Sixth Grade History Strands emphasize world history from its earliest cultures through the Enlightenment, including early cultures of the Americas. Civics/Government, Geography and Economics Strands are related to the history being taught.
Some of our units include:
Rome, The Byzantine Empire & The Rise of Christianity
Shows understanding in the following units:
Scientific Method: use scientific inquiry to investigate how and why natural phenomenon occur.
Water Cycle: use the idea of conservation of matter to trace water through its cycles and explain the weather patterns created by the movement of water.
Structure of Cells: use scientific inquiry and experimental design to study plant and animal cells their various parts and different functions.
Human Body Systems: the skeletal, nervous, digestive and circulatory systems will be explored with a focus on the body as a machine and Health.
Science Camp: a three-day, two-night trip to Chapel Rock in Prescott, Arizona. Students will engage in various activities unique to the outdoors that cover twenty hours of instructional time and over 40 State Science Standards and Objectives.
Specific details about our day to day classroom activities are posted on our Google classroom sites.
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I am a graduate from Arizona State University with a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in mathematics and Masters level training in Educational Counseling. I hold a state of Arizona Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate with an SEI endorsement. I am Highly Qualified under the NCLB Act. This fall begins my nineteenth year as a classroom teacher in the Gilbert Unified School District. I have taught 3rd, 5th and 6th-grades at Greenfield, Ashland Ranch and Playa del Rey Elementary schools.
My summers are spent working with the East Valley Chamber of Commerce and Wilkes University in the STEAM Scholars Project Summer Institute. For the last two years I have been working with GPS on various Science Grant programs and aligning the Science curriculum to State standards
I am married (30+ years) and have two adult sons of whom I am very proud. I enjoy spending time with my family and my animals; I also enjoy painting and drawing, movies, baseball, science fiction and am a big fan of Disney.
It is my desire to have free and open communications with all of my families. During the year, you will be hearing from me at least weekly via e-mail, notes sent home or by phone. Parents are always welcome to visit and participate in class. If you are having any family issues that involve school, questions or concerns, contact me. There are always ways to help, but I can't help if I don't know.