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    Welcome to fifth reading , fifth and sixth grade science:
     
         I look forward to meeting new students and hearing all about an adventurous summer from students returning for sixth grade. My summer has been filled with soccer, camp fires with family and spending time with my dogs. The school year will begin before  you know it and will come to an end way to quick. Enjoy every moment, see you all at open house on August 30. 
     
    Mrs. Elizabeth Lepper
     
     
     
     

    Sixth Grade Science  - Curriculum and Expectations

    Goal: To introduce students Earth Science, to prepare them for the eighth grade curriculum. To bring science and history together to further explain main ideas and show how science relates to real life.  

    Materials: Textbook (Glencoe Science “ Earth Science” ), Workbook (Glencoe Science) Binder, notebook, dividers, and colored pencils/highlighter (as needed).

    Areas of Study:

    • Scientific Method
    • Minerals, Rocks
    • Plate movement
    • Erosion
    • Earthquakes
    • Climate
    • Moon / planets

    Methods:  Students will be using the following practices to help better grasp content:

    •       Gathering, interpreting data, and using evidence
    •       Chronological reasoning
    •       Comparing and contrasting
    •       Geographic reasoning
    •       Hands on methods

            Observing


    Grading: The following percentages will be used to calculate a student’s average each marking period:

    Component

    Percentage

    Tests

    35%

    Quizzes

    20%

    Maps/Projects/Written Assignments

    30%

    Classwork

    15%

    Homework Guidelines: Students will receive homework on a daily basis and should record their assignments in their agenda book. *Homework may be found on our Google Classroom.


    Parent Communication: The best way to contact us is by phone or email: elepper@polandcsd.org


    Student Absences: If a student is absent, a copy of the notes, any necessary materials, and the homework assignment will be gathered and placed in a folder outside the classroom.  Every effort will be made to have work sent home with a sibling if possible.  Otherwise students are responsible for getting their work as soon as they return to school and work will be due on the next school day.
     
     
     

    Fifth Grade Science - Curriculum and Expectations


    Goal: The curriculum follows the new expectations of the State Education Dept. To prepare the students for future science assessment.

    Materials: 2 inch binder, with dividers, pencils, colored pencils

    Units:

    • Earth Systems - study of Earth's biomes and weather
    • Space systems - layers of Earth and other planets
    • Energy of Life - cell structure, plant and animal cycles, food chains and food web, what is needed to sustain life
    • Chemistry in our World - introduction to chemistry, the reaction of different substances

    Methods:  Students will be using the following practices to help better grasp content:

    • Note taking
    • Organized packets on material being taught  
    • Hands on -Lab work
    • Projects

    Grading: The following percentages will be used to calculate a student’s average each marking period:

    Component

    Percentage

    Tests

    30%

    Quizzes

    25%

    Labs / Projects

    30%

    Classwork

    15%

    Homework Guidelines: Students will receive homework on a daily basis and should record their assignments in their agenda book. *Homework may be found on our Google Classroom.

    Parent Communication: The best way to contact us is by phone or email:

    Mrs. Lepper      elepper@polandcsd.org    (315)826-7000 extension 454       



    Student Absences: If a student is absent, a copy of the notes, any necessary materials, and the homework assignment will be gathered and placed in a folder outside the classroom.  Every effort will be made to have work sent home with a sibling if possible.  Otherwise, students are responsible for getting their work as soon as they return to school and work will be due on the next school day.