6th Grade Transition Night Sunnyvale Middle School 6:00pm Counselor: Laura McAda • Welcome 2015-2016 6th graders! • Differences between 5th and 6th grades *No Home Room Class – Home Base *Students Rotate Individually, not by class *Everyone takes PE (1) **6th grade dresses out (gray shirts and blue shorts, will be ordered first week of school) *Core Classes (4) *Electives (2) Band/Choir/Art/DIY Creations/DI/Theatre/Design Theater/STEM • 6th grade is not offered Spanish or Keyboarding, as in 5th grade • Lunch will remain the same, 5th and 6th graders go to lunch together • 5th and 6th grade remain on the same hallway except for elective classes. Academic Administrator: Kelley Prewitt • Honors Math Requirements (no other honors classes) • 90% or better in 5th grade Math • Teacher Recommendation Grade Weights: • Daily grades include but are not limited to in-class assignments, homework, quizzes, class discussions, group work and participation. • Assessments include but are not limited to major exams, CScope assessments, essays, research papers, quizzes, reports and projects. 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade Daily/ 70% Homework 65% 60% 55% Assessments/ 30% Major Grades 35% 40% 45% Category 5th Grade Band Director: Jana Crosslin • The students will be assigned in separate band classes grouped by instruments. • Social Activities like Back to School Parties and Splash Kingdom • No experience is necessary to be in band…come one, come all! • Three Concerts per year, one Solo Contest, and one out of school Concert Contest at a Festival • Friday, March 27th will be Band Sign Up Night Choir Director: Sandy Shelley • Evening concerts are a required test grade. • Minimal cost for choir uniform. • Hawaiian Falls Contest/Field Trip • Spring Musical Art Teacher: Melanie Phelps • Use a variety of Media and Techniques: Pencil, colored pencils, paint, paper mache, clay, etc. • Learn about artist and periods of art. • Supply list required for class. Art classes available: Art 1 and DIY Creations (new for 6th grade) Theatre Arts Teacher: Rae Harvill • Theatre Arts class: – – – – – – – – – Acting, Characterization, Movement Video-Making Puppetry Class Play performed in Spring Set Design Costume & Makeup Design Light & Sound Design Publicity Design Prop Design Destination Imagination • Student teams solve openended challenges and present their solutions at tournaments • Teams learn important life skills like time management, collaboration, conflict resolution, and creative and critical thinking STEM - Wiessner • Science • Technology • Engineering • Math Students will use the above disciplines, incorporate analytical reasoning skills and team building to meet project deadlines. We utilize the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 platform. A strong propensity for problem solving is recommended. Closing • How can I stay involved in my Child’s Education? *Parent Portal *Teacher’s Websites *Email Teachers *Look at the Calendar • Students have received selection sheets. • Selection sheets are due this Friday, March 6th to their Social Studies teachers. • Registration will be March 19th and 20th .