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1 Welcome to 6 th Grade Homeroom Best way to contact me:

2 Dress Code Reminders Common Concerns: Ladies: Wearing bracelets, anklets, etc. Length of uniform skirt, regular skirts, shorts or shirts/leggings – must be at fingertips or below Gentlemen: Forgetting belts and not wearing dress shoes on Fridays. Shirt not tucked in (often due to shirt being too short)

3 Cornerstone Highlights Address: cornerstonesms.com Problems? Contact Mrs. Libcke for help: or Please check Cornerstone for assignments and grades.

4 6 th Grade Field Trip 2 day/1 night trip to Echo Hill Outdoor School Located along Eastern Chesapeake Bay April 2014 (dates TBD) Students learn about the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem through explorations of the marshland and bay. Daily hikes, games, Bay boat ride – all outdoors! Cost – estimated about $

5 Welcome to St. B 6 th Grade Science Best way to contact me:

6 What Are the Basic Skills of Someone Who Has Scientific Literacy? Demonstrate basic skills common to all literacy. Ask, find or determine answers to questions derived from curiosity about everyday experiences. Describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena. Read with understanding news articles about science.

7 6 th Grade Science Units Major Units: Nature of Science Atoms, Elements and Matter Earth Science Simple Machines and Energy Skills Developed: Carrying out controlled experiments Measuring matter in metric units Scientific writing Using scientific equipment and tools

8 Science Notebook Daily Supplies Needed: Colored pencils Pens, pencils Glue sticks or clear tape Scissors ruler All classwork Unit vocabulary All stamped assignments Rough drafts and lab notes Collected and graded at the end of each unit.

9 Cornerstone and Science Website Address: cornerstonesms.com Problems? Contact the Mrs. Libcke for help: or Please check Cornerstone for up-to-date assignments and grades. Directions to My Science Website:My Science Website saintbernadetteschool.org – about us – faculty and Staff – Gina Riazi

10 High Expectations  Academic Achievement “Effective teachers not only express and clarify expectations for student achievement, but also stress student responsibility and accountability for striving to meet those expectations” (Stronge, 2002, p. 37). …important as expectations by schools and teachers are parents’ academic expectations for their children. Parents’ expectations have been shown to be a significant predictor of student success across age groups, races, and nationalities (Seginer, 1983; Kaplan, Liu, and Kaplan, 2001).”

11 All graded work is completed neatly and with easy-to-read handwriting or typed. Directions are followed. Graded assignments are turned in on time; late work always results in a reduced grade; no more than 60% credit 6+ days late. Students are responsible for work missed due to an absence (absentee folders) – please discuss with your child his/her responsibility to speak to the teacher AND check Cornerstone. Students are expected to come to science with all required supplies every day. Responsibility demerits are consequence of failure to do this. High Expectations  Academic Achievement

12 Students should begin studying for quizzes and tests several days beforehand; proven effective study techniques:  Flash cards: student-made and reviewed daily (best with a partner)  Rewrite notes  Using study guide and notes to write potential test questions and answer them.  Mnemonics: Use keywords and imagery to associate concepts Repeat !

13 What type of science homework can I expect? 1.Copying notes that will be reviewed and discussed the next day. 2.Completing review assignments for learning and practicing the content and skills that will be on quizzes and tests. 3.Completing graded assignments and projects designed to expand and deepen understanding of what we are studying.

14 Homework completed by the student and on-time is important. Homework is for review, to promote understanding, to develop skills and to expand knowledge. Failure to complete homework on a regular basis disrupts this process.

15 Late Policy for Assignments that are NOT in the notebook. You have up to 5 school days to turn in a collected assignment. One grade lost per day: Day 1 late – highest grade possible a B Day 2 late – highest grade possible a C Day 3 late – highest grade possible a D Day 4 late – highest grade possible a D- Day 5 late – highest grade possible a 60% (F) Extended time? 10 school days with a letter grade drop every 2 days.

16 Useful Websites Quizlet Quizlet – make online flash cards BrainpopBrainpop – subscription required Biology4kids Chem4Kids Geography4Kids Cosmos4Kids Physics4Kids NumberNut.com

17 Welcome to St. B Science 7 th Grade Best way to contact me:

18 What Are the Basic Skills of Someone Who Has Scientific Literacy? Demonstrate basic skills common to all literacy. Ask, find or determine answers to questions derived from curiosity about everyday experiences. Describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena. Read with understanding news articles about science.

19 7 th Grade Science Units Major Units: Sound and light waves Microscopes Cells and cell processes Pathogens heredity Body systems ecology Skills Developed: Carrying out controlled experiments Measuring matter in metric units Scientific writing Using scientific equipment and tools

20 7 th Grade Stream Study Study stream ecology and stream health. Learn and apply macroinvertebrate monitoring technique used world- wide to monitor stream health Create an educational brochure about the results of the stream study

21 Science Notebook Daily Supplies Needed: Colored pencils Pens, pencils Glue sticks or clear tape Scissors ruler All classwork Unit vocabulary All stamped assignments Rough drafts and lab notes Collected and graded at the end of each unit.

22 Cornerstone and Science Website Address: cornerstonesms.com Problems? Contact the Mrs. Libcke for help: or Please check Cornerstone for up-to-date assignments and grades. Directions to My Science Website: saintbernadetteschool.org – about us – faculty and Staff – Gina Riazi

23 High Expectations  Academic Achievement “Effective teachers not only express and clarify expectations for student achievement, but also stress student responsibility and accountability for striving to meet those expectations” (Stronge, 2002, p. 37). Perhaps as important as expectations by schools and teachers are parents’ academic expectations for their children. Parents’ expectations have been shown to be a significant predictor of student success across age groups, races, and nationalities (Seginer, 1983; Kaplan, Liu, and Kaplan, 2001).”

