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6th Grade Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies Syllabus

Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen

Lynette Adams and Kristen Cipielewski


Email: ladams@rmae.org kcipielewski@rmae.org Phone: 303.670.1070

Class Webpage: Go to RMAE homepage, click Classrooms, click on Teacher Web Pages. Click on 6th grade.  

Welcome to 6th grade! Please read the following math, science, language arts and social studies syllabus, sign it, and have your parent/guardian sign it too once you go over it together. This is your first opportunity to take control of your education. Make sure you understand the policies listed here, and ask questions if you need clarification.


Communication: We can be reached via email throughout the day ladams@rmae.org or  kcipielewski@rmae.org0. The best way to reach  us is by email, but you can also call and leave a voicemail.  We will check that as often as we can, but may not get back to you the same day.  We update our class website on a weekly basis, at the minimum. Please refer to it regularly as it will have useful links, assignments, projects, and information about our class.  If you need to meet with either of us, please email us to set up an appointment.


Course Skills: A curriculum map will be available on the class website. The following overarching topics guide the coursework for literacy and math in sixth grade and can be found in the Core Knowledge Sequence.


Science

Human Body:Immune System

Energy, Heat and Energy Transfer

Astronomy, Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies

Plate Tectonics

Oceans



Math

Numbers - Integers, Factors and Multiples, Rational Numbers

Number Operations - Operations with Fractions, Operations with Decimals

Proportionality: Ratios and Rates - Representing Ratios and Rates, Applying Ratios and Rates, Percents

Equivalent Expressions - Generating Equivalent Numerical Expressions, Generating Equivalent Algebraic Expressions, Equations and Relationship - Relationships with Two Variables

Relationships in Geometry - Area and Polygons, Distance and Area in the Coordinate Plane, Surface Area and Volume of Solids

Measurement and Data - Displaying, Analyzing, and Summarizing Data


Language Arts

Spelling

Memoir

Sayings and Phrases

Short Stories

Poetry/Business Letter

Mythology

Speeches

Research


Social Studies

The Industrial Revolution: Changes and Challenges
Immigration
Industrialization and Urbanization in America
Reform in Industrial America
Wold Deserts
Ancient Greece and Rome
The French Revolution
The Enlightenment
Independence for Latin America 
 

Grades: All assignments (tests, quizzes, classwork, homework, and class participation) will be given a point value. Students’ grades will be calculated by adding all points she/he earns in a quarter and dividing it by the total number of points possible and then multiplying by 100.

“Joey earned 550 points out of a total of 600 possible points.

So…(550/600) x 100 = 92%.

Joey earned a 92% for the quarter.

We will enter grades on a regular basis. Be aware that projects and papers will take longer to grade, but we will provide feedback in a timely manner. Please check the Parent/Student Portal often for your grades.



Homework: Any homework we assign will be purposeful, and applicable to our lessons. Please turn in assignments on the due date. The middle school policy for any missing assignments will be followed. Any assignments not submitted by 8:00 am Friday morning, will be counted as zero points. Assignments turned in late are 10% off per day late.  If you are absent please check the website for missed assignments.Get notes from a classmate and/or talk with me to get caught up on the content that was missed. You will have two days after returning from an absence to turn in missed assignments. Please see us if you have an extended absence or any extenuating circumstances. Remember, we can be reached via email anytime or by appointment.


Classroom Guidelines

  • Be prepared: arrive on time and have your supplies with you.
  • Supplies to bring to class every day: 3-ring binder with paper, pencil pouch with at least two sharpened pencils and one pen, and composition notebooks, one for literacy, one for math, science and social studies.
  • Take risks: test your ideas, share your answers (even if you are not 100% confident), and attempt to solve problems. Mistakes are honored and welcomed in our class. I will make many, and expect you to do the same. Together we will learn from those mistakes.  
  • Be respectful of yourself, your peers, your classroom, your school, and your teachers. This is a team effort, and will help us create a trusting class where we can mess up, learn, and have fun.  
  • No food or drink, except water bottles during class. A morning snack time will be given.
  • Follow rules as stated in the school Family Handbook, including dress code.


As a student, your job is to come to school prepared everyday, but also to seek help with problems and areas of content that you do not understand. Together, we will overcome any challenges and exceed both of our expectations. If there are ever any questions or concerns, please come see us or feel free to email us.




