6TH GRADE CURRICULUM NIGHT Stephanie Chaney Miles Knight Melody Lloyd Morgan Teague QUESTIONS Please write any questions that may arise on the sticky notes. Then post on the Questions Poster Questions and Reponses will be sent out at a later date BIG IDEAS Where are we going this year? Further develop basic skills in order to be successful in Pre-Algebra. Develop and apply problem solving strategies. Students will know how to manage their time. Students will be able to tie mathematics back to reallife situations. HOMEWORK AND GRADING The purpose of homework is for practice Expect multiple times per week Please contact teacher if homework is taking more than 30 minutes Grades are weighted 50% Minor and 50% Major Minor grades consist of Daily Work Major grades are Unit Tests and Projects THINK THROUGH MATH thinkthroughmath.com Fully funded and sponsored by the state Emphasis on problem solving Customized, individual pathways based on current student need Goals are assigned weekly Journals are a learning tool DAY IN THE LIFE Warm-ups with problem solving strategies We engage their minds Students explore ideas and explain their understanding We extend on their learning Students prove their learning OUR MOTTO Keep Calm And Problem Solve 6th Grade Pre AP Science Aubrey Findley Martha Moody Rebecca Toomey SLOAN CREEK INTERMEDIATE Questions? Because of limited time, please write any questions that you may have on the provided sticky notes and place them on the question board. Questions will be answered by email or principal letter. Big Ideas of Sixth Grade Science •Scientific Investigation and Reasoning •Organisms and the Environment •Identification of Matter •Principles of Energy •Effects of Force •Components of the Solar System •Dynamics of Earth Homework •Science homework is most often unfinished class work or makeup work from absences. •If your child is spending more than 20 minutes on science homework, please contact your child’s teacher. If this is the case, your child may be experiencing difficulty with the subject matter, or not using class time wisely. •Homework Club will be available in the library before and after school. (7:15-7:35 and 2:50-3:30) •Tutoring will be available by appointment. Grading Policy •To better prepare students for middle school, grading policy for sixth graders is based on the average of major and minor grades. •50% of a students grade will be minor grades and 50% will be major grades. •Minor grades consist of formative activities such as class work, class participation, and minor labs. •Major grades consist of summative activities, such as major labs, tests, and projects. A day in the life… (We seek to make science relevant) In sixth grade science we seek to engage all learners by incorporating many different activities, such as: •Solving problems by designing investigations •Collecting and recording data •Constructing tables and graphs • Communicating conclusions •Predicting outcomes and trends •Learning note-taking skills •Constructing models •Designing and implementing science inquiries using appropriate equipment and technology How do I support my child? Power School School Town Agenda/Planner Science Binder Science Journal Talk with your child about science Science is all around you and children this age are curious and want to know.