• Classroom Expectations

    1. Be on time and prepared for class.

    2. Have all materials necessary to work in class.

    3. Be actively involved in the lesson.

    4. Be responsible for turning in assignments and make-up work on time.

    5. Treat everyone in the classroom in the same manner you wish to be treated.


    Supplies Necessary For Class

    100 sheet Composition Notebook

    Glue or tape, scissors, colored pencils

    1 small ream of colored "computer" paper 

    Curriculum Breakdown:

    1st Nine Weeks:   Unit 01: Atoms

                                  Unit 02: Periodic Table

                                  Unit 03: Chemical Formulas, Equations, and Reactions                            

    2nd Nine Weeks: Unit 04: Force and Motion
                                  Unit 05: Newton’s Laws
                                  Unit 06: Forces that Change the Earth 
    3rd Nine Weeks:  Unit 07: Climatic Interactions
                                  Unit 08: Earth Cycles
                                  Unit  09: Light Years and Theories
                                  Unit 10: Characteristics of the Universe
    4th Nine Weeks:  Unit 12: Interdependence Among Living Systems (ELU)
                                  STAAR Review 

                                  Final Unit: Introduction to Biology


    Homework Policy

    Homework is a rarity. If assigned it will be only will be assigned once a week... It will usually include a video or a presentation I want the you to have BEFORE you come to the next class period.

     

    Grading Policies

    Daily Work = 55%

    • “No Name” papers will have 30 points deducted from them with the option to earn those points back.

    • “Late Work” will have 30 points deducted from assignment. 

    Tests/Quizzes = 45%

     

    Correction Policy 
    • Failing daily grades can be corrected for for up to a 70 on the assignment. This does not include Incomplete work.
    • Failing test grades can be corrected for up to a 70 per district policy.

    Tutoring Schedule (Subject to change throughout school year)

    Monday - No tutoring until after Volleyball Season (October 30th)

    Tuesday - 3:10-3:45

    Wednesday - 3:10-3:45

    Thursday: 3:10-3:45 (By appointment during Football Season)

    Friday - No tutoring


    To keep parents "in the know", E-alerts, Remind 101, and Google Classroom are utilized in this class. I post weekly agendas on the homepage of my website and have a Resource page on my website that will offer information and resources for each unit.