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First Day A205

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Transcript of First Day A205

Welcome to 6th Grade!
Miss Carroll
Mr. Murray

2017-2018
Meet Miss Carroll
Language Arts
Establishing a Community of Readers and Writers
Navigating and Understanding Informational Text
Understanding and Interpreting Literature
Comparing In, Between, and Among Texts
Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations
Mesopotamia
Egypt
Greece
Questions????
Thanks for watching!
It's going to be a great year!
Agenda
Excellent Parent/ Teacher communication tool.
Must be carried to each class.
Homework is written down daily in class.
If a student loses it, it will be their responsibility to replace it.
Schoology is not a substitute for agendas.


Homework
Typically given on a daily basis including Fridays, as determined by the teacher.
Expected to be completed the next school day unless otherwise specified.
Recorded in agenda books.
Schoology: Can be set up to send homework/assignment alerts
Homework assigned on Schoology should be completed the day it is due, even if you are absent from school.
Other homework will be checked the day after you return from an absence.
Missed homework: receives a responsibility scan






This is my fourth year 6th grade teaching at AGIS. Previously, I have taught 4th through 8th grade in Philly, OJRSD, Haverford, Penn-Delco, and England!

I am the daughter of 2 teacher parents and also the younger sister to two teacher sisters, Alexis and Tamra. I am the very proud aunt of the cutest boys ever, Avery and Damon.

When I'm not at school, I love to read, travel, bake, and most of all, shop for shoes!

Writing
Writer’s Workshop Format
Develop skills needed to improve writing
Writing Conferences
Peer Editing
Use of PSSA Writing Rubric
Focus on:
Content
Organization (Sentence, paragraph, essay)
Conventions
Focus
Style

Reading and writing social studies materials
Using maps and globes
Using pictures, charts , graphs, cartoons diagrams, and illustrations
Understanding time and chronological order of events
Doing, reporting, and interpreting social science research
Rational decision-making and problem-solving skills
Data-processing skills
General thinking skills
Intrapersonal and interpersonal skills

Social Studies Skills
Progress Reports
Reading:
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Writing:
Demonstrates Writer’s Craft
Demonstrates Appropriate Command of Conventions
Qualities of a Learner


8:10-8:30 Homeroom
8:30-9: 10 Encore
9:15-10:00 WIN
10:00-11:30 Block 1
11:30-1:00 Block 2 (snack)
1:00-1:40 Lunch/Recess
1:40-3:10 Block 3
3:15 Dismissal

Upstairs schedule
8 Day Cycle including:
Music
Art
Skills for Success
Technology
Physical Education/ Health

Encore Cycles
Responsibility Scans
Helps students monitor their personal behaviors and identify traits where there is room for improvement.
Students will fill out the Responsibility Google Form when they have made a choice that does not represent one of the Qualities of a Learner. All marks will be included on an end of the month Reflection Sheet, which will be filled out and signed.
Students with no marks will have the opportunity to earn extra rewards.
Communication tool between teachers, students and parents.

Info To Know
Teacher Websites
Teacher Websites are now accessible through Schoology.
Classroom Updates
Check for homework/reminders
Electronic Assignments
Access to resources

More Info...
Thursday Folders
All papers sent home will be in the folder (PTA, AGRA, etc…)
Certain papers only go home with the youngest student at AGI.
Please ask your child to see their folder!

Edu-blast
District communication system
Automatically calls home for important information from AGI or the District
Snow Days
Reminders
Emergencies

Behavior Expectations
EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO LEARN
Be Respectful
Be Safe
Be Responsible
Be Fair
Do your personal best every day!

Wellness Policy
Full policy is located online at the Avon Grove Website.
For the safety of all students, sixth grade will not have edible birthday treats.
Water bottles are permitted in class.
Please provide a healthy/ appropriate snack for your child.
Keep in mind, all classrooms are nut free.

Fun Stuff!
Field Trips:
Paradise Farms
Stroud Stream Study
Spring Trip(s)
Content
Social Studies Big Ideas
Humans adjust to life based on their physical surroundings and they alter those surroundings to meet their needs and wants. (Geography)

Cooperation and conflict between groups of people have produced change in the world. (History)

There are different levels of government; each has its own responsibilities to work to form a unified government. (Government)

Trade influences economic structure and growth. (Economics)

And Current events
Units:
Reader's/Writer's Workshop Model
Guided Reading: Small Group Instruction
Writer's Workshop: Conferencing
Reader's Notebooks
LA Big Ideas
Working collaboratively and reflectively.
Goal setting and monitoring progress in reading and writing.
Work ethic and problem solving.
Building reading stamina through independent reading.

Understanding and utilizing key concepts in written expression.
Focusing on progression with emphasis on comprehension and higher level thinking.
Study Skills
Grammar
Interpersonal and intrapersonal skills

Map Testing
MEASURES OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS
2 times a year
50-60 minutes typically (untimed)
Tool for teachers to differentiate instruction
More information at www.nwea.org

Teacher email:
Miss Carroll: scarroll@avongrove.org

Procedures
Morning Routine:
1. Unpack
2. Pick a seat for the day
3. Remain in your seat until it is time to line up for Encore
Dismissal:
1. Stay in your seat until you are called to pack up
2. Return to your seat until your run is called
THERE SHOULD BE NO TALKING DURING MORNING OR AFTERNOON ANNOUNCEMENTS
**Failure to follow these procedures will result in calendar marks or silent homeroom**
Other things to remember:
1. Papers are turned in by placing them in the correct homeroom bin.
2. To leave the room sign out, place the correct magnet on the door, sign in, remove the magnet,
3. We walk in the hallway quietly in a single file line.
4. Student materials are for your use as long as they are used correctly.
5. If you are absent, check the bin for missed assignments.
**THIS CLASSROOM SPACE IS FOR EVERYONE, TAKE CARE OF IT**


Other Fun Stuff
Greek Olympics
Middle School Visit
Career Day
1:1 Technology
Calendar Rewards
Flexible Seating
(a classroom experiment)
Each day you will choose your own seat (desks, standing, floor seating, lounge, bistro, etc.) The jelly bean table is not available for flexible seating.
During whole group instruction, you must sit in a place where you can see the board/participate on floor seating with a clipboard for writing.
For the first 2 weeks of school, you must sit somewhere different each day.
The goal is to learn which work space helps you to learn best (not just where you can relax). Seating is flexible; if a space if not working for you, move yourself.
Misuse of seating equipment will result in the loss of privileges temporarily or permanently. IF WE DO NOT TAKE CARE OF THINGS, WE WILL NOT HAVE THEM.
Any adult has the right to move your seat if you are not using it appropriately, not working, distracting others, arguing, etc.

Good morning A205!!
Welcome to 6th Grade!
1. Find your cubby and hook
(use the list on the left.)
2. Unpack
3. Choose a seat
4. Take an "All About Me" paper, bring it to your seat, and begin working on it.
Themes
History
Geography
Government
Today's Action Plan
1. Intro to A205: Routines, Procedures, Important Information, etc.
2. Scavenger Hunt
3. Classroom Constitution
4. "I wish my teacher knew" letters
5. The Most Magnificent Thing

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