Thank you!~ I had a wonderful time this school year teaching your child. I hope they enjoyed the year! I hope everyone has a great summer and a great 7th grade school year! I put together a little picture slide showing just how awesome the children were this school year! I played it in class. I hope everyone enjoyed it!
What will my child learn this school year? (click open to see) 06 Science Standards – Grade 6
What is the 5E model of learning?
What is expected of my child for LEAP testing in April?
leap-2025-field-test-guide-for-grade-6-science (click open to see) QUIZ AFTER ARGUMENTS after 6th grade LEAP testing
LEAP Item Type QUESTIONS
• Selected Response (SR): includes traditional multiple-choice (MC) questions with four answer options and only one correct answer, as well as multiple-select (MS) questions with five to seven answer options and more than one correct answer. For MS items, the question identifies the number of correct answers. All SR items are worth one point each.
• Technology Enhanced (TE): uses technology to capture student comprehension in authentic ways, previously difficult to score by machine for large-scale assessments. TE items are worth up to two points and may include item types such as, but not limited to, drag and drop, drop down menus, and hot spots. The Online Tools Training allows students to experience TE items and practice answering them to prepare for the computer-based test.
• Two-part Item: requires students to answer two related questions, worth two points. Two-part items may combine SR and/or TE item types.
o Two-part Dependent (TPD): the first part must be correct in order to earn credit for the second part.
o Two-part Independent (TPI): each part is scored independently.
• Constructed Response (CR): requires a brief response provided by the student and will be scored using a 2-point rubric. These items may require a brief paragraph, a few sentences, and/or completion of a chart.
• Extended Response (ER): asks students to write an in-depth response that expresses the students’ ability to apply all three dimensions of the LSS for Science and will be scored using a 9-point rubric.
What can I do as a parent to help my child succeed?
- Log into Student Progress Center and check my child’s grades https://jpsis.jpschools.org/progress/
- Check the wiki for due dates on assignments & assessments
- Check your child’s folder. There should not be loose papers in the pockets, Papers should be taped on the proper pages and completed.
- Sign up to receive text message reminders about assignments & assessments
- Ask your child what they learned about in science today, if they do not know look in their folder and check the wiki
- Email me with questions/concerns firstname.lastname@example.org or respond to the remind text messages.
What supplies does my child need to be prepared for learning each class?
Students need sharpened pencils, pens, erasers, pencil sharpener, scotch tape, crayons, scissors and looseleaf paper to be ready to learn in class. Students need to bring their green 3 prong plastic folder with pockets each class. (replace when damaged)
How can I help create a good learning environment for my child?
Classroom supplies needed:
pack of copy paper
classroom pencils (we are out)
(updated 3/2/18) I can not update this document anymore it is too large to upload to the wiki. Look below for papers students should have.
EARTH AND HUMAN ACTIVITY (click to open) PROJECT RESEARCH & TYPED ARGUMENT DUE 4/19 & 4/20. STUDENTS WILL PRESENT ARGUMENTS AFTER 6th grade LEAP testing starting 4/26 & 4/27.
Activity Timeline of due dates:
3/26 & 3/27 Assignment issued worth a MAJOR TEST GRADE
4/9 & 4/10 Alternative topic with supporting evidence provided for teacher approval
4/19 & 4/20 TYPED argument. (what you will say) & PRINTED RESEARCH with HIGHLIGHTED supporting evidence for argument, any video links, less than 3 minutes, students wish to share with class.
4/26 & 4/27 Students will present their argument in class. Remember you are trying to SELL your argument. You need to argue that what is happening is important and needs to be changed and your solution is the best solution to solve this very real problem. You can use any APPROPRIATE props, posters, drawings, videos to get your point across. BE PREPARED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS from students. Some students will have the same “hot topic.” You want your solution to be the best and win the argument in class. Don’t be scared to present! This is meant to be fun!
THIS IS INDIVIDUAL WORK, THIS IS NOT A TEAM PROJECT, SOME STUDENTS HAVE THE SAME TOPIC, THIS SHOULD MAKE FOR VARIOUS POINTS OF VIEW FOR AN ARGUMENT IN CLASS
5/10 & 5/11 Posttest from District
5/9 Test Fest
5/7 & 5/8 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE issued
4/30 – 5/8 presentations :-) Earth and Human Activity Audience worth a QUIZ grade due at the end of presentations.
4/26 & 4/27 Leap prep quiz (same 14 questions students have already reviewed and answered) leap-2025-field-test-guide-for-grade-6-science Review all research and videos turned in by students, arguments start! :-)
4/13 – 4/25 Finishing LEAP prep review questions 1-14, students will have a quiz on these questions, please study! Questions 9 & 14 are written response, question 14 is worth 9 points alone, PLEASE make sure you know these answers, they were all given in class and reviewed. LEAP testing some students I will not see until arguments are presented.
