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Title: WELCOME TO HICKORY CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL

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WELCOME TO HICKORY CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL
• 6TH GRADE CURRICULUM NIGHT
• August 25, 2014

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Team 6A
• Mrs. Brendlinger
• Mrs. Bohms
• Ms. Giammarco
• Mrs. Swierczewski
• Mrs. OBrien

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• Report card grades are issued on a quarterly
basis.
• The grading categories for each core class are
determined as follows
• Summative 75
• Formative 25

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Math andHonors Math
• 2014-2015 Curriculum
• Overview
• Mrs. Brendlinger
• Mrs. OBrien

Carnegie Learning
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HCMS Math Approach
• Instructional Design Principles
• Focuses on the Mathematical practices
• Focuses on how students learn , think, and apply
mathematics
• Daily Lesson Approach
• Lessons are structured to provide students with
various opportunities to reason, to model and to
expand on explanations about mathematical ideas.
• Within each lesson, questions, instructions and
worked examples are interleaved to engage
students as they develop their own mathematical
understanding.

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HCMS Math Approach
• Math Resource- Carnegie Learning
• Instruction built for conceptual understanding
and mastery
• Contain meaningful math content to support a
collaborative, student-centered classroom.
• Components of the Resource
• Real-World Situations focused on problem-solving
• Student Practice Skills
• Student Assignments
• CCSS aligned curricula
• Multiple Learning Styles
• Write-In Textbooks

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Overview
• Number System-Factors, Multiples, Primes,
Composites, Prime Factorization, Fractions,
Decimals, Integers, and the Coordinate Plane
• Ratios and Proportions- Ratios, Percents, Units
of Measure

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Overview (contd)
• Expressions and Equations- Introduction to
Algebra, Algebraic Expressions, Inequalities, and
Equations
• Geometry- Area, Third Dimension
• Statistics and Probability- Collecting and
Displaying Data, Analyzing and Interpreting Data

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8 Mathematical Practices
• 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in
solving them.
• 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
• 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the
reasoning of others.
• 4. Model with mathematics

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• 5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
• 6. Attend to precision.
• 7. Look for and make use of structure.
• 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated
reasoning (Common Core Standards Initiative,
2012).

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Science
• Curriculum Overview
• Ms. Giammarco

Glencoe McGraw Hill
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Ecology
• Interactions of life
• Non-living environments
• Ecosystems
• Conserving energy
• Conserving life

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Lifes Structure and Function
• Exploring/classifying life
• Cell structure
• Cell processes
• Cell reproduction
• Heredity

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Light Waves
• Waves
• Electromagnetic waves
• Lights, mirrors, and lenses

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Astronomy
• Exploring space
• Solar system
• Stars and galaxies

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English Language Arts (ELA)
• Mrs. Bohms
• Mrs. Swierczewski

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ELA Curriculum Overview
• Genre Study
• Literary Elements
• Reading for Information
• Internal/External Conflict
• Point of View
• Context Clues
• Compare/Contrast
• Predictions
• Figurative language, Interpretations, Tone,
Imagery
• Novel Studies Historical, Multicultural,
Biography
• Extended Response Writing
• Narrative, Expository, and Argument Essay
Writing
• Grammar
• Vocabulary
• Poetry

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Textbooks
• Elements of Literature
• Holt, Rinehart Winston, 2007 Edition

Prentice Hall Writing Coach
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EXTENDED TEXTS
• 1ST QUARTER-
• Wonder by R.J. Palacio
• 2nd QUARTER- Biography study
• 3rd QUARTER- The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963
• by Christopher Paul Curtis
• 4th QUARTER- Surviving Hitler
• by Andrea Warren

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• Studies show that students who read daily are
more successful in other areas of their
education. One goal we have for this year is to
make reading an enjoyable experience.
• 20 30 minutes daily

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Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award
The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill
who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for
nearly 50 years.
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Rebecca Caudill Party
• Students have the opportunity to vote for their
favorite books!
• Students can attend the celebration if at least 3
nominated titles have been read by February.
• As always, thank you to the Frankfort Education
Foundation for supporting this program.

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Social StudiesJourney Across TimeGlencoe McGraw
Hill
• Mrs. Bohms
• Mrs. Brendlinger
• Ms. Giammarco

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Geography Skills
• Overview of geographical terms
• Types of map projections
• Map skill work-latitude/longitude/scale/key
• Charts/graphs/diagrams
• Timelines

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Units of Study
• Early Man (Paleolithic/Neolithic)
• Mesopotamia
• Egypt
• Greece
• Rome

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Within each unit
• Geography
• Political Systems
• Culture
• Daily Life
• Location and its effect on their civilization
• Connecting past and present
• Learning Standards for Reading and Writing

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Expectations and Policies
• Assignment Notebook/Teacher Web Pages
• PowerSchool
• Tardies
• Homework
• IDs
• Online textbooks

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Outcome Assessments
• Outcome Assessments will be given in both ELA
and MATH on a quarterly basis.

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\Outcome Assessments are
• A way to determine how students perform in
relation to grade level expectations
• Necessary for teachers to help understand what
targets need to be addressed
• A communication tool from school to home

30
MONDAY Tiger Time
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY AMP Days Always Making Progress
THURSDAY/ FRIDAY Character Counts Social
Emotional Development
MAKING CONNECTIONS
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Hickory Creek Middle School 6th Graders Making
a difference in our community, state, and across
the world.
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Letters to Soldiers
In the fall and throughout the holidays, 6th
graders combine efforts with the Student Council
and send letters of support and packages to the
many area service men and women serving our
country in foreign nations.
In the past, we have received letters of thanks
from the soldiers and family members letting us
know the importance the letter, card, or package
from HCMS students has made.
Some of the past recipients of our letters and
packages have been so touched by the generosity
and support of the students, staff, and
community, they have visited HCMS.
Making a difference a letter at a time.
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Sweet Connections
Students , parents, staff volunteers deliver
the bags to the Frankfort Terrace Nursing home.
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Letters to Santa
In conjunction with Direct Effect Charities
A school wide program, run and managed through