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1 Welcome to 6 th Grade!

2 Principal Ed Smith -18 Years in Education - 4 th year at the Intermediate Center -Comes to Spring-Ford from the Daniel Boone School District

3 Assistant Principal Mrs. Kathie Koch 5 th Year at Spring- Ford Former Principal of Spring-City Elementary

4 Guidance Counselor Alisa Fleicher –Undergraduate degree in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College –Masters Degree in Elementary School Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania –Supports the 6 th grade Settlers team

5 Spring-Ford Intermediate School 5 th Grade 6 th Grade Settlers Trailblazers Colonists Explorers Patriots Pioneers Each grade is broken down into three teams.

6 Settlers Mr. Hill (Math & Science) Mrs. Mozi (Language Arts & Social Studies) Mrs. Sandberg (Math & Science) Mrs. Brownback (Language Arts & Social Studies) Mrs. Webb (Math & Science) Ms. Good (Language Arts & Social Studies) Mr. Marcellus (Math & Science) Ms. Rees (Language Arts & Social Studies) Mrs. Clark (Learning Support) Mrs. DiFrancesco

7 Settler Schedule 6 day cycle 80 minutes of Language Arts and Math instruction each day. 40 minutes of Social Studies and Science Recess is 15 minutes. Lunch is 30 minutes. Special Flex/Target Time

8 Everyday Mathematics Ten Units broken into multiple lessons “Lesson 1.7” –1-denotes Unit –7-denotes lesson Topics: Interpretation of Data, Operations with Numbers & Decimals, Variables, Formulas & Graphs, Number Uses & Operations, Geometry, Algebra Concepts, Probability & Discrete Math, Rates & Ratios, Geometry Topics

9 Everyday Mathematics Components: –Math Binder –Math Journal (workbook) –Student Reference Book (SRB –Supplies –Family Letters (packet sent home TONIGHT with all units)

10 Math Binder Used for Note-Taking Practice Problems Vocabulary and Definitions Math Packet (includes study links) Traditional Multiplication/Division Practice Independent Activities/Enrichment

11 Student Reference Book Information about the various topics Conversions Rules Definitions

12 Assessments Basic Math Facts (1x per quarter) Lesson Quizzes Vocabulary Projects Unit Tests –End of Unit with Open-Ended Questions –Study Guides –Use Quizzes given as review **All Unit Tests and quizzes will be sent home for parent signature

13 Science: Houghton Mifflin Components: Textbook & 3 Ring Binder Online Text available – contact Mrs. Sandberg for details.

14 6 th Grade Science Sections: Scientific Method, Unifying Themes, Life Science, Earth Science & Physical Science Quiz after each section Test at end of each unit Study guides provided

15 Homework Major Subjects Review and reinforcement of skills Homework FYI: ~ points for completion, neatness, & effort ~ typically worth 2pts ~ ½ credit for late homework

16 Homework Policy (per month) One missed homework assignment = recess detention Three missed homework assignments = after school detention (held Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:40 p.m.)

17 Intramurals Football Field hockey Basketball Softball Track/Field Fitness Club

18 Go to our district website Select 5 th /6 th Intermediate School Select Staff Directory Click on My Web next to Andrea Sandberg Mrs. Sandberg’s Website

19 Communication Keep in touch Mrs. Brownback ext 3668 Mrs. Sandberg ext 3491

20 Thank You Parents! We appreciate your continued support and look forward to an exciting and challenging academic year. Mrs. Brownback and Mrs. Sandberg


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