6th Grade Science
Happy New Year!!!!
We are beginning our study of Ecology! There are so many things to cover in this unit that our test will not be until Feb.1 for A day and Monday, Feb. 4th for B day!
I am very excited to introduce our student intern, Mrs. Grove! She is a Mississippi State University elementary major with middle school concentrations in science and history. She will begin providing engaging lessons soon and be with us through April. This is such a wonderful opportunity for your student to be introduced to new innovative ideas and a very excited educator!
I hold zero block on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:15.
WELCOME to 6th GRADE at GERMANTOWN MIDDLE!!!!
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 a little 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.
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 27th year to teach with 25 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 freshman!!!
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!!!