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GRADE SIX. Welcome!. Welcome to Grade SIX!. Tonight you will be introduced to grade six at Carbonear Academy. If you have any questions during the presentation, please don’t hesitate to ask. Class Subjects. The subjects covered in grade six are: Mrs. Singleton LA Math Religion

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Grade six

GRADE SIX

Welcome!


Welcome to grade six

Welcome to Grade SIX!

  • Tonight you will be introduced to grade six at Carbonear Academy.

  • If you have any questions during the presentation, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Class subjects

Class Subjects

The subjects covered in grade six are:

Mrs. Singleton

  • LA

  • Math

  • Religion

  • Social studies

    Other Teachers

  • Art & French (Mrs. Jayne)

  • Science , Phys. Ed. & Health (Mr. Smith)

  • Music(Mrs. Power)


Language arts

Language Arts

Moving Up with Literacy Place

  • New grade six program includes:

    Strategy units

  • Analyzing

  • Sequencing

  • Making Connections

  • Inferring

  • Evaluating

    ALSO:

    Guided Reading

    Book Club


Language arts cont d

Language Arts cont’d

  • READING

    • silent reading

    • reading conferencing

    • Literacy Profile

    • comprehension activities/evaluations

    • Possible novel studies

    • read alouds (by teacher)(listening)

    • book reports on novels for independent home reading or in school reading


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L.A. cont’d

Reading Response Log (RRL)

  • Record entire book when complete

  • RRA (reading response activity) - one per week due on Thursdays

  • Book reports - one per month

  • Students should have a book to read for the month (at their level)

    Books and RRL’s should be in book bags

    everyday!


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Language Arts cont’d

  • WRITING

    • writing folder ( works in progress, published works, and handbook sheets)

    • Literacy Profile

    • Rubric for scoring writing (analytic and holistic)


Cont d

Cont’d

  • Handwriting - ongoing throughout the year. Handwriting is an important skill for children to develop. Practice makes perfect.

  • Spelling – Weekly spelling program that connects to the new LA program in grade six “Moving Up with Literacy Place.”

    • List of words chosen from new resource

    • Test on Friday

    • Activities due on Friday

  • Journal Writing – ongoing throughout the year.


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Language Arts cont’d

  • SPEAKING

    • presentations ( speak clearly, loudly, eye contact, etc. )

    • classroom discussions, etc.

  • LISTENING

    • following instructions and directions

    • observation

    • activities for further evaluation


La assessment

LA Assessment

  • Fountas and Pinnell

  • Alberta Kit (reading assessment)

  • Writing pieces – as per new program


Grade six

Math

As a parent, your role is critical to helping your child complete the Grade Six Mathematics program successfully. Listed below are some suggestions that will guide you along the way:

  • Same student resource as in grades 4 & 5.

  • Along with the Math Focus 6 textbook, a blue duo tang,blue exercise book and brainbookwill be used throughout the year.

  • Check the homework site nightly for homework

  • Nelson mathematics website is also a great resource

    http://www.nelson.com/mathfocus/grade6/


Grade six

Math

  • Be careful that you do not let your child know about your own fear and/or dislike of math. If you cannot help your child with a math problem, say so.

  • Each unit in math will consist of in-class activities and follow-up work in the form of homework, assignments, and /or quizzes

  • Each unit will introduce new concepts, which are often built upon previously learned skills; therefore practice and repetition are needed to help your child feel confident and successful

  • Working on assignments and reviewing regularly will help avoid ‘the -night -before - its due-panic -and blowout!’ Enough said!

  • Test reviews will be in the form of the mid and/or end chapter reviews of each unit.  These will be graded and if possible, I will conference with students about their work.


Grade six

Math

  • I CANNOT STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING THE MULTIPLICAITON FACTS ENOUGH!

  • In grade six students are expected to know the facts

  • In my experience the only way to KNOW the multiplication tables is by memorizing them and being able to “spit” them back…

  • If this is not worked on at home, then many students WILL NOT master the multiplication tables

  • Not knowing the tables WILL GREATLY slow your child down in his/her math work and will affect your child for years to come with regard to math.

  • Students are permitted to use a calculator in certain areas of the grade six math program during class work. They may also use it to check their work when working with large numbers. Students are REQUIRED to show all work when solving a problem.


Social studies culture quest exploring world cultures

Social Studies Culture Quest – Exploring World Cultures

This program examines cultures around the world. There are five units and within each unit there are several chapters.

Assessment

  • Portfolio: (YELLOW FOLDER) of sheets that they will work on throughout the unit.

