8th Grade Physical Science
Dear parents and students,
My name is Mrs. Rubert and it is my pleasure to be your Physical Science teacher at Dunnellon Middle School. I am a University of Florida graduate and began teaching in 1994. I am excited to begin the school year and I look forward to getting to know you.
Earth Space Science Curriculum Topics
1st nine weeks – Nature of Science / Properties of Matter-CSMA/QSMA
2nd nine weeks –Properties of Matter/ Changes in Matter- QSMA
3rd nine weeks – Force and Motion/ Energy – Waves –Sound and Light- QSMA
4th nine weeks –Waves – Sound and Light/ Middle School Benchmark Review/ FCAT/LEOCE
Supplies to bring to class
Planner (school provides)
3 ring binder- 1 inch
Loose leaf paper
Pencils/erasers- mechanical or traditional
3 ring binder pencil case
Additional items such as colored pencils, rulers, scissors, and other supplies for projects and labs (advanced notice will be given when to bring to class)
Tests/ Projects/Presentations - 60 %
Classwork/Labs/Quizzes/QSMA – 40%
Students are to arrive to class on time and be prepared for class. At the beginning of class, students are to begin Bell Work and read the Common Board. Parents are to check child’s planner each night and help your child complete their assignments, study, and review for upcoming quizzes and tests.
To keep up with ongoing assignments, students can check my webpage on a daily basis to see what assignments need to be completed. In addition, students are to check their portal at home on a weekly basis to see their progress. When a child is absent they are to check my webpage on the day that they have missed and are responsible to make up the missed assignments.
Students are encouraged to use the restroom between classes and during their lunch period to keep interruptions to a minimum during instructional time.
If you need to contact me, please call the front office at 352. 465.6720 they will give me a message or you may email me at Linda.Rubert@marion.k12.fl.us. I am looking forward to a fantastic year. Go Tigers!
Mrs. Linda Rubert, M Ed.
8th grade Physical Science