• 6th Grade Science


    There is a class website with information on the major units we cover this year. This site is very useful in helping review facts, to catch up on information when absent, and to use the practice tests and games that can be found there. It is an important place to visit when studying for exams. Also on this site are copies of all worksheets assigned for the year as well as current event forms and links to current event articles. If absent or a paper is lost, students may print a new one and get it in on time. Please have your child get used to using this site.


    Lecture notes for each unit are online on the class website. For students who do not have an Internet connection, the Power Pts. can be sent home on a CD. If a home computer is not available, lecture notes can be provided in paper form.


    In sixth grade, teachers do not accept late work on regular assignments. Papers not turned in are recorded as 49% in the gradebook. Extended time will be allowed for projects; however, 15% will be taken off the grade for every day late.


    I update grades on the Parent Portal at least once a week. The school will send home your user name and instructions on how to access grades and set a password. If you do not receive this, please call 696-6003 to get the information. Students are also able to view their grades by using the Student Portal. Students can get a password from their teachers or the registrar.   Parent and Student Portal    

    Students who receive a “D” or an “F” on any test will be given the opportunity to take a different version of the original test. The two grades will then be averaged together for a final grade. It is the student’s responsibility to retake the test on the appointed day.

    A science calendar will be sent home that will have all the homework and upcoming tests and projects listed, Please post this in a conspicuous place and help your child remember to check it daily. A copy of the calendar is also posted on my website. Listed on the calendar is both classwork and homework.

    Students are given one day for every day absent to make up both classwork and homework. After that time, the work is considered late and will marked as 49%.

    By mid- August I will start sending home a weekly e-mail every Monday that states the classwork and homework for the week. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are not receiving it.

    Students will be expected to have paper and either a pen or pencil for class every day. Students may purchase pencils for 25¢ at school.

    Recommended supplies for the year:
    2 pocket folder
    colored pencils
    jump (thumb) drive
    spiral notebooks (7-8 to use as needed through the year)