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• Curriculum Night

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Whats this Arizona College and Career Readiness
stuff?
• State-mandated standards
• Research- and evidence-based
• Rigorous
• More consistent across the nation
• Internationally benchmarked
• Covers skills essential for college and career
competitive society

3
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

4
Standards for Mathematical Practices
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Math Topics
• Connecting ratio and rate to whole number
multiplication and division
• Using concepts of ratio and rate to solve
problems
• Completing understanding of division of fractions
• Extending the notion of number to rational
numbers, including negative numbers
• Writing, interpreting, and using expressions and
equations
• Developing an understanding of statistical
thinking

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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
problems.
• What do you know about the problem?
• Does this look like a problem you have seen
before?

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

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ACCRS
• Things you will see
• Reading and analyzing non-fiction as well as
fiction
• Unpacking and reading challenging material
closely
• Discussing complex text and supporting arguments
using evidence from what is read
• Writing fiction and non-fiction and citing
evidence
• Using academic vocabulary in writing and in
speech
• Meaningful daily interaction and practice with
words and spelling patterns

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How Parents Can Help
• Supply both fiction and non-fiction texts on
and have fun with non-fiction in front of your
children
• 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

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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

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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

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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),
disrupting)
• 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
communication.
• 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.

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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
you are up-to-date in all subjects.
• After that 50

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Check the Infinite Campus parent portal regularly
See the front office if you need login
can track grades and messages for all of your
kids.
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How to help at Basha
• Please visit the volunteer page on our school
website if you are interested in being a
volunteer.
• - Tax Credit donations- 400 per couple or 200
single
• - Attend PTO meetings
• Help with school wide Fund Raisers