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1 August 15 th, 2012

2 Ana Vannier Carolina Cavaliere Mary de Sá Neise Abreu Priscila Mancuso Suzanne Molina

3 English – Ms. Suzanne Molina COURSE OVERVIEW English 6 offers a comprehensive study of the English language through reading, writing, speaking and listening. Each of the four components is stressed on a daily basis.

4 Reading List The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau Among the Hidden by Margaret Haddix Holes by Louis Sachar The Giver by Lois Lowry

5 Literature Circle books Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan Flush by Carl Hiaasen Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

6 WRITING Students will write on a daily basis. Over the course of the year, we will be focusing on: Writing Process: pre-writing, drafting, editing, conferencing, revising, proofing, and publishing Writing Structure: sentences, paragraphs, compositions Writing Forms: descriptive, narrative, formal/informal writing, journal writing Grammar: connected to student writing, mini-lessons from resource texts Vocabulary/spelling: connected to reading selections and student writing Researching Skills: locating information, summarizing

7 SPEAKING/LISTENING Students will practice their speaking and listening skills through persuasive speaking, oral discussions, oral reading, and oral presentations. Standard to be assessed throughout the year Students will listen and respond critically to oral communication. Students will deliver coherent, well-focused informal and formal oral presentations.

8 HOMEWORK You should expect to have approximately 20- 30 minutes of English homework everyday. These assignments will usually be grammar or vocabulary work, and/or a writing assignment.

9 Important Note: Reading independently is a habit requiring practice. Reading is not considered homework. You will need to establish a period of 20 minutes a day dedicated to reading. This year students have the option of using their own e-reader to purchase and read the books assigned in English class. If they choose to use an e-reader they must bring it to every class.

10 Communication Arts Communication Arts is a course designed to help students enhance their communication skills. Students will: Learn writing and editing techniques Practice writing mechanics Expand vocabulary Improve word processing skills Work on oral communication skills

11 Communication Arts Real Audience MS Open House Handbook Childrens Book Assignment Visual Communication Analyzing print ads Web page analysis Photo Essay Creating a Communication Arts website

12 Physical Education Philosophy Develop positive attitudes and behaviors (such as teamwork and sportsmanship) in all competitive and non-competitive activities by emphasizing effort and improvement rather than ability or winning.

13 ENHANCES DECISION-MAKING Healthy, physical fit living; Knowledge of good use of leisure time; Respect for oneself, others, and nature.

14 Physical Education Builds Cognitive skills Motor skills Emotional control Adequate sense of self-confidence in a social environment


16 Physical Education Standards and Rationales Standard 1: Students use a variety of basic and advanced movement forms. Standard 2: Students use movement concepts and principles in the development of motor skills. Standard 3: Students understand the benefits and costs associated with participation in physical activities. Standard 4: Students understand how to monitor and maintain a health – enhancing level of physical fitness. Standard 5: Students demonstrate the social and personal responsibility associated with participation in physical and experiential activities.

17 PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNITS 1. Basketball (level I) 2. Adventure Learning (level I) 3. Track & Field I (long jump, shot put, sprint races, hurdles, javelin throw) 4. Soccer (level I) 5. Gymnastics/Physical skills 6. Volleyball (level I) 7. Softball (level I) 8. Floor Hockey 9. Flag Football (level I)


19 How? Through a variety of instructional strategies; A differentiated approach to assessment for learning.


21 Student bends knees and brings the ball up above the forehead. Student pushes the ball upwards extending knees, arm and snapping the wrist. At the end of the movement, students arm follows through in the direction of the basket. Student places the shooting hand in the middle of the ball while the supporting hand is on the side and slightly under the ball. Shooting Student holds the ball with the shooting-side shoulder. Knees are slightly bent, and eyes are looking at the basket.


23 Língua Pátria 6- Ms. Ana Vannier Objetivos gerais Aprender a expressar-se e argumentar, claramente, com ideias organizadas e bem estruturadas, através de linguagem oral e escrita.

24 Como atingir os objetivos bjetivos gerais: Leitura Interpretação e compreensão de textos Gramática Produção de texto Projetos

25 Temas abordados ntura Meio Ambiente Heróis Eu no mundo No mundo da fantasia

26 Alguns títulos do 6º ano Férias na Antártica (Laura, Tamara e Marininha Klink) A Droga da Obediência (Pedro Bandeira) Um Rosto no Computador (Marcos Rey) Contos de Fadas - de Perrault, Grimm, Andersen & outros (Apresentação de Ana Maria Machado/ Zahar)...

