Welcome to my classroom. I will be teaching 6th Grade Science and Reading I have been teaching in the HLWW school district for 29 years and look forward to another great year in 6th grade.
Reading class will use a reading textbook and novel sets that we will read in groups. We will have extra practice reading from short leveled readers and also many books chosen by the students themselves. There will be weekly quizzes on specific learning goals taught each week. We will read several novels together as a class and doing small projects with them. Some that we will read this year are: Tuck Everlasting, Charlie Pippen, Windcatcher, and Number the Stars.
In Science class, we use the Pearson Interactive Science program. It has both an online component and a book that is used in the classroom. 6th Grade specifically studies Physical Science. We have four main topics to cover: Chemistry, Force and Motion, Science and Technology, and Sound and Light. We will also cover some Health curriculum. During health class, we will cover topics on self esteem, family life, and chemical awareness.
Each week during science class we will have several lab activities. Lab equipment must be handled carefully and appropriately. Students will be given specific instruction on how to use the equipment and other materials for each experiment.
Missed Labs- Students who may be absent during a Lab activity may make up the lab during recess, study hall, before or after school. Students must arrange times with me when to make up any missing labs.
Materials expected each day for science class are: textbook (which looks like a workbook), a purple or black notebook and folder, pencil and pen.