6th Grade Earth/Space Science
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Our classroom assignments will be posted through Google Classroom (code: z2m2p3f) at the beginning of each week.
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My office hours will be 8:30AM - 9:30AM and 3PM - 4PM, Monday through Friday.
Office hours will be for students to have direct communication with me.
My office phone number is (352)462-2674. You can either call me directly or text me.
Although you can use that number any time of the day (leaving voice mail or texting), I will be communicating back during the office hours.
Of course you're also welcome to use my email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructor: Mr. Reynolds
Phone: 671-6035 ext: 56269
Interactive Notebook Supply List:
The following will be needed for a supply source for the school year. Not all families will have resources to obtain all the supplies. If you are so inclined to do so, you’re welcome to help out these students through sending additional supplies. Students will turn in supplies to Mr. Reynolds who will distribute them as needed throughout the year.
2 - 150 sheet pack of wide rule paper (125
5 – Elmer’s glue sticks (not had success with other types)
4 – 3 prong, 2 pocket folders (duo-tang style)
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for the study of general concepts, theories, and processes relating to the earth/space sciences, and their applications through exploratory investigations and activities.
One of our main goals in Earth Science is to help students understand the nature of scientific knowledge and how that knowledge is created and evaluated. To do this, we will focus on the following: the nature of science, astronomy, the Earth as a system, weather, the ocean’s environment, the formation and properties of rocks and minerals, and careers and technology in the earth sciences.
Grade 6 Earth/Space Science Course Overview
The course will begin by looking at the composition of the earth and the processes responsible for shaping it’s surface. Next, we’ll study the Oceans, the Atmosphere, and Weather. Finally we go beyond the earth and into the Solar System and beyond.
Daily Supplies: Pencil or pen to write with.
***Our science class collects Box Tops for Education to raise funds for science supplies. Please remember to clip and bring them in.
45% Class/Daily Assignments, Quizzes
40% Tests, Projects, and Presentations
Academic Expectations: Students are expected to maintain at least a “C” average. A “D” grade is NOT an acceptable grade! “D” is passing, but students are expected to strive for more. Grade marks are shown below. Letter grades are sometimes used on student assignments when percentage (accuracy) scores are not appropriate.
100% – 90% A “Outstanding” A = 90 - 100
89% – 80% B “Commendable” B = 80 - 89
79% – 70% C “Average" C = 70 - 79
69% – 60% D “Marginal” D = 60 - 69
59% – 0% F “Failing” F = 0 - 59
Behavior Management Plan
Minor infractions will result in a warning.
Repeat infractions or offenses beyond a minor infraction will result in at least one of the following corrective measures: change of seat, student-teacher conference, parent contact, behavior contract, or time-out in another classroom.
A third infraction will result in another parent contact or a parent teacher conference being called.
Repeat infractions after corrective steps have been taken will result in a disciplinary referral.
Severe infractions and lab safety violations will result in an immediate disciplinary referral.
Absences: It is important that students attend each class. Unfortunately, situations occur that force a student to miss class (such as illness, family emergencies, etc.). It is the student’s responsibility to get a copy of missed class assignments (if make-up is required). They will have one day for every day absent to complete the missed assignment. Assignments that are in the student’s possession but come due during an absence are due upon the student’s return. If extra time is required, please request it before returning to class. Being absent does NOT excuse you from the work, or give you an excuse to turn it in weeks late. It is not the teachers duty to track down the absent students and tell them what they missed – it is the student's responsibility to ask the teache or a classmate for the work missed.