Back to School Night 2011-2012 Garnet Valley Middle School.

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Welcome to Mrs. Coxs Classroom

Welcome to Mrs. CorderosClassroomBack to School Night2011-2012Garnet Valley Middle School

Science

Education/BackgroundWest Chester UniversityMasters Degree in Education-Wilkes University7 th year at GVMSKeyboarding and Word Processing4 years 6th Grade Math and Social Studies2nd Grade Science and Social Studies

Contact InformationPhone number: 610.579.5197Email: corders@garnetvalleyschools.comBest times to reach me:

7:00-7:30 a.m (by phone)12:30-3:00 p.m (by phone)Email (anytime)Web PageMy web page is a work in progress. Throughout the year, I will be adding useful links and assignments to help your students with different concepts in our curriculum.

*This ppt. is currently posted on my web page for future reference

Science SyllabusDiscipline PlanHomework PolicyExtra Credit Assignments

www.garnetvalleyschools.com

Materials Needed (most students already have these materials)3 inch binder (used for all subjects) 1 section in binder designated for science OrA 1 inch binder for Science onlyColored pencilsGluePencilsSheet protectors

Grading SystemPoint systemAssignments weighted by points possibleStudents final grade is calculated by:

Total points earned X 100Total points possible

Science GradesStudents can earn points from the following assignments: HomeworkClassworkQuizzesTestsLab InvestigationsLab ReportsNotebook ChecksProjects

Extra Help OpportunitiesI am available to offer extra help, clarification of assignments/labs , and study help for quizzes/test to students during: LunchAfter school until 3:00 (Except Mondays)During Study Hall

HomeworkHomework can be expected 2-3 times a weekStudents should be reviewing concepts discussed in class 10-15 minutes per night/study hallLate homework-half creditMore than 1 day late-no creditLATE HOMEWORK IS BETTER THAN NO HOMEWORK!

Science OverviewScience classes in 6th grade are not leveledLeveling begins in the 7th grade-Academic and Enrichment levelWe begin the year with lab safety, the scientific method, and process skillsFocus on the Scientific Process SkillsCurriculum based on state standardsIncorporates the use of Science and Technology Concepts for Middle School KitsThe kits compliment the textbooks used in classMajor Units of StudyCatastrophic Events

Earths interiorPlate TectonicsThe Rock CycleEarthquakesVolcanoesOcean CurrentsWindsWeather FrontsHurricanesTornadoesStorms

Matter and Energy

Introduction to Matter and EnergyThis introduction to Matter and Energy is designed to provide a base for the 8th grade curriculumProperties of matterDensity

Major Units of StudyEarth in Space

TimeSun-Earth-Moon systemRotation, Revolution, and TiltSeasonsMoon PhasesEclipsesTidesPlanets and the Solar SystemAsteroids, Comets, and Meteors

Major Units of StudyWatersheds and Wetlands

The Water CycleFunctions of Watersheds and WetlandsTypes of Watersheds and WetlandsSoilErosionWater Health

TextbooksPrentice Hall: Science Explorer Inside EarthPrentice Hall: Science Explorer AstronomyNational Resources: Smithsonian Catastrophic EventsNational Resources: Smithsonian Earth in Space

Thank You so much for coming tonight I anticipate a great school year! Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questionsSocial Studies

Contact InformationPhone number: 610.579.5197Email: corders@garnetvalleyschools.comBest times to reach me:

7:00-7:30 a.m (by phone)12:30-3:00 p.m (by phone)Email (anytime)Web PageMy web page is a work in progress. Throughout the year, I will be adding useful links and assignments to help your students with different concepts in our curriculum.

*This ppt. is currently posted on my web page for future reference

Social Studies SyllabusDiscipline PlanHomework PolicyExtra Credit Assignments

www.garnetvalleyschools.com

Social StudiesFoundations of GeographyThemes of GeographyGeographic ToolsPhysical Characteristics of PlaceHuman Characteristics of PlacePatterns of World Settlement

Social StudiesWorld CulturesMesopotamiaAncient EgyptAncient GreeceAncient RomeMesoamerican Civilizations-Olmec, Aztec, Mayan CivilizationsSouth American Civilizations-The Incas and The Andes

Materials Needed (most students already have these materials)3 inch binder (used for all subjects)1 section in binder designated for social studiesColored pencilsGluePencilsSheet protectors

Social Studies TextbooksPrentice Hall: World Studies: Foundations of Geography Pearson: My World History: Early Ages

HomeworkHomework can be expected 2-3 times a weekStudents should be reviewing concepts discussed in class 10-15 minutes per night/study hallLate homework-half creditMore than 1 day late-no creditLATE HOMEWORK IS BETTER THAN NO HOMEWORK!

Grading SystemPoint systemAssignments weighted by points possibleStudents final grade is calculated by:

Total points earned X 100Total points possible

Social Studies GradesStudents can earn points from the following assignments: HomeworkClassworkQuizzesTestsProjectsGroup Projects

Extra Help OpportunitiesI am available to offer extra help, clarification of assignments, and study help for quizzes/test to students during: LunchAfter school until 3:00 (except Mondays)During Study Hall

Thank You so much for coming tonight I anticipate a great school year! Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions