Canyon Ridge Intermediate 5th Grade Science Course Syllabus
Instructors: Kathryn Johnson, Cheryl Snowden and Wade Walling II
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Course Description: The study of science for grade 5 will follow the Oklahoma Academic standards for Science (OAS-S) encompassing the three domains of science: physical, life and earth. Examples of topics students can expect to study include: properties of matter and energy, organisms and environments, structure of earth and the solar system. The course will incorporate scientific and engineering practices with scientific literacy and crosscutting concepts and math applications. Both classroom and outdoor activities might involve projects, outside reading, and hands-on design challenges within the course study. Students will be required to take the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test (OCCT) for 5th grade science as mandated by the state.
Textbooks: Pearson, Interactive Science, 2016
All students will be issued a consumable write-in textbook. In addition to the
consumable write-in text, your student will be issued an online access code and
user information. The online code may be used at school, or at home to access
the textbook or other resources.
Assignments: When students complete an assignment in class they are required to turn it into the appropriate spot. They will also check to make sure they have their name, teacher’s name and date on it. If a student does not finish an assignment during class time they will be allowed to take the assignment home to complete it and return it the next day.
Grading plan: We will be following the Mustang Public Schools
policy on grading.
100-90 > A
89-80 > B
79-70 > C
69-60 > D
59 or below > F
Daily grades and quizzes
are entered one time in Power School. Tests will be entered twice.
and Second Attempts:
If a student receives a 69 or below on a daily work assignment, they will be
given the opportunity to correct it, have a parent sign the paper, and then
return it to their science teacher. They will be given 1 week from the
date it is handed back to the student. The assignment will be graded
again with a cap of 70%. Students must redo tests/quizzes if they score
below a 70%. Students will also be given the option to redo tests/quizzes
if they score a 70-99%. The second attempt will be graded normally and
the student will receive the full credit of the second attempt.
Late work: In the unfortunate event that an assignment is late,
here is the grading system we will utilize:
Attends Finish Line > 100% of the grade
One day late = full credit if finished during Finish Line during lunch/recess
One day late without
attending Finish Line = 80%
2-5days late = 70%
Lowest grade for completed work = 50%
Last Chance Study Hall
will be used to make up zeros.
Safety contract: Students will be required to have a signed
safety contract on file before they are allowed to participate in any
laboratory experiments. This contract will be coming home after a short study
Policy: It has been our experience that most of our students love science and they will want to participate in the activities/experiments that we will be doing this year. If we have an issue, we will utilize our "observation" table where students will be required to sit and complete the assignment, but they will only observe and not participate that day. Formal write ups (or strikes) will be used in our rooms as well. Students who receive 3 strikes from any of their core teachers within a four week period will be assigned a detention. Again, I do not plan this being an issue in Science because Science will be your student's FAVORIATE subject!!! Teehee!!