24 All graded work is completed neatly and with easy-to-read handwriting or typed. Directions are followed. Graded assignments are turned in on time; late work always results in a reduced grade; no more than 50% credit for work that is more than 7 days late. Students are responsible for work missed due to an absence (absentee folders) – please discuss with your child his/her responsibility to speak to the teacher AND check Cornerstone. Students are expected to come to science with all required supplies every day. Responsibility demerits are consequence of failure to do this. High Expectations  Academic Achievement

25 Students should begin studying for quizzes and tests several days beforehand; proven effective study techniques:  Flash cards: student-made and reviewed daily (best with a partner)  Rewrite notes  Using study guide and notes to write potential test questions and answer them.  Mnemonics: Use keywords and imagery to associate concepts Repeat !

26 What type of science homework can I expect? 1.Copying notes that will be reviewed and discussed the next day. 2.Completing review assignments for learning and practicing the content and skills that will be on quizzes and tests. 3.Completing graded assignments and projects designed to expand and deepen understanding of what we are studying.

27 Homework completed by the student and on-time is important. Homework is for review, to promote understanding, to develop skills and to expand knowledge. Failure to complete homework on a regular basis disrupts this process.

28 Late Policy for Assignments that are NOT in the notebook. You have up to 5 school days to turn in a collected assignment. One grade lost per day: Day 1 late – highest grade possible a B Day 2 late – highest grade possible a C Day 3 late – highest grade possible a D Day 4 late – highest grade possible a D- Day 5 late – highest grade possible a 60% (F) Extended time? 10 school days with a letter grade drop every 2 days.

29 Useful Websites Quizlet Quizlet – make online flash cards BrainpopBrainpop – subscription required Biology4kids Chem4Kids Geography4Kids Cosmos4Kids Physics4Kids NumberNut.com

30 Welcome to St. B Science 8 th Grade Best way to contact me:

31 What Are the Basic Skills of Someone Who Has Scientific Literacy? Demonstrate basic skills common to all literacy. Ask, find or determine answers to questions derived from curiosity about everyday experiences. Describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena. Read with understanding news articles about science.

32 8 th Grade Science Units Major Units: Scientific Methods Measurement/summary Forces and Motion Simple Machines Atomic Theory and the Periodic Table Behavior of matter Energy Earth-Sun System Skills Developed: Conducting controlled experiments and data analysis Measuring matter in metric units Scientific writing Using scientific equipment and tools

33 8 th Grade Science Fair Each student will design and conduct an independent controlled experiment in the 3 rd quarter. In the science fair students display and discuss their projects with visiting students and family. Students are given a series of deadlines to provide structure to this long-term project.

34 Science Notebook Daily Supplies Needed: Colored pencils Pens, pencils Glue sticks or clear tape Scissors ruler All classwork Unit vocabulary All stamped assignments Rough drafts and lab notes Collected and graded at the end of each unit.

35 Cornerstone and Science Website Address: cornerstonesms.com Problems? Contact the Mrs. Libcke for help: or Please check Cornerstone for up-to-date assignments and grades. Directions to My Science Website: saintbernadetteschool.org – about us – faculty and Staff – Gina Riazi

36 High Expectations  Academic Achievement “Effective teachers not only express and clarify expectations for student achievement, but also stress student responsibility and accountability for striving to meet those expectations” (Stronge, 2002, p. 37). Perhaps as important as expectations by schools and teachers are parents’ academic expectations for their children. Parents’ expectations have been shown to be a significant predictor of student success across age groups, races, and nationalities (Seginer, 1983; Kaplan, Liu, and Kaplan, 2001).”

37 All graded work is completed neatly and with easy-to-read handwriting or typed. Directions are followed. Graded assignments are turned in on time; late work always results in a reduced grade; no more than 50% credit for work that is more than 7 days late. Students are responsible for work missed due to an absence (absentee folders) – please discuss with your child his/her responsibility to speak to the teacher AND check Cornerstone. Students are expected to come to science with all required supplies every day. Responsibility demerits are consequence of failure to do this. High Expectations  Academic Achievement

38 Students should begin studying for quizzes and tests several days beforehand; proven effective study techniques:  Flash cards: student-made and reviewed daily (best with a partner)  Rewrite notes  Using study guide and notes to write potential test questions and answer them.  Mnemonics: Use keywords and imagery to associate concepts Repeat !

39 What type of science homework can I expect? 1.Copying notes that will be reviewed and discussed the next day. 2.Completing review assignments for learning and practicing the content and skills that will be on quizzes and tests. 3.Completing graded assignments and projects designed to expand and deepen understanding of what we are studying.

40 Homework completed by the student and on-time is important. Homework is for review, to promote understanding, to develop skills and to expand knowledge. Failure to complete homework on a regular basis disrupts this process.

41 Late Policy for Assignments that are NOT in the notebook. You have up to 5 school days to turn in a collected assignment. One grade lost per day: Day 1 late – highest grade possible a B Day 2 late – highest grade possible a C Day 3 late – highest grade possible a D Day 4 late – highest grade possible a D- Day 5 late – highest grade possible a 60% (F) Extended time? 10 school days with a letter grade drop every 2 days.

42 Useful Websites Quizlet Quizlet – make online flash cards BrainpopBrainpop – subscription required Biology4kids Chem4Kids Geography4Kids Cosmos4Kids Physics4Kids NumberNut.com


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