Presentation on theme: "Welcome to 6 th grade Curriculum Night! 6 th grade team Solomon Boatfield – Math Melody Ostrander – Math Applications Hayley Fraser – Science Helen Cherian."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to 6 th grade Curriculum Night! 6 th grade team Solomon Boatfield – Math Melody Ostrander – Math Applications Hayley Fraser – Science Helen Cherian – Social Studies Karen Abney – Reading and Writing h
Math Overview Math – Mr. Boatfield Key Concepts: Generate Equivalencies & Use Proportionalities Perform operations with integers, fractions and decimals Calculate circumference Collect, organize, display and interpret data with graphs Use order of operations with exponents Daily schedule and list of online games on my website
Math Applications Overview Mrs. Ostrander – Math Apps Extension of math class Problem Solving Re-teaching Activities Enrichment Activities Test Taking Strategies
Science Overview Mrs. Fraser - Science Key Concepts: Chemistry: Elements and Compounds, Chemical Changes Properties of Matter:Density Force and Motion: calculate speed, measure and graph motion, potential and kinetic energy Energy: Thermal, transfer of energy, resources Earth Science: Plate Tectonics, Rock cycle, Layers of the Earth, Solar Sytem Life Science: Organisms, Ecosystems Review sheets will be uploaded to Edmodo. Also, a hard copy will be given in class.
Social Studies Overview Mrs. Cherian – Social Studies This school year we will learn about world cultures. We study the continents around the world and focus on their history, geography, economy, government and culture. These are the specific topics: Basic Geography and Culture Latin America Europe Asia Middle East Africa Australia/Antarctica/Oceania Students will investigate historical and contemporary events in these societies and understand the relationships that exist among world cultures. Please refer to my website throughout the school year for study guides for tests, requirements for projects and websites for research.
Dress Code Allen ISD dress code expectations Areas to pay particular attention to… *Short length *Tank tops
Skyward Skyward is also known as Family and Student Access. Logging in Can check your child’s grades as often as you would like What to do if you see a low grade
“Bring Your Own Device” aka - BYOD What is BYOD? Why is the district embracing this idea? What if I’m not comfortable with my child bringing electronics from home? When is it acceptable? Who is responsible for the devices?
Behavior Expectations 1. Be prepared. 2. Be respectful. 3. Be an active participant in learning. 4. Be responsible. 5. Natural consequences. It truly is OK. 6. Homework policy
Band/Orchestra 1. Morning routine 2. Instruments must go home every night. 3. Be sure all instruments have names on them. 4. For specific questions, contact Linda Orrantia-Band Monika Bartley -Orchestra
Contact Information Phone 3. “Hallpass” – if coming to school 4. Messages for your child 5. Volunteer process
How to help your child be successful in 6 th grade! 1. Set up an atmosphere that fosters success. 2. Allow them to learn from their mistakes. 3. Teach them to self- advocate. 4. Talk to them often. Keep those lines of communication open. 5. Check grades regularly. 6. Know that we are your partners in this journey.