Welcome to Science! Sixth grade science students will understand and investigate the following
•Science Process Skills
•Energy in the Atmosphere
•The Solar System
WEEKLY TIMELINE (subject to change)
WEATHER WATCHING LOG DUE 1-4-17 HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DUE
DATE 1-6-17 (FRIDAY)
SCIENCE INTERIMS WERE GIVEN TO STUDENTS JANUARY 6, 2016
No school January 16th, 20th
2-27 through 3-6
2-27 - Notebook Assignments are DUE
2-28 Catch-up class period
3-1 and 3-2 Unit 8, Lesson 2, Notebook Assignment #13
3-3/3-6 Unit 8 Lesson 3: Notebook Assignment #14
2-23 through 2-24
Unit 8, Lesson 1: notebook assignments #10, 11, 12
Unit 7 Test
2-13 through 2-17
Unit 7, Lessons 5 and 6; Notebook Assignments 7, 8, 9
Vocab test 2-17
2-6 through 2-10
Unit 7, Lessons 3, 4; Notebook Assignments 4, 5, 6
Catch up Day
1-30 through 2-3
Unit 7 Lessons 1 and 2; Notebook Assignments 1-3
Study vocab words for Unit 7, tentative date for Vocab Quiz is 2-17
1-23 through 1-27
1-23 Unit 6, Lessons 1-4 due and Brainpops are due
1-23-25 In class assignment of conceptual watershed model (test grade)
1-26 Unit 6 test (students use textbook)
1-27 Water video
1-17 through 1-19
January 17 (Tues), 18 (Wednesday) "catch-up" class periods
Vocab Test will be on January 19 (Thursday)
Notebook Assignments 1-11 due January 19th (Thursday)
Unit 6, Lessons 1-4 due January 23th (Monday)
1-9 through 1-13, 2017
Unit 6 Lesson 2, 3, 4 Notebook Assignment #1-11
January 12 and 13 "Catch-up" class periods for lessons and notebook assignments
1-3 through 1-6
Weather Watching Log/Graphs due January 3, 2017, unit 6 Lesson 1 (Water and It's Properties), Notebook Assignments 1, 2, 3
12-19 through 12-21
Make-up/catch-up for Unit 5
12-12 through 12-16
Unit 5, Lesson 6, 7, vocabulary quiz #5, Notebook Assignments #13-15, Unit 5 test (in textbook)
12-5 through 12-9 Unit 5, lesson 3, 4, 5 (activities in lessons, Visual Summary and Lesson Review); Notebook Assignments #11 and #12; Vocabulary Quiz #4 (second set of vocab words on Literacy Review vocab sheet)
11-28 through 12-2-16 Unit 5 Lesson 1, Notebook Assignments 6 and 7, Unit 5, Lesson 2 Notebook Assignment #8, Lesson 3 and Lesson 4
11-21, 11-22-16 Unit 4 Review, Make up on missed work, Notebook Assignments 1-5; The Weather Watching Log and graphs were handed out and are due January 4, 2016. it can be downloaded from this site.
Week of 11-14-16 Unit 4 Lesson 2, Notebook Assignments 1-5, Unit 4 Lesson 3, vocab quiz on last half of Unit 4 words.
Week of 11-9 Unit 4, Lesson 1 Notebook Assignments 1-3, Pass out Brainpops, vocabulary, Notebook Assignments, vocab quiz on first half of vocab quiz 11-15-16
Week of 10-31 License Place Element Activity completion, Notebook Assignments due, Matter Review, Computer Lab time Wed/Thur to work on Brainpops (Due November 2 - extended from October 31st)
Week of 10-24 (Students may turn in Unit 1 and Unit 2 tests and Notebook Assignments 1-8 by November 1, 2016 if they have not already completed the classwork)
Literacy Review Units 1 and 2
Finish Periodic Table Worksheets
10-17-16 Finish Paper Plate Atom/Calculating Atoms
10-18-16 Periodic Table Packet
10-19-16 Periodic Table Packet
10-20-16 Periodic Table Packet
10-20-16 Atom activity/review
10-11-16 Begin Unit 2 Test
10-12-16 continue Unit 2 Test
10-13-16 Work sheet on atoms
10-14-16 Paper plate investigation on atoms
10-3 Paper towel demonstration and graphing
10-4 Unit 2 Lesson 2 and assignments
10-5 Vocab Test on first half of Unit 2 words
10-6 Unit 2 Lesson 3 and assignments
10-7 Day to make up work
9-26-16 Study Unit 2 Vocabulary Words, Test this week. Lesson 3 instruction. Students read “Scientific Inquiry” and Quiz on reading.
9-27-16 Unit 1, Lesson 3, student work in activity section inside the lesson and all Visual Summary and Lesson Review # 1-8; Scientific Inquiry Quiz; showed students how to access online textbook
9-28-16 Unit 1 Test in textbook
9-29-16 Unit 2, Lesson 1 instruction
9-30-16 Notebook Assignments #4, #5, #6. "Catch up day" for students; Science interims passed out today.
