children off before 745
    AM.
  • Make sure to display your name plates in your
    windshield when picking up.
  • Follow the traffic directions entering and
    exiting the parking areas. The city will begin
    issuing tickets.
  • PLEASE NO CELL PHONES IN THE PARKING LOT.

21
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