  • Assignments/Tests

  • Group & Individual Work


Health young canada health 3

HealthYoung Canada Health 3

The goals of the health program are to help our students

  • Understand the relationship between lifestyle and well –being

  • Acquire a holistic view of health as an integrated, multi-dimensional life discipline

  • Think independently and make informed decisions based on careful evaluation of relative information.

  • Choose, practice, and monitor behaviours that are believed to promote well-being.

  • Appreciate the relationship between healthy, responsible, productive individuals and healthy communities.

    Assessment

  • Group Work/Portfolios

  • Assignments/Tests


Religion horizons

ReligionHorizons

Within this program we will study Christianity, Islam, Aboriginal Spirituality, and the Bahai faiths.

Assessment

  • Assignments

  • Group Work

  • Projects

  • Journals


Art mrs jayne

Art (Mrs. Jayne)

The Grade 6 Art curriculum focuses on three equally important aspects of

art: creation, contextualization, and reflection. Art making is as much

about process as it is about product. When artwork is produced as a result

of a learning process, it is an extension of the important journey students

have taken. Assessment will reflect all of the creative processes used and

will take into account the following:

1. Work Samples/Performance

2. Art Journal

3. Portfolio

4. Observation

5. Student-Teacher Conference

6. Questioning

7. Peer Response

8. Questionnaires/Surveys


Science mr smith

Science (Mr. Smith)

  • Grade 6 Science

  • The grade 6 Science curriculum is broken up into four units

  • Variety of Life

  • Electricity

  • Space

  • Flight

    Assessment techniques will take the form of:

  • Observation

  • Journal entries

  • Paper and pencil (assignment or test)

  • Presentation

  • Scientific processes/experiments

    Email – [email protected] - http://mrsmithpemusic.weebly.com


Music mrs power

Music (Mrs. Power)

Students will be expected to perform/listen to and create:

  • Rhythm and metre

  • Melody

  • Harmony

  • Form

  • Contexts

    Assessments will take the form of:

  • Observation

  • Performance

  • Listening assessments

  • Composition (digital as well)

  • Projects/assignments/quizzes

    Website- http://deannapower.weebly.com/


Pe mr smith

PE (Mr. Smith)

Physical Education

  • Preparedness for PE is very important.

  • Indoor sneakers and loose clothing is required (eg. shorts and t-shirt)

    Evaluation Breakdown

  • Moving and doing – 50%

  • Cooperation and responsibility – 25%

  • Understanding and applying – 25%


Classroom community

Classroom Community

  • Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other.

  • Our class rules are:

    • Always be safe.

    • Always be respectful.

    • Always be prepared


Homework

Homework

  • Students are encouraged to complete work as it is assigned and not leave it to the last minute

  • Amount of homework will vary but should not exceed 50 minutes per night if a student is keeping up with assigned work

  • If your child is sick or absent from school please make arrangements for homework.

  • You may call the school at 596-0426 between 8:30 and 3:00.

  • Homework will not automatically be sent home.


Student responsibility

Student Responsibility

  • Students are expected to be punctual arriving to school and for class throughout the day

  • Be prepared for class with supplies, correct books, etc…

  • Completion of assigned work

  • Be organized (desk, locker & bookbag)

  • BE RESPECTFUL


Other

Other

  • agendas (check daily for homework and teacher communication – if you never see homework, your child may not be writing it down…please ask the teacher)

  • school supplies (send along more supplies as students run out)

  • book clubs (ex. Scholastic)

  • recess (10:15 to 10:35), lunch (11:55 to 12:45 – eat second half from 12:20 to 12:45)


Continued

Continued…

  • healthy living - encourage healthy snacks and daily exercise

  • class schedules (copy in agenda and copy sent home)

  • newsletters sent home on a monthly basis (contains valuable information)

  • memos, Synrevoice


Some other things

Some other things

  • The Grade Six Website http://gradesixwebsite.weebly.com/

  • If your child is absent for any reason, YOU MUST send along a separate note (not in agenda) explaining the absence.

  • If your child is absent, it is their responsibility to catch up on any missed work.

  • Students arriving late for school must be signed in by a parent/guardian. Students cannot sign themselves in. Students going home to lunch are also to be signed out and back in by a parent as well.

  • Please do not assume that everything your child tells you is correct and I will certainly do the same. If ever in doubt, please contact me. I prefer e-mail and will respond as soon as I can. If the message is urgent please call the school.

    [email protected]


Let s have a great year

Let’s Have a Great Year!


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