Dear LBC students and parents,
Welcome to a new school year. I am looking forward to getting to know your child. I hope he or she will have a wonderful year in Science class. Please read the following with your child.
Overview of class
Start with a question of the day
Homework, quizzes, tests and any other need to know information will be written on the board. Students are to check this area everyday and copy the information into their agenda. Please check their agenda at least weekly to stay current with class happenings. Class information will also be posted on my school website.
Incomplete classwork/homework: Students may turn in work late.
Absent /Make-up work
When a student is absent they have 5 days from when they return to turn in missing assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to get any missed work or notes and to turn in assignments on time.
Students are encouraged to turn in 25 note cards before a test for 5 points on the test. Note cards are like flash cards that can be used to help the student review for the test. The notecards need to be in the child’s own handwriting, have the students name on the top card, be numbered, and be legible. Notecards cannot be turned in after the test.
I am available before school just about everyday and during lunch or after school by appointment.
There will be several projects throughout the year. They will be announced and explained during class. Projects will not be expensive for the parent; some will be completed in class.
Supplies: textbook, notebook, pen or pencil everyday, colored pencils as needed
Grading Policy: Tests/Projects 40 %, Classwork/homework 30%, Quizzes 20%, Labs 10%
Classroom procedures and rules
Be polite and respectful to all Book bags must fit under desk
Be on time No gum, drinks, or food
Come prepared for class Use the restroom between classes
You need permission and your agenda to leave class
Cheating is turning in work that is not your own; it is also copying or letting some one copy your work. Students caught cheating will receive a zero on the assignment and lunch detention (or more depending on severity of the offense).
Students will be instructed in the disciple policy and the consequences.
1st Student will receive non-verbal and /or verbal warnings.
2nd Lunch Detention may be served.
3rd Parent will be called or receive written notice.
Science topics for the year
1st nine weeks 2nd nine weeks
Lab safety and Scientific Method Finish Properties of Matter
Organization of Matter Structures of Living Organisms
Physical and Chemical Properties Structures of Human Body Systems
3rd nine weeks 4th nine weeks
Finish Body systems Finish Ecosystems
Genetics Prepare for End of Year Testing
Ecosystems STEM activities
I want all students to be successful in class and beyond. I expect them to become productive and self-directed. I would like to have an academically strong and enjoyable year for all. Through student, parent, and teacher involvement all students can succeed. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, welcome, let’s have a great year!