Incoming 6th Grade Parents Slide Presentation

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Kingsview Middle School
th
Incoming 6 Grade
Articulation Meeting
2015-2016
Administrators
Mr. Jimmy D’Andrea – Principal
Mrs. Shelia Harrison – Assistant Principal
Mrs. Ericka Singleton – Assistant Principal
Ms. Kelly Bean – Assistant School Administrator
Counseling Department
Mrs. Heather Cohen – Resource Counselor
Mrs. Kelli Shelhorse – 6th Grade Counselor (2015-2016)
Mrs. Katie Mendelson – 7th Grade Counselor (2015-2016)
Mrs. Jan Moore – 8th Grade Counselor (2015-2016)
Mrs. Cathy Hocker- Secretary, Registrar, SSL Coordinator
Kingsview Staff
• Mrs. Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT
• Mr. Dan Goldsamt, 6th Grade Math/Team Leader
• Ms. Eve Janney, Special Education IRT
• Mrs. Janet Kilcoyne, Math IRT
• Mr. Wymon Lee, Science IRT
• Mr. Brad MacKay, PE/Arts IRT
• Mrs. Kristen Sullivan, English/Reading IRT
• Mr. Michael Tucci, Social Studies IRT
The Kingsview Vision
Safe environment, physically
and emotionally, where
students and staff feel
valued and respected and
where students’ intellectual,
social and emotional growth
are fostered
The Kingsview Vision
Outstanding teaching and
learning where all students
are engaged and
challenged in every class,
every day and where
students are gaining the skills
they need to be successful in
st
the 21 century
As Kingsview Panthers, we
R.O.A.R. with pride!
Our PBIS Core Values
R.O.A.R.
Responsibility
Outstanding Attitude
Respect
What are the roles of the
6th grade team leader?
• Monitor the academic and behavioral performance/progress
of 340+ students
• Communicate information to 6th grade teachers, parents, and
students
• Attend to any/all 6th grade student, parent, or teacher
concerns
• Serve as a “go-between” for parents and 6th grade staff
• Run and facilitate 6th grade meetings
• Co-coordinate 6th grade’s annual Outdoor Education field trip
• Serve as the chair of the school’s Student Recognition
Committee
Mr. Dan Goldsamt, 6th grade team leader
[email protected]
Math Articulation
Kingsview Middle School
2015-2016
Janet Kilcoyne
Math Department Resource Teacher
[email protected]
301-601-4611
Habits of a
Productive
Mathematical
Thinker
Reasoning and Explaining
Standard of Mathematical Practice #2
Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Standard of Mathematical Practice #3
Construct viable arguments and critique the
reasoning of others
Modeling Using Tools
Standard of Mathematical
Practice #1
Standard of Mathematical Practice #4
Model with mathematics
Make sense of problems and
persevere in solving them
Standard of Mathematical Practice #5
Use appropriate tools strategically
Standard of Mathematical
Practice #6
Attend to Precision
Seeing Structure and Generalizing
Standard of Mathematical Practice #7
Look for and make sense of structure
Standard of Mathematical Practice #8
Look for and express regularity in repeated
reasoning
CURRENT (2014-2015) GRADE 5 Students
Math Courses
5
C2.0
Math 5
C2.0
Math
5/6
6
C2.0
Math 6
C2.0
IM
7
8
9
10
11
12
C2.0
Math 7
C2.0
Math 8
C2.0
Alg 1
C2.0
Geo
C2.0
Alg 2
C2.0
Pre
Calc
C2.0
IM
C2.0
Alg 1
C2.0
Geo
C2.0
Alg 2
C2.0
Pre
Calc
AP
C2.0Alg.
