2013 -2043 6 th Grade Curriculum Night. Mrs. Eberhart and Mr. Murrieta. Welcome!. About Mrs. Eberhart Bachelor’s from Widener University Teaching Certificate from Texas Master’s in Education from NAU Teaching here for 11 years Certified in Special Education and Elementary K-8 Education
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Mrs. Eberhart and
Skill lessons in grammar
adhere to the Chandler District objectives and Core Standards
Write From the Beginning Strategies
Use of Rubrics and Scales
Variety of Genres will be used, but a large focus will be on Expository.
Most of our writing will be centered around the books we read and our Social Studies and Science curriculum.
Selected titles from “Trophies” (Harcourt-Brace)
Various literature books
Focus of Reading Instruction
Developing critical thinking skills
Being able to answer comprehension questions and defend their answers with textual evidence
Daily 5 and Literacy Café Strategies
Individual instruction based off of:
Assessments (DRA, DIBLES, Skill Assessments)
Emphasis of Instruction
Conceptual understanding of math
Math textbook series is Scott-Foresman
developed to meet the new Arizona Academic standards in Mathematics.
DOK based questions
Other math resources will used along with
Mental math activities
Drill and practice
The focus will be on the inquiry process.
Scientific Method and Process Skills
Plant and Animal Cells
Human Growth and Development
History of Science
Science Fair projects will take place the second and third quarters of school
Social studies will be taught using Arizona State Standards.
6th grade topics include:
Essential questions to tie big ideas together
Nightly reading- 30 minutes and students are to record their minutes on their reading calendar
Students will write a literature response based on books read at home and school. (Responses will be written at school but will become homework if not completed.)
Incomplete class assignments will become homework
Words Their Way- Suggested activities
Rebecca Sitton sight words as needed
Late work with ONLY be accepted one day late. This includes any work that has been taken home as homework.
Any late work receive a 20% reduction in grade after the first day and an additional 30% reduction after the second day.
If the student is absent, they will have the same amount of days to make of the assignment that he/she missed.
Absent work will be provided upon the child’s return from sick day/vacation.
August 28th and August 29th
Possible Special Events
Youth Frontiers (October)
Science Fair – January
February 12 and 13
Junior High Registration
Parent Information for Human Growth and Development
Apex Fun Run – February 14th
Possible Special Events
Sixth Grade Dance
Language Arts – Reading and Writing
Science and Social Studies
Folders for completed work, unfinished work and notes to go home.
Developed with the students
Olweus Bullying Program
We will not bully others.
We will try to help students who are bullied.
We will try to include students who are left out.
If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell and adult at school and an adult at home.
We will practice each Pillar of Character each day:
RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, TRUSTWORTHINESS, CARING, FAIRNESS & CITIZENSHIP.
Character Counts – Character Pillars
Developing student’s own internal code of conduct
Classroom Web Site
Infinite Campus gradebook