Presentation on theme: "Back To School Night Ashley Falls Sixth Grade Welcome & Introductions Common Core Standards Introductions Language Arts Math Social Studies 21 st Century."— Presentation transcript:
Back To School Night Ashley Falls Sixth Grade Welcome & Introductions Common Core Standards Introductions Language Arts Math Social Studies 21 st Century Learning Rotations Dress Code Homework & Communication Chromebooks ESC Camp The Transition to Middle School
California Common Core State Standards What that might look like in your child’s class: LANGUAGE ARTS - Analyzing non-fiction test - Write viable arguments using resources to support the argument MATH - Problem Solving - Abstract thinking - Use different strategies to try and solve problems
Language Arts Fiction Text - Novel Studies MAROO OF THE WINTER CAVES THE PHAROAH’S SECRET THE CAY Non-Fiction Text Time for Kids NEWSELA Wordly Wise Each lesson takes 2 weeks Spelling test on words 1 st week Fri. (no spelling book) Test on vocabulary 2 nd week Thurs.
Writing Lessons will focus on specific writing styles and strategies. NARRATIVE, ARGUMENT, EXPOSITORY Choice of topic within a particular genre of writing. Students will type all of their pieces
Mathematics 6 th grade Common Core math standards will drive our instruction to ensure deep mathematical understanding - setting the stage for long term success Connected Math is the 6 th grade supplemental math curriculum. Other resources are also used to help with math instruction. Cognitive Guided Instruction (CGI) will be incorporated into instruction to support analytical math reasoning skills Students will be placed in flexible groups based on needs and learning styles for each standard group. This will be determined by assessments and observation.
Social Studies ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Early Man Hunters & Gatherers Mesopotamia Egypt India China Greece Rome
Skills for the 21 st Century Learner Science/Public Speaking/Geography Science Taught by Mrs. Sheffield - Energy & Material Resources, Heat - Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics Public Speaking T aught by Mrs. Williams - How to deliver effective public speaking presentations. 3-4 different types of speeches. Geography Taught by Mrs. Davis - Amazing Race simulation – students will travel the world. - Students will have these rotations one at a time. Homework will vary accordingly
Dress Code No knit caps – hats for sun protection only No twins, triplets…dress alike – to prevent exclusion Sunglasses are only to be worn if prescription or with a doctor’s note Shoes must have a strap – should be closed toe on PE days Undergarments may not be visible Shorts, Skirts, Dresses should be an appropriate length – shirts should not be longer than shorts If a student is dressed inappropriately they will need to call home or use the loaner clothes that are in the office.
Homework & Communication Homework Policy Expectations: About 60 minutes per/night Wordly Wise Math Typing practice At least 20 min. nightly independent reading Quality work Send work & other items to office Sign Ins – For missing homework Communication Self Reflections – Signed Weekly Wednesday Folders 6th grade Website http://www.dmusd.org/domain/204 http://www.dmusd.org/domain/204 Teacher Email – best way to get ahold of us Melissa Davis – firstname.lastname@example.org@dmusd.org Adrienne Sheffield – email@example.com@dmusd.org Caitlin Williams – firstname.lastname@example.org@dmusd.org Parent/Teacher & Student Conferences Pick Up at Benches or at bottom of the stairs Sign in & out at office Wear Badges
Chrome Books What kinds of things will students be doing on the computers? 1. Focus on writing 2. Using Goggle Apps to create documents, presentations, spreadsheets with a secure login. 3. Students can access the items from any computer at home and at school We recommend downloading Google Chrome at home 4. District adopted curriculum have online resources for student use. 5. Keyboarding Allow it might be tempting please do not edit and revise your child’s work.
ESC ART w/ Mrs. Doyle Wednesday – All classes LIBRARY w/ Mrs. LaBarge Tuesday –All classes MUSIC w/ Mrs. Zurcher Monday-all classes-every other week Fridays PE – Mrs. McBride Technology – Mr. Cunha Science Lab – Mr. Miller
6 th Grade Camp November 4-7 Camp Cuyamaca Mark your calendar!!!
6 th Grade – the transition to Middle School It is our goal to foster these skills in order to help your child be successful in 6 th grade and as they move forward with their schooling. Independence writing down homework, bringing necessary items to and from school Accountability with behavior and homework Classroom accountability sign in sheet for homework and behavior, gold weekly communication form 2 signs in a week (homework/or behavior) result in study hall on Thursdays. Time management Planning ahead (projects & homework), studying in advance, Organizational skills Utilizing homework calendar & website for information, filing papers In binder appropriately
Next Steps… Sign Ups: Conferences Volunteer Sign ups September 3rd @ 8:00 in the MUR Room Parent - tell your child’s teacher if interested Don’t Miss: Class Wish List Student Desk – Warm Fuzzy Article