1
C2.0
Geo
C2.0
Alg.2
C2.0
P.Cal
AP
AP
Math Course Pathways for Rising 6th grade students
SY 2015-2016
Grade 6
SY 2016-2017
Grade 7
SY 2017-2018
Grade 8
C2.0
Math 5
C2.0
Math 6
C2.0
IM
C2.0
C2.0
Math 5/6
C2.0
IM
C2.0
Algebra
SY 2014-2015
Grade 5
Algebra I
C2.0
Honors
Geometry
Questions? Contact
[email protected]
Advanced English 6
Students are expected to:
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Read, examine and analyze novels, short stories, poetry,
navigate visual literacy
Independently write increasingly complex responses to
reading
Independently write increasingly complex creative narratives
Use Course and Literary Terms
Teachers expect students to:
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Show initiative and be able to work independently
Do homework regularly and read nightly to build
vocabulary skills
Be able to navigate on-grade level texts
Respond to a prompt using a paragraph and/or 3 paragraph
essays
Digital Literacy
(Will replace Reading 6):
Students:
 Will develop critical and creative thinking through reading,
writing, speaking, listening, and viewing in a 21st Century
approach
 Will work through a problem-based process where students
will learn to define real world problems of interest, research
the causes of those problems using real-time global texts and
then create solutions to address the problems
 Will advance students’ understanding of comprehension,
analysis, and evaluation of text as well as vocabulary
acquisition through reading complex informational and
argumentative texts in a technology-rich medium
 Will collaborate regularly both through the research and the
solution phases of their investigations
World Language
Articulation
2015-2016
Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT
[email protected]
World Language Pathways
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
Spanish/French
1A
Spanish/French
1B
Spanish/French
2A/B
Spanish/French
3A/B
Reading
Spanish/French
1A
Spanish/French
1B
Spanish/French
2A/B
(Digital Literacy)
Awareness of Language
and Culture
(Semester elective)
Spanish/French
1A/B
Spanish/French
2A/B
Reading
Reading
(Digital Literacy)
(Digital Literacy)
Awareness of Language
and Culture
(Semester elective)
Spanish/French
1A/B
(Digital Literacy)
Reading
Spanish and French
•Pacing of courses
•High school credit courses
•County Exam
•Work ethic and study habits
Awareness of Language and Culture
• Semester course (recommended elective)
• Focus on:
• culture
• non-verbal communication
• Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Farsi,
Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Hebrew
What school are
you from?
How much science
did you do in a week
at your school?
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Engineering and Design Process
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Are you Hungry to Know More?
Science courses feature…
• Problem/project based curriculum
• Instruction revolves around relevant
everyday problems
• Inquiry-based explorations
• Higher level discussion and purposeful
reading and writing
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Investigations in Science 6
Outdoor Education
• Basic Chemistry: Matter, Reactions
• Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Populations
• Alternative Energy and Environmental Science
• Basic Physics: Energy, Electricity, Waves
Trout Project
What are skills the student in your life
can work on NOW to prepare for next
year?
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• Answer questions fully with examples,
data, and explanations
• Read, create, and interpret graphs,
charts, and tables
http://www.racemath.info/motionandenergy/velocity_time_graph_a.htm
6th Grade World Studies
KMS RT: Michael Tucci
[email protected]
Unit 1: Aspects of a Civilization: Mesopotamia,
Indus River Valley, and Egypt
Unit 2: Political Systems: Ancient Greece and Rome
Unit 3: Economic Systems: Ancient and Modern
China
Unit 4: Cultural Systems: Religions of the World and
Civilizations of the 1st Millennium
Advanced skills
Artifact
Analysis
Unit 1 image analysis example
Document
Analysis
Interpreting
Maps
Analyzing
Images
Analyze the image above.
Explain how humans have modified their
natural environment to meet their economic
wants.
Explain why this was necessary given the
climate show in the image.
Historical Writing
• Writes a Topic Sentence that addresses the prompt
(Makes a Claim)
o Most students can do this when they come to us in 6th
grade!
• Supports the claim made in the topic sentence with
evidence from the text
o Most students can do this when they come to us in 6th
grade!
• Explains how the evidence from the text proves the claim
from the topic sentence
o This is the area of need for many 6th graders.
EXAMPLE
RUBRIC
Was Democracy fair for the people living in
Athens?
GRADES 6 -11 EXPANDED SCORING RUBRIC FOR ANALYTIC AND NARRATIVE WRITING
Students had
5 documents
to analyze
for examples
that could be
used to
prove that
the
Democracy
in Athens
was fair or
not fair for
the people
who lived
there.
Constructed
Measure
PARCC Standards
The response addresses the prompt
by stating the claim (Thesis or Topic
Sentence) and includes the following:
2 pts.
 cites relevant textual evidence
and inferred evidence to support
Claim
Writing
the analysis (claim)
 Provides convincing reasoning
Written
Expression
(clear and detailed explanation of
why/how)
Development of
Ideas
 The development is consistently
appropriate/relevant to the task,
10 pts.
purpose, and audience.
Examples and
Explanation of
the Examples
Criteria for Success
Topic Sentence
explains:

Makes the claim
that democracy
was fair or not fair
for the people
living in Athens.
Evidence:
 Gives examples
from multiple
sources and
explains how
democracy was
either fair or not
fair for the people
of Athens.
