6th Grade Curriculum Development:   Once in a lifetime…
SGS Curriculum Big Picture
The 6th Grade Team Teachers and Advisors Brenda HodgesHowell Hiro Imoto Rosetta Lee  Kate Peterson
DEVELOPMENT:   Development – Identity – Progress Standing on the shoulders of giants More than the sum of my parts Stretch...
Building Community
Session Topics Fall: Development  Cultural anthropology, ancient civilizations,  tools and inventions  (bicycle as a simpl...
Content Jigsaw!
The Humanities Writing, Reading, and Social Studies Skills  *  Applications  *  Strategies  *  Technology
Problem Solving with Mathematics Skills:   1. Numerical Skills   2. Geometrical Skills   3. Analytical Skills   4. Communi...
Science and Ethics Skills:  Design and Building Scientific Method Pattern Recognition Reasoned Decision-making Application...
Projects  and Culminations
Bike Trip!
Progress Reports Co-Authored update by student and Teacher in October, December, February, and April End of Term Narrative...
SGS Evaluation System   Assessment areas: Democratic Citizenship Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Work Habits Communi...
<ul><li>“ Homeroom” </li></ul><ul><li>SGS Advocate for Student and Family </li></ul><ul><li>Academic and Organizational Su...
Communication Please call or email us with any questions: bhodgeshowell himoto rlee kpeterson @seattlegirlsschool.org (206...
Striking a Balance
Questions
Thank You!
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  • Brenda
  • Rosetta
  • Something squishy from all of us
  • Hiro
  • Rosetta
  • brenda
  • Brenda 7 minutes read handout &amp; prep 3 minutes per group
  • Writing, Reading and Social Studies (including introductions to cultural anthropology, archaeology, &amp; geography) Skills to build confidence, joy, and foster understanding The humanities provides a window into other worldviews, which we hope creates the skill of empathy &amp; compassion. Applications Workshopping our work: writing and reading Social Studies: Standing on the shoulders of Giants provides perspective and helps address, How did I get here? (in the 6th grade, in our greater social construct) . Conducting Research Asking &amp; Answering questions Summarizing and presenting findings Being a writer Understanding the writing process Building on students’ strengths and improving areas that need work. Writing for various audiences.
  • SGS Math Curriculum: College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM) 6th grade: Foundations for Algebra Year 2 (FFA2) Three Ways Students See Math: 1) CPM 2) Integrated Math/Team Teaching 3) 5th/6th Skill Enhancement
  • brenda
  • Hiro
  • Kate
  • Rosetta
  • Kate
  • Hiro
  • Kate
  • We can all field questions
  • SGS 6th Grade Curriculum Night 1011

    1. 1. 6th Grade Curriculum Development: Once in a lifetime…
    2. 2. SGS Curriculum Big Picture
    3. 3. The 6th Grade Team Teachers and Advisors Brenda HodgesHowell Hiro Imoto Rosetta Lee Kate Peterson
    4. 4. DEVELOPMENT: Development – Identity – Progress Standing on the shoulders of giants More than the sum of my parts Stretching my limits
    5. 5. Building Community
    6. 6. Session Topics Fall: Development Cultural anthropology, ancient civilizations, tools and inventions (bicycle as a simple machine) Winter: Identity Human biology and personal histories (physiology of a bicyclist) Spring: Progress Biotechnology and ethics (biking takes me further)
    7. 7. Content Jigsaw!
    8. 8. The Humanities Writing, Reading, and Social Studies Skills * Applications * Strategies * Technology
    9. 9. Problem Solving with Mathematics Skills: 1. Numerical Skills 2. Geometrical Skills 3. Analytical Skills 4. Communication and Organization Applications: 1. Solving Word Problems 2. Natural and Social Science 3. Geometric Design Strategies: 1. Group Work 2. Visual Representation 3. Hands-on Experiments Technology: 1. Calculator (only for application) 2. Computer
    10. 10. Science and Ethics Skills: Design and Building Scientific Method Pattern Recognition Reasoned Decision-making Applications: Simple Machine Physics Human Body Biology Biotechnology and Bioethics Strategies: Making Models Personal and Population Health Experimental Design Technology: Legos Foam Core and Clay Laboratory Equipment Laptops
    11. 11. Projects and Culminations
    12. 12. Bike Trip!
    13. 13. Progress Reports Co-Authored update by student and Teacher in October, December, February, and April End of Term Narratives Written feedback from each teacher in January and June Learning Team Meetings October and February Rubrics and Evaluations Culminating events, projects, tests, quizzes, labs, writing products, assignments etc. Individual meetings with students Assessment
    14. 14. SGS Evaluation System Assessment areas: Democratic Citizenship Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Work Habits Communication Skills Rubric Scale: Below Standard Approaching Standard Meeting Standard Exceeding Standard
    15. 15. <ul><li>“ Homeroom” </li></ul><ul><li>SGS Advocate for Student and Family </li></ul><ul><li>Academic and Organizational Support </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Emotional Support </li></ul><ul><li>Student’s SGS Nuclear Family </li></ul>Advisories
    16. 16. Communication Please call or email us with any questions: bhodgeshowell himoto rlee kpeterson @seattlegirlsschool.org (206) 709-2228 6th grade website http://SGS6th. googlepages .com
    17. 17. Striking a Balance
    18. 18. Questions
    19. 19. Thank You!

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