4/11 & 4/12 LEAP prep review 1-14 questions, half were reviewed today and half will be reviewed next class. This is a participation grade, students will be quizzed on the questions after argument presentations. PLEASE study, questions 9 & 14 written responses. leap-2025-field-test-guide-for-grade-6-science
4/9 & 4/10 Reviewed Wave & Light major test given prior to vacation. Alternate project topics were due for teacher approval. 4/19 & 4/20 Typed argument & printed research with highlighted evidence, any powerpoints or video links due. Due to LEAP testing I will not see my 1st, 2nd, 5th, or 6th period classes 4/19 & 4/20, as long as you turn in everything by 4/20 it is ok. This means you will have to bring me your work before school, at lunch, during another class, or after school. Otherwise, please turn in your work 4/16 & 4/17 before LEAP testing starts, anything after 4/20 is late. Any questions, please ask.
3/28 & 2/29 Reviewed project expectations, please keep up with timeline. Any questions please ask before the due date! Argument MUST be TYPED. Reviewed grades, students made up classwork & tests, Please check grades, if your child has an X F they need to make-up their work at lunch. Grades are very important, no one can make an F the last 9 weeks.
3/26 & 3/27 DO NOW LEAP prep #4. (last in series for a QUIZ grade total 20 questions) Reviewed waves & light, reviewed QUIZ last class with students saw their QUIZ grade and their mistakes. Waves & Light TEST 40 multiple choice questions. Some students need to make up Test Corrections for Newton’s Laws of Motion and Light stations answers are on the wiki, please check grades! Students received a project PLEASE check the TIMELINE, there are different dates for things due.
3/22 & 3/23 DO NOW LEAP prep # 3. Light Notes, Reviewed waves & light, wave stations & light stations. Wave & Light QUIZ. Wave & Light TEST next class before spring break.
3/21 6th grade MOCK LEAP TESTING
3/19 & 3/20 DO NOW LEAP prep # 2, reviewed waves & light stations. Light stations was homework, if your child forgot to do it, they received an X F. We reviewed it in class. Anyone who wrote down the correct answers showed it to me at the end of class and I replaced the X F, with 105 A. Wave & Light QUIZ next class. I will still take the light stations late and replace the F, with an A. The 4th 9 weeks participation is only worth 15%. Students NEED ALL THEIR PARTICIPATION TO BE AN A! PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD! Students are not doing very simple assignments like this one. ALL GRADES MATTER! AND HELP THEM PREPARE FOR QUIZZES, WHICH HELP THEM PREPARE FOR TESTS.
REMEMBER! The 4th 9 weeks if ANYONE receives an F on their report card in any subject they fail that subject. That is a Jefferson Parish rule.
Wednesday, January 31st try to see the “Super Blue Blood Moon” around dawn, it hasn’t happened for 152 years, since 1866. :-)
Newton’s Laws of Motion STATIONS folder pages 76 – 80 (QUIZ GRADE) (click for student copy) (FOR SOME STUDENTS THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PASSING AND FAILING. ) For others it is the difference between a letter grade.
3/15 & 3/16 DO NOW LEAP prep questions will be added up for a QUIZ grade. Most questions are from previous TESTS reviewing concepts throughout the school year. The following class the LEAP prep will be returned, reviewed, and please keep them because they are perfect EXAM TEST questions. Slinky wave demonstration for review with wave concepts. Reviewed wave stations, notes, diagram, WAVE DEFINITION QUIZ. Students draw a transverse & longitudinal wave, label the parts, define all the parts, plus some definitions from the wave notes. Light Stations due for homework, next class.
3/13 & 3/14 Newton’s Laws of Motions Re-Test Major Grade, students need to come at lunch to make-up the test if they are absent. Next class wave definition QUIZ. Students should study their wave stations, wave notes, & wave diagram.
3/9 & 3/12 Reviewing Newton’s Laws of Motions test corrections, DO NO label transverse & longitudinal wave, next class RE-TEST Newton’s Laws of Motions. Students should study their Newton’s Laws of Motions Stations and Notes. Thurs/Friday 3/15 & 3/16 Waves Definition QUIZ, students should study their wave stations, wave notes, & wave diagram.
3/7 & 3/8 Reviewing Newton’s Laws of Motions test making test corrections and reviewing waves. Students will retest 3/13 & 3/14. Homework: Please study for Newton’s Laws of Motion Retest & keep up with Waves stations, notes, & diagram.
3/5 & 3/6 Reviewing Newton’s Laws of Motion test making test corrections, due to low scores, students will retest next week, 3/13 & 3/14. HOMEWORK: due next class 3/7 & 3/8 Waves Stations WAVES Stations (click to open document) folder page 84
3/1 & 3/2 Newton’s Laws of Motion Car Project Due (students had 3 weeks to work on this project, that was more than enough time)
2/27 & 2/28 Newton’s Laws of Motion Test. Constructed response and Claim Evidence and Reasoning due. Students who have not turned in Newton’s laws of Motion Stations papers please finish and show Ms. Crane next class. The papers are past due. Car Project due next class along with Typed Research Paper, title page, research page, materials & procedures page, conclusion page, & bibliography page.
