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  1. 1. Welcome to 6 Green School Website www.newfairfieldschools.org/nfm Individual teacher e-mails are found on the school's home page, under staff directory.
  2. 2. •Mrs. Braddock – Social Studies •Mr. Guizzo- Core 21 •Mrs. Linck – Learning Specialist •Mrs. Olivieri– Language Arts •Ms. Ryen - Science •Mrs. Tovino - Mathematics Team Teachers Team Para-professionals •Mrs.Bulan •Mrs. Johnson
  3. 3. ● 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 SUPPLIES
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. The team has set up a Twitter account to share events in the classroom. Please follow us: NFMiddleGreen@TheNewGreenTeam
  6. 6. Homework ● Each day, homework is updated on a Google web-site ● 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 information. ● Each teacher will address their own homework policy.
  7. 7. ● during XL Period ● before or after school by appointment only Extra Help
  8. 8. Infinite Campus Please regularly check Infinite Campus to see your child's grades and any missing assignments.
  9. 9. • 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
  11. 11. ● http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1023495 ● PBL (Problem/Project Based Learning) ● Groups/ Varying ● Standards Based ● Focuses on the CCSS Speaking, Listening, and Writing Standards. ● 4 Units ● “Rock This Town” ELA ● “Energy Efficiency” Science ● “Dream Vacation” Math ● “Geo-Literacy” Social Studies Core 21
  12. 12. 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 discussion. 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 clear pronunciation.
  13. 13. Writing Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate. 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. Language Standards 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
  14. 14. Archeology and Early Man ●The role of an archeologist in the study of ancient peoples. ●Paleolithic and Neolithic man The Characteristics of a Civilization First Civilizations • Southwest Asia • India • China SOCIAL STUDIES TOPICS of STUDY
  15. 15. Common Core State Standards for History and Social Studies Reading Standardshttp://www.corestandards.org/ELA- Literacy/RH/6-8 Writing Standards http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/WHST/6-8
  16. 16. Social Studies Grading Policy ●Assessments will be scored using a standards based rubric ●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 questioning.
  17. 17. Ecosystems: •Marine Ecosystems Earth's Natural Resources: •Conservation/Recycling of Resources •Importance of Water •Renewable/Nonrenewable Energy Sources •Maps/Geologic Features/Topography Maps Meteorology: •Winds/Unequal Heating •Water Cycle •Weather Maps/ instruments •Climatic Zones •Global Weather Phenomenon Topics of StudySCIENCE
  18. 18. Matter: •Periodic Table •Atoms, Protons, Electrons and Neutrons •Balancing Equations •Physical and Chemical Properties •Triple beam balance and Graduated cylinder Oceanography: •Ecosystems of rivers, oceans and estuaries •Food Webs/Food Pyramids •Whales Scientific Method: . Different steps and what is involved with each of these steps. .Lab Reports Metric: •Everyday-Quiz after 60 days Science Topics of Study continued
  19. 19. Graduated Cylinder/Triple Beam Balance Study Guide •*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 measurements. STUDY GUIDE PAGE
  20. 20. •Below is a video on how to read a triple beam balance •http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=C9howXG7LUY •Below is a slideshow on how to read a graduated cylinder •http://www.wisc- online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx? ID=gch302 *Review all of your lab sheets and handouts
  21. 21. •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 periods). •Know the difference between an element and compound. • http://www.rsc.org/chemsoc/visualelements Chemistry Unit Study Guide
  22. 22. http://www.newfairfieldschools.org/subsite/nfm/teacher/231 SCIENCE My Website
  23. 23. 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. Geometry Students will solve mathematical and real-world problems involving area, surface area and volume. Mathematics
  24. 24. 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 data distributions. Mathematics Continued....
  25. 25. Mathematics Continued.... • • 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.
  26. 26. • • EDMODO: classroom communication • LEARNZILLION • TENMARKS • SUMDOG Math Websites we will be using:
  27. 27. Reading ➢ 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 demonstrate learning. Language Arts- Integrated Units of Reading and Writing
  28. 28. ➢ 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. Language Arts Writing
  29. 29. ➢ Listen critically to speakers and media presentations. ➢ Develop formal oral presentation skills. ➢ Collaborate in discussions on sixth-grade topics and text with diverse partners and different groups. ➢ Elaborate on the remarks of others, pose or respond to questions, and demonstrate an understanding of different viewpoints. Language Arts-Speaking & Listening
  30. 30. ● 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 Attention. Grading in Language Arts
  31. 31. Lisa Linck - Green team learning specialist • Co-teacher in math • PLC Pat Bulan - Green paraprofessional Maura Zancan - Yellow team learning specialist • Co-teacher in some Green language arts classes • PLC Leesa Farina - Yellow paraprofessional Learning Specialists and Team
  32. 32. Donations to the Homeroom Classroom