Curriculum

6th Grade Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies Syllabus

Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen

Lynette Adams and Nicole Kruse


Email: [email protected], [email protected] Phone: 303.670.1070

Class Webpage: Go to RMAE homepage, click Classrooms and Student Resources, click on Middle School, click on Middle School Teacher Websites. Click on 6th grade Adams/Kruse  

Welcome to 6th grade! Please read the following math, science, language arts and social studies syllabus, sign it, and have your parent/guardian sign it too once you go over it together. This is your first opportunity to take control of your education. Make sure you understand the policies listed here, and ask questions if you need clarification.


Communication: We can be reached via email throughout the day [email protected] or [email protected] . The best way to reach  us is by email, but you can also call and leave a voicemail.  We will check that as often as we can, but may not get back to you the same day.  We update our class website on a weekly basis, at the minimum. Please refer to it regularly as it will have useful links, assignments, projects, and information about our class.  If you need to meet with either of us, please email us to set up an appointment.


Course Skills: A curriculum map will be available on the class website. The following overarching topics guide the coursework for literacy and math in sixth grade and can be found in the Core Knowledge Sequence.

Science
Introduction to Earth's Systems
Weather in the Atmosphere
Minerals and Rocks in the Geosphere
Plate Tectonics
Earth's Surface Systems
Distribution of Natural Resources
Human Impacts on the Environment
Energy in the Atmosphere and Ocean
Climate
Earth-Sun-Moon System
Solar System and the Universe

Math

Numbers - Integers, Factors and Multiples, Rational Numbers

Number Operations - Operations with Fractions, Operations with Decimals

Proportionality: Ratios and Rates - Representing Ratios and Rates, Applying Ratios and Rates, Percents

Equivalent Expressions - Generating Equivalent Numerical Expressions, Generating Equivalent Algebraic Expressions, Equations and Relationship - Relationships with Two Variables

Relationships in Geometry - Area and Polygons, Distance and Area in the Coordinate Plane, Surface Area and Volume of Solids

Measurement and Data - Displaying, Analyzing, and Summarizing Data


Language Arts

Spelling

Memoir

Sayings and Phrases

Short Stories

Poetry/Business Letter

Mythology

Speeches

Research


Social Studies

World Deserts

Judaism and Christianity

J & C/Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece/Ancient Rome Enlightenment

French Revolution, Industrialism, Capitalism, and Socialism

Latin America

Immigration

Industrialization and Urbanization in America


Grades: All assignments (tests, quizzes, classwork, homework, and class participation) will be given a point value. Students’ grades will be calculated by adding all points she/he earns in a quarter and dividing it by the total number of points possible and then multiplying by 100.

“Joey earned 550 points out of a total of 600 possible points.

So…(550/600) x 100 = 92%.

Joey earned a 92% for the quarter.

We will enter grades on a regular basis. Be aware that projects and papers will take longer to grade, but we will provide feedback in a timely manner. Please check the Parent/Student Portal often for your grades.



Homework: Any homework we assign will be purposeful, and applicable to our lessons. Please turn in assignments on the due date. The middle school policy for any missing assignments will be followed. Any assignments not submitted by 8:00 am Friday morning, will be counted as zero points. Assignments turned in late are 10% off per day late.  If you are absent please check the website for missed assignments.Get notes from a classmate and/or talk with me to get caught up on the content that was missed. You will have two days after returning from an absence to turn in missed assignments. Please see us if you have an extended absence or any extenuating circumstances. Remember, we can be reached via email anytime or by appointment.


Classroom Guidelines

  • Be prepared: arrive on time and have your supplies with you.
  • Supplies to bring to class every day: 3-ring binder with paper, pencil pouch with at least two sharpened pencils and one pen, and composition notebooks, one for literacy, one for math, science and social studies.
  • Take risks: test your ideas, share your answers (even if you are not 100% confident), and attempt to solve problems. Mistakes are honored and welcomed in our class. I will make many, and expect you to do the same. Together we will learn from those mistakes.  
  • Be respectful of yourself, your peers, your classroom, your school, and your teachers. This is a team effort, and will help us create a trusting class where we can mess up, learn, and have fun.  
  • No food or drink, except water bottles during class. A morning snack time will be given.
  • Follow rules as stated in the school Family Handbook, including dress code.


As a student, your job is to come to school prepared everyday, but also to seek help with problems and areas of content that you do not understand. Together, we will overcome any challenges and exceed both of our expectations. If there are ever any questions or concerns, please come see us or feel free to email us.