27 PORTUGUESE FOR FOREIGNERS : Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Mrs. Vania Delcourt Ms. Ana Vannier Mrs. Marcia Abeid linguagem oral e escrita.

28 Goals According to the level of proficiency Develop skills in the language process: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Identify vocabulary and structures of the language in order to be able to communicate in oral and written language. Apply vocabulary and acquired grammatical structures to produce different texts.

29 Activities to reach goals Vocabulary and grammatical structures – dialogue, drills, games, and sentence patterns Brazilian culture – texts, legends, music, food, films, internet research, etc.

30 Social Studies -Ms. Priscila Mancuso The focus of this course is the study of the Ancient Civilizations. Unit 1– Early Humans and the Rise of Civilization - the first Agricultural Revolution (from hunters and gatherers to farmers) and the development of the Mesopotamian Empires. Unit 2 – Ancient Egypt and the Middle East - Ancient Egypt and the origins of Judaism. Unit 3 – Ancient India - the early settlement of India and the rise of Buddhism and Hinduism. Unit 4 – Ancient China - the Silk Road and the Chinese philosophy. Unit 5 – Via Sapientia 6 to Paraty Unit 6 - Ancient Greece - the origins of the Latin World and the different political systems. Unit 7 – Ancient Rome – the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire and the origins of Christianity. Students will have an opportunity to recognize that human interactions with their environment has played a major role in shaping world history and world cultures.

31 Assignments and Evaluation Students will be asked to complete a wide variety of assignments and tasks such as: Group work (groups may be assigned by the teacher or chosen by students themselves) and individual projects. Individual quizzes and tests. One of the quarterly assignments will be an evaluation of the student´s notes (student interactive notebook provided by teacher). Each student is responsible for being organized by keeping track of his/her assignments, evaluations and readings.

32 On-line program We will use a program called History Alive! The Ancient World developed by TCI (Teacher Curriculum Instruction). Students are expected to bring their internet –ready device to class. However, hard copies will be provided by the teacher if needed. TCI- website

33 Work Due Musts… Students are expected to print any assessments or projects BEFORE the due date. Students will not be allowed to leave class to print an assignment unless specifically instructed by teacher.

34 Math - Ms. Carol Cavaliere Course Overview An introduction to Pre-Algebra Mastery of the basic operations using integers, fractions, decimals and percents. Geometry and Statistics Ratios and Proportions One-step Equations

35 Goals Computing Modeling real-world problems (translation to Math) Explain concepts and apply them Read and understand data Students are always required to show the detailed steps that led them to their answer, unless they are allowed to use a calculator.

36 In Math We Must… Be organized (notebook check every mid-quarter & end of quarter) Hand in work effectively: 1. Where 2. When 3. Whose 4. Completeness 5. Neatness Be responsible (material, calculators, passwords, logins, Edmodo, Khan Academy) Study consistently

37 Homework / Class work Practice makes Perfect! Willingness to succeed makes Possible! Incomplete homework: 50% Undone work: 0% (unless asked for help) Late work: 60% (after HW has been reviewed)

38 Grading System PRACTICE (homework/class work): 15% GRADED: 85%

39 OOPS… too late! One week later… ZERO. Sorry

40 Science -Ms. Mary de Sá Course Overview Life science, Physical science and Earth science A variety of topics to help develop critical thinking, creative problem solving, cooperation, and leadership through hands-on activities and investigations Opportunity to learn attitudes that enable them to make environmentally sound decisions and adopt reasonable behaviors

41 Goals To develop an attitude of discovery To apply scientific principles in real-life situations To develop a systematic approach to problem solving through the use of the scientific method To become knowledgeable of scientific concepts, theories, and principles To discover and prove scientific principles and laws through experimentation

42 … Goals To develop literacy in science; to be able to read, understand, and react to science literature and research To apply knowledge of scientific principles to individual and collective decision making To transfer knowledge and problem-solving skills to other disciplines To acquire a feeling for nature and a sense of "world citizenship"

43 Science Standards (NSTA) Standard 1Nature of Science Standard 2Interactions with Society Standard 3Matter and Energy Standard 4Forces and Motion Standard 5Living Systems Standard 6Earth and Space Systems

