6th GRADE INFORMATION - Welcome to Leestown's Pre-Engineering Program
Welcome to Leestown’s Pre-Engineering Program 6th GRADE INFORMATION This packet contains necessary information for the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. 1. Social Media & Contact Information 2. School Supply list 3. Summer Reading Assignments 4. Summer Math Missions on Khan Academy 5. List of essential skills to work on this summer 6. Program Expectations Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions over the summer, but I do work a regular teacher year and will only be checking emails once or twice per week while I am in town.
- Robin Featheringill, Program Coordinator & Math Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org Download our App!! Leestown Middle - FCPS
- School updates and Information Social Media Facebook: Pre-Engineering: @leestownpreengineering School: Leestown Middle School Chargers Band: @leestownmiddleschoolband Instagram: Pre-Engineering: lmspreengineering Band: leestownband Art: leestownart Twitter: Pre-Engineering: @lmspreeng Leestown: @theleestownway Technology (coding & robotics): @LeestownTech Websites Leestown: https://www.fcps.net/Page/67Pre-Engineering: http://leestownpreengineering.weebly.com/
- Last name A – G 2 boxes of tissues & 2 black Expo markers
- Last name H – M 1 bottle of hand sanitizer (i.e. germ-ex) & 2 black Expo markers
- Last name N – S 1 container of disinfectant wipes (i.e. Clorox wipes, Lysol wipes) & 10 pack of wooden pencils
- Last name T – Z 2 rolls of paper towels & 10 pack of wooden pencils Every Student Must Have: ❏ Two - 1 inch binders (Social Studies & Math) ❏ 7 heavy-duty colored folders with holes (no prongs) ❏ 1 blue (ELA), 1 green (Math), 1 red (SS), 1 yellow (Science), 1 orange (STEM), 2 purple (electives) **We strongly encourage you to purchase additional folders while they are on sale. Due to normal wear and tear, folders are typically replaced 2-3 times a year.
Pencil pouch to remain in binder ❏ Colored-pencils – 12 pack is acceptable (social studies) ❏ Highlighters – any color ❏ Wide-ruled notebook paper loose-leaf (student keeps) ❏ Graph-paper loose-leaf (student keeps) ❏ Pack of pencils (If your child uses mechanical pencils, please purchase additional lead – student keeps) ❏ Calculator for homework TI-34 Multiview ❏ Inexpensive Ear - Buds (please keep them inexpensive and replaceable) ❏ Wireless mouse *Optional ❏ $20.00 Pre-Engineering/STEM class fee ❏ Padded Chromebook Cover - $30.00 and purchased through LMS ❏ $10 science lab fee for hands on science experiments/activities ❏ $5 agenda book fee Chromebook Information: Students have the option of purchasing a Chromebook from Leestown Middle School.
The fee for the Chromebook is $100.00 per year. This includes the device, service, warranties, and apps provided by the district. Students will receive more information at the beginning of the year. Students use their devices in most classes all day. Internet access will be required for work completion and assignments at school as well as home. Please let Ms. Featheringill know if you will have issues with the internet access. There options to work offline.
Leestown Middle Summer Reading 6th grade Pre-Engineering Leestown Middle School summer reading is THEME BASED. This means that you DON’T have to read a specific book; instead you get to pick books based on our theme! Book 1: Fiction Book The theme for sixth grade fiction book is GROWING UP: CHILDHOOD AND CHANGE. You can read ANY NOVEL as long as it includes a kid or young adult who goes through some sort of change in the story. Step 1 - Picking a Book ✓ Pick a novel (chapter book) about a kid who changes in the story. ✓ Pick a book you’ll enjoy! Search through genres or series you already like to find one that fits.
Pick a book that is around grade level (900-1200 Lexile would be appropriate for most students).
See the back of this handout for some examples that would fit the theme! Step 2 – Completing the Assignments ✓ Summary: Describe how the main character in your book changes as he/she faces a challenge. Make sure you tell who the character was before, what made the character change, and who the character was by the end of the novel. ✓ Comparison: Using any appropriate organizer, compare and contrast the main character in the book with another character in the book that is different. Try to compare at least 5 things. ✓ Assignment: Illustrate an IMPORTANT scene from the novel. Be as creative as you’d like! You get to choose the method of illustration.