2018-19 Curriculum Map - Math & Science

Month Week Math Science
August 1 Numbers Human Body:Immune System
September 2 Numbers Human Body:Immune System
3 Numbers Human Body:Immune System
4 Numbers Human Body:Immune System
5 Numbers
October 6 Number Operations Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer (Bios: Marie Curie and Lewis Latimer)
7 Number Operations Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer (Bios: Marie Curie and Lewis Latimer)
8 Number Operations Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer (Bios: Marie Curie and Lewis Latimer)
9 Number Operations Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer (Bios: Marie Curie and Lewis Latimer)
10 Proportionality: Ratios and Rates Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer (Bios: Marie Curie and Lewis Latimer)
November 11 Proportionality: Ratios and Rates Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer (Bios: Marie Curie and Lewis Latimer)
12 Proportionality: Ratios and Rates Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer (Bios: Marie Curie and Lewis Latimer)
13 Proportionality: Ratios and Rates Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer (Bios: Marie Curie and Lewis Latimer)
14 Thanksgiving Break
December 15 Equivalent Expressions Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer (Bios: Marie Curie and Lewis Latimer)
16 Equivalent Expressions Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer (Bios: Marie Curie and Lewis Latimer)
17 Equivalent Expressions Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer (Bios: Marie Curie and Lewis Latimer)
18 Winter Break  
January 19 Winter Break  
20 Equivalent Expressions Astronomy, Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies (Bio: Newton)
21 Equations and Inequalities Astronomy, Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies (Bio: Newton)
22 Equations and Inequalities Astronomy, Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies (Bio: Newton)
February 23 Equations and Inequalities Astronomy, Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies (Bio: Newton)
24 Equations and Inequalities Astronomy, Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies (Bio: Newton)
25 Equations and Inequalities Astronomy, Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies (Bio: Newton)
26 Relationships in Geometry Astronomy, Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies (Bio: Newton)
March 27 Relationships in Geometry Plate Tectonics (Bio: Wegner)
28 Relationships in Geometry Plate Tectonics (Bio: Wegner)
29 Relationships in Geometry Plate Tectonics (Bio: Wegner)
30 Spring Break  
April 31 Relationships in Geometry Oceans/Water
32 Measurement and Data Oceans/Water
33 Measurement and Data Oceans/Water
34 Measurement and Data Oceans/Water
35 Measurement and Data Oceans/Water
May 36 Measurement and Data Oceans/Science Innovation
37 Review of concepts Oceans/Science Innovation
38 Final


2020/2021 Language Arts Curriculum Map

Week 1

Aug 24-28

Week 2

Aug 31-Sept 4

Week 3

Sept 8-11

Week 4

Sept 14-18

Week 5

Sept 21-25

Module 0

A Poem for my Librarian, Mrs. Long”

Module 1

Resilience in the Great Depression

“Bud, Not Buddy”, “The Dust Bowl”


Week 6

Sept 28-Oct 2

Week 7

Oct 12-15

Week 8

Oct 20-23

Week 9

Oct 26-30

Week 10

Nov 2-6

Module 1


Week 11

Nov 9-13

Week 12

Nov 16-20

Week 13

Nov 30-Dec 4

Week 14

Dec 7-11

Week 15

Dec 14-18

Module 2

A Hero’s Journey

“The Oddysey”, “Ramayana: Divine Loophole”


Week 16

Jan 6-8

Week 17

Jan 11-15

Week 18

Jan 19-22

Week 19

Jan 25-29

Week 20

Feb 1-5

Module 2

Module 3


Week 21

Feb 8-11

Week 22

Feb 16-19

Week 23

Feb 22-26

Week 24

March 1-5

Week 25

March 8-11

Module 3

Narrating the Unknown

“Blood on the River”, “Written in Bone”, “Rethinking Jamestown”


Week 26

March 15-19

Week 27

March 22-26

Week 28

April 5-9

Week 29

April 12-16

Week 30

April 19-23

M 3

Module 4

Courage in Crisis

“Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance”, “I Am Malala”, 




2020/2021 Social Studies Curriculum Map

Week 1

Aug 24-28

Week 2

Aug 31-Sept 4

Week 3

Sept 8-11

Week 4

Sept 14-18

Week 5

Sept 21-25

The Industrial Revolution: Changes and Challenges


Week 6

Sept 28-Oct 2

Week 7

Oct 12-15

Week 8

Oct 20-23

Week 9

Oct 26-30

Week 10

Nov 2-6

Immigration



Week 11

Nov 9-13

Week 12

Nov 16-20

Week 13

Nov 30-Dec 4

Week 14

Dec 7-11

Week 15

Dec 14-18

Industrialization and Urbanization in America

Reform in Industrial America


Week 16

Jan 6-8

Week 17

Jan 11-15

Week 18

Jan 19-22

Week 19

Jan 25-29

Week 20

Feb 1-5


World Deserts



Week 21

Feb 8-11

Week 22

Feb 16-19

Week 23

Feb 22-26

Week 24

March 1-5

Week 25

March 8-11

Ancient Greece and Rome



Week 26

March 15-19

Week 27

March 22-26

Week 28

April 5-9

Week 29

April 12-16

Week 30

April 19-23

The Enlightenment

The French Revolution


Week 31

April 29-30

Week 32

May 3-7

Week 33

May 10-14

Week 34

May 17-21

Week 35

May 24-27


Independence for Latin America


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