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Welcome to Sixth Grade!. Avon Grove Intermediate School. schedule. 8:10-8:30 Homeroom 8:30-10:00 Block 1 10:05-10:45 Special 1 10:50-11:30 Special 2 11:35-1:00 Block 2 1:05-1:45 Lunch/ Recess 1:50-3:15 Block 3 3:15 Dismissal. SPECIALS CYCLES. 4 cycles including: Art

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Welcome to sixth grade

Welcome to Sixth Grade!

Avon Grove Intermediate School


8:10-8:30 Homeroom

8:30-10:00 Block 1

10:05-10:45 Special 1

10:50-11:30 Special 2

11:35-1:00 Block 2

1:05-1:45 Lunch/ Recess

1:50-3:15 Block 3

3:15 Dismissal

Specials cycles

4 cycles including:

  • Art

  • Science Lab (Chemistry Unit)

  • Technology

  • Music

  • Physical Education/ Health (every cycle)

Math teachers
Math Teachers

Mrs. Mapes (Blue)

Ms. McGuffin (Blue)

Mrs. Vaughn (Orange)

Mr. DiEmidio (Orange)

Mrs. Reichwein (Red)

Ms. Linderman (Red)

Mrs. Flood (Purple)

Mrs. Bennett (Purple)


Learning support math teachers
Learning support math teachers

Mrs. Drinker

Mrs. Litchfield

Mrs. Tinney

Mathematics concepts
mathematics concepts

  • Emphasis on mathematical reasoning and problem solving.

  • Oral and written communication about mathematics.

  • Alternative strategies encouraged and valued.

  • Actively engaged in working with materials and with peers to solve mathematical problems

  • Math maintenance sheets.

Course 1 topics
course 1 topics

  • Numbers & Operations

    • fractions

    • decimals

    • whole numbers

  • Data & Statistics

  • Algebraic Concepts

  • Measurements

  • Number Theory

  • Geometry

  • Probability

  • 3D Figures & Surface Area

  • Ratios & Proportions

  • Integers & Coordinate Planes

Course 2 topics
course 2 topics

  • Decimals and Integers

  • Exponents, Factors, and Fractions

  • Operations With Fractions

  • Equations and Inequalities

  • Ratios, Rates, and Proportions

  • Percents

  • Geometry

  • Measurement

  • Patterns and Rules

  • Graphing in the

  • Coordinate Plane

  • Display / Analyze Data

  • Using Probability

Pre algebra topics
pre-algebra topics

  • Algebraic Expressions & Integers

  • One-Step Equations & Inequalities

  • Decimals & Equations

  • Factors, Fractions, & Exponents

  • Operations with Fractions

  • Ratios, Proportions, & Percents

  • Multi-Step Equations & Inequalities

  • Linear Functions & Graphing

  • Spatial Thinking

  • Area & Volume

  • Right Triangles in Algebra

  • Data Analysis and Probability

  • Nonlinear Functions & Polynomials

Online textbook
online textbook

  • Prentice Hall provides an online interactive textbook that your child will have access to.

  • Username and password will be provided to the students.


Language arts teachers
Language Arts teachers

Mrs. Casarino (Blue)

Mrs. Johnson (Blue)

Ms. Bolt (Orange)

Mrs. Goldovich (Orange)

Mrs. Naylor (Red)

Mr. Yohannan (Red)

Mrs. Mantell (Purple)

Mrs. Waldman (Purple)


Learning support la teachers
Learning support LA teachers

Mrs. Drinker

Mrs. Holden

Mrs. Litchfield

Mrs. Tinney

Language arts concepts
Language arts Concepts

  • Understanding and using writing traits.

  • Key concepts in written expression.

  • Emphasis on progression.

  • Writing and Research in ALL content areas.

