• Welcome to 8th grade science! We are about to begin a fun, exciting and challenging year studying physical science. With hard work, cooperation and respect for all, we will have a very successful year.

     

    Expectations:

    • Always be respectful of yourself, your classmates and your teacher.

    • Come to class prepared with a science notebook, pen or pencil, and your completed homework assignments.

    • Because this classroom is also a science laboratory, special rules of behavior apply for the safety of all. We will learn about these safety rules soon after school begins. Use of the science lab is a privilege !

    • Good conduct includes raising your hand to participate in class discussions, working cooperatively in groups, and listening while others speak. You are important to the success of the entire class!

     

    Supplies:

    • Science notebook (spiral type)

    • Pens (blue or black) and pencils

    • 2 Folders

    • Loose-leaf paper

    Grading:

    • Homework/Writing assignments: 15%

    • Class and lab participation: 10%

    • Quizzes: 15%

    • Chapter/Unit tests: 20% 

    • Laboratory reports: 25%

    • 10 Week assessment: 15% (20 week exam is a mid-term/40 week exam is a cumulative final)

    •  Opportunities for corrections and extra credit

     

    Consequences:

    • Assignments not completed on time will have points deducted. You are always responsible for work missed due to absence from school.

    • Failure to follow the Rules of Conduct will result in loss of a classroom privilege, a call home to your parent/guardian; and, if necessary, an after school detention.

    Just Ask!

    If you are having any difficulties with your science studies, please let me know. I am always willing to help. I am free Periods 1 and 3, and after school.