9-19-16 Vocabulary Test on the first 10 vocab words in Unit 1, Lesson 1. Notebook Assignments 2 and 3 (answers given to students)
9-20-16 Unit 1, Lesson 2 instruction, student work, Notebook Assignment #4
9-21-16 Retest for students who want to retake vocab test of 9-19. Continue with Lesson 2 student work in text
9-22-16 Vocab. Quiz, second set of 10 vocab words. Continue to make up any missed work from the lesson. Notebook Assignment #4 (continue working on missing assignments)
9-23-16 Unit 1, Lesson 3, Notebook Assignments #5, #6
9-12-16 Finish "About Me" poster, due 9-13-16
9-13-16 Quarterly Goals, Textbook Review
9-14-16 Unit 1, Lesson 1 Instruction/Student work in class, Study Unit 1 vocabulary words
9-15-16 Continue with Unit 1, Lesson 1, study Unit 1 Vocab Words
9-16-16 Continue with Unit 1, Lesson 1, study Unit 1 Vocab Words
STUDENTS NEED TO CONTINUE WORKING ON BRAINPOPS USING COMPUTER - Due October 31, 2016
STUDENTS NEED TO STUDY VOCABULARY WORDS (FIRST TEN) FOR A TEST THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK
9/6 - 9/9 Procedures at Beville and in the classroom, Getting to Know You activities, Learning where classes are and how to use lockers. Demonstrating how to access Prince William County website and the Teacher Class Pages; setting up user names and Beville passwords. Using computer lab to access BrainPops and work on BrainPops.
8/29/16 Procedures at Beville, Classroom routines and procedures
8/30/16 Procedures at Beville, Classroom routines and procedures, collection of materials
8/31/16 Quality Factors for Students/Teachers
9/1/16 Quality Factors for Students/Teachers
9/2/16 Getting to Know You activities
INFORMATION FOR SCIENCE CLASS
Students were shown how to access their online textbook on September 27, 2016 in every class. They use the following URL address
www-k6.thinkcentral.com and use their Student Study Island address email@example.com and password (Lunch number) to access their textbook.
Students will be receiving Science information for your review (course syllabus, contact information, Lab Contract, Science materials needed (etc). Several items will need your signature and your child will need to return those items to me.
Our textbook is called Virginia Science Fusion. This book is an interactive book allowing students to write, highlight, underline and interact with on a daily basis. We are encouraging students keep their textbook in their lockers when they are not in class. This ensures students will not lose or damage the book. If the student loses the textbook, parents will need to purchase the textbook for approximately $24.00.
Each student is required to maintain his/her own paper version of the Fusion Work Text throughout the school year. Lesson pacing guides and lists of My Notes/Notebook assignments will be distributed to students and posted in the FILES section on this web page. These assignments will generally be completed in class with teacher direction, and will serve to review, reinforce, and assess the critical attributes for the Standards of Learning. Students should regularly reflect upon these assignments in preparation for additional future assessments. Growth producing feedback will be provided by the teacher regularly to ensure that students remain engaged with these meaningful learning activities.
All lesson assessments (the completion of the interactive lessons and lesson reviews) and the unit reviews assessments are taken directly from the student text. These text assessments will comprise the majority of student graded assessments. My Notes/Notebook assignments, Brain Pops, and Investigation Reports will also be graded assessments. Please monitor your child's progress with the electronic grade book.
SPECIFIC GRADING POLICIES IN SCIENCE
The Specific Grading Policies for 6th grade Science are itemized in the FILES section of this 6th grade science teacher page. Important components of the class grading policies for Conduct, Effort and Achievement come from several sources including; the Beville School Handbook, The Prince William County Code of Behavior, the PROWL Class Matrix and the IB LEARNER PROFILE. Please take time to preview these policies and reinforce the qualities that will help to ensure success for all students.
Students should work at home to practice and reinforce concepts and skills introduced in class. Homework activities may include assignments and projects that review, reinforce, extend or enrich the Standards of Learning covered in class.
Specifically, Brain Pop Activities are designed to be completed at home.
Extension & Enrichment Opportunities may also be completed at home.
Students may also utilize homework to complete missed or incomplete class assignments and to review and prepare for assessments.
Students are encouraged to write their daily assignments in their agenda.
An electronic version of the student work-text is available (see above “Online Textbook”)
It is expected, and required, that all students come prepared to class. They need to bring their Science textbook, science notebook (composition, 3-ring binder, or spiral notebook), Beville Student Agenda, black/blue ink pens (no florescent pens), #2 pencils, graph paper, pocket folder, metric ruler, colored pencils or crayons or magic markers, glue stick and scissors.