2/23 & 2/26 Engaging Newton’s 3rd Laws of Motion film canister mini rocket launch with Alka-Seltzer tablets & water. Newton’s Laws of Motion vocabulary pg 81, Examples pg 82, & Notes pg 83. Discussed car projects and showed an example of the research paper 1,200 words long. STUDENT Newton’s Laws of Motion Constructed Response and Claim Evidence Reasoning part of the take-home TEST
2/21 & 2/22 Engaging phenomenon bouncing balls. Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion Stations. Explore It! Using straws and spheres with different masses, notice acceleration changing. Homework finish Newton’s 3rd Laws of Motion output stations. Explore It! Input will be done in class, film canister rocket launching.
2/19 & 2/20 Engaging phenomenon comeback can. Newton’s 1st Law of Motion Input Stations, Output stations were done in groups, students needed to finish for homework. Started Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion Stations. Explore It! penny in a cup & penny on an elbow. Questions/Reviewed car project due next Thursday/Friday. Newton’s Laws of Motion TEST next Tuesday/Wednesday.
2/8 & 2/9 MAJOR TEST on Molecules, Electromagnets, & Potential & Kinetic Energy starting on page 64 of the folder. Newton’s Laws of Motion Car Project issued. Newton’s Laws of Motion toy car project
2/6 & 2/7 Tuesday/Wednesday REVIEW for MAJOR TEST NEXT CLASS on Molecules, Electromagnets, & Potential & Kinetic Energy. Unit Energy Study Guide (click to open document) given Mon/Tuesday 2/5 & 2/6
Monday/Tuesday 2/5 & 2/6 Extended Response to the test given a paragraph written in RACES format due Thursday/Friday day of test worth 20 points of test. Please do not forget!! STUDENT 6th grade extended response using RACES format (click on document to view)
Friday/Monday 2/2 & 2/5 Organize folder. Thursday & Friday 2/8 & 2/9 before Mardi Gras vacation: Major Assessment on all information since January 5th, starting on folder page 64 Molecules, Electromagnets, & Potential & Kinetic Energy. Classwork, Engagement: Roller Coaster videos, marble loop, bouncing balls, rubber bands, etc. Potential & Kinetic stations & Notes. HW: Potential & Kinetic Energy roller coaster flipbook.
Wednesday/Thursday 1/31 & 2/1 Molecule HW due 10 questions. REVIEW Electromagnetic Stations & Notes using 10 questions for students to test each other. Electromagnetic QUIZ
Monday/Tuesday 29th & 30th HW due. Electromagnetic Lab. HW due next class 10 Student created questions from electromagnetic forces notes. Quiz next class on notes & lab. Study please!
Thursday/Friday, January 25th & 26th
Classwork: (SEE 2017 science folder ATTACHED ABOVE) Electric and Magnetic Forces Notes pg 68,
Electro-Magnetic Stations pg 69 (finish for homework), Reviewed Molecule Quiz HOMEWORK: Counting the Number of Atoms in a Molecule Re-teaching Homework due 1/29 & 1/30 Reteaching Molecules HOMEWORK
Tuesday/Wednesday, January 23rd & 24th
Reviewed Do Now/Exit Slip, Molecule Stations Lab pg 67, & Molecule Homework
Molecule Quiz 1/23 & 24, open folder, pages 64, 65, 66. Edible Molecules Activity
Tuesday, January 16th & Monday, January 22nd Classwork: Do Now/Exit Ticket, Molecule Videos, Molecule Stations (anything not finished in class becomes homework), Reviewed folder notes pg 64, molecule practice folder pg 65, & Molecule Assessment questions for quiz next class pg 66.
Homework: Molecule Homework Molecules Homework
Thursday/Friday, January 11th & 12th
Molecule Quiz 1/18 & 1/19 questions and answers are in teacher’s model interactive folder posted since 1/8
Homework: If you have not finished page 64 Molecule Notes finish it for homework, powerpoint is posted and teacher’s model folder.
Classwork: Reviewed 21-40 CFA2/exam. Reviewed major concepts again.
Molecule Project due worth a quiz grade. CFA2/EXAM TEST taken today.
Tuesday/Wednesday, January 9th & 10th
Do Now & Exit Slip
Homework: Molecule Project due next class for a quiz grade.
Classwork: Folder page 64 Molecule Notes should be finished. Reviewed 1-20 multiple choice of EXAM/CFA2. Next class Review CFA2/EXAM major TEST grade.
Friday/Monday, January 5th & 8th
Homework due 1/11 & 1/12: Molecule Research Project worth a quiz grade
Classwork: Folder page 64 Molecule Notes 3 Explanation – Molecules Notes
Reviewed Exam Constructed Response.
Thursday/Friday 1/11 & 1/12 TEST Re-testing will be on most missed questions from the exam/CFA2 being reviewed in class. CFA2/EXAM Study Guide Answers