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Welcome to 6 th Grade!. Thank you for your support and interest in our curriculum. Communication with Teacher. Communication is an important part the parent/ teacher relationship. If you have any questions, please feel free to call before or after school. Phone Numbers.

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welcome to 6 th grade

Welcome to 6th Grade!

Thank you for your support and interest in our curriculum.

communication with teacher

Communication with Teacher

Communication is an important part the parent/ teacher relationship. If you have any questions, please feel free to call before or after school.

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Phone Numbers

Mrs. Christie: 472-8756

Ms. Lombardi: 472-8757

Mr. Lorenzen: 472-8753

Mr. Reagan: 472-8752

email address
Email Address

Mrs. Christie: hbchrist@mpsaz.org

Ms. Lombardi: mplombardi@mpsaz.org

Mr. Lorenzen: tslornez@mpsaz.org

Mr. Reagan: csreagan@mpsaz.org

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Organization Tools

  • Notebooks: Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Writing
  • Coyote Organizer
homework policy
Homework Policy
  • Homework is the responsibility of the student
  • It is assigned for such purposes as completing regular classroom assignments, reinforcing skills, learning responsibility, and developing creativity
  • Your student should expect up to an hour of homework each night. Let your teacher know if your child is taking longer than this
homework policy continued
Homework Policy(continued)
  • Students may not call home for homework to be brought to school
  • Notes from home will most likely not excuse a child from completing homework
    • Medical emergencies constitute an exception
  • Late assignments may result in the loss of points on the assignment
absent students
Absent Students
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ask the teacher for missing assignments, to make them up, and turn them in
  • Students will be allowed one full day to complete assignments for each day absent
  • It is recommended that students check teacher websites
homework tips
Homework Tips
  • Have a snack before starting
  • Find a quiet place to work
    • Few students can work effectively with the radio or television on
  • Keep location and time consistent
    • Same Bat place, same Bat time
grading
Grading

Achievement

90 – 100 % Excellent, outstanding A

80 – 89 % Very good, above average B

70 – 79 % Good, meets expectations C

60 – 69 % Below average, needs improvement D

0 – 59 % Student is having difficulty F

Note: Reports do not include pluses and minuses, only letter grades.

Effort

  • - Outstanding 2 – Improving/ Not Consistent

3 – Satisfactory 1 – Area of Concern

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Classroom Expectations

We ask each student to…

- care about themselves, others, and their work

- follow school expectations outlined in the student handbook

consequences
Positive

Verbal Praise

Individual Rewards

Whole Class Rewards

Working Lunch

Negative

Warning

Check Mark on Planner

Logical Consequences

Consequences
math classes
Math Classes
  • We create math classes which meet students’ needs according to data accumulated through AIMs, Acuity, and placement testing.
all math classes
All math classes…
  • Emphasize & practice basic math facts
  • Align lesson objectives to Arizona state standards
  • Enhance and/or remediate lessons, as needed
  • Promote the use of multiple strategies to solve problems
  • Allow students to work in multiple formats: individually, with a partner, or in small groups
  • Challenge students to explain their thinking
all math teachers
All math teachers…
  • Want your child to enjoy math
  • Have high expectations for students
  • Understand that you may not have done this kind of math for many years 
  • Will help your child work through difficult material
  • Assign homework to promote the retention of lessons and strategies learned in class
math strands
Math Strands
  • Number Sense & Operations
  • Data Analysis, Probabilities & Discrete Mathematics
  • Patterns, Algebra & Functions
  • Geometry & Measurement
  • Structure & Logic
world history topics
World History Topics
  • Geography
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Renaissance
  • Mesopotamia
  • Mesoamerica
  • Egypt
  • India
  • China
science kits
Science Kits
  • Powering Our Future
  • Tonto Forest
  • Cells to Systems
  • Oceanography / Extreme Weather
  • SIM Mission
reading
Reading

Goals

  • To help students discover the joy that comes from reading.
  • Provide the necessary support that allows children to become successful readers.
  • Expose students to a variety of genres and texts.
  • Allow reading experiences in a variety of settings: small group, individual, partner, and whole class.
reading focus
Vocabulary

Students should understand the meanings of words

Fluency

The ability to read text accurately and quickly

Comprehension

Literary Text

Various genres: fiction, plays, fantasy…

Informational Text

directions, newspapers articles, graphs (real world material)

Reading Focus
independent reading
Independent Reading

Expectations:

  • Read 20 to 30 min a night (1,000 pages per quarter)
  • Each homeroom teacher will assign book reports and/ or book projects during each quarter

* Quest is a separate program with its own reward system

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Quest Quarterly Rewards

  • The two students with the highest number of points in each classroom will receive a free paperback book.
  • Each student who earns 50 points will participate in a lunch time treat for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters.
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Quest End of Year Rewards

  • Each student who earns at least 200 points by the end of the year will participate in a movie party.
  • Students with 300 points by the end of Quest will earn a trip to Barnes & Noble.
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Grammar

  • Daily Language Practice
    • Emphasizes and reviews important aspects of grammar which will be reflected in their writing
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Writing Process

Prewriting

  • Planning and organizing ideas

Drafting

  • Use prewriting to create a first draft

Revising

  • Evaluating and refining first draft

Editing

  • Proofreading and correcting

Publishing

  • Preparing writing for presentation
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Writing Elements

  • 6 traits of writing
    • Rubric for scoring is based on these traits
    • Each trait is scored on a 1 to 6 scale, 6 considered the highest, or best, score
    • Different pieces of writing are assessed for specific traits
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6 + 1 Traits

Ideas and Content

Organization

Voice

Word Choice

Sentence Fluency

Conventions

+1 Publishing

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Classroom EnrichmentActivities

  • Brain Busters
  • Hang-Ups (Poster Board hang-ups that go beyond the obvious)
  • SRA (Individually Paced Reading/Language Cards)
  • Mountain Math (24 Weekly Math Problems)
  • Personalized Vocabulary (Students pick their own weekly Vocab. Words after skimming the story)
  • Literature Studies (Weekly literature books with open-ended questions and Quarterly Literature chapter books)
las sendas web page
Las Sendas Web Page
  • Please visit our school web page at http://www.mpsaz.org/lassendas/
closing comments
Closing Comments

Thank you for coming!