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Title: 6th Grade Knox Gifted Academy Curriculum Night


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6th Grade Knox Gifted Academy Curriculum Night
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What is KGA?
  • STEAM
  • Differentiated
  • Higher Level Thinking
  • Appropriate Pacing
  • Problem Solving
  • Project/Problem Based
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Student Choice
  • Research Based
  • Collaboration
  • 21st Century Skills
  • College and Career Readiness Standards

3
Parent Communication
  • Proactive Contact
  • Website
  • Check subjects for updates
  • E-mail
  • Remind
  • Take Home Folders
  • Go home every Friday

4
Grading
5
Homework Policy
  • It is our philosophy that homework is meaningful
    and it is necessary to reinforce concepts and
    extend thinking.
  • Homework will be assigned when there is a need
    for follow up work at home.
  • All assigned homework should be completed to the
    best of your ability.
  • Homework serves as a guide for practice or
    explore critical thinking skills.
  • Homework will always be completed in pencil,
    checked and corrected.
  • Daily assignments will be posted on the 6th grade
    team website.

6
Assignments/Projects
  • Students will need access to a computer and
    library resources.
  • Focus on organization and time management.
  • Group and individual projects.
  • Designed to incorporate higher-level thinking
    skills, challenge, and integrate disciplines.
  • Require QUALITY EFFORT
  • Students may be asked to re-do work.

7
Writing Reading
  • Taught and assessed in ALL classes
  • Listening/Speaking/Presenting
  • Reading Comprehending Informational Text
  • Annotating
  • Citing Textual Evidence
  • Root Studies

8
Math
9
Science
  • Inquiry
  • Research Project-Based
  • Scientific Method
  • Lab Experiments
  • Interactive Notebooks
  • 6th Atmosphere, Weather Systems, Water, Energy,
    Human Body Systems, Cells

10
Social Studies
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Simulations
  • 6th Ancient Civilizations
  • Exploring the development of Mesopotamia, Egypt,
    the Middle East, China, India, Greece, Rome, and
    European cultures. Including aspects such as
    religion, customs, geography, government
    economics.

11
Art
  • Incorporate into projects and curriculum
  • Important for creativity, spatial skill
    development
  • Utilize parent volunteers
  • Performing Arts

12
Organization
  • 3-ring notebook with 5 tabs for each subject
  • Agenda
  • 3 spiral notebooks
  • Headphones (optional)
  • Flash Drive (optional)

13
Biosphere 2
Rationale The Biosphere will provide an
excellent interactive classroom where students
will experience hands on learning leading to a
better understanding of the Biosphere 1
  • Tentative Dates March 4th, 5th and 6th 2015.
  • How can you help?
  • Arizona Tax laws allows married coupe to set
    aside up to 400 towards extra curricular
    activities in schools.
  • Single individuals can contribute as much
    as 250 towards this trip.
  • We can then tap into this money to fund
    this particular field trip.
  • We will need as many as 20 chaperones for this
    trip. Please consider volunteering for this and
    you will have to get a fingerprint clearance card
    since this involves an overnight stay.
  • We will provide a finger print clearance camp.
    But if you are ready to do this on your own, we
    welcome that as well. Just provide us with a copy
    of your card when you get it.

14
Fundraising
  • Tax Credit Donations
  • Interested in Fundraising?
  • Please e-mail Mrs. Dailey/Mrs. Iyer
  • Candy Grams?
  • Booth at Events?

15
Reminders
  • Please sign-in at the front office even to just
    drop something off.
  • Due to nutritional guidelines and food handling
    rules, the cafeteria asks that parents do not
    bring in lunch for the class or homemade baked
    goods.
  • Healthy Snack
  • Please consider tax credit donations
  • Students can only be checked out of school by
    adults who are on the emergency card.
  • Please make all after school arrangements before
    school.
  • Please contact transportation with any bus
    questions or concerns 812-7275

16
Questions?
  • Its going to be a great year!
  • See you Monday!
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