Welcome to Sixth Grade Science!

Parents and Students:

I’d like to welcome you to the new school year! My name is Ms.Dudley and I will be teaching 6th grade science this year. I am looking forward to a great year together.

I’ll be happy to address concerns or questions throughout the year as they arise. Feel free to contact me by phone or email at your convenience.I feel that communication is so important and the earlier that we can correct a problem, the better the result.

Below you will find my classroom expectations, rules, and grading policies. Since we will be doing lab activities throughout the year, it is extremely important that classroom rules and lab safety procedures are followed at all times. I have reviewed the rules in each class and expect them to be followed. I basically expect the students to behave as ladies and gentlemen at all times, maintaining respectful behavior toward one another. Please read over these as well, and let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you! 
Rules-"POP" Prepared, Organized, and Polite


6th grade science

1. Be respectful of the teacher, classmates, and yourself.

2. Stay in your seat unless you have permission to get up. This includes waiting to be dismissed by the teacher.

3. Come to class on time and be prepared for class when the bell rings- you cannot

return to your locker to retrieve items. You will need to always bring:

a. Pencil

b. Science Folder/Notebook

c. A positive attitude Laughing

4. You may not:

a. Talk out of turn (raise your hand please)

b. Use language that is inappropriate for school or call people names

c.Inhibit other people from learning (keep your hands, feet, and personal belongings to yourself and leave other people’s stuff alone)

5. Listen closely to directions and ask questions when you don’t understand

6. Follow the rules and guidelines in your student handbook


1st offense: Verbal warning

2nd offense: Student conference

3rd offense: Phone call to parent

4th offense: Detention

Severe- Student will be sent immediately to the office when:

a. Willfully harming someone else

b. Willfully destroying property

c. Overtly refusing to do what is asked

d. Disrupting the learning atmosphere in class
**ANY misbehavior for a substitute teacher will result in an automatic After School Detention 
Homework Assignments- These are usually due the next day and should be recorded in your assignment notebook. Points will be given according to the length of the assignment.

Quizzes- We will have occasional quizzes over material that is being covered, including films and videos. These may be unannounced and classroom notes may be allowed on some occasions.

Tests- Tests will be given at the end of each topic that we cover. We will review in class before each test.

Lab Work- Lab work will be done individually, with a partner, or small groups. Lab work will be graded on completeness, and how well you followed directions in the lab.

Research/ Science Fair- All science students will be required to have a science fair project, although participation in CLCS Science Fair will be for extra credit. We will work on this during the first semester and it will continue through the fair. Points will be awarded for steps involved while working on this project.

Headings – Students must put their first and last name, date,  as well as class section, teacher's name, and assignment on every paper. This is very important to ensure full credit is given to the proper student for each assignment. If the heading is not complete, I will subtract points from the total score on that paper.

Show Work- All math problems need to have work shown or no credit

Late Work- Any assignment that is not turned in on the date it is due, or is not completely finished will be considered late work. You are responsible for filling out your late slip. There will be ten points deducted if turned in by the next class period. If not, late assignments will be made up in After School Study and turned in by the next day with a 20% deduction for each day that it is late. Work that is not turned in after three days will result in a zero for that assignment.

Extra Credit- There will be opportunities during each quarter for some extra credit assignments of which you can take advantage.