Mrs. Gibble's 6th Grade Classroom Webpage! Room 406

Welcome!

All students are encouraged and expected to be respectful, responsible, and safe in every setting.


Please feel free to browse around our classroom site and our 6th-grade website!


*News for parents: 

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Science- We will begin our science explorations with first becoming familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards (new set of national, researched-based standards tailored to science but these standards also have a focus on incorporating math, writing, and reading common core standards and skill sets). We will explore how to use the engineering design process, incorporate CERR (claim, evidence, response, and rebuttal) into our work, and also use the scientific method at times. When introducing these new processes in science, students will become bubble-ologists.  They will practice using these methods during an investigation on bubble creation, surface tension, and substance mixtures. We will then move into life science and work with cells and ecosystems. Next, we will explore the systems of the body hoping to find a deeper understanding of how everything works together. Lastly, we will visit Earth Science Standards. We will discuss the weather, climate, and our human impact on the environment. 

A slide show will soon be added with pictures of our science investigations! Please check back.

Please encourage your engineer to build the best, be the best, and discover the wonderful world of science! 

Math- Our math class is currently in a developmental stage as we begin the school year. It is important for me to find their areas of strength, as well as, weakness. We have been working through quick reviews using OGAP to get our minds back on math and have begun work in the Connected Math Program for 6th-grade students. This program is research-based, proficiency-based, and reflected upon the Common Core State Standards which now require higher level thinking skills for students. Our math class has rotating group work, whole group work, and class discussions. Depending on the content, we will begin with a problem of the day, work through it, then use CERR (a method also used in science) in our big key understandings. There will also be a focus on the state standards and students will be unpacking them into "Learning Targets" to make sure they are meeting requirements and setting their goals.  

*Homework will not be given every night, however, if work is not completed during class time OR more practice is needed, then work will be sent home. During instruction, there are multiple check-ins for understanding and informal assessments are also given to make sure students are proficient in their learning. 


Reading & Writing- We are currently working through the first 20 days of introducing the "Reading and Writing Workshop". Students have created writer's notebooks reflecting their writing and readings in literature. These entries respond to texts, analyze texts, and help students work through learning the qualities of being a good reader. The notebooks also include ways to generate ideas for writing.  We will be focusing on different types of narrative writing, informational writing, and argumentative writing through the use of project-based learning units. Other writing pieces will address "The 6-Traits of Writing" (ideas, word choice, sentence frequency, voice, organization, and conventions). There will also be a journal entry for students to complete due once a week for revising and editing work. 

*For reading, every night there will be a 20-minute reading assignment to complete. We are building our reading stamina and parents support is needed with this task at home. We also will be having weekly conferences about our readings and books will be checked to make sure students are reading at or above their F&P reading level. 


Please view our class schedule below! Thank you for visiting our page and supporting your child's learning!!

Gibble 6th grade schedule


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