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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.


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


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


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.


  • - Outstanding 2 – Improving/ Not Consistent

3 – Satisfactory 1 – Area of Concern


Classroom Expectations

We ask each student to…

- care about themselves, others, and their work

- follow school expectations outlined in the student handbook


Verbal Praise

Individual Rewards

Whole Class Rewards

Working Lunch



Check Mark on Planner

Logical 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


  • 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

Students should understand the meanings of words


The ability to read text accurately and quickly


Literary Text

Various genres: fiction, plays, fantasy…

Informational Text

directions, newspapers articles, graphs (real world material)

Reading Focus
independent reading
Independent Reading


  • 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


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.

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.


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

Writing Process


  • Planning and organizing ideas


  • Use prewriting to create a first draft


  • Evaluating and refining first draft


  • Proofreading and correcting


  • Preparing writing for presentation

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

6 + 1 Traits

Ideas and Content



Word Choice

Sentence Fluency


+1 Publishing


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!