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    Checking on you!6th Grade Science

    nshows@madison-schools.com 601-859-0376

                                                                                    

     

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     MAKE SURE YOU TAKE YOUR MOTION TEST in MASTERY CONNECT TODAY-if you are Bday and have not done so!!!!! Scroll down for codes.

     

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    Hope all of you are adjusting to this quarantine! I miss seeing you!  I am good!  We are on a new adventure-trying NEW things like this distant learning! All of your teachers and administrators are working very hard to make sure we can continue with school through distant learning-a safe, healthy way to learn!  You know I'm not the best when it comes to technology so be patient and nice.  

     

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    I need your help!! Remember the Motion test we took right before Spring Break? We ended up missing a day due to weather and: then SkyZone? I said to take the test and we will submit it when we return after Spring Break?  Well, I need you to submit it. Yep, you can do this from home!!! If you already submitted it, great!! If you haven't - do so soon!!!  1st and 2nd block are all done-no one was absent so there are no codes for you.

    Here are your codes for the Motion Test:

    5th- 730617

    6th- 434476

    8th- 905455

     

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     If you are bored, here is a site with a few EASY science experiments you can do at home.  Please ask your parent FIRST and wear some type of eye protection-like sungalsses even!

     

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    ALL science classes-I still need these 2 things if you have not brought them in:

    1. composition notebook
    2. $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!!!