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    Grade 6 Social Studies, 6 North,  Room 117   
    Dear Parent/Guardians,
    This year your child will travel back in time to discover the achievements of the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome. One major focus will be the impact of geography on the development of each civilization. We will also develop an understanding of these lands today through Current Events.
    In September we also focus on Hispanic Heritage, Constitution Day and the monthly Commitment to Character theme, Hopes and Dreams
    We are also pleased to highlight our partnership with the Peekskill Police Department and the G.R.E.A.T. civics program that allows students to discuss decision-making strategies. 
    Your child has been provided with a Planner that is used to write assignments and help organize study time.
    Students keep a class notebook for notes and writing assignments. Extra credit assignments can be completed to help increase your child's grade.
    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding your child's academic progress*.
    Thank you.
    Ms. M. Saperstein
    *Grade Six Social Studies Grading Policy: Grades are calculated as follows:
                               Tests (20%) /Quizzes (15%)/At-home Projects (15%): 50%
                               Classwork: Notebook/Effort/Participation: 35% 
                               Homework: 10%
                               Citizenship/Behavior: 5%
    At the end of the school year, a Final Exam will be taken by all students. That exam will count for approximately one-fifth (20%) of the Final Grade your child will earn for the entire year.
    School Telephone:  (914) 737-4542