44 Course Units Introduction to Scientific Inquiry The origin life on Earth Diversity and Evolution Nutrition & Healthy Habits Inventiveness

45 Tips To Succeed Join "Science_6" Edmodo class page where the weekly agenda is posted Use Edmodo's library, there are resources that help! Find important information about the science class Comments in Power School, or email More questions? Please use study hall, conference period or email if necessary

46 Math Tutorial – Mr. Tim Shirk Course Overview Math Tutorial develops and reinforces: Foundational mathematical skills Core course concepts Higher level thinking Independent problem solving Critical thinking

47 Cutting Edge Curriculum

48 Cutting Edge Design Individualized instruction Differentiated activities Multiple intelligences One to One Computing 90% of class time engaged in problem solving Creating confident and independent learners

49 Foreign Languages French – Ms. Angela Gelio Spanish – Ms. Virginia Ibazeta Course Overview Language belongs to each of us. It reflects who we are and our way of life. We share feelings and opinions, define values and goals and communicate ideas and ideals. (Foreign Language Curriculum).

50 Goals To understand and appreciate the French way of life. To learn the customs, values, and cultures of French speaking communities. To communicate with French speaking people. To enjoy learning a new language.

51 Course Units Each course has 12 units that are separated by themes. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS Déclic / Kiosque / Pixel – Class book Déclic / Kiosque / Pixel – Work book Vive la langue française!!



54 Visual Arts – Ms. Ana Melo COURSE OVERVIEW The sixth grade program has a variety of projects, with different themes and techniques, focusing on the importance of creativity for the arts. Papier-mâché, clay, painting, and 3-dimensional models are some of the activities explored. These are balanced with individual free projects, where students may choose topics of their personal interest.

55 SUPPLIES The school provides all supplies, which are shared by all visual arts students. Materials are to be used specifically in art class and only for artistic purpose. Students should make good use of supplies, cleaning up and returning unused materials to their specific location before leaving the room. Some unusual materials might be required. Each student will receive a folder at the beginning of the school year, which should be returned in good state at the end of the year. We would appreciate your help in bringing in old newspapers and magazines at any time.

56 PARENT INVOLVEMENT Attending art exhibitions, performances of educational and professional theatre companies, and concerts during the year allows students to explore cultural opportunities, expand their knowledge of the arts, and support their personal growth. Our past experience tells us that it is a great experience to have artists or people connected to the arts come to the classroom to share their knowledge with the students. We would like to have your assistance with this activity. If you could recommend someone who could contribute to our program, please contact us.

57 Computer Literacy – Mr. Tim Shirk Course Overview Computer Literacy is a course designed to: Develop basic computer concepts skills so Utilize digital technology in everyday life Increase productivity in school Research and problem solving Safe social networking and internet skills Efficient Keyboarding skills Operate key productivity programs


59 Cutting Edge Resources Dedicated computer lab time All new computers High-speed Internet

60 DRAMA – MARTA COTRIM Course Description Students are engaged in: basic theater games that help them develop expressive use of the body and voice, improvisational techniques, story dramatization, and dramatic interpretation. Success in drama is measured mainly through on-going participation, engagement, cooperation, and discipline.

61 CLASSROOM MATERIALS Students should come to drama classes wearing comfortable clothes that allow for a large range of movement that are appropriate for warm-ups and improvisations and do not limit the students body- expression. Note that they are on stage, so there are safety issues as well as issues of modesty.

62 After School – DRAMA CLUB 1 st Semester - Musical The Addams Family MS and US Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:35pm- 5pm Presentations: October 18 th, 19 th and 27 th (Halloween) 2 nd Semester - Play

63 Music 6 (Fine Arts Rotation) Introduction to Band Instruments (promotion of EARJ Band Program) Music Literacy and Musical Interpretation Sense of Playing Together (Ensemble) Singing Percussion Encouraged to develop personal skills through practice Develop Awareness Broaden Interest Promotion of Music as a leisure activity

64 Other Music Courses at EARJ All courses are open to 6 th through 12 th Grade students Choir - personal vocal development, and musicality in ensemble Beginner Band - for true and false beginners, foundation of technique and musical theory Intermediate Band – for instrumentalists who have about a year of experience, developing musical control and ensemble skills Concert Band – students meet a variety of demands both technically and theoretically (principal performance group)

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