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Grade 6 Information

Toki's 6th Grade Website

Follow the links below to visit your grade level team.

6th Grade Staff:

The Stormers Team: Mark Siegel, Cathy Pearson, Michael Caliendo, Esther Kim, and Dom Harvey

The Wolfpack Team: Haven Traore, Natalie O'Connell, Michelle Dupuis, and Kelly Manske

The Foxes Team: Marguerite Fairchild, Kortni Kohl, Dawn Liska-Tollefson, Amelia Ramirez, and Dani See

In 6th grade, the concepts of Building Community, Developing Personal Responsibility, Changing Minds, and Being a Steward in My Community frame the curriculum.  Teachers make connections between disciplines, which allows students to transfer their learning from one subject area to another; thus, deepening their understanding of not only their academic learning but also of the world around them. 

Throughout all disciplines, students are developing their ability to reason and applying and practicing essential skills - gather, organize, analyze, and integrate information as well as generate information, evaluate information and outcomes, communicate information, and participate with others. 

During Crew, they are also working on habits of mind that are presented in the Social-Emotional Learning Standards (SEL).   In order to be successful, students monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary.  They build and maintain positive relationships through effective communication, cooperation, and conflict resolution. In doing so, they establish and maintain positive relationships by respecting others, practicing social skills, and making responsible choices while recognizing civic responsibility. Additionally, students apply critical thinking skills while making decisions, following expectations, staying safe, and advocating for themselves.

Students will also be studying the importance of community gardens and building community. They will go on two field trips in the fall to help them understand the importance of the Toki Garden that they will be continuing to cultivate. Sixth grade teachers collaborate with various community members, experts in the field and area organizations to enhance curriculum. Reading and research deepen students' knowledge, helping them to create projects and products to be showcased at events during the school year.

Toki Garden Website

MMSD Garden-Based Education Website


6th Grade Staff Contact Information

 

The Stormers Team

Name

Position

Phone Number

Email Address

Mark Siegel

Social Studies and Science Teacher

204-4867

mjsiegel@madison.k12.wi.us

Cathy Pearson

English Language Arts Teacher

204-4869

capearson@madison.k12.wi.us

Michael Caliendo

Math Teacher

204-4868

macaliendo@madison.k12.wi.us

Esther Kim

Cross Categorical Teacher

204-4869

eykim@madison.k12.wi.us

Dom Harvey

Cross Categorical Teacher

204-4869

dcharvey@madison.k12.wi.us

 

The Wolfpack Team

Name

Position

Phone Number

Email Address

Michelle Dupuis

Social Studies and Science Teacher

204-4876

mdupuis@madison.k12.wi.us

Haven Traore

Language Arts and Reading Teacher

204-4873

hjtraore2@madison.k12.wi.us

Natalie O’Connell

Math Teacher

204-4875

njoconnell@madison.k12.wi.us

Kelly Manske

Cross Categorical Teacher

204-4875

kdmanske@madison.k12.wi.us

 

Sugar Beat Team

Name

Position

Phone Number

Email Address

Kortni Kohl

Math Teacher

204-4877

krkohl@madison.k12.wi.us

Marguerite Fairchild

ELA Teacher

204-4755

mbfairchildg@madison.k12.wi.us

Amelia Ramirez

Bilingual Resource Teacher

204-4873

aramirez5@madison.k12.wi.us

Dawn Liska-Tollefson

Science/SS Teacher

204-4755

ddliska@madison.k12.wi.us

Danielle See                 

Cross Categorical Teacher 

204-4755           

dsee@madison.k12.wi.us               

 


Curriculum Information

Click on the subject to view and download a copy of the syllabus.

Grading

 All MMSD middle schools used standard-based grading to communicate student understanding of standards and learning targets. The following scale is the broad meaning of the rating on given standards.

 Academic Performance Level for Middle School Standard Rubrics

 4 – Demonstrates in depth understanding and application

3 – Demonstrates full understanding and application

2 – Demonstrates partial understanding and application

1 – Demonstrates little understanding and application

0 – Demonstrates no understanding and application

Middle School Learning Skills Rubric:

 M – Most of the time

S – Some of the time

R – Rarely

 For Your Information:

 We will be working to keep assignments and grades up to date in Infinite Campus. You can view your student’s grades through the parent portal:

 https://campus.madison.k12.wi.us/campus/portal/madison.jsp