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1 Back To School Night Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to come tonight. While you wait for time to begin feel free to write a note to your child and place it in your child’s desk.

2 A Successful Sixth Grade
By working together as a team we will make this year a successful sixth grade year! Communication is the key. Stay in touch with me and be be informed.

3 Communication It is important for your child to become an advocate of their own learning. Encourage your child to come to the teacher with their questions and concerns. I am available for your child in the morning before school, during recess and after school except the times I have yard duty. I am also available through my . You and Your child are welcome to me at I keep my website updated with the current homework, events and information. Stay informed by checking this often with your child. I will also you with important information. Do not unscribe or you will not get any communications from RUSD.

4 Language Arts - Reading
Interactive Reading Notebook AR Novel Ties Inquiry Questioning Holt Anthologies

5 Language Arts - Writing
Writing for Excellence Opinion, Narrative and Informative Response to Literature Multiple resources Math, science, social studies

6 Language Arts - Spelling
Spelling City – 1 to 3 activities a day online Spelling test on Friday online Greek and Latin Root Words Prefixes and suffixes

7 Math CPM – College Preparatory Mathematics Problem-based lessons
Online homework and help for both students and parents AM

8 Social Studies – Mrs. Gomes & Ms. Wong
1st Trimester Early Man: Cave Painting Mesopotamia: City-cunieform 2nd Trimester Ancient Egypt & Kush: Egyptian symbols Ancient India & China: Indian Mandala & clay soldiers 3rd Trimester Ancient Greece: Greek Olympics Ancient Rome: Group project & Roman Festival

9 Science – Mr. Ennis 1st Trimester – Ecology: Biome project
2nd Trimester – Earth’s Energy: Convection, radiation, conduction project 3rd Trimester – Earth’s Structure: Volcano project

10 Homework Reading 20+ minutes every night – reading is critical and should be the most important piece of homework your child does.

11 Homework Spelling activities are Mon – Thurs with a spelling test on Fri. at school. Spelling is done online at Spelling City. We will be focusing not only on spelling patterns, but also on Greek and Latin root words as well as affixes. Math homework is assigned Monday – Friday. On Friday, time will be given to complete the math homework, but if it is not done by the end of the day then it will be required to be completed over the weekend. Homework can be accessed online. Social Studies and Science homework will assigned when needed.

12 Grades Parents and students will be able to access grades online.
Approximately 75% of grades will be based on students projects and tests. Approximately 25% of the grades will be based on homework and classwork.

13 Rules Make good decisions Solve the problem Show respect
If a student is having difficulty following classroom or school rules. The student and I will work together to modify the behavior. If the student continues to have difficulty I will contact you.

14 Attendance The first bell rings at 7:45 and students are to be in their seats by 7:50. We work right up to 2:20. Please schedule vacations and doctor appointments during nonschool days or after school.

15 Field Trips Ancient Artifacts throughout the year
Sept. 5 Oct. 24 Feb. 20 April 24 Alliance Redwoods – Dec. 2-5 Imax Roseville Aquatic Center


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