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6th Grade

Sixth Grade Weekly Homework Schedule

Sixth Grade Weekly Homework Schedule

Homework for week of January 26, 2016

GLOYD Jan. 4-8

MRS. HITT’S CLASSES – Jan 4-8

6th Grade Math Jan 4-8

6th Grade Math

 

 

 

Holy Ghost Catholic School Welcome Letter 

Embracing our spiritual surroundings as well as achieving our academic goals!

To both new and returning Holy Ghost students set your goals high, and together we can build a better Chistian Community.

Classroom Procedures:

  • These procedures are designed to create a classroom environment in which all students can learn.
  • Come into the classroom and get ready for the morning class periods.
  • Copy your homework in your planner.
  • If you need help at any time raise your hand.
  • When Mrs. Gloyd is talking please stop, look and listen for instructions.
  • At the end of the class period, return supplies, please wait for Mrs. Gloyd to dismiss you.
  • No chewing gum or eating in the classroom.

Academics:

  • Please use a pen for all assignments unless other directions are given.
  • You are responsible for making up all of the work you may miss because of an absence from school.
  • School work missed due to excused absences must be completed within a reasonable time. (reasonable time is usually the number of days missed plus 1 more day). School work missed during an unexcused absence cannot be made up.
  • No late assignments will be accepted without an attached and completed “overdue assignment slip”.
  • Students in grades 5th & 6th literature will have a test every week. The test day will be given at the beginning of each week.
  • Students in social studies grades 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th will prepare for their test every two weeks.

Your Grade will be based on the following criteria:

  • Class work and participation
  • Tests/quizzes/projects
  • Homework

Grade Sixth Curriculum

RELIGION

Sixth graders will learn through Scripture, prayer, discussion and reflection about their Catholic faith. Catholic values are discussed and integrated not only in Religion, but also in all learning. The focus is on:

 

  • God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
  • Planning, assisting in liturgy and other forms of worship
  • The sacraments, especially Confirmation
  • Service and responsibilities
  • Morality
  • Church teachings and life choices
  • Church and prayer

 

LANGUAGE ARTS/READING

The Language Arts Program includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and the study of literature. The components of the program emphasize the development of those skills that allow students to read with fluency, comprehend and interpret written materials, communicate well and listen and speak effectively. The skills acquired and understood are applied and reinforced in all content areas.

 

 

READING/LITERATURE

A diverse selection of literature will be used to enhance student development of higher levels of comprehension and inferential thinking. Skills will develop and improve as students are presented with the following focus:

 

  • Analyze plot, characterization, setting, point of view and conflict from different genres
  • Apply word analysis and vocabulary skills

 

WRITING

Sixth grade students will use writing to convey
meaning applying classroom instruction in grammar, spelling, mechanics and process.

Students will:

 

  • Use the writing process including pre-writing, revising, peer editing, and final draft
  • Write a research paper
  • Write in multiple forms (narrative, expository, & persuasive )
  • Write in a variety of creative modes

 

LISTENING/SPEAKING

Sixth grade students will listen for understanding, follow directions, and respond appropriately to the speaker. Students will use acquired language and vocabulary to express opinions.

They will:

 

  • Practice using presentation skills appropriate to the situation and audience
  • Participate in small & large group discussion and presentations
  • Express ideas clearly when speaking
  • Read fluently with expression

 

TECHNOLOGY & REFERENCE SKILLS

Sixth grade students will study, retain and use information from a variety of sources.

Students will:

 

  • Gather and evaluate materials from several sources
  • Learn to research topics using key word searches
  • Demonstrate proper Internet etiquette

 

MATHEMATICS

Sixth grade students acquire a knowledge of mathematics and the ability to apply math skills to solve problems.

Students will:

 

  • Use powers and scientific notation
  • Use formulas, expressions, equations, functions
  • Use ratio, proportion, percent and probability in various applications
  • Graph and analyze data
  • Multiply, add, subtracting & dividing fractions

 

SCIENCE

Students use concrete, hands-on experiences to understand science in the physical and natural world. Students identify problems, formulate and test hypotheses and evaluate experimental results.

Students will:

 

  • Use inquiry skills to study Earth Science
  • Use appropriate strategies to find solutions to design problems including technology to report on success
  • Describe forces, events and processes that affect the Earth

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Sixth grade students prepare for their role as informed citizens in a democratic society.

The focus will be:

 

  • World History Past and Present
  • U.S. role in global affairs
  • Economic and social systems
  • Political systems and Catholic teachings

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

In sixth students learn and explore factors that affect a healthy lifestyle.

Students will:

 

  • Develop and maintain muscle strength, cardio-respiratory endurance and flexibility
  • Use rules, offensive and defensive strategies in cooperative sports and games
  • Demonstrate sportsmanship in sports and games
  • Demonstrate safe participation in exercise and sports

 

ART

In sixth grade, students will have the opportunity to express themselves in various art forms.

Students will:

 

  • Use elements and principals of art to express ideas
  • Interpret artistic products and experiences using appropriate vocabulary

MUSIC

In sixth grade, students will have the opportunity to participate in music activities and to develop an appreciation for music.