  • Study Skills

  • Grammar

  • Oral Presentation skills

Reading units
reading UNITS

Elements of Fictions

Elements of Non-Fiction

Elements of Poetry & Drama

Literary Elements

Persuasive Texts and Media

Online Textbook: http://go.hrw.com/gopages/la-li.html

Social studies teachers
social studies teachers

Mrs. Casarino (Blue)

Mrs. Johnson (Blue)

Ms. Bolt (Orange)

Mr. DeFelice (Orange)

Mrs. Naylor (Red)

Mr. Yohannan (Red)

Mrs. Mantell (Purple)

Mrs. Waldman (Purple)


Social studies enduring understandings
social studies enduring understandings

  • Humans adjust to life based on their physical surroundings and they alter those surroundings to meet their needs and wants. (Geography)

  • Cooperation and conflict between groups of people have produced change in the world. (History)

  • There are different levels of government; each has its own responsibilities to work to form a unified government. (Government)

  • Trade influences economic structure and growth. (Economics)

Social studies units
social studies units

  • Mesopotamia

  • Egypt

  • Greece

  • Rome

  • China

Science teachers
science teachers

Mrs. Mapes (Blue)

Ms. McGuffin (Blue)

Mr. DeFelice (Orange)

Mr. DiEmidio (Orange)

Mrs. Reichwein (Red)

Ms. Linderman (Red)

Mrs. Flood (Purple)

Mrs. Bennett (Purple)


Science big ideas
science big ideas

  • Celestial bodies have patterns of movement based on the force of gravity.

  • All objects obey universal laws relating force and motion.

  • Systems interact with one another, have specific needs, and continually adapt and change.

  • Relationships exist among organisms in different ecosystems.

  • Composition of Matter

Science units
science units

  • Astronomy

  • Motion & Design

  • Populations and Ecosystems

  • Chemistry (Science Lab Special)


  • Typically given on a daily basis as determined by the teacher.

  • Expected to be completed the next school day unless otherwise specified.

  • Recorded in assignment books.

Assignment books
assignment books

  • Excellent Parent/ Teacher communication tool.

  • Must be carried to each class.

  • Homework is written down daily in class.

  • NONE is written if there is no homework.

  • If a student loses it, they will have to pay for a new one.

  • Responsibility Calendars should be kept with the assignment book.

Responsibility calendar
responsibility calendar

  • Calendars should be signed with every mark AND every Thursday night.

  • Helps students monitor their personal behaviors and identify traits where there is room for improvement.

  • Communication tool between teachers, students, and parents.

Teacher websites
teacher websites

  • Accessible from AGSD homepage athttp://www.avongrove.org/agis/teachweb.html

  • Click on your child’s teacher’s name

  • Please check for AGIS calendar, announcements, assignments, due dates…

Thursday folders
Thursday folders

  • All papers sent home will be in the folder (PTA, AGRA, etc…)

  • Goes home with the youngest student at AGI.

  • Please ask your child to see their folder!

Behavior expectations
behavior expectations


Be Respectful

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Fair

Do your personal best every day!

Edu link
Edu link

  • District communication system

  • Automatically calls home for important information from AGI or the District

    • Snow Days

    • Reminders

    • Emergencies

Map testing
map testing


  • 3 times a year

  • 50-60 minutes typically (untimed)

  • Students will set goals for improvement

  • Tool for teachers to differentiate instruction

  • More information at www.nwea.org

Wellness policy
wellness policy

  • Full policy is located online at the Avon Grove Website.

  • When sending food in for a birthday treat or party, it is school policy that the food be preapproved prior to being sent in.

  • Water bottles are permitted in class.

  • Please provide a healthy/ appropriate snack for your child.

    Keep in mind, many classrooms are nut free

Field trips
field trips

Sixth grade takes 2 field trips during the school year

  • Trip 1 is an educational field trip related to the curriculum.

  • Trip 2 is a celebratory field trip to mark the end of sixth grade.

    Both Trips are currently in the planning process. When locations have been determined, you will receive more information.

    **To chaperone a field trip you must have valid clearances on file with AGIS. If applying for clearances, please be aware it may take up to four weeks to get them in the mail.

Welcome to sixth grade
q & a

General questions?

Please see your child’s homeroom teacher for their PSSA results.

Thank you for coming!

We look forward to working with you and your child this year!