Greeting Students and Parents,
My name is Mr. Sellers, seventh grade science teacher at Woodrow Wilson Middle School. Students in my class will daily need a notebook, small binder, pencil, and their charged chromebook. Students without a computer will be given and equivalent paper assignment. Students in my class will be working on notetaking skills, lab procedures, and ability to follow instructions throughout the year. They will accomplish this while learning physics the first half of the year and biology th second.
The daily and weekly schedule for science will be the same throughout the year. Students are expected in class, on time. They will use their first 5 minutes to prepare their materials for class (sharpen pencils, get out notebooks, etc.) and to answer the bell ringer on the schoology website. Then we will take notes, work in our packets, or complete an online activety. The last day of the week we will have a review task followed by a quiz. At the end of the last class of the week packets will be collected.
Quizzes this year will get progressively more difficult the train students in study skills. The porgression is included below.
- Quarter 1: Notes taken can be used on the test, and asnwers to test questions are highlighted within the notes
- Quarter 2: Notes taken can be used on the test, but the answers will not be highlighted within the notes.
- Quarter 3: Notes taken cannot be used on the test, but the answers to the test will again be highlighted.
- Quarter 4: Notes taken cannot be used on the test, and no answers will be highlighted (standard notes).
Students are weekly informed of the end of quarter date to turn in assignments. Each quarter will have a review "final" which no notes can be used on. The "final" will be reviewed the week it is given to refresh students on the questions which will come up.
Any questions parents have can be answered by emailing me, having your student message me through schoology, or by sending in a note with your student to set up another means on communication. Teachers will use the phone numbers and emails provided in Infinite Campus. Please check that information and call the school to update as needed. The schools number is 814.874.6600.
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