Daily Classroom Schedule:

8:20  Home Room
8:30  Language Arts
10:00  Social Studies
10:50  Support
11:20  Math
12:20  Lunch/Recess
12:50   Silent Reading
1:10  Science/Math
2:00  PE/Elective
2:45  Homeroom
2:50   Dismissal

To contact me:
Phone: 360.225.7366 ext.314
Email:
mark.williams@greenmountainschool.us

Learning Links:


Materials and supplies- Students will need the following materials.

1 set earbuds or headphones in Ziplock bag with name on it.

2 boxes Pencils (12 pack)

1 box (8 pack) colored markers

1 box Kleenex

2 packages lined paper (college ruled)

Ti-30 scientific calculator

4 spiral notebooks (50 page, college ruled)

1 Handheld pencil sharpener

1 Binder (2 inch)

1 pair sharp point scissors

1 package notebook dividers

1 ruler (cm and inches)

1 package pencil top erasers

1 package large erasers

 

Welcome to Mr. Williams' Sixth Grade Class

 

Hello,

I am excited to begin the 2019-2020 school year at Green Mountain School. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones. 

The 6th grade year is a challenging but rewarding experience. We will be extending and building on the content from the 5th grade as well as learning new and exciting content as we go through the year.  

I believe that parent-teacher relationships are necessary for maximum school success.  Throughout the year I will communicate through my website, notes, telephone call, emails, report cards and parent teacher conferences.  I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions for concerns at any time.  You can call me at the school, send me a written note or contact me via email.

I look forward to meeting you!

 

SIXTH GRADE CLASS SYLLABUS

Math

Course Description- By the end of the 6th grade, students will extend their understanding of  and be able to use concepts in ratios and rates, rational numbers, expressions and equations, statistics, and geometry. Concepts that are introduced in the 6th grade include; integers, one step equations with variables, multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals, and properties of two dimensional figures.

Common Core/ Washington Performance Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/introduction/

Textbook- Pearson envisionMath (Textbook is provided)

Schedule of Math Instruction

1st Trimester

The Number System

  • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.
  • Multiply and divide multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

2nd Trimester

 

 

2nd Trimester

(Continued)

.Expressions and Equations

  • Apply previous knowledge to algebraic expressions.
  • Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
  • Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.

3rd Trimester

 

Geometry

  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

Statistics and Probability

  • Develop understanding of statistical variability.
  • Summarize and describe distributions

 

Language Arts

Course Description- By the end of the 6th grade students should be able to read stories and literature, as well as more complex texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas such as science and social studies. Students should be able to  ask or answer questions that push them to refer back to what they’ve read. This stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.

Common Core/Washington State Performance Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/

Outside Reading

In addition to assigned reading students will be required to read 30 books of their choosing during the course of the school year.

Textbook-Scott Foresman Reading Street and Readers and Writers Notebook (Textbooks are provided)

Social Studies

Course Description- In the sixth grade, students are ready to deepen their understanding of the Earth and its peoples through the study of history, geography, politics, culture, and economic systems. The recommended context for social studies learning in sixth grade is world history and geography.

Washington State Performance Standards

http://www.k12.wa.us/SocialStudies/EALRs-GLEs.aspx

Textbook-Harcourt Social Studies Ancient Civilizations

Science

Course Description- In the sixth grade, students are ready to deepen their understanding of life, Earth, and physical sciences through the study of observable phenomena. Students are expected to be able to design and conduct experiments that answer essential questions that student may have about the world around them. An essential skill is the ability to communicate about their science experiences using different avenues of communication such as written, verbal. And graphical representations.

Washington State Performance Standards/ Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

http://www.nextgenscience.org/

Elective

Course Description- In elective students are introduced to a variety of content that links to the core subjects we are studying throughout the year. Elective focuses on “hands on’ lessons and activities designed to give students real world experience in problem solving and teamwork.

Electives this year include:
Engineering Design- Students will plan
Public Speaking
Principles of Flight
Woodworking

Grading

The 6th grade uses the Common Core grading criteria.

1- Student is struggling and is significantly below grade level.

2- Student is slightly below grade level.

3-Student is at grade level

4- Student is above grade level.

Classwork/ Homework - Homework and classwork are important components of learning because they give students the opportunity to practice skills and deepen understanding.  Assignments will be given almost daily, any assignment not finished during class time is homework and will be due at the beginning of the next class. In many cases adequate time will be given in class for students to complete most assignments.

Extra Credit- As a general rule extra credit is not offered. Any exceptions will be made only after a parent/student/teacher conference has occurred.

Assignment/ Assessment/Classroom modifications or accommodations- For many students the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction, assessments and other classroom activities. My goal is for all of the students in my classroom to be successful. Please contact me to discuss any modifications or accommodations that you think would lead to greater success in the classroom.

Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences- Trimester conferences will be held on the following dates:

1st Trimester conferences- October 24th,25th, 26th.

2nd/3rd Trimester Conferences- February 27th, 28th March 1st,

Students are always welcome and are encouraged to attend trimester conferences.

Please contact me if you would like to schedule a conference at any other time during the school year.

If you have any questions about the syllabus please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you and your student this year!