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Welcome to Curriculum Night. 6 th Grade August 23, 2012. Introduction of Teachers Daily Schedule Rules/ Consequences Morning / After School Procedures Attendance Tardies Leaving early Grading Dress Code Band Subjects Taught/ Homework Mrs. P. Linn Mrs. C. Flores Mrs. L. Lopez

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welcome to curriculum night

Welcome to Curriculum Night

6th Grade

August 23, 2012

Introduction of Teachers

Daily Schedule

Rules/ Consequences

Morning / After School Procedures



Leaving early


Dress Code


Subjects Taught/ Homework

Mrs. P. Linn

Mrs. C. Flores

Mrs. L. Lopez

Questions / Answers

Sixth Grade Curriculum Night



Morning Procedures (7:45 – 8:00)

AR (8:00 - 8:15)

Band / Specials (8:15-9:00)

1st Period (9:05-10:35)

2nd Period (10:40-12:10)

Lunch (12:15-12:45)

3rd Period (Homeroom) (12:50-2:20)

Change for P.E. (2:20 – 2:30)

P.E. / Teacher’s Conference (2:30-3:15)

DismissalProcedures (3:15 - 3:30)

  • Planners are used daily to monitor student expectations.
  • Homeroom conduct binder follows the class.
  • Common offenses:

Student’s Responsibilities(Parent signature, classwork, and homework)

Leaving their belongings behind(planners, books, jackets,

graded papers)

Disruptive behavior (in class or hallway)


1st Offense - Verbal Warning

2nd Offense – Deduct 1 pt. (Teacher signs planner)

3rd Offense – Deduct 1 pt. (Teacher signs planner, possible student phone call to parent)

4th Offense – Deduct 1 pt. (Teacher signs planner, student/teacher conference, parent conference, or possible office referral)

Any serious offense – automatic office referral

morning procedures
Morning Procedures

Check Planners (parent’s signature daily)

Morning Announcements (7:55 A.M.)

Tardy slips issued at 8:00 A.M.

No phone calls to parents due to forgetting planners, books, signatures, instruments, etc.

after school procedures
After School Procedures
  • Student will go to a designated teacher

1st run – Mrs. Lopez

Pick-up – Mrs. Perez

2nd run / Daycare– Mrs. Flores

walkers – Mrs. Linn

assist monitoring – Miss Grossman

*This will change every 6 weeks

  • Students will be dismissed by the teacher (at the appropriate time)
  • Students will walk in line and orderly
  • Students will have up to 3 days to bring in an excuse from the Dr. or parent for an excused absence.
  • Any make up class work / test will not be accepted for unexcused absences.
  • 3 tardies or leaving early passes per six weeks equals one unexcused absence for award purposes.

(Mrs. Montalvo will keep track of these)


Number grades

90+ A

80-89 B

75-79 C

70-74 D

Below a 70 on an assignment / test – Reteach / Retest

*** Retest grades cannot be higher than a 70.

***Grades lower than a 50 will be recorded in the grade book.

Progress Reports (3rd week of 6 weeks)

Report Cards (Every 6 weeks)

Parents pick up report cards 2nd and 4th six weeks.

grading policy


There will be a total of 10 grades per 6-weeks for the following subjects:

Math / Reading

Science / Social Studies

There will be a total of 6 grades per 6-weeks for the following subjects:

Grammar/ Writing / Spelling

dress code boys
Dress Code(Boys)

Dress Code is enforced at John H. Shary.

Hair length & style

No sleeveless shirts

Shirts must be tucked in

No tattered or torn jeans

See Handbook for complete dress code

Violations will be sent to the office for further review.

dress code girls
Dress Code(Girls)

Dresses, skirts, shorts must be no more than 2 inches above the knee

Sleeveless blouses or shirts must cover the shoulder and no undergarments must be visible

No tattered or torn jeans

See Handbook for complete dress code

Violations will be sent to the office for further review

social studies
Social Studies

Unit 1 North America

Unit 2 Latin America

Unit 3 South America

Unit 4 North Africa

Unit 5 Sub-Sahara Africa

Unit 6 Northern Asia

grading for social studies
Grading for Social Studies

Teacher observation

Student participation – projects or class activities

Tests/ Quizzes

Oral presentations

AR reading (Social Studies)

Current Event Articles (Social Studies)


1st Six Weeks

  • Unit 1 Science Safety
  • Unit 2 Physical Properties of Matter

2nd Six Weeks

  • Unit 3 Elements
  • Unit 4 Compounds
  • Science Fair Projects

3rd Six Weeks

  • Science Projects (cont.)
  • Unit 5 Energy Resources
  • Unit 6 Conservation of Energy
4th Six Weeks
  • Unit 7 Force and Motion
  • Unit 8 Taxonomic Groups
  • 5th Six Weeks
  • Unit 9 Earth Materials
  • Unit 10 Ecosystems
  • 6th Six Weeks
  • Unit 11 Solar System and Exploration
  • Unit 12 Plate Tectonics

Homework is usually not assigned for Science, but there will be 1 test per week and they will need to study for it. (Study Guides are provided.)

AR reading(Science Related books 3 pts./ six weeks)

These points will count for a grade each six weeks

Science Fair (first week of Dec.)

  • Weekly list (Practice Spelling for Homework)
  • Follow spelling rules
  • Additional classroom practice
  • Textbook: Mirrors & Windows
  • Novels We May Read This School Year:
      • Love That Dog / Hate That Cat
      • Holes
      • Number the Stars
      • The Incredible Journey
      • The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963
      • Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
      • Sounder
      • Tuck Everlasting

Types of Writing:

  • Essays
  • Short Stories
  • Journal Responses
  • Book Reviews
  • Poetry
  • Epitaphs
  • Letters
  • Diary Entries
  • Newspaper Columns
  • Speeches
  • Comic Strips
  • Brochures



Parts of Speech

Clauses, Phrases, Purpose, Structure

Syntax Techniques

Workbook (homework):

Writing Coach (handouts for practice)

Image Grammar (in class practice)

grading for reading and grammar
Grading for Reading and Grammar
  • Oral Reading
  • Student Participation
  • Vocabulary Tests
  • Tests/ Quizzes
  • Homework
  • About 30 minutes of math.
  • Homework is due the next day, unless otherwise specified. If it is not done, he/she will lose a conduct point, but must still complete the assignment for the next day.
  • Students document assignments in their planner on a monthly basis. *Students are responsible for their homework assignment even when they are absent.
contact information
Contact Information

J. Grossman Ext. 2261 [email protected]

A. Perez Ext. 2259 [email protected]

John H. Shary Elementary 580-5282

Conference Time 2:30-3:15 pm