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Welcome to Back-to-School Night!

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Welcome to Back-to-School Night!

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  1. Welcome to Back-to-School Night! Ms. Brigitte Steinmetz Room 31 7th Grade Science

  2. Overview • About Ms. Steinmetz (brief intro) • Curriculum • Class Expectations • Website • How to help our classroom. • Contact information

  3. Ms. S’s Background • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from USC (Go TROJANS!)  • Specialize in Marine Biology (marine mammals). • Clear Credential in Biological Sciences. • Hobbies: anything water related (surfing, water polo, swimming, etc.), web design, & being outdoors.

  4. Curriculum • Use an integrated approach. • Theme: all things in this universe are interrelated and interdependent. • Students must apply everything they have learned in the 6th/7th grades to the Biosphere project in May/June. • 4-5 Projects (details to be given later): • 1st semester – Weather, Peak • 2nd semester – Biome, Biosphere • 1 long term projects – Ocean Globe (magnet only)

  5. HW Policy • Expectation: Turn in assignments on time. • HW Bonus Points: • +1 pt. for turning assignment in on time. • +1 pt. if entire class turns assignment in on time. • If students do not complete HW: • Must attend Guided Study after school for 30 minutes by the next class (have two days). • If attend G.S. student will earn up to 80% of points back. • If “no show” for G.S. student will lose classroom merits, earn a “0” for assignment, call home to notify parents, and will be given two more days to attend G.S. • Those that choose not to go will be referred to AP. ** Hours: Mon.-Fri. Room #16.

  6. Class Expectations • RESPECT = #1 rule. • Come to class on time/prepared. • Science section in school folder w/ all assignments completed up to standards. • SCAB book. • Necessary materials (i.e. pens, pencils, index cards, etc.). • Have positive attitude.

  7. Classroom Behavior • Expectation: RESPECT all persons & all property. • Those who do not live up to expectations risk: • Being removed from lab activities (if occurs they will be put on a lab behavior contract). • Not being permitted to attend field trips. ** #1 Concern = SAFETY

  8. Websites • www.waterkid.net • Calendar • Course Policies/Expectations • Curriculum info (includes worksheets, unit reviews, unit vocabulary banks, etc.). • Homework Info • Info on how to sign up for weekly email newsletters. • Project Info (directions, timelines, etc.). • Science Magnet Info **Extremely useful tool!

  9. Websites Continue • www.scidept.waterkid.net • Science Department Website has information about each teacher, links to their websites, and more! • http://www.santamonicasciencemagnet.org • Science Magnet Website.

  10. Help Our Classroom • Volunteer! • Sign up on volunteer sheet. • Donate supplies on wish list! • Donate $$$! • Make checks payable to: John Adams Middle School. • Put Ms. Steinmetz in memo. • Donations will be kept in a gift fund & used when needed! **Volunteer opportunities/wish list can be found online: www.waterkid.net!

  11. Contact Information • Voice Mail: (310) 452-2326 ext. 231 • Check messages daily. • E-Mail: steinmetz@smmusd.org or waterkid@waterkid.net • Best way to get a hold of me! • Conferences: • By appointments only (2nd/4th week of each month – Wed. 3-4pm) – call Ms. Gonzalez (7th grade counselor).