“Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow”
6th Grade Math and Science Course Syllabus 2019-2020
In Grade 6, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.
Course Outline (Math):
Number System Fluency
Rate, Ratio and Proportional Reasoning Using Equivalent Fractions
One-Step Equations and Inequalities
Area and Volume
Rational Explorations: Numbers and their Opposites
Show What We Know
We will cover five main branches of Earth science throughout the year, which include astronomy (the study of space), hydrology (the study of water), meteorology (the study for the atmosphere), geology (the study of the Earth’s surface), and energy. The five branches will be covered in eight units, which are listed below. Each unit will vary in length and will prepare your student for the end-of-the-year assessment.
Unit 1: Exploring Earth
Unit 2: Geologic Changes
Unit 3: Weather & Climate
Unit 4: Water & other resources
Unit 5: Exploring the Universe
Unit Tests (7 total for year)
Chapter Tests (16 total for year)
50% (Test(s), Lab Experiments, Projects)
40% Journal Entries/Vocabulary Activities, Interactive Notebook
No. 2 Pencils
Folders with prongs
Assignments and Absences
Students will receive a variety of assignments designed to enhance their learning. If a student is absent, the student is responsible for the missed assignment. Students who have an excused absence will be allowed five days to turn in the missed assignment. No work will be accepted after five days. If absent on a day a project or article review is due, the project or article is to be turned in upon returning from the excused absence.
The overarching expectation in this class is RESPECT: respect yourself, respect for other students, respect for the teacher/or any individual in authority and respect any guests that may enter our class.
- Have the “I can do it” attitude!
- Remain SEATED and PREPARED at all times.
- Bring ALL materials to class DAILY.
- ALL work must be done in PENCIL (math only).
- Adhere to all policies, rules, and regulations outlined in the Richmond County and Hephzibah Middle student handbook.
- Student-Teacher Conferences
- Verbal Warning
- Call Parents/ Guardian
- Parent Conference
- Referral to Administration
In our class, students will be required to demonstrate positive behavior during class. Students who display disruptive behavior will receive team/school consequences. Students who consistently show appropriate behavior will be positively rewarded with praise, positive note sent home, small rewards and other special privileges. On the other hand, students who demonstrate distracting, disruptive, or disobedient behavior will have consequences.
I can be reached one of three ways:
Remind: Text @msberryhms to 81010
Student Signature:________________________________ Date:_____________
Parent Signature:_________________________________ Date:_____________ The above signatures acknowledge that (student and parent) are in agreement with the information covered in this syllabus.
*****Conferences are made through the guidance and or front office*****