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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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2013 2043 6 th grade curriculum night

2013 -20436th GradeCurriculum Night

Mrs. Eberhart and

Mr. Murrieta

  • 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
    • Been married for 29 years
    • I have 2 boys; ages 23 and 21
About Mr. Murrieta
    • Bachelor’s from ASU
    • Master’s from NAU
    • Teaching here at Santan for 9 years
    • Married to Kelly – a teacher at Jacobson
    • They 3 boys and 1 girl 
about room 23 34
About Room 23 & 34
  • We are the inclusion classes this year and are very fortunate to have Miss Curry in with us during reading, writing and math.
  • A little about her:
    • Bachelor's in Elementary Ed from SUNY Oneonta
    • Master's in Learning Disabilities from Hunter College
    • Going back to school for Master's in Cross Categorical Special Education at Grand Canyon University
    • Teaching in Inclusion/Resource for 10 years
    • Moved from New York to Arizona 4 years ago 
english language arts
English/Language Arts

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.

reading ela
Reading - ELA

Selected titles from “Trophies” (Harcourt-Brace)

Various literature books

Focus of Reading Instruction

Developing fluency

Expanding vocabulary

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)

Teacher observations

Student goals


Emphasis of Instruction

Problem solving

Skill mastery

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.

Data collection


Science Topics-

Scientific Method and Process Skills

Weather/Atmosphere/Water Cycle

Oceans/Water Resources


Plant and Animal Cells

Human Growth and Development

History of Science

Science Fair

Science Fair projects will take place the second and third quarters of school

social studies
Social Studies

Social studies will be taught using Arizona State Standards.

6th grade topics include:


Early Civilizations







Medieval Times


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
Late Work

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.

upcoming events 1 st semester
Upcoming Events – 1st Semester

Progress Reports

Mid Quarter

Parent-Teacher Conferences

August 28th and August 29th

Possible Special Events

Youth Frontiers (October)

Child’s Play

upcoming events 2 nd semester
Upcoming Events – 2nd Semester

Progress Reports

Science Fair – January

Parent/Teacher Conferences

February 12 and 13

AIMS Testing

Junior High Registration

Parent Information for Human Growth and Development

Apex Fun Run – February 14th

Possible Special Events

Chariot Races

Biosphere 2


Sixth Grade Dance

student binders
Student Binders

Daily Agenda

Language Arts – Reading and Writing


Science and Social Studies


Folders for completed work, unfinished work and notes to go home.

community code
Community Code

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:


Character Counts – Character Pillars

Developing student’s own internal code of conduct

communication and technology
Communication and Technology

Weekly Emails


Classroom Web Site

Infinite Campus gradebook

Important Papers
  • Magazine donation
  • Tax Credit
  • Website Information
Thank you for attending
  • Curriculum Night!!!