5th to 6th Grade Transition - Klein Independent School District

Report
Doerre Intermediate
School
Is it really that different?
Presented by Doerre Counselors
and Administrators
Differences between
Regulars, Pre-AP, and
Pre-AP/GT
Regulars
Homework will be a major
part of nightly routine
 Teacher directed activities
and learning
 Daily drill of new learning
 Review sheets often given
before tests
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Pre AP & Pre AP-GT
Independent learners
 Faster pace
 Increased homework level
 Application level questions
and/or essay style tests
 Active participation
 Self Motivated
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6th grade GT
Must have qualified based
on previous screening
 GT students may be asked
to complete outside,
independent
research/project to be
presented in the classroom
 TPSP project required
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Exit Policy from Pre AP Courses
Conference with Teacher
 Exit at the end of first
semester
 It is recommended that the
parent contacts the teacher
for a conference if the
student is not making a “C”
average in the Pre AP
curriculum
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6th grade Bell Schedule
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8:15-8:40AM Cafeteria
8:40-8:50AM Gym
8:50-8:58AM Locker then class
5 minutes between classes (exclusively 6th
graders)
6th graders eat lunch with other 6th graders
only
Subjects & Electives
Typical 6th Grade Schedule
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English/Language Arts Block
English/Language Arts Block
Math
Science
Social Studies
PE
Elective
Language Arts
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Two periods per day with same
teacher
Spelling, grammar, reading
comprehension, and
composition skills
Homework assigned nightly
Math
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Must know multiplication and
division facts prior to 6th grade
Homework given nightly
Before school tutorials/reviews
available on test days
Textbook online resource (video
tutorials, sample homework
problems and practice quizzes)
Science
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General science
Lab safety and experiments
Homework assigned 2 – 3
nights a week
Social Studies
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Countries and cultures
Map study
Homework assigned 2 – 3
nights a week
Electives
Art*
 Theater Arts
 Band*
 Choir*
 Orchestra*
 Power Math (required based on STAAR
results)
 PATH – Next Step
*Requires fees and/or instrument rental
*Band and Orchestra will send letters in late
March for instrument selection dates and
times.
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Physical Education
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6th and 7th grade
Dress out in their PE uniform daily
Off Campus PE program (paperwork
required by June 11th, 2015 -contact
elementary school)
*Category 1 - 15 plus hours per week
*Category 2 - 5 plus hours per week
Must be a KISD approved off campus PE
establishment
Home School
Communication
Binder Reminder
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Available at Doerreintation
Use to record assignments
Teacher and parent can
communicate through binder
reminder
Progress Reports
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4th Thursday of each 6 weeks
Distributed during 7th period
Teacher Communication
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Email
Individual Conference
Open House
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Fall and Spring semester
Fall Open House allows parents
to walk through their student’s
schedule
Spring Open House has
different scheduled activities to
visit
Social Growth
Opportunities
Social Growth Opportunities
Doerre offers many new
experiences
 Clubs
 Student Council
 Intramurals
 Academic and Extracurricular
Activities
Doerre Clubs
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Anime Club
Campus Life
Chess Club
Culture Club
DI (Destination Imagination)
Doerre Scribes
Math Club
NJHS
Doerre Chiefs / No Place for Hate
Student Council (STUCO)
Warriors for Christ
Other ways to get involved: Try out for sports (football, volleyball,
basketball, track, cross country, swimming, cheerleading, etc.)
Join the choir, orchestra or band! Participate in Theater Arts
productions. Compete in drawing and writing competitions!
Students Can Prepare By…
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Begin now to strengthen
organizational skills
Master all math facts
Read, read, read, especially
during the summer
Novels
Non-fiction
Current events
Parent Strategies
How Can Parents Prepare?
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Talk with the 5th grade teachers
about subject level placement
(Regulars, Pre AP, Pre AP/GT)
Help your child make a wise
elective choice
Be patient and let your child
accept responsibility along with
the natural consequences!
What Can You Do To Make Your
Doerre Student Successful?
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Check Parent Connection
weekly
Check Binder Reminder nightly
Check teacher websites
Do not accept zeros as grades!
Who Do We Call For Help?
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Classroom teacher(s)
Counselors –
Mrs. Halverson (A-G)
Mrs. Kirk (H-O)
Mrs. Berumen (P-Z)
Ms. Pietsch (Case Manager)
6th grade Associate Principal –
Dr. Kulhanek-Rochin (Ms. K)
Principal – Mrs. Patin
Additional Resources
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Student Handbook
Class Rules
Project guidelines/Grading
sheets
Doerre Website
Last Day for Schedule
Change
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The last day for any
schedule change, including
both elective change and
level change (Pre AP to
regulars) will be June 11th at
3:00 pm. After that point, no
changes can be honored.
Thank you for coming! Have a
successful finish to 5th grade!!
See you in August!!

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