Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO SIXTH GRADE SCIENCE"— Presentation transcript:
1 WELCOME TO SIXTH GRADE SCIENCE Teacher: Ella Moore
2 Who is your child’s teacher? Ella MooreHusband is David:Mother to Jason and Jacob13TH year with Whitehouse ISDM.Ed in ReadingReading SpecialistFaith-based Literacy VolunteerPassionate about teaching and learning scienceAvid outdoor sports enthusiast
3 SUPPLIES NEEDEDpage composition book for science journal 1 for Fall semester, 1 for spring semester.FLASHDRIVELarge 3 ring binderBraded folderPencilsPersonal pencil sharpenerCrayons or colored pencilsSupply holder that hooks into binderScissors, dry markers, glue sticks, liquid glue
4 SCIENTIFIC EXPECTATIONS Investigations to develop a rich knowledge of science and the natural worldUtilize safe lab practicesClassify elements, compounds, or mixturesUnderstand types, uses, and conservation of energy resourcesUnderstand Earth’s part in our solar system, the role of gravity, and space explorationClassify living organisms and their environments.Know the contributions of relevant scientists
10 Grading Policy All subjects receive a percentage grade. DAILY GRADES ARE WORTH 60% OF GRADETESTS ARE WORTH 40% OF GRADEAny assignment, quiz, or test which receive a score less than 70 may have a retake. Homework retakes are done at home, quizzes and tests are retaken in the classroom. The highest grade a retake can earn is 70.Students have 1 day to return a retake assignment.
11 Classroom Discipline See Brochure for campus discipline policy. See and sign Discipline Plan after viewing.Incentives such as seating privileges, jobs, and science tickets are provided.
12 Parent-School Compact The purpose of the parent-school compact is to communicate a common understanding of home and school responsibilities to assure that every child attains high standards and a quality education.
13 The School’s Responsibility Whitehouse Independent School District will:communicate with parents and notify them of school events in a timely, efficient mannercommunicate learning expectations for students at each grade levelprovide an environment that promotes positive communication between the teacher, parent and studentprovide homework assignments that will reinforce classroom instructionprovide opportunities for parent conferences and school functions to maximize parent participation
14 The Parent’s Responsibility As a parent, I will try to:see that my child is on time and attends school regularlyestablish a time for homework and review it regularlyencourage my child’s efforts and be available for questionsread aloud to my child and let my child see me readbe an interested listener as my child reads to mehelp my child establish a routine for school daysattend parent/teacher conferencessupport the school in its effort to maintain proper disciplinehelp my child learn to resolve differences in positive waysstay aware of what my child is learningrespect school staff and the cultural differences of others
15 The Student’s Responsibility As a student, I will try to:attend school regularlywork hard to do my best in class and schoolworkhelp to keep my school safeask for help when I need itrespect and cooperate with other students and adults
16 Campus-Parent Involvement Policy Acknowledging that parent/guardians are a student's first teachers and that this continuing support is essential for academic success.is committed to the following parent involvement policy:**Parents will annually receive information concerning the implementation of the Schoolwide Title 1, Part A program and will be encouraged to offer suggestions for improving/strengthening the program. (Meeting is held districtwide annually, usually in the spring.)**Parents will be given timely information concerning overall student performance standards and expectations.**Parents will be given timely information concerning campus/state assessment instruments: local assessment measures, TAKS, etc.
17 Campus-Parent Involvement Cont. **Parents will be offered opportunities for learning how to foster improved academic performance for their child(ren) through various campus activities.(Parent Meeting, parent conferences, etc.)**Parent representatives will be involved in the development, review and evaluation of the campus improvement plan.**Schoolwide, Title 1 Part A parents will be given an opportunity annually to participate in the School/Parent Compact. (It is reviewed each year at Parent Meeting.)**Parents of students participating in Schoolwide supplementary services will be asked to complete surveys seeking evaluation of the academic instructional program and parental involvement. (If your child receives Schoolwide services, program evaluations will be sent home at the end of the school year.)
18 Q & A What questions can I try and answer for you? Contact me anytime through:school phone: 903/
19 We’re off to a great start Thank you for assisting me in teaching your child.I’m expecting a terrific year.