Book 2: Biography The theme for the biography is TRIUMPH OVER TRAGEDY. You can read ANY biography as long as it includes a story about an individual that demonstrates “Triumph over Tragedy” in their lives. Be as creative as you would like choosing your biography. This book may be used as part of your research during our National History Day Project. **NO summer assignment for the Biography. Be ready to complete an assignment when school gets started in August.
Possible Summer Reading Books for the Fiction Selection Choose one of these or find one on your own that fits the theme! City of Ember—Jeanne DuPrau.
The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever!
The Egypt Game—Zilpha Keatly Snyder. Two girls, about to start 6th grade, spend their summer creating an elaborate ``Egypt game,'' a fantasy game that soon leads to strange, unexplainable happenings. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate—Jacqueline Kelly. As eleven-year old Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century. Flush—Carl Hiaasen . Noah's dad has a little problem with anger control. He tried to stop the Coral Queen casino boat's illegal dumping .
by sinking the boat. But his bold protest fizzles: within days the casino is back in business, and Noah's dad is behind bars and out of action. Now Noah is determined to succeed where his father failed.
Football Genius—Tim Green. Troy White can predict any football play before it happens. And when his single mom gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons, Troy knows it's his big chance to help them out of their slump—and finally prove his football genius. The Get Rich Quick Club—Dan Gutman. Gina Tumolo and her Get Rich Quick Club are determined to make a million dollars by the end of the summer. They're going to make a pact and hatch a scheme, and their small-town life will never be the same again.
The Graveyard Book—Neil Gaiman. Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.
He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family Joey Pigza Loses Control—Jack Gantos. Joey Pigza has always been wired. He couldn’t sit still. He couldn’t behave. He was always getting in trouble. Until he got the right meds. He’s just met his dad for the first time in years, and now he knows where he gets it. His dad’s wired, too. And he says he wants to teach Joey to be a winner, to take control.
But Joey’s not so sure. Because it means going off his medication .
The Sign of the Beaver—Elizabeth George Speare. His father leaves him alone to guard their newly built cabin in the wilderness, but when a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt knows he has no way to shoot game and no way to protect himself. It is only after meeting the proud, resourceful Indian boy Attean that Matt begins to discover new ways to survive in the forest. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town—Kimberly Willis Holt. Toby Wilson is having the toughest summer of his life. His mother left for good; his best friend’s brother was killed. Then Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in Toby’s sleepy Texas town.
And it’s Zachary Beaver who turns the town of Antler upside down and leaves everyone, especially Toby, changed forever.
Summer Math Missions: WE KHAN DO IT! Pre-Engineering students take Pre-Algebra, Adv. Algebra 1, and Adv. Geometry during their three years at LMS. To prepare for the rigorous coursework, we ask that all students complete a percentage of their Math Mission during the summer to prepare for the upcoming year. Many concepts covered through their summer work will not be specifically covered in class or will be a review. All Incoming 6th grade PE students are expected to be 50% completion for the 6th Grade Khan Mission.
Video explaining how to login: https://goo.gl/2y2dxZ To Login to Khan Academy: 1.
Visit https://www.khanacademy.org/ 2. Go to the top right corner and click “login” 3. Click the red “google” button. 4. Use your school email and password to login (you may have to enter the password twice). After logging into Khan Academy, go to https://www.khanacademy.org/coaches and enter the class code below. Class Code:H95AUBQA This will allow us to work together and I can track your progress. Essential Skills for 6th Grade: We get started on day one with learning and meeting new challenges. In order for us to achieve these goals, the teachers have listed some “Essential Skills” that need to be mastered over the summer.
1. Students should know their Multiplication and Division facts 1 through 12. 2. Students should know how many days are in each month. 3. Students should be able to list and plot all 7 continents and 5 oceans on a map. 4. Students should be able to locate all 50 states on a map. 5. Students should have a general understanding of a deck of cards (52 cards, 4 suits, face cards) 6. Students should be able to convert from a fraction to a decimal, to a percent. 7. Bonus: Students should be able to name all prime numbers under 100.