Welcome to the 2012 - 2013 Meet the Teacher Nightwith the Think Tank Team
Welcome to 6th Science!
Think TankTechnology Tools 101Introduction to technology toolsResponsible Use Policy/AcceptanceApplications in the classro...
Lab Skills Lab Safety Lab Equipment Metric Measurement
Scientific Method Inference vs. Observation Variables & Control Group Hypothesis Technical Writing
ChemistryExploring Matter…  Elements, Compounds, &     Mixtures  Review States & Properties     of Matter  Differentiate b...
The Infinity ProjectEngineering Process vs. Scientific  MethodRobotics UnitEnvironmental Engineering / Green  Engineering
The Jason ProjectSI Units of MeasurementEnergyForce and MotionEarth and Mars [Space]Geology/Ecology
Future Units…Energy         Space
Future Units…Biology          Ecology
Other InformationDaily vs. Quizzes vs. TestsStudy?  What does studying mean?  What does studying look like?  How do I study?
Can you name the titles of three books you have       read for pleasure in the past year?  How many times in the last ye...
A Look at Continual Learningin Language Arts•Writer’s Notebook•Free Reading Time•W.I.F.- “Where I’m From”•Weekly Reading L...
What will we do with SummerReading ?• “Where I’m From” poems from theperspective of main characters•Plot structure•Conflic...
Author Research ProjectGOALS •To learn about who the author is as a person    •Childhood    •Adulthood    •Professional Li...
Author Research•Noodle Tools- web-based tool to take notesand organize sources- eliminates note cardsthat can be lost•Lear...
Grammar•Usage•Parts of Speech•Writing Coach textbook class set and online•Writing Coach student workbook•Daily Grammar    ...
Vocabulary•Specific Greek and Latin roots- 6th grade•Specific prefixes and suffixes•Specific character trait words•Word st...
A Peek at LA…•Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac•Book Group- choice of novels•Mystery novelTAG• Junior Great Books• Dystopian n...
Upcoming Topics for 6th grade Math• Algebraic Thinking• Solving Equations• Problem solving with  decimals
Enrichment Resources•   www.khanacademy.org•   http://studygs.net•   http://mathscore.com•   www.wolframalpha.com
Homework – Why , oh, why? • to prepare students for new   learning • to check for students   understanding • to give stude...
Textbook online linkhttp://my.hrw.com
Profile of the Learner for the FutureA globally literate person• is empathetic, compassionate & open-minded.• has a divers...
Oceania
Antarctica
http://mis.hpisd.orghttps://sites.google.com/sit    e/misthinktankteam/
Please do NOT rely on   the teachers to givemessages to the children  or to dismiss them forappointments. Dismissal MUST b...
Study Buddies
Thank you for joining us; it hasbeen our pleasure to see you. We’relooking forward to   greeting your children in about   ...
Think Tank Meet the Teacher Presentation 2012-13
Think Tank Meet the Teacher Presentation 2012-13
Think Tank Meet the Teacher Presentation 2012-13
Think Tank Meet the Teacher Presentation 2012-13
Think Tank Meet the Teacher Presentation 2012-13
Think Tank Meet the Teacher Presentation 2012-13
Think Tank Meet the Teacher Presentation 2012-13
Think Tank Meet the Teacher Presentation 2012-13
Think Tank Meet the Teacher Presentation 2012-13
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Think Tank Meet the Teacher Presentation 2012-13

  1. 1. Welcome to the 2012 - 2013 Meet the Teacher Nightwith the Think Tank Team
  2. 2. Welcome to 6th Science!
