Presentation on theme: "Welcome Parents!! Mr. Kevin Bergmann (ELA/ Social Studies)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome Parents!! Mr. Kevin Bergmann (ELA/ Social Studies) Mrs. Pamela Fraser (Math/Science)Mrs. Pat Campo (307 – Intervention Specialist)
2 6th Grade Expectations 1) Be prepared every day 2) Respect yourself Sharpened pencils or pens on your deskHomework completed from night before2) Respect yourself3) Respect others4) Work together as a team to create a positive learning environment
3 A Day in the life of 6th Grade 90 minutes of ELAReading Workshop- Read Alouds- listening comprehension- model skills for students- Independent Reading-Conferences with students- Read independent reading books mins.- Complete a reader response on text- Guided Reading-Small group instruction
4 A Day in the life of 6th Grade Writing (incorporated into reading activities)Lessons based on craft and structureIndividual conferences to strengthen writing skillsPublished pieces /on-demand tasks90 minutes Math instructionReview previous days skills through HW checkLaunch a conceptExplore the concept/topicSummarize the conceptHomework for practice
5 A Day in the life of 6th Grade 45 minutes Social StudiesNon-fiction comprehension strategies developed.Map skills, informational reading, DBQ’sIncludes writing projects45 minutes ScienceNote-taking and study skill strategies developedScience investigationsPlease note Science and Social Studies classes are 4 times per week
6 Expeditionary Learning Curriculum Reading Goals:summarize the textanalyze the characterscompare characters/storiesidentify themesidentify author’s purposequote the text to support ideasidentify point of viewmake connections to the textrecognize structures of informational textWriting Goals:establish structure of beginning, middle, and enddevelop strategies for editing and revising written worksdevelop texts appropriate to tasks and audienceUse details to support ideasProduce the following:- reader responses- literature- persuasive pieces- informational texts
7 Tips for reading success! Read with your childRead together regularly(This allows you to know their level and interests. You can have great conversations on books)Encourage your child to build his or her own librarySearch for reading activities on the InternetProvide different kinds of general interest magazines for your childVisit your local library and introduce your child to the children's librarian
8 Math Curriculum Math Units: 1. Prime Time: Factors and Multiples 2. Comparing Bits and Pieces: Ratios, Rational Numbers and Equivalence3. Let’s Be Rational: Understanding Fraction Operations4. Covering and Surrounding: Two-Dimensional Measurements5. Decimal Ops: Computing with Decimals and Percents6. Variables and Patterns: Focus on Algebra7. Data About Us: Statistics and Data Analysis
9 Tips for Math success Memorize multiplication facts Complete daily homeworkShow ALL math workCome to class prepared and ready to learnThink differently about math
10 Assessments Throughout the year students will be assessed using TC reading assessmentsOn demand responses (similar to writing component of state exam)Practice state examsUnit assessments (quizzes, tests, projects, exit slips):MathSocial StudiesSciencePlease see handbook for scoring breakdowns
11 Homework PolicyHomework is an extension of the day’s activities. Homework will always be a review of what has been taught in class during the day.Homework is assigned on a nightly basisRead 30 minutes and record on log (M- F and weekends)Math (M-F)Social Studies (TBD)Science (TBD)Please check planner nightly to see which assignments have been completed.All missing assignments will be highlighted in yellow!!!!!!!!!!!!!It is expected that students be responsible for completing all assignments fully, neatly, and on timeIf your child is unable to complete an assignment, please send in a note.
12 Behavior PolicyLadder Behavior System. Points will be rewarded for students at the end of the day who are in one of the top 3 spots on the ladder.Uncooperative behaviors will be recorded in a behavior log. Periodically, notes will be sent home to inform parents of this behavior. (check planner for these notes)
13 Out to Lunch Special Lunch Privilege for students grades 5-8 Need parental and teacher permission to leave school grounds for lunchMay not be held on rainy/snowy daysPlease note that students who do not complete homework assignments or follow classroom rules will have privileges suspended.
14 CommunicationStrong parent/teacher relationships establish a successful school year. Feel free to contact us throughConferencesTuesday afternoons have been designed to provide 40 minutes for parent contact. Appts. may be set up during this timePhone callsNotes
15 Any questions??Thank you for coming! Have a good day!