Students and Families,
Welcome to 6th grade Science! We will have a
fun year with many hands-on learning experiences provided in a positive learning
environment. Students will learn that the field of Science is dynamic, and that
our knowledge is continually changing and expanding as new research is being
Classroom Information and Policies:
Homework is usually an assignment that is started in class and finished at home.
Homework assignments will be posted on the 6th grade collaborative
online homework calendar.
day, students are expected to
complete a warm-up in their spiral notebooks. The purpose of the warm-up is to
help students focus on the lesson as soon as they enter the classroom. There
will be a quiz each Friday based on Warm-Up exercises (students can use their
Warm-ups on most quizzes!).
and Grading System:
100% - 90% = A
89% - 80% = B
79% - 70% = C
69% - 60% = D
59% and below = F
in eSIS are weighted:
20% Assignments (in-class work, projects,
80% Proficiency Assessments
No extra credit will be given. Grades
will be posted regularly and can be checked on eSIS.
Proficiency Grading: As a
district, we are increasing our focus on our students’ growth toward
proficiency on national standards.
Science teachers have identified priority standards that will be points
of emphasis this year. Within those standards, we have identified the critical
concepts or skills that students must learn to demonstrate proficiency.
Throughout the year, the science team will collaborate to create common
assessments measuring students’ skills and knowledge, and grades will be based
more on these assessments and less on practice (homework).
Textbook (provided in class)
Three ring binder with a section for science
Pen (blue or black)
Homework (if assigned)
Accommodations for Special Needs:
Students on IEPs or 504s will be offered additional
strategies to address needs as specified in their individual plans. Students
demonstrating advanced proficiency are offered extensions to address the student’s
individual rate and level of learning.
wishes this school year! I can’t wait to get to know the new 6th