Students will be taught strategies used by strong readers in the areas of comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary acquisition. Students are also expected to complete monthly book projects on various genres. Mrs. Baldie will teach reading to all three classes this year.
Sixth grade writing instruction includes using the 6 Traits of Writing taught through various genres such as persuasive, descriptive, creative, etc. The district’s Write Source writing curriculum and district assessments will be used.
The Harcourt curriculum includes a spelling component that will be used that includes a spelling pattern each week and a weekly spelling test. Each student will have an individualized spelling list every week that matches their spelling needs.
Students will continue computational work, along with problem solving, fractions, decimals, geometry, percentage, probability, and algebra by using the “Connected Mathematics” district curriculum. Mr. Whitley will teach math tthis year.
Using the Harcourt Horizons textbooks, students will study world regions. Units of study integrating reading, vocabulary, guided outlines, chapter tests and/or special projects.
Sixth graders have a variety of opportunities to explore and participate in vocal and instrumental music. In addition to two periods of music, students may also participate in band before school two mornings a week..
Students are to participate in two periods of PE weekly. Appropriate clothing (sneakers, shorts/pants, etc.) is required for PE. Like last year, Health will be taught by the classroom teachers.
Sixth grade students will continue to have a weekly library period where they will explore a variety of genres.
In-class opportunities using a variety of art mediums will be integrated into content areas throughout the year.
We attend a few field trips throughout the year.
· Pencils** (if mechanical, bring plenty of lead)
· Erasers (pencil toppers)
· Three-ring binder
· Tab-index dividers (6 tabs)
· Manual pencil sharpener (must have holder for shavings)
· 2 Black Sharpie pens: one ultra thin, one regular
· Colored pencils
· 2 Ballpoint pens (red or blue)
· 2 Large glue sticks
· Pencil pouch/box
· Ruler labeled labeled with both metric & standard
· Pocket dictionary (thesaurus recommended too)
· Large box of tissues for class
· A flashdrive
A positive outlook,
strong work habits,
a respectful attitude,
and a desire to learn and have fun!!!