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Welcome to Mrs. Ferrari’s Classroom. 6 th Grade Science GVMS Back To School Night 2012 - 2013. Education/Background. B.S., Virginia Tech M.S.I.A, Carnegie-Mellon Education Certifications: K – 8, Special Education, & Principal/Supervisor, Immaculata University

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welcome to mrs ferrari s classroom

Welcome toMrs. Ferrari’s Classroom

6th Grade Science

GVMS Back To School Night

2012 - 2013

education background
Education/Background
  • B.S., Virginia Tech
  • M.S.I.A, Carnegie-Mellon
  • Education Certifications: K – 8, Special Education, & Principal/Supervisor, Immaculata University
  • 4th and 6th Grade Teacher, 6 years
  • K - 12 Science Supervisor/TOSA, 7 years
contact information
Contact Information
  • Phone number: 610.579.5120
  • Email: ferrark@garnetvalleyschools.com
  • Best times to reach me:
      • 7:00-7:30 am (by phone)
      • 12:30-3:00 pm (by phone)
      • Email (anytime)
web page www garnetvalleyschools com gvms ferrark
Web Pagewww.garnetvalleyschools.com/gvms/ferrark

My web page is a work in progress. Throughout the year, I will post additional resources to help your students with different concepts we will cover.

Current Resources:

  • Science Course Overview
  • Discipline Plan
  • Homework Policy
  • Science Websites for 6th Graders
  • This power point presentation is currently posted on my web page for future reference
materials needed most students already have these materials
Materials Needed (most students already have these materials)
  • 2 inch binder – for science only
  • Pencils – regular and colored
  • Glue stick
  • Sheet protectors - 10
  • Paper reinforcements
grading system point system
Grading SystemPoint system
  • Assignments weighted by points possible
  • Student’s final grade is calculated by:

Total points earned X 100

Total points possible

homework
Homework
  • Homework can be expected 2-3 times a week
  • Students should be reviewing concepts discussed in class 10-15 minutes per night/study hall
  • Late homework-half credit
  • More than 1 day late-no credit
extra help opportunities
Extra Help Opportunities

I am available to offer extra help, to clarify assignments, and to provide study help for quizzes/tests to students after school until 3:00.

science grades
Science Grades

Students can earn points for the following assignments:

  • Homework
  • Classwork
  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Lab Investigations
  • Notebook Checks
  • Projects
  • Extra Credit
science overview
Science Overview
  • Science classes in 6th grade are not leveled
  • Our curriculum is inquiry-based
  • We use investigations from 2 STC kits and from national environmental curriculum
  • