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Title: Welcome to Sixth Grade

Welcome to Sixth Grade
  • Curriculum Night

Whats this Arizona College and Career Readiness
  • State-mandated standards
  • Research- and evidence-based
  • Rigorous
  • More consistent across the nation
  • Internationally benchmarked 
  • Covers skills essential for college and career
    readiness in a twenty-first-century, globally
    competitive society

College and Career Readiness means that
students will
  • demonstrate independence
  • build strong content knowledge
  • respond to the varying demands of audience, task,
    purpose, and discipline
  • comprehend as well as critique
  • value evidence
  • use technology and digital media strategically
    and capably
  • come to understand other perspectives and cultures

Standards for Mathematical Practices
Math Topics
  • Connecting ratio and rate to whole number
    multiplication and division
  • Using concepts of ratio and rate to solve
  • Completing understanding of division of fractions
  • Extending the notion of number to rational
    numbers, including negative numbers
  • Writing, interpreting, and using expressions and
  • Developing an understanding of statistical

How Parents Can Help
  • Word problems, especially problems of the day,
    may seem very complicated and advanced.
  • Students will need support in thinking about
    these ideas before they begin to solve the
  • Ask your student
  • What do you know about the problem?
  • What do you know about the answer?
  • Does this look like a problem you have seen

How Parents Can Help
  • Students will often be encouraged to use
    sense-making strategies to solve mathematical
  • These strategies will support their growth.
  • Teachers may delay showing students short cuts or
    standard algorithms.
  • Please honor that delay it is by design in order
    to develop a deeper understanding of the concept.

English Language Arts (Reading Writing)with
  • Things you will see
  • Reading and analyzing non-fiction as well as
  • Learning about the world by reading
  • Unpacking and reading challenging material
  • Discussing complex text and supporting arguments
    using evidence from what is read
  • Writing fiction and non-fiction and citing
  • Using academic vocabulary in writing and in
  • Meaningful daily interaction and practice with
    words and spelling patterns

How Parents Can Help
  • Supply both fiction and non-fiction texts on
    topics that interest your child
  • Read non-fiction books aloud or with your child
    and have fun with non-fiction in front of your
  • Find books that explain how things work and why
  • Discuss both fiction and non-fiction texts and
    their ideas
  • Demand use of evidence in everyday discussions,
    debates, and disagreements

Science Topics
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Structure, processes and systems of the Earth
    and the atmosphere
  • Life Science
  • Structure and function in living systems
  • Physical Science
  • Storage and transfer of energy
  • Inquiry Process
  • Scientific method
  • Health Content
  • Human Growth and Development

Social Studies Topics
  • American History
  • Early Civilizations Contemporary United States 
  • World History
  • Research Skills for History Early Civilizations
    the World in Transition Renaissance and
    Reformation Encounters and Exchange
    Contemporary World
  • Civics/Government
  • Foundations and Functions of Government Rights,
    Responsibilities, and Roles of Citizenship
    Government Systems of the World
  •  Geography
  • The World in Spatial Terms Places and Regions
    Physical Systems Human Systems Environment and
    Society Geographic Applications
  •  Economics
  • Foundations of Economics Personal Finance

Classroom Behavior System
  • Consequences are earned for
  • Not doing what you are supposed to do (e.g.,
    being off task, not following classroom rule(s),
  • Not having what you are supposed to have (e.g.,
    missing work, agenda at home, no pencil)
  • Agendas should be signed daily. Minor behavior
    infractions will be noted there as well as other
  • Repeated and/or more serious behavior infractions
    will be written up as misconduct tickets. The
    consequences for these infractions will depend
    upon the severity of the behavior. These sorts
    of infractions can affect a students eligibility
    for science camp later this year.

Late Work Policy
  • Assignments are due on the day they are assigned.
  • 1 day late 90
  • Up to one week after its entered in the
    gradebook 70 Check grades online to be sure
    you are up-to-date in all subjects.
  • After that 50

Check the Infinite Campus parent portal regularly
forgrade updates, progress reports, and messages
with targeted information about your child.
See the front office if you need login
information. With one login and password, you
can track grades and messages for all of your
How to help at Basha
  • Please visit the volunteer page on our school
    website if you are interested in being a
  • - Tax Credit donations- 400 per couple or 200
  • - Attend PTO meetings
  • Help with school wide Fund Raisers
  • Sign up to teach Art Masterpiece or Junior
    Achievement for your childs class

Thank You for Coming!
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