6th Grade Science
We will be studying the interactions of living things and their environments! We will cover things such as carrying capacity, predation, adaptations, food chains and symbiosis relationships. Our test is scheduled for Jan. 31 for A day and Feb. 3 for B day. ZERO BLOCK will be Tuesday, Jan. 28th at 7:30.
Students will be creating an imaginary creature with at least 3 structural adaptations. The project will be completed at home. It is due Feb. 4th for A day and Feb. 5th for Bday. The project will be graded for a test grade. Students were given oral instructions as well as written instructions including a rubric on Jan. 14 (Aday) and Jan. 15 (Bday). I have asked that the instruction page be signed by a parent so I can be assured you are aware of the assisgnment.
1. cover page
4. circle Map
5. Lesson of the Kaibab
6. Quiz p. 43
7. Bird Beaks lab
8. Imaginary Creature
9. Types of Symbiosis
10. Which Symbiosis is it?-graded
11. Energy is connected notes
12. Concept Map
ALL science classes-I still need these 2 things if you have not brought them in:
- composition notebook
- $5 lab fee
I am SO VERY excited that you are going to be in my class! We will be exploring the three main branches of science this year! This means we will study life science, a little earth science and a little physical science throughout the year. Please keep informed by checking this website often!!! I am looking forward to a GREAT year!
General Information Supplies-
You will need a separate section in your binder labeled "Science" with loose leaf paper. You will keep a science notebook for each chapter. Each notebook will have a cover page, vocabulary defined, notes, handouts, and homework. You will use this "notebook" as your study guide and will turn it in for a grade on the day of the test.
You will also need a composition notebook (not spiral) to be left in the classroom.
Tests- Our tests will not be on any certain days but will depend on each chapter's length.
Homework-Every night students will need to review over any notes or key terms from the chapter we are on. Always check the "Homework Blog" for assignments. I check homework for completion using a plus/check/minus system. Each plus equals 25 points, a check equals 15 for partial credit, and a minus equals zero points. After four homework checks a daily grade will be recorded in the grade book. You will need to study NIGHTLY!
Science Labs- We will be having true lab activities using lab equipment. Special rules and procedures will be taught for these labs. Even though lab activities are often fun, the lab is not a place to play. Your help in reinforcing this will be greatly appreciated. You will need to pay a $5 lab fee for consumable materials. Cash is best but if send a check make it payable to Germantown Middle School.
An NM in the grade book means no mark has been recorded. I have simply saved a spot for a grade in the grade book.
What can you do as a parent? encourage them to ask questions in class, study over notes and vocabulary nightly and check Active Parent!
About the Teacher
This begins my 28th year to teach with 26 of those in sixth grade science in Madison County Schools. I graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. I am married with two children. BOTH of them will be attending Mississippi State University this year! Our son, Hunter, is a senior and our daughter, Emily, will be a sophomore!!!
We have way two dogs and a cat! I am a big MSU fan! I enjoy traveling, working in my yard, going to the movies, watching sports events and being with family and friends.
I love to talk and have been told I am loud in class!!! I want you to learn as well as have a little fun! I need students to listen and participate in class! Looking forward to a great year! GO MAVS!!!