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6th Grade Science Syllabus

Course Description

Sixth grade science will address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) through the following strands:

  • Science investigation and reasoning
  • Matter and energy
  • Force, motion, and energy
  • Earth and space
  • Organisms and environments

Classroom Norms:

  1. Daily procedures – check the board for what you will need for the day and complete the Bell work. If you are not in your seat when the bell rings, you are late.
  2. No Gum/Food – You are allowed a water bottle in class.

                         NONE of this will be available in lab.

  1. 1 Bathroom pass per 6-weeks - You have 5 minutes between class to take care of business and get back to my class.
  2. Tutoring – I am available if you are having a hard time in class. Please see me and we can arrange a time.
  3. Grading Policy – You will have 6-10 daily grades that will account for 40% of your grade and you will have 2-3 test/project grades that will account for 40% of your grade. 20% of six weeks average will be journaling, labs, and participation.
  4. Late work – Expect homework at least 1 time per week. If you turn it in late, it is minus 10pts each day late it is. After the 5th school day, it is a “0”. Late work and/or missing assignments count towards earning It Matters Incentive days at the end of each six weeks.
  5. Absent Work – If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get the work you missed from the folder. If you missed 1 day you have 1 day to get your work back to me, missed 2 days you have 2 days to get your work back to me, etc…..
  6. Corrections – If you make below a 70 on a daily assignment you can do corrections to earn half credit back towards the current grade.

Tests – You will take a test after EVERY unit! If you make below a 70, you may correct your test. Corrections include using a different color pen or pencil, getting the test paper signed, and explaining why your second answer is better than your first. Cheating – If you are caught cheating it is an automatic “0”

  1. Extra Credit – There will be some extension activities posted on Schoology for each unit. I also add various extensions onto my Web page throughout the year.
  2. Essential Supplies:
    1. 1composition notebooks – we use our Science journals everyday!
    2. Pens/Pencils
    3. Dry erase markers
    4. Scissors
    5. Bottle of glue/or glue sticks
    6. Map pencils
    7. ear buds

**Some supplies are just for my class and some will be used in all classes.

  1. Dismissal – The bell does not dismiss you….I do, so do not get up out of your chair when the bell rings.

My classroom  Expectations:

  • Always come PREPARED


  1. Warning
  2. Student Conference
  3. Parent Contact
  4. Detention
  5. Office

* Severe offenses will be referred to the assistant principal immediately!

**Violation of Lab Safety Rules results in immediate removal from lab **