  3. 3. Think TankTechnology Tools 101Introduction to technology toolsResponsible Use Policy/AcceptanceApplications in the classroomPersonal Electronic Devices [PEDs]
  4. 4. Lab Skills Lab Safety Lab Equipment Metric Measurement
  5. 5. Scientific Method Inference vs. Observation Variables & Control Group Hypothesis Technical Writing
  6. 6. ChemistryExploring Matter… Elements, Compounds, & Mixtures Review States & Properties of Matter Differentiate between Physical & Chemical Changes
  7. 7. The Infinity ProjectEngineering Process vs. Scientific MethodRobotics UnitEnvironmental Engineering / Green Engineering
  8. 8. The Jason ProjectSI Units of MeasurementEnergyForce and MotionEarth and Mars [Space]Geology/Ecology
  9. 9. Future Units…Energy Space
  10. 10. Future Units…Biology Ecology
  11. 11. Other InformationDaily vs. Quizzes vs. TestsStudy? What does studying mean? What does studying look like? How do I study?
  12. 12. Can you name the titles of three books you have read for pleasure in the past year? How many times in the last year have you written (NOT TYPED) creatively for pleasure?
  13. 13. A Look at Continual Learningin Language Arts•Writer’s Notebook•Free Reading Time•W.I.F.- “Where I’m From”•Weekly Reading Log•Weekly Reading Reflection Question•PIPES•Daily Language- Grammar•Individualized Spelling list- collecting words•Worthy Words & 6th Grade Vocabulary
  14. 14. What will we do with SummerReading ?• “Where I’m From” poems from theperspective of main characters•Plot structure•Conflict•Characterization
  15. 15. Author Research ProjectGOALS •To learn about who the author is as a person •Childhood •Adulthood •Professional Life •To analyze the author’s writing: •Stylistically (patterns of characters, plot, conflicts, themes, figurative language) •Inferring and identifying the connections between who author is and the books s/he writes
  16. 16. Author Research•Noodle Tools- web-based tool to take notesand organize sources- eliminates note cardsthat can be lost•Learn research skills•Read a book by their chosen author (TAG will read two books.)•Students will choose from a variety ofanalytical writing topics & write a one pagetyped analysis•Performance, Art, or Technology basedproject
  17. 17. Grammar•Usage•Parts of Speech•Writing Coach textbook class set and online•Writing Coach student workbook•Daily Grammar http://honors3grammartime.edublogs.org/..
  18. 18. Vocabulary•Specific Greek and Latin roots- 6th grade•Specific prefixes and suffixes•Specific character trait words•Word study from reading•Use of vocabulary in writing, reading, andspeaking pragmaticmom.com
  19. 19. A Peek at LA…•Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac•Book Group- choice of novels•Mystery novelTAG• Junior Great Books• Dystopian novel• The Rebirth of Reality- explore use of propaganda and technology• Study of Golden Age of Radio-create and produce a radio program
  20. 20. Upcoming Topics for 6th grade Math• Algebraic Thinking• Solving Equations• Problem solving with decimals
  21. 21. Enrichment Resources• www.khanacademy.org• http://studygs.net• http://mathscore.com• www.wolframalpha.com
  22. 22. Homework – Why , oh, why? • to prepare students for new learning • to check for students understanding • to give students opportunities to practice a skill or process so that it becomes fluent and automaticClassroom Leadership, September 2003 | Volume 7 | Number 1 , Association for theSupervision of Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  23. 23. Textbook online linkhttp://my.hrw.com
  24. 24. Profile of the Learner for the FutureA globally literate person• is empathetic, compassionate & open-minded.• has a diverse & knowledgeable world view.• exhibits cross-cultural sensitivity & adaptability.• communicates effectively in at least one language other than English.• interprets & responds to global issues with an understanding of how history, geography & economics shape our world.
  25. 25. Oceania
  26. 26. Antarctica
  27. 27. http://mis.hpisd.orghttps://sites.google.com/sit e/misthinktankteam/
  28. 28. Please do NOT rely on the teachers to givemessages to the children or to dismiss them forappointments. Dismissal MUST be done through the office!
  29. 29. Study Buddies
  30. 30. Thank you for joining us; it hasbeen our pleasure to see you. We’relooking forward to greeting your children in about 13 hours !

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