Physical Education & Health
3 Quarters of PE and 1Quarter of Health
Health Related Fitness
 Fitnessgram
Movement Skills and
Concepts
 Invasion Games
 Net Games
 Personal Development
Personal & Social
Responsibility
 Problem Solving
 Decision-Making Skills
 Mental and Emotional
Health
 Alcohol, Tobacco and
other Drugs
 Safety and Injury
Prevention
 Nutrition and Fitness
 Personal and
Consumer Health
Music
Instrumental—All year
• Beginning band
• Intermediate band
• Orchestra
Chorus—All Year
6th Grade Chorus
6th Grade Arts Exploration
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4 different courses
in 1 year
Art
Change each
marking period
Develop new and
natural skills,
talents and
Tech Ed
interests
Study
Strategies
Computers
Study Strategies
• Build skills to enhance their transition to
middle school
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Complete hands-on projects, lessons,
games and videos
• Independent study strategies,
• Organizational skills
• Time management strategies
• Test taking strategies
• Reading strategies
• Leave the course with a “tool box” of ways
help themselves be
academically successful
Art
• Research and compose drawings for
design ideas
•
Paint self-portraits and landscapes
that are reflective of their cultures
• Use different methods for graphite
pencil drawings
• Apply knowledge using still life
form, printmaking using the
methods of sculpture and ceramics
Tech Ed
• Introduces core engineering
basics of 2D and 3D design
• Create a 2D sketch drawing of a
house
• Apply these concepts to create a
3D model
Computers
• Create 10-12 projects
using a variety of features
of Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint and Excel.
• Practice keyboarding
Special Education @ KMS
Provide direct instruction and resource support to
students identified as having special education needs
according to state and federal guidelines.
 The team consists of parents, special education teachers,
general education teachers, paraeducators, counselors,
related services personnel (speech language pathologist,
occupational therapist, etc…), as well consultation with
our school psychologist and pupil personnel worker.
 We are a full inclusion program providing direct and
indirect special education services both inside and
outside of the classroom based on the student’s IEP.
 Students are assigned a case manager who oversees their
program, meets with students on a regular basis to
support their needs, and maintains weekly contact with
parents.
What is Student Service
Learning?
• MCPS students
must complete a
minimum of 75 SSL
hours for
graduation.
3
• MCPS students may
begin to work on
this graduation
requirement the
summer after
completing grade
5. They continue to
accrue hours
throughout high
school.
How can students earn SSL hours?
1.
Specific academic courses
 grade 6 Science (10 hours)
 grade 7 English (10 hours)
 grade 8 US History (10 hours)
2.
School-sponsored clubs and
organizations with service activities
3.
Pre-approved community organizations
SSL Coordinator:
[email protected]
www.mcpsssl.org
• Registration begins in Mid-September.
• Forms will be passed out in class.
• Activities Fair – Back to School Night
• Activities begin in October, and end in May.
• Intramural Sports: Indoor Basketball, Flag Football,
Cross Country, Street Hockey and Weight Training
• Activities: SGA, Yearbook, Green Team, Chess
Club, Environmental Club, Art Club, Engineering
Club, Robotics Club, Teaching Our Peers Spanish
(TOPS), and many more
Kingsview Middle School
• School Structure
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8
• Eight Period Day – every class
everyday
• 7:55-2:40
• Lunch
• 3 Lunch periods of
30 minutes
• PAWS time everyday
• No Recess
• Regular Lunch
SCHOOL VISITS
•Fox Chapel ES – January 28
•McNair ES – January 29
•Great Seneca Creek ES – January 30
•Matsunaga ES – February 2
Kingsview Middle School
Registration Procedures
• Registration forms are due to 5th grade teacher
by Friday, February 6.
• We use your teacher’s recommendation, data,
and your requests to decide your schedule.
• Make good academic decisions about:
• Reading ( Digital Literacy) or World
Language
• Elective choice or choices
Course Choices
• If students are recommended for Reading (Digital Literacy),
they MUST take Reading (Digital Literacy) and one elective
choice.
• If students are recommended for World Language, they can
select French or Spanish, and one elective choice.
• If students are recommended for World Language, they can
opt NOT to begin in 6th grade and select two elective options.
** Students and parents should consider this decision carefully
as changes will not be possible after registration is complete.**
Kingsview Staff Contact Information
• Mrs. Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT
• [email protected]
• Mr. Dan Goldsamt, 6th Grade Math/Team Leader
• [email protected]
• Ms. Eve Janney, Special Education IRT
• [email protected]
• Mrs. Janet Kilcoyne, Math IRT
• [email protected]
• Mr. Wymon Lee, Science IRT
• [email protected]
• Mr. Brad MacKay, PE/ Arts IRT
• [email protected]
• Mrs. Kristen Sullivan, English/Reading IRT
• [email protected]
• Mr. Michael Tucci, Social Studies IRT
• [email protected]
WE LOOK FORWARD
TO MEETING OUR
NEW PANTHERS!

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