6th Grade Science
Good afternoon Germantown Middle School family. I hope everyone is having a great week. I want to remind parents that Monday, October 12, 2020 will be a holiday and the school will be closed for the day. I want to clarify how Tuesday, October 13, 2020 will look for instruction for our face to face students. Germantown Middle School will run a distance learning “A” day for students who have been reporting to GMS daily. Face to Face students will stay at home on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and log in to a scheduled TEAMS conference. Teachers have trained students how to log on in their regular classes. Virtual enrolled students that have not been reporting to the school will log on to Canvas at the regular class times for a pre-recorded lesson. Face to Face students will follow the following schedule:
October 13, 2020, Tuesday A day
1st block starts @ 8:30
2nd block starts @ 10:00
3rd block starts @ 12:30
4th block starts @ 2:00
Please email teachers with any concerns.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, will be a “B” day at GMS.
Germantown Middle School
Please join my remind!
GMS 6th grade science class 2020/2021 Remind 101-text @showss to 81010
Virtual class Remind 101-text @showsvir to 81010
You will need your chrome book starting Tuesday, September 8th!
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.
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.
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.
Projects- Students will be given all information as well as a rubric at least 10 days in advance of due date. Projects will be done at home. They will be graded as a test grade.
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 29th year to teach with 27 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! My husband, Greg, and I have 2 children.
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!!!