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Sixth Grade

English Language Arts

  • I can critically determine if a source is valid.
  • I can use a reference or source in my writing without directly copying it.
  • I can complete a research paper with a deadline.
  • I can focus my writing to talk about one single thing in detail.
  • I can cite my sources and reference the author‛s point of view.
  • I read every day.


  • I can work out math problems with variables.
  • I can solve and describe problems with ratios and proportions.
  • I can calculate the circumference and area of a circle.
  • I can write and solve geometric formulas.
  • I can collect and organize data in a statistical manner.
  • I can divide a fraction by a fraction.

Academic Behaviors

  • I set short-term and long-term academic goals and measure my progress.
  • I can take notes, organize them and use them to study.
  • I can work in a group to complete a task.
  • I use my agenda/planner to organize my assignments and to make a plan to complete long-term assignments.
  • I have a middle school schedule planned and discussed my choice of electives with my parents(s)/guardian(s).
  • I can evaluate and edit my own work and those of my peers based on my teacher‛s criteria.
  • I know the options for leadership, sports or social clubs at my school.

Motivational Experiences

  • I visited a local museum or nature center, or other educational sites in my community.
  • I visit my local library and park once a week.
  • I have visited a bank and/or credit union.
  • I have seen a live musical or theatrical production.

Financial Literacy

  • I am saving for college with a Scholars Savings Account or other 529 program.
  • I have checked to see if I have money for college saved for me through CalKIDS.
  • I talk with my parents about money.
  • I can make a plan for my money that includes spending, saving and donating.
  • I can make lists and prioritize needs and wants.
  • I know that advertising is designed to get me to buy a specific product.
  • I know that tax is added to the cost of items I buy.
  • I know that when I sign up for games, apps, social media or other services that my information can be sold to advertisers.
  • I know that there are different ways to pay for college and I go to workshops with my parent(s)/guardian(s) to learn how to pay for college.


  • My parent(s)/guardian(s) talk to my teacher about my progress in school.
  • My family knows what my learning goals are, and my learning plans if I am in an English Learner Program or have an IEP.
  • I help out my family at home with things like doing chores or cooking a meal.
  • My family and I have talked about being proactive in asking for help when I need it.
  • I understand my culture and know the importance of respecting diversity.

College Knowledge

  • I know that I can go to college!
  • I understand that doing well in school will help me get to college.
  • I visited a community college with my family.
  • I have an idea of what I want to be when I grow up.
  • I have talked to someone who has graduated from college about how I can prepare.
  • I have looked into different careers I am interested in and I know what knowledge and skills I need to develop for my career goals.

Health and Wellness

  • I eat a variety of nutritious foods that include fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • I spend at least 60 minutes a day on physical exercise (including vigorous activity, and strengthening muscles and bones).
  • I can recognize my feelings and the feelings of others, and can communicate when I need help.

Digital Citizenship

  • I find balance in my digital life.
  • I care about everyone‛s privacy.
  • I know the power of my words and actions.
  • I define who I am.
  • I am a critical thinker and creator.

For more information:

To find out more about saving for college or to enroll in a college savings account click here.

To find your local library click here.

To find your local parks and recreation options click here.

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