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Announcement

The county is in the process of adopting a new text for Social Studies. Parents are invited to stop by the Media Center to look at the materials. You must sign in as a visitor and then proceed to the Media Center.

posted on: April 12, 2007

Announcement

The i-parent system is currently unavailable. Please check back later this evening for grade updates. Thanks.

posted on: March 25, 2007

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Thurs. 8/31)
1. Discuss scientific method.
2. Review mice experiment WS identifying the parts of the scientific method.
3. Begin paper towel experiment.

Homework
Study for the scientific method quiz which will be given on Wed.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Complete latitude and longitude practice WS.
2. Review world of geography vocabulary for quiz.

Homework
Study for quiz which will cover lat. and long. 5 themes of geography and world of geography vocabulary,

posted on: August 31, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Wed. 8/30)
1. Complete blue Scientific Method WS.
2. DEAR time.

No Homework

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Distributed helpful study tips for social studies.
2. Modeled effective strategies for identifying/remembering facts measurements for latitude and longitude.
3. Reviewed classwork on longitude.

Homework
1. Study for the quiz( to be given on Fri) on latitude/longitude, geography vocabulary and the 5 themes of geography. You may use your notes and handouts for reference.

posted on: August 30, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science (Tues. 8/29)

Classwork
1. Review homework.
2. View DVD- Scientific Method and complete guided notes (WS).
3. Review answers to DVD guided notes.

No Homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Review latitude practice WS & discuss effective highlighting strategies.
2. Set up grade sheets.
3. Begin longitude practice WS.

Homework
Finish CW. Remember to use effective highlighting strategy to outline important info. Due tomorrow.

posted on: August 29, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 8/28)
1. Finish group discussion on Scientific Method.
2. Take lab equipment quiz.
3. Complete sci. method WS.

Homework
Complete puzzle on sci. method.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Discuss grading policy and class rules.
2. View video, take notes and discuss(Map skills).
3. Begin latitude practice WS.

Homework
Finish latitude practice WS.

posted on: August 28, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Fri. 8/25)
1. Finish Geology pre-test.
2. Begin discussion of scientific method and inquiry by having students respond to the following question:
"What processes do scientists engage in when they are conducting lab experiments and exploring the natural world?"
Homework
Study for lab equipment quiz on Monday. Use Lab Equipment inservice sheet for reference.

Social Studies

Classwork
Complete 5 Themes of Geography Free Form Maps and share.

No Homework

posted on: August 25, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science (Thur. 8/24)

Classwork
1. Finish lab equipment inservice.
2. Take "Geology" pretest.

1. No Homework
2. Study for lab equipment inservice quiz on Mon.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Free Form Maps of 5 Themes of Geography- groups

No Homework

posted on: August 24, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science (Wed. 8/23)

Classwork
1. Share projects.
2. Take lab safety quiz.
3. DEAR time.

No Homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Review "World of Geography" vocabulary sentences.
2. DEAR time.
3. Exit pass - Draw a scene from what you read in class and briefly describe what happened.

No Homework.

posted on: August 23, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science (Mon. 8/21)

Classwork
1. Discuss class rules and file in binder.
2. Answer Essential Questions 1-3 (Journal Entry #2) and turn in.
3. Discuss ways that scientists organize information.

Homework
1. Science guy/gal projects are due Wed. Remember to use the criteria provided to you (on Friday) for reference.
2. Lab safety quiz will be given on Wed.

Soc. Studies

Classwork
1. Finish pre-test.
2. Discuss video, review 5 themes of geography and briefly describe each.

Homework
Make a basic map showing how to travel from your home to Mabry. Be sure to provide landmarks and street names and include a few illustrations (such as picture of your home, light poles, club house, pool, etc.). Remember key terms such as relative or absolute locations. Due tomorrow.

posted on: August 21, 2006

Daily Agenda

Thur & Fri (8/17-8/18)

Science
Classwork

(8/17)
1. Discuss syllabus, behavior management & bills, lab safety rules & contract, and gradesheet.
(8/18)
2a. Song of Myself Peer Introductions.
2b. Discuss criteria for Science Guy/Gal projects. Projects are due Wed.

Homework
1. Obtain parent signature on syllabus and lab safety contract. Due Fri.
2. No HW on Fri.

Soc. Studies
Classwork

(8/17)
1. Finish Song of Myself.
2. Discuss behavior management and bills.
(8/18)
1. View video on the 5 themes of geography.
2. Take social studies pre-test.

No HW either day.

