Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO THE CROSS TIMBERS WOLF PACK Where all students find their place in the pack. Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it."— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME TO THE CROSS TIMBERS WOLF PACK Where all students find their place in the pack. Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it
Core Academic Requirements Same 6 th gr. TEKS More challenging – designed for ASPIRE students with more student choice, use of technology, collaboration, and the use of more challenging level of literature with a more sophisticated vocabulary development. Language Arts and Social Studies Integrated Humanities Class – 82 minutes
Core Academic Requirements 6 th Acc. - 6/7 th grade math TEKS Covers content from 6 th and 7 th TEKS with compacted curricula, and the addition of Integrated Physics and Chemistry TEKS Math and Science Integrated in one 82 minute class taught by two teachers Science - 6 th & 7 th gr. TEKS Math – Three different levels 3 - gr. levels of TEKS 7 th Acc.- 7/8 th grade math TEKS 8 th Acc.- 9 th gr. Algebra TEKS
In addition to the four CORE subjects, all 6 th grade students MUST take Language Arts Electives PE Media and Technology Literacy (1/2 year) G/T Independent Study (1/2 year) Future Problem Solvers – Global Issues or Community Problem Solving All 6 th graders take Pre-Athletic PE Classes are separated by gender
Language Arts Electives GT Independent Study (Half Year) In this open-ended course offering, students will be allowed to design a project or course of learning according to their interests. The required components of this course will be research, reading, and writing. The work will culminate with a presentation of their work to an audience of peers, teachers, and middle school administrators. Media and Technology Literature (Half Year) In this course, students will use digital tools to study, evaluate, and create multi-media projects around topics of interest. The ELA curriculum objectives related to listening, speaking, and creating will drive the tasks in this course, and creativity and sophisticated products will be expected.
Language Arts Electives Future Problem Solvers Global Issues The Global Issues teams will utilize the Future Problem Solvers 6- step Problem Solving Process to investigate various futuristic scenarios and issues. Teams of students will work collaboratively through competitive instructional programs to design positive futures. Future Problem Solvers Community Community Problem Solving teams apply their problem solving skills to real problems in their community. A community problem is one that exists within the school, local community, region, state, nation or the world. In addition, elements of creative writing and young adult literature are woven into the FPS curriculum, particularly in the last six weeks.
In addition to the four CORE subjects and the LA Elective, all 6 th grade students MUST take Language Arts Elective PE Media and Technology Literacy (1/2 year) G/T Independent Study (1/2 year) Future Problem Solvers – Global or Community All 6 th graders take Pre-Athletic PE Classes are separated by gender
Physical Education/Health Each 6 th grade student is required to take Physical Education/Health Students are required to suit out in proper uniform (gray t-shirt, black shorts, tennis shoes) PE uniforms are sold in August during registration and at the start of school
In addition to four Core Classes, one LA Elective, and PE, all 6th grade students select ONE Fine Arts elective: Band Theater I Choir Art I All electives are year-long classes and should be considered carefully when choosing.
Beginning Band Like instrument classes Meet every day Emphasis on fundamentals No prior musical training required. Private lessons are highly recommended.
Acquiring an Instrument Recommended list of proven instrument Rent vs. Buy Used vs. New Rent: $25-$60 per month Financial incentives to reserving in the spring Fifth grade parent meeting: 3/19 6:00 p.m. in band hall Interview Dates: 4/1 and 4/2
Art I Consists of a wide variety of projects - painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, paper mache, computer art and scratch art. Integrates art across the sixth grade curriculum, particularly with projects that are aligned with Social Studies.
Choir Sixth grade Men’s and Women’s choir High school level vocal techniques Emphasis on music history and music theory Every avenue and genre of music is explored to fit the students’ liking
Theater I Offered for sixth graders interested in creative dramatics class. Young performers are introduced to Blocking, Stage Movement, and Voice Projection. Students participate in a variety of ensemble collaboration opportunities.
Theater I Units studied may include: Self expression and communication in a dramatic form. Acting, improvisations, mime and movement, puppetry, story telling Team building Students in Theater I develop: Self confidence Speaking skills Presentation skills
In addition to the four CORE subjects, the LA Elective, a Fine Arts elective, and PE, 6 th grade ASPIRE students have the unique opportunity to take: ASPIRE Exploratory Class
Taught by the Humanities teacher as facilitator In-depth, unique academic experiences Modules of study lasting three-six weeks Topics may include - Geometry in Architecture, Around the World in 80 Days (integrated Literature study), Intro to Latin, Forensic Science, Web Design, Robotics, Stock Market Basics, Intensive History era studies, Characters on Trial, Leadership Lessons, Aeronautics, Computer Animation, Film Making, Art History, Coding, Financial Literacy, Broadcast Journalism, Literary Journaling, Passion Projects, etc. Will be based on students’ interests
A Day in the Life of A 6 th Grade Wolf 7:30 – 8:00 – arrive at school. Go to SAC or library. 8:00 – 8:10 – first bell rings; go to locker and first period. Tardy bell rings. 8:10 – 8:57 – class period 1 9:01 – 9:53 – class period 2 9:57 – 10:44 – class period 3 10:48 – 11:35- class period 4 11:39 – 12:09 – sixth grade lunch 12:09 – 1:09 – class period 5 1:13 – 2:00 – class period 6 2:04 – 2:34 – Wolf Time (Organizational support, team time, Study hall, tutorials, Club time on selected Fridays) 2:38 – 3:25 – class period 7
A Day in the Life of a 6 th Grade ASPIRE Wolf 7:30 – 8:00 – arrive at school. Go to SAC or library. 8:00 – 8:10 – first bell rings; go to locker and first period. Tardy bell rings. 1 st period - 8:10 - 8:57 - Art I /Band /Girls’ Choir/LA Elective – Media Lit/GT Ind. Study OR Future Problem Solvers 2 nd period - 9:01 - 9:53 - Physical Education 3 rd period - 9: :44 - ASPIRE Exploratory (FLEX Time) 4th/5th/6th period - 10:48 - 2:00 Humanities Block and Math/Science Block 11:39 – 12:09 – sixth grade lunch 2:04 - 2:34 - ASPIRE WOLF TIME (Organizational support, team time, Study Hall, Tutorials, Club Time on selected Fridays) 7th period - 2:38 - 3:25 Theater I /Band /Boys’ Choir/LA Elective – Media Lit/GT Ind. Study OR Future Problem Solvers
Mark Your Calendars Registration and residency verification – August 11 – A – K 8:00 – 11:00 L – Z 1:00 – 4:00 August 12 – Open Registration 7:30--9:30 a.m. 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. August 13 – 9:00 – 12:00 Wolf Camp 10:30 – 12:00 – Parent Information Session
We want parents as part of the WOLF Pack too! To serve on the PTA board and be a PTA member Dads/Granddads to be part of our grateful Dads Interested? Call or Lisa Dunn at or