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BTSN September 10, 2019 Notes

 

 

Room P14's SCHEDULE

Language Arts and Math - every day.

P.E. – Monday, alternate Tuesdays, and Friday

Science Lab – Wednesday

Computer Lab – Friday

Library – Monday

Social Studies and Science – daily in class; alternating

 

Language Arts

  • Benchmark Advance
  • This curriculum aligns with Common Core standards and teaches reading standards concurrently with writing standards.
  • Core Literature: 5 books during the school year - 1 per Book Club
    • Phantom Tollbooth, A Wrinkle in Time, Hoot, Hatchet, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Lions of Little Rock
  • Learn and apply Common Core reading standards
  • Vocabulary
  • Greek and Latin roots

 

MATH

 

Adopted Program: Springboard Mathematics Course 1

 

  1. Consumable textbook (aligns with Common Core)
  2. Concepts & Content:

Number Concepts          Expressions & Equations

Ratios                              Integers

Geometric Concepts      

Data Analysis                 Personal Financial Literacy

 

  

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

World History Ancient Civilizations textbook

  • Early Man
  • Mesopotamia
  • Egypt
  • Kush
  • Ancient India
  • Ancient China
  • Hebrews & Judaism
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome

 

SCIENCE

 

Adopted Program:  STEMscopes

Concepts & Content:

Systems & Subsystems in Earth and Life Science

Earth System Interactions Cause Weather

Cause and Effects of Regional Climates

Effects of Global Warming on Living Systems

 

This program correlates with student work in Science Lab with Ms. Dhillon

 

Homework Policy

 

  1. Students are expected to bring in their homework fully completed and on time each day. No late work is accepted.
  2. Name must appear on work for full credit - credit is used to determine the grade for "Traits of a successful Learner" 
  3. Weekly Reflection, written by student, will be sent home in Panther Folders
  4. If a student is unable to complete assignments after 45-60 minutes, a note from the parent will help me understand how to assist. 

TESTS & QUIZZES

 

  1. Students will be notified of tests in advance.
  2. Quizzes and Exit Tickets can be scheduled or given as “pop” quizzes, when needed.
  3. Students talking or cheating during a quiz or test receive a consequence, as per school rules.

 

GRADING POLICY

 

1. This year we are adopting a standards based grading policy.

6. Progress reports will be sent out 3 times throughout the year, or as needed.

7. Teacher uses a variety of assessment techniques: teacher observation, student self assessment, rubrics, tests, quizzes, writing (formal and informal), standards' checklist

 

Google Classroom & Google Drive

 

All projects & assignments that are due online will be posted on Google Classroom. Students will be able to find all such information In our Google Classroom. Students will work on the assignments online, storing their work in their Google Drives, to share/submit to me.

 

 

Field Trip

 

6th Grade Science Camp

 

 

CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE

 

Respect

Kindness

Good choices

Problem solving

Growth Mindset: encouraging others and oneself

Staying organized

 

  • Students may be given a loss of recess for any misbehaviors.
  • Students may be sent to the office for major misbehaviors.
  • School rules apply.


Parent-Teacher Communication

If you have any concerns or questions about your child or about anything that is happening in the classroom, please email me to talk, or to schedule an appointment. I will not pick up external 'phone calls during the school day, as I will be teaching. If you call, please do so between 3pm and 4pm.

If I have overlooked the specific learning needs of your child, I would like to know, so that I can help him/her achieve the most he/she can this year.
 

My Contact Details

  • Room P14
  •  pradhakrishna@fusdk12.net
  •  (510) 793-7942 Ext. 66054

 

 

 

 

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