Have a great weekend.

posted on: August 18, 2006

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork (Wed. 8/16)

1. Finish Learning Styles Inventory,compile class profile and analyze data.
2. Label (prong) pocket folders as follows:
a. Green-US & Canada
b. Red - Latin America
c. Yellow - Europe & Russia
d. Blue - Australia
e. Purple - Geography/Map Skills
Note: We will begin with Map Skills and then move to Europe/Russia thereafter. The other folders may remain at home until further notice.
2. Complete Song of Myself handout.
3. Complete index card.

There is no homework. However, I am still in need of old/used tennis balls and would greatly appreciate donations.

posted on: August 16, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Wed. 8/16)

1. Organized green binder which has 6 tabs entitled as follows:
a. General Information
b. Homework
c. Classwork/Chapter Notebook
d. Notes
e. Tests/Quizzes/Graded Work
f. CPR

2. DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time- 35 minutes
3. Ball Toss Reading Review
4. Finish Song of Myself handout

There is no homework. However, I am still in need of old/used tennis balls and would greatly appreciate donations.

posted on: August 16, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (All Classes)

1. Finish index cards.
2. Complete Learning Styles Inventory, analyze your results and identify your primary learning style.
3. Compile individual data to create a class profile for learning styles and discuss as a whole group.
4. Begin "Song of Myself" activity.

Homework

There is no homework.
Reminder: Please bring your green science binder and all of the contents for it tomorrow. We will be organizing it in class.

posted on: August 15, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork {Science (Periods 1 thru 3) & Soc. Studies (Period 4)}

1. Complete Journal Entry #1 on notebook paper or in composition book (science only). Topic: What do I think of when I hear the word Science? or Social Studies (4th period)?

Homework

Finish your journal entry, if you did not do so in class. No additional HW.

It was a pleasure to meet each of you. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. :)

posted on: August 14, 2006

Welcome

I would like to welcome each and every one of you to Mabry and to my classroom. I hope that you've had a wonderful, restful summer and are eager to learn about Science or Social Studies. I look forward to working with you and wish you a prosperous school year. :)

posted on: August 10, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 3/13)

1. Take SVW Quiz #2 (items 5-8).
2. Finish Chapter 20 Test analysis.
3. Finish post anticipation guide/comprehension check-Video:Universe
4. Complete Discover (p. 737) and Try This! (p. 739) mini-labs and observations.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 21-4 (Star Sytems & Galaxies) and complete WB.
2. Read only-Sec. 21-3 (Lives of Stars. Be prepared for class discussion tomorrow.
3. Continue "Star Finder" (At Home)lab and observations. Be sure to note time, date, qualitative and quantitative observations and sketch what you see.
4. I am still in need of some shoe boxes. Any size. Please donate one to the class if you can. :)
5. Check i-parent for updates. Submit missing assignments tomorrow.

posted on: March 13, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 3/10)

1. Use Give One-Get One strategy to complete video notes.
2. Complete post anticipation guide and comprehension check for video.
3. Complete Ch. 20 Test analysis.

Homework

1. Study science vocabulary of the week. You may use your journal or click on yesterday's link for reference. Quiz on Mon.
2. Read (only) Sec. 21-4 (Star Systems and Galaxies). Use this information and what we've learned so far to complete "Star Finder" lab observations. You are to follow the directions noted and use the Star Finder and chart to help you find the star constellations. Write down as many as you can and be sure to note the time, draw an illustration and make qualitative and quantitative observations. Tentatively due-Tues. Per. 2 will receive assignment on Mon. Write all observations on notebook paper.
Have a great weekend.
3. Note: i-parent has been updated. Be sure to check and note any discrepancies. I am in the process of grading make-up and late work, so continue to check i-parent throughout the next few days. Any missing assignments must be submitted by Tues. afternoon.

posted on: March 10, 2006

9 week Reward

Tomorrow, we will have our end of term reward, the block party. If you made it through the nine-week period without filling in more than two NWLB forms for any teacher, then you will be included. You may bring a snack, drink and a blanket or towel.

posted on: October 12, 2005

Check i-parent for updated grades

Parents,
Please check i-parent for updated scores. Students must turn in any missing work and/or note any discrepancies by Mon. afternoon (10/10).
They should update their gradesheets and use it to compare scores noted on i-parent.

posted on: October 07, 2005

Science Club: Rivers Alive! Park Clean-up

Hear ye, hear ye! Come one, come all! It's that time of year once again. Rivers Alive! and the science club will clean Rubes Creek at Sweat Mountain Park and host a festival filled with educational activities for all. So grab your friends and family members and come help us preserve our park.

When: Sat. Sep. 17 8:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Sweat Mountain Park, Rubes Creek
What: Clean-up, Activities, and oh, I almost forgot-FREE food!!!!

