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  • 1. Welcome to Lantau Dyad! Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 2. Welcome to the Lantau House Dyad Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 3. Get to know: Ms. Sue Ballard Math/Science Teacher Grew up near Boston, Massachusetts BBA - Finance from the University of Massachusetts Credential from California State University, Chico First year at HKIS! Taught for 7 years in Beijing and 5 years in California Sunday, 15 September, 13
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  • 5. Get to know: Mr. Tom Banaszewski Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher Boston, MA, USA Taught Grades 6-8 Last 6 years at Shanghai American School Twenty years of teaching Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 6. Butterflies Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 7. Anacondas Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 8. Barbara LeMond Enrichment Specialist Grade 6 Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 9. Janet McLeod Learning Specialist Grade 6 Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 10. MS Nurse Henriette Teuchler hteuchler@hkis.edu.hk 3149-7222 Temperature Log Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 11. Gate Pass Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 12. House System 628 MS students The Peak Lantau Tai TamShek O Central Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 13. Important Forms Temporary Guardian Both Parents Absence from HK Bus Information Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 14. Wide range of choices Intramurals Thursdays - “Go Home Day” Success for Support in Learning (aka “Homework Club”) Mr. Banaszewski and Ms. Ballard - Monday Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 15. Communication Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 16. Communication Email preferred Urgent message - Call Student Services Ms. Patra Lam 3149- 7234 Ms. Shirley Lam 3149-7236 sballard@hkis.edu.hk tbanaszewski@hkis.edu.hk Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 17. Power School Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 18. See progress over time Do click on the dash Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 19. Class Blog Many links to resources Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 20. Homework AMOUNT: Approximately 15 minutes Per subject Per evening… •Written on the board •Written in planner •On MyDragonet calendar Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 21. Planner Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 22. Organization Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 23. Laptops Fully charged Personalized Padded case External Hard Drive Computer/wifi issues - Email, note in planner **Visit IT Help Desk Located on the 2nd floor Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 24. 6th Grade Lantau Dyad Science and Mathematics Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 25. My Philosophy connection focus on the positive differentiate strengths and areas for growth clear expectations Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 26. Science Curriculum Diversity and Adaptations Populations and Ecosystems Properties of Matter Earth - The Water Planet Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 27. Grades 7 and 8 Structure and Function (Physics and Chemistry) Behavior and Regulation (Biology/Human Body) Forces and Motion (Physics) Biography of the Earth (Earth Science) Genetics and Heredity (Biology) Transfer of Energy (Chemistry and Physics) Structure and Changes of Matter (Chemistry) Earth in the Solar System Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 28. Assessment Content Standards Semester 1 Identifies evidence of diversity and classify living organisms based on a set of criteria. Explains how environmental changes, adaptations and introduction of non-native species impact the survival of living things. Understands and describes the dynamics of an ecosystem, how it responds to change and the factors that limit populations. Explains the transfer to energy and relationships of organisms in an ecosystem. Generally 2-3 standards per unit and 2-3 assessments per standard Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 29. Assessment Formative assessments (snapshots of progress) quizzes, exit slips, warm ups, white boards, google docs, etc. Summative assessments (for report card) tests and projects Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 30. Science Resources MyDragonNet CK-12 On-Line Textbook Class Blog Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 31. Inquiry Based Program •Labs •Authentic projects •Integration of technology Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 32. Adaptation Experts Diversity and Adapatations Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 33. Challenge Based Learning Populations and Ecosystems Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 34. Future Product Report Properties of Matter Click here for the link Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 35. Heating of the Earth Earth the Water Planet http://mydragonnet.hkis.edu.hk/ blog/post.php?id=29250 Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 36. Grade 6 Mathematics Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 37. Program Balanced Collaborative Real-World Problem Based Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 38. CPM Resources CPM.org E-book Homework Help Parent Guide Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 39. MORE Resources CPM.org Extra Practice and extensions CC Course 1 Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 40. Assessment By Standards Returned for parent signature Spaced Practice/Spiraling, Re-Assessment Self-Reflection ✓Checkpoints Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 41. Learning Mathematics What? vs How? Ratios and Proportional Relationships The Number System Expressions and Equations Geometry Statistics and Probability Understanding Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 42. Extension Word problems daily Puzzler Investigations Enrichment Specialist Projects and Questioning Day 6 Math Olympiads Math Counts Fridays Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 43. Outside of Class Extra Enrichment Math Counts (Friday) Math Olympiads (Voluntary @ Lunch Day 6) Dragon Math (March) Purple Comet! Middle Mathematics Meet (April) Alcumus (Ask Teacher) Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 44. Reporting Progress Home Assessments are sent home to be signed Student Led Conferences Powerschool/Report cards Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 45. Daily Schedule Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 46. LANGUAGE ARTS Grade Six Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 47. The human brain is wired for story. Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 48. LA Standards Writing Develops, organizes and communicates ideas. Uses appropriate tone, voice and word choice when writing for different audiences. Demonstrates fluency of writing through use of conventions and sentence structure. Reading Demonstrates the habit of reading a variety of literary and informational texts for understanding and enjoyment. Demonstrates skills and strategies for understanding a variety of literary and information texts. Visual Literacy Listening and Speaking Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 49. Reading • • How vs What you read • Book Clubs • Class novels • Weekly E-Log blogs • Homework Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 50. READING STRATEGIES •SUMMARIZE •PREDICT •CONNECT to TEXT •CHARACTER •THEME Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 51. Oral Literacy • Presentations • Class discussions • Sharing work • Debating • Storytelling • Book Club discussions Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 52. Writing • Across the Curriculum • Step Up to Writing • Writing Process • Grammar • Poetry • Spelling Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 53. Google Helping Our Writers Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 54. Google & Writing Process Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 55. Writing Practice Program Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 56. Lesson Categories Sunday, 15 September, 13
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  • 60. Practice Guide for a 7 - Sentence Accordion Paragraph Topic Sentence Reason / Detail / Fact Explain Reason / Detail / Fact Explain Explain Conclusion Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 61. Step Up To Writing Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 62. Step Up to Writing Use the colors of a traffic signal to help you write a paragraph Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 63. Visual Literacy • Visual Analysis ★ Graphic Novel ★ Illustrations ★ Media ★ Film • Visual Presentation ★ Digital Story ★ Presentations ★ Projects ★ Film Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 64. SOCIAL STUDIES Grade Six Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 65. On-line Text Book History Alive Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 66. Four Units • Beginnings of Civilizations • Ancient China • Ancient Egypt • Ancient Greece and Rome Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 67. Social Studies Tai Tam Survivor Culture Economics Geography Personal Connections History Political Systems China Project Egypt Presentations & Essays Greek & Roman Debate Map-work Timelines Geographical features Research CivicsandGlobal Citizenship Transdisciplinary Skills (Research) Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 68. Early Civilizations and Cultural Universals TAI TAM SURVIVOR Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 69. Introduction Your introduction should include background information and your thesis statement First Paragraph Your first paragraph should begin with a fact (main idea) followed by evidence, examples & explanations (supporting details) Second Paragraph Your second paragraph should begin with a new fact (main idea) followed by evidence, examples & explanations (supporting details) Third Paragraph Your third paragraph should begin with a new fact (main idea) followed by evidence, examples & explanations (supporting details) Conclusion Your conclusion should connect to your thesis statement, but should not repeat it Background info:! ! b ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! b Thesis: ! ! T Fact 1 (Main Idea)! ! F ! ! Eʼs! ! e (Supporting Details) ! ! ! ! e ! ! ! ! e ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! e Fact 2 (Main Idea)! ! F ! ! ! ! e ! ! ! ! e ! ! ! ! e ! ! ! ! e Fact 3 (Main Idea)! ! F ! ! ! ! e ! ! ! ! e ! ! ! ! e ! ! ! ! e Conclusion! ! C Egyptologist Task 3: Essay Plan In what ways did each class contribute to Egyptian society? (Economy) Complete the essay plan using key words only. Name: # Research • Keywords • Note taking • Writing paragraphs • Writing essays • Projects Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 70. Games 4 Learning Story Literacy Word Building Grammar Review Ancient Civ integration Sunday, 15 September, 13
  • 71. The End Sunday, 15 September, 13