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GATE READING. GATE READING. Expectations: -Students will maintain an average of 80% or above -Students should be reading material and reviewing vocabulary EVERY night -A copy of the homework/grading policy as well as a class

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Gate reading1
GATE READING

Expectations:

-Students will maintain an average of 80% or above

-Students should be reading material and reviewing vocabulary EVERY night

-A copy of the homework/grading policy as well as a class

information sheet can be found on my teacher webpage under “6th

grade curriculum” and in your child’s binder

Contact Information:

-Phone: 510-651-6958 ext. 47027

-Email: [email protected]

-website: www.fremont.k12.ca.us/fusd



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GATE MATH

Expectations:

-Students will maintain an average of 80% or above

-Students are responsible for daily homework

-Students must seek help when needed

-A copy of the homework/grading policy as well as a class

information sheet can be found on my teacher webpage

under “6th grade curriculum” and in your child’s binder

Contact Information:

-Phone: 510-651-6958 ext. 47027

-Email: [email protected]

-website: www.fremont.k12.ca.us/fusd


Back to school night

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

6TH GRADE, ROOM 27

2013-2014


Agenda
Agenda

1. Please sign in!

2. Introduction

3. Schedule

4. Curriculum

5. Homework Policy

6. Quizzes and Tests

7. Grading

8. Report Cards

9. Discipline

10. Field Trips (Parent drivers/insurance)

11. 6th Grade Goals

12. Class Auction

13. Parent/Teacher Communication

14. Volunteers

15. Questions

16. Thank you for coming!


All about me
All About Me

CARMEN POWELL

SCHOOL:

Vallejo Mill

Centerville

Moreau H.S.

UCSB

CSUH: teaching credential

SJSU: MA + Administrative Degree

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Substitute teacher 2 years

Preschool teacher 2 years

4th grade 3 years

6th grade 13 years


Contact information
Contact Information

1. School phone

510-651-6958

Ext. 47027

2. E-mail

[email protected]

3. Website

www.fremont.k12.ca.us/fusd

4. Room 27




Reading language arts
Reading/Language Arts

ADOPTED PROGRAM:

Treasures by McGraw Hill

1. textbook

2. practice book

Treasures.macmillanmh.com/california

WRITING:

Write Source 2000, Treasures, and Learning Headquarters

Genres:

Narrative

Expository

Persuasive


Spelling
Spelling

SPELLING: Treasures

Spelling and Vocabulary Skills

1. Temporary List:

Current week’s lesson

2. Permanent List:

Commonly misspelled words (about 5-10 new ones each week)

Monday-Wednesday: practice

Thursday: post test

(multiple choice + 5 or 10 permanent words)

*Each week students have a chance to test out of spelling and work on word roots


Other
Other

*Current Events

*Public Speaking

Character Education (school)

Family Life (district)

Tobacco/Drug Education (district)


Math

ADOPTED PROGRAM: McDougal Little Math Course 1

1. textbook

2. notebook

3. CD (textbook and tutorial)** On-line: CLASSZONE.COM

CONCEPTS AND CONTENT:

Number Patterns and Fractions Ratios/Proportions and Percents

Fraction/Decimal Operations Analyzing Data and Probability

Integers Geometry/Measurement and Area

Expressions/Equations Surface Area/Volume and Graphing


Social studies
Social Studies

* Early Man

*Rome and the Israelites

*Greece and the Phoenicians

*Mesopotamia

*Egypt

*Ancient China

*Ancient India


Science
Science

ADOPTED PROGRAM:

Focus on Earth Science

by Prentice Hall

CONCEPTS AND CONTENT:

Plate Tectonics Ecosystems

Volcanoes Weather

Earthquakes Atmosphere

The students attend Science

Lab weekly


Homework policy
HOMEWORK POLICY

1. Students are expected to bring in their homework completed and on time each day. No late work is accepted.

2. Name must appear on work for full credit

3. Homework must be recorded for each subject. This includes daily assignments; future quizzes and test dates; report and project due dates; and special reminders

4. Missing homework notices will be sent home when appropriate (Blue notes) Students will receive 0% credit for any missing assignments.

5. If a student is unable to complete assignments after 45-60 minutes, a note from the parent is needed. The student is still responsible for knowing the material since the curriculum is based on the California State Standards. *


Quizzes and tests
QUIZZES AND TESTS

1. Students will be notified of tests in advance

2. Quizzes can be scheduled or given as “pop” quizzes when needed

3. Students talking or cheating during a quiz or test receive an F (0%), a misconduct notice is issued, and a parent signature is required


Grading
Grading

1. Most assignments will be given a percentage grade that corresponds to a letter grade

2. Smaller assignments or practice will be counted as credit/no credit

3. Grading will be based on completeness of assignment, portion of assignment completed correctly, effort, directions followed, and neatness.

4. LATE, MISSING, OR INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS COUNT AS A ZERO

5. Missing assignments: parents will be notified when appropriate and grade will be lowered

6. Students will be rewarded for turning in assignments on time

7. Progress reports will be sent out 3 times throughout the year or as needed

8. Variety of assessment techniques: teacher observation, student self assessment, rubrics, tests, writing (formal and informal), standards checklist


Report cards
REPORT CARDS

1. November

(Conferences 20th, 21st, 22nd)

2. March

3. June (on the last day of school)


Discipline

OFF LIMITS:

1. Cell phones*

2. Ipods*

3. Electronic video devices*

4. Gum

5. See school rules

CLASSROOM AGREEMENTS:

Keep yourself to yourself

Follow directions

Be honest

Respect others

Stay positive: no negatives

Discipline


Testing and field trips
Testing and Field Trips

IMPORTANT DATES

Standardized Testing May 5-16

FIELD TRIPS

Walk through Ancient Civilizations Jan. 16 and 17

6th Grade Science Camp (about $ 350-390) Dec. 2-6

Great America (TBD) June (TBD)


6th graders can aim for
6TH GRADERS CAN AIM FOR

EACH TRIMESTER:

Honor Roll (3.5 or above)

Citizenship Award (A in behavior)

END OF YEAR:

*Scott Ferguson Leadership Award

*WarrierAllrounder Award

Classroom Academic Award

Classroom Citizenship Award

Classroom Most Improved Award

President’s Physical Fitness Award

President’s Honor Roll (3.5 or better every trimester in 4th, 5th, and 6th ) and high standardized test scores

OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS:

Band School Newspaper Student Council

Math Club Basketball Team Debate Club


Class auctions
CLASS AUCTIONS

When: December

June

Students use points

earned throughout

the year


Parent teacher communication
PARENT/TEACHER COMMUNICATION

If you have any concerns or questions about your child or anything that is happening in the classroom, please call me to talk or schedule an appointment. If I have overlooked the specific learning needs of your child, I would like to know so I can help him/her achieve the most they can this year.

Thank you.


Homework
HOMEWORK

1. Please make sure to sign in tonight at the back table

2. Please check the back table for ways you can volunteer in our classroom

3. Please leave your child a note telling him/her how you survived my lecture tonight

4. Have a wonderful evening!


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