6th Grade Science Syllabus
Teacher: Tom Wolfe
Planning Period: 2:25-3:05
Major Topics Covered:
- Forms of Energy
- Human Body Systems
- Cells and
- Ecology and
- Scientific Methods
& Tools will be taught throughout the year in our various
1. Be Prompt
2. Be Prepared
3. Be Polite
4. Be Productive
5. Be Positive
will be issued a write-in textbook. There is a letter from the district office
in regard to the new textbooks. These will be stored in the classroom for the
students. There is an online textbook for each student. All the book pages as
well as extra info is available. See my website for more information and the
students will keep a science composition notebook. The notebook needs to be
brought to class every day and used only for science assignments.
Daily Supply List:
3-ring binder with
Pencil bag for binder Hand-held pencil
Composition Notebook Red Ink Pen
Completed Homework Loose-leaf Paper
items may be needed throughout the year for labs, projects, or to replenish the
class supply. These items will be mentioned as needed.
have one class period for each day missed to make up missed work. Make up tests
will be taken during the next class session or during recess. The assignments
being done during class while the student is testing will need to be made up as
well. All*Quiz Grades = Quizzes are
usually 10 – 20 questions over material covered in
class that day or last class
& could count as 2 daily grades.
Grades = Chapter tests, Unit tests, Benchmarks, 9 weeks or semester
tests, and/or Lab
practicals (test on lab techniques) can count as 2
More than 1 week late = 0% until “Last Chance Study Hall” (during tournaments)
Bonus: The only bonus students
is an occasional question on an assignment.
All absent work is
entered into the computer as ABS which is calculated like a zero until
it is made up. This code reminds me to give possible full credit to your
student. Your grade can only go up when
absent work is turned in.
and students can always know the student’s grade. This is updated immediately
as I put in a grade, comment, or attendance.
You can see your student’s average, individual assignment grades, and
attendance record for all classes. There is also an app called SchoolWay for
your smart phone. If you do not have internet access, you or your student can
request a hard copy of his/her grades by note. Please allow one day for me to
print and get it to your student.
minor discipline issues (name calling, talking, class disruptions, etc):
1st offense = Warning –
Strike One (sting)
2nd offense = Behavior
Tracker Jacker – Strike Two (2nd sting)
3rd Behavior Tracker Jacker (within
one week from any teacher. This starts
over every Monday.) Detention
the behavior is repetitive, or is more severe, students may be assigned
consequences without first having a behavior ticket issued. A parent will be
notified and detention will be immediately assigned.
All assignments will be worth 100 points & classified into one of
*Daily Grades = Homework, In-class assignments, Participation grades,
*Quiz Grades = Usually 10 – 20 questions over material covered in class
that day or
*Test Grades = Chapter tests, Unit tests, 9 weeks or semester tests,
(test on lab techniques) can count as 2 daily grades.
Bonus: Students’ grades are
affected more by having all papers turned in ON TIME & COMPLETE. If bonus is offered, a maximum of 50
bonus points per 9 weeks will be awarded.
Redo: Students can redo work for
a maximum of 70% credit if corrected within 1 week. I usually put a “Redo by (date)”
note on top of the papers.
If a student hands me an assignment after the time the assignment has
been collected, the assignment will be considered late. Late work will be
accepted but a penalty will be deducted from the grade unless the student
attends “Finish Line” on the day assigned.
No late work will be accepted after the end of each 9 weeks.
1 class late = 80%
1 week late = 70%