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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT. The Adventurer Team would like to welcome you this evening. As you enter, please use the life skill of friendship by meeting and greeting others in attendance. TEACHERS. Mrs. Udovich- Math Mr. Beamon- Math Mrs. Kilcoyne- Science Mrs. McCormack- Social Studies

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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

The Adventurer Team would like to welcome you this evening. As you enter, please use the life skill of friendship by meeting and greeting others in attendance.


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TEACHERS

  • Mrs. Udovich- Math

  • Mr. Beamon- Math

  • Mrs. Kilcoyne- Science

  • Mrs. McCormack- Social Studies

  • Ms. Baldino - Language Arts

  • Mrs. King - Language Arts


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LANGUAGE ARTS

Ms. Baldino

Mrs. King

Adventurer Team


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READING AND WRITING WORKSHOP

The reading and writing workshop approach promotes the love of reading and writing through mini-lessons, cooperative groups, as well as responding and reflecting.


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READING

  • Reading Strategies

  • Basic Plot Diagram

  • Fiction

  • Nonfiction

  • Poetry

  • Drama

  • Book Clubs/Partnerships


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Before Reading Strategies

  • Brainstorm/Categorize

  • Predict/Support

  • Skim/Review

  • Pose Questions

    What Do I know?

    What’s new?

  • Pre-teach Vocabulary

  • Visualize/ Recall


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During Reading Strategies

  • Make Personal Connections

  • Use Prior Knowledge (schema)

  • Predict/Support/Confirm or Adjust

  • Pose Questions

  • Identify Confusing Parts

  • Visualize

  • Self-monitor for understanding

  • Summarize

  • Synthesize

  • Reread

  • Use context clues

  • Infer

  • Determine what is important


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After Reading Strategies

  • Skim

  • Reread

  • Question

  • Visualize

  • Evaluate & Adjust Predictions

  • Reflection through, talking, writing, or drawing

  • Infer

    Compare/contrast

    Cause/effect

    Conclude Theme

  • Note taking

  • Summarize

  • Synthesize


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Reading Logs

  • School-wide Initiative

  • Eight 30 minute blocks per week

  • 120 minutes in school

  • 120 minutes for homework

  • Students must have their log signed daily


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WRITING WORKSHOP

  • Read Aloud

  • Mini-lessons

  • Guided Writing

  • Independent Writing/Conferencing

  • Sharing


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Sitton Spelling

  • Students learn to spell within the framework of a total word-skills curriculum.

  • Visual Skills

  • Spelling and Language skills

    - Basic Concepts

    - Skillful Writers

    - Assessment Readiness

    - Proofreading Skills


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Reading

Writing

Homework

Classwork

LANGUAGE ARTS GRADING SCALE


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LIFE SCIENCE

Mrs. Kilcoyne

Adventurer Team


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Diversity of Life

-Characteristics and needs of organisms

-Cells

-Microscopic life forms

Adaptations

Insects

Environmental Science

-Ecosystem organization

-Relationships in an ecosystem

*Competition

*Predation

*Symbiosis

TOPICS OF STUDY


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GRADE ANALYSIS

  • Tests

  • Projects

  • Class work

  • Homework

    Homework Policy

    Please check your child’s agenda daily for assignments. Science follows the RMS zero tolerance policy for assignments.


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SOCIAL STUDIES

Mrs. McCormack

Adventurer Team


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6TH GRADE CURRICULUM

  • Ancient Civilizations

    -Mesopotamia and Sumer

    -Egypt

    -China

    -Greece

    -Rome


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GRADING POLICY

  • Tests/Quizzes

  • Projects

  • Classwork

  • Homework


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GRADES & ASSIGNMENTS

  • Check your child’s grades online

  • SS Webpage available for viewing:

    *Assignments and Deadlines

    *Projects and Deadlines

    *Documents to View or Print


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INTERDISCIPLINARY UNITS

  • Cross curricular topics that are co-taught periodically throughout the year.

    *Antarctica

    *Geography and its impact on biodiversity in an ecosystem.

    *Civil Rights- historical figures and their contributions to Science and humanity.


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MATHEMATICS

Mr. Beamon

Mrs. Udovich

Adventurer Team


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MATH NOTEBOOK

  • Table of Contents (Set-Up)

  • Tool Kit (Notes)

  • Packet(Investigations from Class)

  • ACE(Homework Problems)

  • Assessment (Test/Quiz)


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6TH GRADE BOOKS

  • Prime Time - Number Sense, Factors & Multiples

  • Data About Us - Statistics

  • Bits and Pieces I - Understanding Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

  • Bits and Pieces II - Using Fraction Operations

  • Shapes and Designs - Geometry

  • Covering and Surrounding - Area and Perimeter

  • Bits and Pieces III - Decimal and Percent Operations

  • How Likely Is It? - Probability



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MATH PLUS CURRICULUM6TH GRADE

  • Bits and Pieces I

    -Understanding fractions, decimals, and percents

  • Bits and Pieces II

    -Using fraction operations

  • Bits and Pieces III

    -Computing with decimals and percents


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MATH PLUS CURRICULUM7TH GRADE

  • Variables and Patterns

    -Introducing Algebra

  • Stretching and Shrinking

    -Similarity

  • Comparing and Scaling

    -Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

  • Accentuate the Negative

    -Integers

  • Moving Straight Ahead

    -Linear Relationships

  • What Do You Expect

    -Probability


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CONTACT INFO.

  • Ridley Middle School

    *610-237-8034

  • Homework Hotline

    *610-237-8034 x1480

  • Email

    firstinitiallastname@ridleysd.org


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CONTACT INFO.

  • Ridley Middle School Web Site

    • Teacher email addresses

    • Teacher room numbers and subject areas

    • Weekly homework “hotline” update

    • Activity calendar

    • Team Handbook

    • Power Point Presentation


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THANK YOU

We look forward to having a successful and rewarding school year.