WELCOME to Riverdale Middle School an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, home of the WOLVES! Our first day of school will mark the beginning of a yearlong journey through SCIENCE! With inquiry at the core, the Middle Years Program (MYP) sciences framework aims to guide students to independently and collaboratively investigate issues through research, observation and experimentation. The MYP sciences curriculum must explore the connections between science and everyday life. As they investigate real examples of science applications, students will discover the tensions and dependencies between science and morality, ethics, culture, economics, politics, and the environment. Six graders will become better thinkers, doers, and communicators. This will occur through inquiry-based investigations, rigorous academic projects and activities, and integrated technology skills.
What will my child learn this school year?
What is the 5E model of learning?
- Provides student-driven learning experiences.
- Students are actively involved in their learning.
- Concepts are not transmitted from teacher to student but constructed by the student.
How will my child experience science this school year?
What can I do as a parent to help my child succeed?
Students need to be organized and prepared for class everyday. Students will have an interactive science folder which will become their own created science textbook. All their experiences will be recorded in an organized manner. Please check their folder daily and ask them to explain to you what they are learning about in class. Please remind them of the importance of being prepared and on task. Absences will affect their learning. Please follow the agenda procedures for making-up work.
What supplies does my child need to be prepared for learning each class?
Students need sharpened pencils, pens, erasers, pencil sharpener, scotch tape, glue stick, crayons/markers/colored pencils, 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?
pencils, crayons, looseleaf, scotch tape, wet wipes, scissors, kleenex, paper towels, small ziploc bags, large ziploc bags, dry erase markers, index cards, & copy paper.
9/14 & 9/15 ESS1-1 Test Lunar Cycle, Eclipses, Seasons, & Tides
DUE: 9/14 & 9/15 ESS1-1 STUDY GUIDE (worth 5 bonus points on test)
DUE: 9/12 & 9/13 Seasons Homework
DUE: 9/6 & 9/7 Eclipses Homework
DUE: 8/24 & 8/25 Homework lunar cycle
DUE: 8/28 & 8/29 lunar cycle project (Test Grade)
8/28/ & 8/29 Lunar Cycle Test (open folder)