LIFE SCIENCE MATERIALS, REQUIREMENTS and INFORMATION 2011-2012
Materials, Requirements and Information
Three-Ring Notebook and a pencil. I will hole punch everything I hand out.
Colored pencils and markers, scissors, and glue will be needed at times.
2. Complete and turn in Daily Life Science
Daily Life Science is completed during the first five minutes of class.
Daily Life Science will provide students with a focused activity to start class.
I use Daily Life Science to introduce, review, and reinforce topics in Life Science.
3. Complete reading assignments, homework, class work, projects, and labs.
These assignments will be based on the reading assignments.
4. Evaluations, Quizzes, Tests, and other activities will be used to evaluate your performance.
Hands-on stations for evaluating process skills will be set up and used individually by students.
5. Extra Credit
Extra credit is available in my classroom and on line.
Grades of homework, class work, projects, labs, and evaluations (tests, quizzes, etc.) will be averaged.
Evaluation grades and some assignments will be weighted.
They will count more than a regular assignment.
93-100 A 83-88 B 73-78 C 63-68 D
90-92 A- 80-83 B- 70-73 C- 60-63 D-
88-90 B+ 78-80 C+ 68-70 D+ Below 60 Fail
You may check your child's grade online and you may set up automatic e-mail notifications.
7. Returned Work
Graded work should go into your Science 3-Ring Notebook.
Graded work will be needed for a Science Portfolio and student led conferences in November.
8. Assignment Notebooks
Assignment notebooks are a great way to keep track of your homework.
Your assignment will be on the chalkboard.
9. Late Work = Minus 10 points.
Work is late if it is not turned in ON TIME.
Forgetting an assignment in your locker means the assignment was late.
A late assignment will not be accepted once an assignment has been graded and returned to students.
You are allowed only 5 late assignments each grading period.
Requests for "all of the work I'm missing" will not be honored.
10. Absent Work
2 days for each absent day to make up work. I keep my own "up to date" assignment book in my classroom..
Copy from it if you are absent.
I have an "If You Were Absent Area" in my classroom. Follow the directions.
Students will be leaving my science class for band.
Going to band does not excuse you from turning in any work that was due that day.
Turn in your work before you go to band.
Check with me for what you missed. Some labs will not be made up.
12. The 6th Grade Life Science Web Site may be found at: http://www.smithlifescience.com
I will show my students in class how to use my web site to printout assignments, find extra credit, and locate web sites with information about what we are learning.
13. Classroom Procedure
Classroom procedures are important if each student is going to have a successful school year.
Bring Science 3-ring notebook, pencil, assignment notebook and textbook to class.
Copy assignment or write No Homework in assignment notebook.
Complete Daily Life Science
Sharpen yoiur pencil before class begins.
Use your breaks bewtween classes for the restroom or to get a drink
14. On line Prentice Hall Life ScienceTextbook
All students will receive Registration and Enrollment instructions.
I have read the Life Science Materials, Requirements, and Information and have discussed it with my child.
Parents Signature Childs name Date