Subject: Math  Teacher: Adams

2022-2023

Week 1

Aug 22-26

Week 2

Aug 29-Sept 2

Week 3

Sept 6-9

Week 4

Sept 12-16

Week 5

Sept 19-23

Numbers: Integers, Factors and Multiples, Rational Numbers

Week 6

Sept 26-Sept 30

Week 7

Oct 11-14

Week 8

Oct 17-21

Week 9

Oct 24-28

Week 10


            Oct 31-Nov 4

Number Operations: Operations with Fractions, Operations with Decimals

Proportionality: Ratios and Rates

Week 11

Nov 7-11

Week 12

Nov 14-18

Week 13

Nov 28--Dec 2

Week 14

Dec 5-9

Week 15

Dec 12-16

Proportionality: Ratios and Rates: Representing Ratios and Rates, Applying Ratios and Rates, Percents

Equivalent Expressions: Generating Equivalent Numerical Expressions, Generating Equivalent Algebraic Expressions,

Week 16

Jan 4-6

Week 17

Jan 9-13

Week 18

Jan 17-20

Week 19

Jan 23-27

Week 20

Jan 30-Feb 3

Equivalent Expressions

Equations and Inequalities: Equations and Relationships, Relationships in Two Variables

Week 21

Feb 6-9

Week 22

Feb 14-17

Week 23

Feb 20-24

Week 24

Feb 27 March-3

Week 25

March 6-9

Equations and Inequalities

Relationships in Geometry: Area and Polygons, Distance and Area in the Coordinate Plane, Surface Area and Volume of Solids

Week 26

March 13-17

Week 27

March 20-24

Week 28

April 3-7

Week 29

April 10-14

Week 30

April 17-21

Relationships in Geometry

Measurement and Data: Displaying, Analyzing, and Summarizing Data, 

Week 31

April 24-28

Week 32

May 1-5

Week 33

May 8-12

Week 34

May 15-19

Week 35

May 22-25

Measurement and Data

Review of concepts

Final



Subject:  Science  Teacher:  Adams

2022-2023

Week 1

Aug 23-27

Week 2

Aug 30-Sept 3

Week 3

Sept 7-10

Week 4

Sept 13-17

Week 5

Sept 20-24

The Immune System: Lymphatic System, Defence Mechanisms, Organs, Lymph Nodes, Bone Marrow, Vaccines

Introduction to Earth's Systems: Matter and Energy in Earth’s Systems, Surface Features in the Geosphere, The Hydrosphere

Week 6

Sept 26-Sept. 30

Week 7

Oct 10-13

Week 8

Oct 18-21

Week 9

Oct 24-28

Week 10

Oct. 31- Nov. 4

Weather in the Atmosphere: The Atmosphere Around You, Water in the Atmosphere, Air Masses, Precipitation Weather Changes, Severe Weather and Floods, Minerals and Rocks in the Geosphere: Earth’s Interior, Minerals, Rocks, Cycling of Rocks, Earth’s Surface Systems: Weathering and Soil, Erosion and Depostion, Water Erosion, Glacial and Wave Erosion, 

Week 11

Nov 8-12

Week 12

Nov 15-19

Week 13

Nov 29-Dec 3

Week 14

Dec 6-10

Week 15

Dec 13-17

Distribution of Natural Resources: Nonrenewable Energy Resources, Renewable Energy Resources, Mineral Resources, Water Resources, Human Impaces on the Environment: Population Growth and Resource Consumption, Air Pollution, Impacts on the Land, Water Pollution, History of the Earth: Determining Ages of Rocks, Geologic Time Scale, Major Event in Earth’s History

Week 16

Jan 5-7

Week 17

Jan 10-14

Week 18

Jan 18-21

Week 19

Jan 24-28

W

Jan 30- Feb 5

Earth-Sun-Moon System: Movement in Space, Earth’s Movement in Space, Phases and Eclipses, Solar System and the Universe: Solar System Objects, Learning About the Universe, Stars, Galaxies

Week 21

Feb 8-11

Week 22

Feb 16-19

Week 23

Feb 22-26

Week 24

March 1-4

Week 25

March 7-10

Astronomy, Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies

Plate Tectonics: Evidence of Plate Motions, Plate Tectonics and Earth’s Surface, Earthquakes and Tsunami Hazards, Volcanoes and Earth’s Surface


Week 26

March 14-18

Week 27

March 21-25

Week 28

April 4-8

Week 29

April 11-15

Week 30

April 18-22

Plate Tectonics

Energy in the Atmosphere and Ocean: Energy in Earth’s Atmosphere, Patterns of Circulation in the Atmosphere, Patterns of Circulation in the Ocean

Week 31

April 28-29

Week 32

May 2-6

Week 33

May 10-13

Week 34

May 16-20

Week 35

May 23-26

Climate: Climate Factors, Climate Change, Effects of Changing Climate

Science Innovation




2022-2023 Curriculum Map - Language Arts & Social Studies


1st Quarter

8/21 - 9/29






10/2-10/20



Language

Arts

Memoir, How to write a reading response

Daybook, Sayings and Phrases, Spelling are throughout the year

Prince and the Pauper - book groups

Mythology

Reading Responses and

Social Studies

World Deserts

Judaism &

Christianity

J & C/ Ancient Greece



2nd Quarter

10/23 - 11/17




11/20-11/27


11/27-12/20



Language Arts

Prince and the Pauper, Latin and Greek,

Julius Caesar

Thanksgiving

Break

Informative/Explanatory writing


Social Studies


Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome

Enlightenment

 Enlightenment




3rd Quarter

1/8 -3/9







Language Arts

Short Stories, Opinion writing, The Odyssey in book groups


Social Studies

French Revolution

Industrialism, Capitalism, and Socialism

Latin America




4th quarter

3/12 - 5/24




3/26-

4/2







5/23

Language Arts

Poetry, Speeches

Spring Break

Poetry, Letters

Social Studies

Immigration

Industrialization and Urbanization in America



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