## Topics covered:

**Science 6**

Mixtures and Solutions

Models and Designs

Levers and Pulleys

Environments

Students will understand that there are unifying themes: systems, order, organization, and interactions; evidence, models, and explanations; constancy, change, and measurement; evolution, equilibrium, and energy; form and function among scientific disciplines.

Students will understand that science is ongoing and inventive, and that scientific understandings have changed over time as new evidence is found.

** **Students will investigate questions using scientific methods and tools, revise their personal understanding to accommodate knowledge, and communicate these understandings to others.

** **Students will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics and structures of living things, the processes of life, and how living things interact with one another and their environment.

** **Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and chemical properties of matter, the forms and properties of energy, and the ways in which matter and energy interact.

**Social Studies 6**

Mapping Skills

Ancient Civilizations--Incas, Aztecs,

Students will learn about geography through the study of the relationships among people, places, and environments.

Students will learn about the history of the United States, and the world, examining change and continuity over time in order to develop historical perspective, explain historical relationships, and analyze issues that affect the present and the future.

Students will use a variety of geographic representations, such as political, physical, and topographic maps, a globe, aerial photographs, and satellite images, to gather and compare information about a place

Students will use an atlas to estimate distance, calculate scale, identify dominant patterns of climate and land use, and compute population density

**Reading 6**

Reading log on Google Docs

Time to read in class

Discussion to make connections/reflections.

Reading Drills

We will also do a combination of independent reads, skills practice for academic reading and anchor text reading as a group

**Math 6**

CPM envisions a world where mathematics is viewed as intriguing and useful, and is appreciated by all; where powerful mathematical thinking is an essential, universal, and desirable trait; and where people are empowered by mathematical problem-solving and reasoning to solve the world’s problems.

**Students will:**

**Ratios and Proportional Relationships**

• Understand ratio concepts and use ratio
reasoning to solve problems.

**The Number System**

• apply and extend previous understandings of
multiplication and division to divide fractions
by fractions.

• Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and
find common factors and multiples.

• apply and extend previous understandings of
numbers to the system of rational numbers.

**Expressions and Equations**

• reason about and solve one-variable equations
and inequalities.

• represent and analyze quantitative
relationships between dependent and
independent variables

**Geometry**

• Solve real-world and mathematical problems
involving area, surface area, and volume.

**Statistics and Probability**

• develop understanding of statistical variability.

• Summarize and describe distributions.

**Math 7**

CPM envisions a world where mathematics is viewed as intriguing and useful, and is appreciated by all; where powerful mathematical thinking is an essential, universal, and desirable trait; and where people are empowered by mathematical problem-solving and reasoning to solve the world’s problems.

**Students will:**

**Ratios and Proportional Relationships**

• analyze proportional relationships and use
them to solve real-world and mathematical
problems.

**The Number System**

• apply and extend previous understandings
of operations with fractions to add, subtract,
multiply, and divide rational numbers.

**Expressions and Equations**

• Use properties of operations to generate
equivalent expressions.

• Solve real-life and mathematical problems
using numerical and algebraic expressions and
equations.

**Geometry**

• draw, construct and describe geometrical
figures and describe the relationships between
them.

• Solve real-life and mathematical problems
involving angle measure, area, surface area,
and volume.

**Statistics and Probability**

• Use random sampling to draw inferences about
a population.

• draw informal comparative inferences about
two populations.

• Investigate chance processes and develop, use,
and evaluate probability models.

**Classroom Rules and Procedures/Expectations**

**Welcome to Mrs. Schroeder's Classroom!**

Because I care about you and your right to learn, the following rules and policies will be enforced in this room. At first it may seem that I expect a lot from you, but I do this only because I know you can do it.

## Classroom Rules

I have three general classroom rules. I expect that your behavior, statements, and actions will meet these three criteria at all times. As you consider your actions, simply ask yourself these three questions:

****** Is it safe?******** Is it courteous?******** Is it my best?**

## Mission Statement

My goal is to educate students who will:

****** **think critically,****** **communicate effectively,****** **value and demonstrate high ethical conduct,****** **contribute to the community, and****** **excel among people throughout the world.

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Grading Scale:

## A 93-100 A- 90-92 B+ 88-89 B 83-87 B- 80-82 C+ 78-79 C 73-77 C- 70-72 D+ 68-69 D 63-67 D-60-62 F 59&Below

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## Calculating Quarter Grades

Assessments--60% Daily Practice Activities = 40%

## Calculating Semester Grades

First Quarter Grade = 50%Second Quarter Grade = 50%

**Classroom Materials and Technology Expectations**

*textbook, writing tool/pencils, pens, eraser, paper, folder, lap tap computer

*Google Classroom

## Other Procedures and Expectations

****** **Bring all necessary materials with you every day---textbook, notebook, folder, pencils, pens—black and red

****** **You are responsible for getting missed work and notes due to an excused absence.

- You have two class periods to submit missed work. See my web page for updated assignments.

****** **If you wish to pre-arrange an absence, get all worksheets and assignments before your absence. Be prepared for the next class**:** all assignments are due and all tests must be taken as scheduled. If you have questions, see me before the start of the next class.

****** **Extra credit does not exist. The grade you receive is the grade you earn.

*A student may receive an extension on an assignment if unusual circumstances arise. This must be done prior to the due date—once the due date arrives, it is too late to request an extended deadline.

****** **I expect high quality work from you.

****** **It is each student’s job to avoid the appearance as well as the act of cheating. Cheating will result in two things**:** a failure of that assignment and an office referral.

- If you need assistance or have a concern that you wish to discuss, do not hesitate to talk to me. I can be reached before school, during my prep period, or after school.

**Let’s have a positive and productive learning experience!**

Any questions or concerns please contact me anytime!

Available for phone conversations--10:22-11:15 and after school 3:21-4:00

Email--Anytime

kschroeder@cornell.k12.wi.us

Cornell Middle/High School (715) 861-6947 ext 1115