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Welcome Parents to 6 th Grade Back to School Night Presenting tonight: Mrs. Vile: D-12 Mrs. Rosica: D-11 Mrs. Tyson: D-13 Mrs. Belmonte: D-14 Mr. Kohler:

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1 Welcome Parents to 6 th Grade Back to School Night Presenting tonight: Mrs. Vile: D-12 Mrs. Rosica: D-11 Mrs. Tyson: D-13 Mrs. Belmonte: D-14 Mr. Kohler: D-9

2 1 st Job Restaurant help

3 College Graduated

4 Spouse’s Job Manager Sales Behavior Analyst ER School Counselor

5 Welcome to 6 th Grade ▪ Exciting and memorable year for students ▪ Year of tremendous growth especially as writers and public speakers ▪ Special activities designed to make the last year of elementary school memorable ▪ I Care Days – quarterly team challenges that will require teamwork and cooperation

6 Positive Behavior Support Plan ▪ School-wide initiative ▪ CARES rules ▪ Fouls: any child receiving a total of 3 behavioral or social fouls will not participate in the quarterly “I Care Day” activity ▪ Buddy Class

7 6 th Grade Procedures ▪ Check website if student forgot to copy homework or was absent ▪ Students CANNOT call home for homework, instruments, lunches, projects, etc. ▪ Trying to create independence and self-responsibility ▪ Birthday Celebrations ▪ Conference on Sign-up Genius ▪ Home Access Center (HAC)

8 Homework About 60 minutes per night on average Math homework nightly Read 30 minutes nightly (fiction and nonfiction) 1 Reading Response every other week Book checks about every 10 days –recommended dates on calendar Social Studies homework – 1 to 2 days per week Science homework – 1 to 2 days per week

9 Homework Policy Homework Book – missed homework Homework should be here by 9:10 me if problems – don’t stress yourself out or your child If child consistently completes and hands in assignments on time they are MEETING EXPECTATIONS

10 Study Guides & Assessment Teach study skills for science and social studies Study guides for science and social studies will only have concepts that are on test Tests announced 1 week in advance & quizzes couple days prior Study Cards for science and social studies

11 6 th Grade Math Mrs. Belmonte and Mrs. Rosica McDougal-Littell Decimals Fractions Ratio/proportion Geometry Integers Equations Probability Problem solving ▪ Daily homework assignments ▪ PSSA prep ▪ Chapter tests, signed ▪ Extra help

12 6 th Grade Social Studies Global perspective Study Ancient Civilizations around the world : Mesopotamia, Egypt, India/China and Mesoamerica Hands-on, simulation- based when possible Assessments Will administer District Midterm and Final

13 6 th Grade Science Mrs. Vile and Mrs. Tyson Science is a discovery activity – a process for developing new knowledge FOSS Science Curriculum (Full Option Science System)  Helps students develop scientific knowledge  Active learning (hands on investigations)  Leads to the development of abstract thoughts  Uses the Scientific Method  Working in Groups Variables, Levers and Pulleys, Earth, Moon, and Stars (FOSS Kits), Biomes, Health and Safety Quizzes/Performance Tasks (Assess knowledge and vocabulary & the application of concepts) District Quarterly Tests

14 7 th Grade Placement ▪ Follow 7 th grade teachers guidelines ▪ Place student based on performance, not potential ▪ General guidelines from middle school are: Recommending for Honors: (math example) student has 94% average or above all marking periods, strong work ethic, highly motivated, responsible, excellent problem solver, organized, independent worker, needs minimal assistance after a concept is taught.

15 Any questions?


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