Welcome to 6 Green
Individual teacher e-mails
are found on the school's home page,
under staff directory.
•Mrs. Braddock – Social Studies
•Mr. Guizzo- Core 21
•Mrs. Linck – Learning Specialist
•Mrs. Olivieri– Language Arts
•Ms. Ryen - Science
•Mrs. Tovino - Mathematics
● Computer – fully charged each day
● Computer carrying case with a shoulder
strap (needs to fit in student’s locker)
● Earbuds/ headphones
● 1 – 2” binder – with 5 labeled dividers (one
for each academic class) and paper
● Good supply of pens and pencils
Field Trip Chaperones
If you would like to be a chaperone on one of
our field trips you must make an appointment
to be fingerprinted at the New Fairfield
Police Station and complete a Volunteer Form
2012, which can be obtained in the school
office. Please do this as soon as possible as it
may take quite a while to get an appointment
at the police station.
The team has set up a Twitter account
to share events in the classroom.
Please follow us:
● Each day, homework is updated on a Google
● A link to the site can be found on the Middle
School website homework tab.
● Students are responsible to copy their
homework each day in class.
● Ask your student to show you the place
where they keep their homework assignment
● Each teacher will address their own
● during XL Period
● before or after school by
Please regularly check
Infinite Campus to see
your child's grades
and any missing
• Technology is used regularly in CCSS.
• Students learn how to obtain information from both
digital and print sources and to
summarize/paraphrase data or conclusions.
• Will be used:
o In the production of writing
o To interact and collaborate with others
o To conduct research projects
Technology in the Classroom
● 21st Century Skills
● CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
● CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
● COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION
● ICT (INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND
● MEDIA AND VISUAL LITERACY
● PBL (Problem/Project Based Learning)
● Groups/ Varying
● Standards Based
● Focuses on the CCSS Speaking, Listening, and Writing
● 4 Units
● “Rock This Town” ELA
● “Energy Efficiency” Science
● “Dream Vacation” Math
● “Geo-Literacy” Social Studies
Speaking and Listening Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1a Come to discussions prepared, having read or
studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to
evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media
and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it
contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3 Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific
claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence
from claims that are not.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4 Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas
logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate
main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a
question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and
digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or
paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism
and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
CCSS.ELA- Literacy.W.6.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts
to support analysis, reflection, and research.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy .L.6.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of
standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy .L.6.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions
when writing, speaking, reading, or listening
Archeology and Early Man
●The role of an archeologist in the study of ancient peoples.
●Paleolithic and Neolithic man
The Characteristics of a Civilization
• Southwest Asia
TOPICS of STUDY
Common Core State Standards
for History and Social Studies
Social Studies Grading Policy
●Assessments will be scored using a standards
●Scores will be converted to a numerical grade
Inquiry Based Learning
"Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember,
involve me and I understand.”
inquiry - the act of seeking information by
Earth's Natural Resources:
•Conservation/Recycling of Resources
•Importance of Water
•Renewable/Nonrenewable Energy Sources
•Maps/Geologic Features/Topography Maps
•Weather Maps/ instruments
•Global Weather Phenomenon
Topics of StudySCIENCE
•Atoms, Protons, Electrons and Neutrons
•Physical and Chemical Properties
•Triple beam balance and Graduated cylinder
•Ecosystems of rivers, oceans and estuaries
•Food Webs/Food Pyramids
. Different steps and what is involved with each of
•Everyday-Quiz after 60 days
Science Topics of Study continued
Graduated Cylinder/Triple Beam Balance
•*Be able to read and use a graduated
cylinder and a triple beam balance
*Be able to label a triple beam balance
•*Know when to use our metric units of
STUDY GUIDE PAGE
•Below is a video on how to read a triple beam
•Below is a slideshow on how to read a graduated
*Review all of your lab sheets and handouts
•Know the symbols and names of the elements on the
periodic table that we highlighted.
•Be able to draw the Bohr diagram.
•Know how to find the #of electrons, neutrons and
protons and what type of charges they have.
•Be able to read the periodic table correctly (groups and
•Know the difference between an element and compound.
Chemistry Unit Study Guide
Topics to be covered in depth:
Ratios & Proportional Relationships
Students will use reasoning strategies about multiplication and
division to solve problems.
Expressions and Equations
Students will apply and extend previous understandings of
arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
Students will solve mathematical and real-world problems
involving area, surface area and volume.
The Number System
Students will extend their understanding of the number
system to be able to compute whole numbers, fractions,
and negative numbers.
Statistics and Probability
Students will develop an understanding of statistical
variability. They will be able to summarize and describe
• It should remain at home
throughout the school year, to be
used as a reference.
A copy of this textbook McDougal and Littell Course 1 Math has
been given to each student.
• EDMODO: classroom communication
Math Websites we will be using:
➢ Read a wide range of literature including
stories, drama, poetry, and informational text.
➢ Discussion-based model where students
learn to question, find their own answers, and
support their own ideas.
➢ Various types of assessments to
Language Arts- Integrated Units of
Reading and Writing
➢ Demonstrate a command of the conventions
of the English language in their writing.
➢ In argumentative and informational writing,
organize reasons and evidence, and support
claims with credible sources.
➢ In narrative writing, use techniques such as
dialogue, description, and pacing to develop
characters and plot.
➢ Listen critically to speakers and media
➢ Develop formal oral presentation skills.
➢ Collaborate in discussions on sixth-grade
topics and text with diverse partners and
➢ Elaborate on the remarks of others, pose or
respond to questions, and demonstrate an
understanding of different viewpoints.
Language Arts-Speaking &
● Tests count twice
● Quizzes count once
● Projects count as a test grade
● Rubrics are given out for projects
● Numerous Flipped Video assignments
● Pink slips are sent home when a student misses
a homework assignment
● 3 missed homework assignments results in
Grading in Language Arts
Lisa Linck - Green team learning specialist
Co-teacher in math
Pat Bulan - Green paraprofessional
Maura Zancan - Yellow team learning specialist
• Co-teacher in some Green language arts
Leesa Farina - Yellow paraprofessional
Learning Specialists and Team