Syllabus




  Welcome to 6th Grade Science
Studying science is a great way to understand the world around you. This year we will study:
  Scientific Method                                  Measurement                            Lab Safety
  Ecology                 Chemistry                          Rock Cycle                               Matter
Natural Resources                               Geology                                General Science

COURSE DESCRIPTION
               Sixth grade science is an introductory class beginning with the scientific method, the metric
system and basic lab skills. The course continues with an introduction to physical science including   matter, elements, and the periodic table. Life science is also a part of the curriculum with units in             ecology and ecosystems. The second semester starts with renewable energies and water resources.         Earth science is the last unit we cover which involves landforms, erosion & deposition, and geology.
             The year is capped with a school-wide science fair.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Liberty Point International School is committed to developing and nurturing
all inquiring minds, while encouraging life long learning.
We promote an intercultural environment with emphasis on mutual caring and respect.

RULES AND EXPECTATIONS
  (I only have a few so here they are)
      v     It is the responsibility of the student to request, complete, and submit all absentee work according to the  District 70 Board policy. (yep, you're in middle school now so it's your job now, not the teachers')
      v     A paper turned in without a name will be given an automatic zero. (with 140+ students, how should I know whose it is....)
      v     No candy, food, gum or drink will be permitted in class. (sorry but this is school, not the movie theatre)
      v     A standard heading will be expected on all assignments. (well, if you want the credit, I shouldn't have to hunt for your name....)
      v     All students are expected to come to class prepared. (that includes bringing your brain switched on!)
Well, that's it! It wasn't as bad as you thought, was it??

MATERIALS
                   I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS BY
Monday August 21, 2017
        LOOSE NOTEBOOK PAPER
        #2 PENCILS
        SET OF COLORED PENCILS
        METRIC RULER
        RED GRADING PEN
        COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK

ABC's FOR SUCCESS
                                           A        ASK FOR HELP BY RAISING YOUR HAND
B         BE PREPARED
                      C         COME TO CLASS ON TIME
       D         DO YOUR BEST!!!

  Grading Policy 2017-2018

Daily Assignments:
v     Daily assignments include warm-ups, worksheets, notebook entries, labs, reflections, etc.
v     These daily assignments will be graded based on completion.
v     Daily assignments are included in the formative assessment grade and are worth 5 pts. each.

Formative Assessments:
v     Formative assessments include daily, online, and topic quizzes as well as other informal assessments.
v     Formative assessments are worth 20-50 pts. each.
Summative Assessments:
v     Summative Assessments include unit tests, chapter tests, science fair projects, 5-paragraph essays, end of unit science notebook submissions, etc.
v     Summative assessments are worth 100 pts. each.


Reassessments:
v     Only formative assessments (daily and topic quizzes) will be available for reassessment.
v     Students have a two-week window to reassess from the time the grade is entered into Power School.
v     Students have only one opportunity to reassess formative assessments.
v     Students may not reassess if the original assessment was not turned in on time.
v     Daily assignments and summative assessments may NOT be reassessed.

Absent Work:
v     If absent, the student must make up the assignment/assessment within 1 week after returning to school.
v     If the student does not make up the assignment/assessment within the 1-week period, he/she will receive a zero on the assignment/assessment.

Late Work:
v      Please see the LPI Handbook 2017-2018 for the late work policy.

Students with chronic missing assignments will be required to meet with me, along with their parents, to find a solution to the problem.


INTERACTIVE SCIENCE NOTEBOOKS
             All students will keep an Interactive Science Notebook that serves as a reference for all of the work they completed and a place to reflect on their ideas. Students will be allowed to use these notebooks on summative assessments.



PARENTS
I am very excited about this upcoming school year. If you have any questions
or concerns, please contact me at my email address below. Since I am on my computer everyday, this is the quickest way for me to respond to your
inquiry. If you would like to call me, please leave me a message on my voice
mailbox at the Liberty Point International School phone number

(719) 547-3752

I will return your call as soon as I am able. If you would like to visit me
at school, please check in at the front office first.  Most questions can
be answered by visiting my class website at


My e-mail address is pharrison@district70.org

Please visit my Daily Planner page to find out what we are doing in class!

I look forward to a GREAT year with your student.

         Mr. Harrison