I hope to see you there.

posted on: September 16, 2005

Open House Remarks

Thank you for attending Open House. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and I look forward to working with you to help your child achieve success throughout the school year.

posted on: August 25, 2005

First week of School

Greetings to all. Here is what we've covered over the past week.

We have discussed routine information (agendas, schedules, class/school/Lab Safety rules, procedures and expectations.

Parents, please check your child's agenda daily for a few weeks.

Students should write classwork and homework for my class in the agenda.

This will let you know exactly what they are doing.
It is also a good idea to have them show you the finished product and where to file it in their science notebook.

Assignments given so far are:

Classwork

(8/10)Journal Entry describing What I think of when I hear the word science.
(8/12)Brief description of oneself on "Song of Myself" sheet.
Set-up tabs for science binder(green)
#1 General information-permanent(syllabus,lab rules) #2 Homework
#3 Classwork/Chapter Notebook
#5 Tests/Quizzes/Graded Work
#6 "CPR" Critical Thinking, Prob. Solving and Reasoning

(8/15)Discussed criteria for Science Guy/Gal project (students have a written copy in their binder)
(8/16)Pre-test
(8/17)Discussed organization of data (tables, graphs)

Homework

(8/15) Get syllabus signed & lab safety rules sheets signed (due 8/16)

(8/15) Science Guy/Gal project. Due Thurs.(8/18)

(8/17)Review lab safety rules for quiz on 8/18.

posted on: August 17, 2005

2005-2006 Syllabus

2005-2006 Syllabus
Sixth Grade Earth Science
Mrs. Brown-Curry (6A), Mrs. Davis (6B), Mrs. Sneed (6B)

“Advanced Content: This course is differentiated in content, pacing, process skills, and expectation. Curriculum content has been designed for mastery and extension of state and district standards. The district has established criteria and guidelines that identify students who will be successful with the advanced curriculum. Students must meet continuation criteria to remain in the class.”

The following topics/chapters will be discussed during the school year. The time intervals are subject to change in order to accommodate student progress during the year.


Introduction, Class Rules/Procedures, Organization, Pretest
1 week

Intro to Lab Safety, Scientific Method/Inquiry, Measurement; Weather
Chapters 15-18; 6-7 weeks

Hydrology, Ocean Composition, Ocean Motion
Chapters 11, 13; 3-4 weeks

Earth-Moon-Sun System
Chapters 19-20; 3 weeks

Galaxies, Universe, Planets, Comets, Asteroids
Chapters 21, 20; 5 weeks

Rocks & Topography
Chapters 1- 3; 5-6 weeks

Earth’s Processes and History
Chapters 7-9; 5-6 weeks

Conservation of Natural Resources
Chapters 10, 12; 3-4 weeks


¸ All students are responsible for keeping all assignments until the end of the grading period in conjunction with a grade sheet. This helps to study for tests and also to insure that all assignments have been completed and graded. The CRCT practice pre-test will be given to determine weak areas that the curriculum needs to address.
¸ Students will share the responsibility of creating an environment that is positive and promotes learning in the classroom. A conduct grade is given every nine weeks on the report card. The grade is one of the following: S (satisfactory), N (needs improvement), or U (unsatisfactory). Classroom rules are an extension of school wide rules, which should be adhered to at all times. Please refer to the sixth grade behavior management plan for specific criteria. If the student is referred to the office for behavior, an automatic N or U is given. If the student receives an N or U, the student will not meet the requirements for honor roll, certain clubs, and other activities.
¸ Mabry has adopted a “No zero policy” for homework. It is to be completed and turned in on time. Be prepared with necessary book(s), binder(s), and writing utensils every day. Remember: Being a student is your job and we want you to be successful in it.
¸ Good attendance is strongly recommended. Each student is responsible for obtaining his/her make-up assignments. The student should see the teacher for worksheets and make-up times for missed tests. Please refer to the Mabry student handbook for the make-up policy. For example, Monday absence – Wednesday make-up work is due, tests/quizzes are included. Assignments will be posted on the respective teacher’s blog. Check with your teacher to inquire about alternative ways to obtain make-up work. If a student has been out for three days or more, parents may call the school to pick up books and assignments in the office after 4:15 p.m.
¸ The grades will be distributed as follows:

Homework 10%
Class work 15%
Quizzes 20%
Labs (Group Work) 20%
Tests/Projects 35%

Total 100%


I have read and understand the requirements for science on the 2005-2006 syllabus.

Date __________

Student’s Name (Print) _______________________________________________

Student Signature ___________________________________________________

Parent Signature ____________________________________________________

posted on: August 09, 2005

Welcome!

Welcome to my new Science Blog!

posted on: June 19, 2005

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