A Great Big Welcome to all my new "Minions" this year!
This year all 6th, 7th, & 8th graders will be switching throughout 8 different classes. This is very different to many as this may be the first experience to have multiple teachers or classes. Science can seem a bit intimidating to some, but it is a class that is full of excitement, challenges, and if you work hard I promise you will be successful! Here are the ways that will help you be most successful in this class this year:
Make sure you and your parents log into our class website regularly. I put everything that we cover in class as well as many extra credit opportunities or ways for extra practice at home. If you are sick, the assignments are right there for you so you won't have to ask, "what did I miss?"
Have you and your parents sign up for the "Remind" app! This allows you to know if there is something you need to bring in or a test that is coming up. It also has a "chatting" feature that allows you or your parents to "chat" with me during office hours about anything that you have a question about!
Make sure I have your parent's email! I try to send out messages 2-3 times a month that lets parents know what is happening at school and in class. This way also allows your parents to ask any questions that they have without having to wait for you to bring in a "note".
Class Website Requirements: Absences... This website is KEY to staying involved and up-to-date in this class! I will be posting all assignments under the IB units. There will be videos and interactive assignments and projects on this website that will need to be completed. If you do not have internet access at home, there are many "hot spots" or "free wifi" places as well as the community libraries offer free computer usage and wifi. In addition, the media center is open before school for all students to use. Please contact me if you have a situation and we will work to find a solution to ensure you can complete your lessons. Minion of the Month!
If you are absent, you don't need to wait to come in and ask... "What did I miss?" You have 2 days for each day you missed with an excused absence.. Look at each assignment page to find out what you missed. If it is a worksheet, you can print right from the website, simply enlarge the page to full screen and then print. If you can't print you can email or just hand-write it on paper and turn it in the following day.
Extra credit trivia
Don't forget to sign up for the "Remind" app!
Listed below our the codes for REMIND. Simply text the message code to the number 81010 and it will send you the information to sign up for Remind. This will allow me to be able to send you a reminder about homework, tests, or materials that need to be brought to class. CHAT HOURS: 4-8:30 PM 1st Period Remind Code: Text "@6fc00" to 81010 2nd Period Remind Code: Text "@8e707" to 81010 3rd Period Remind Code: Text "@k3hb9" to 81010 4th Period Remind Code: Text "@2b4ae" to 81010 5th Period Remind Code: Text "@bc6a6" to 81010 7th Period Remind Code: Text "@sciencepd7" to 81010 8th Period Remind Code: Text "@b49536" to 81010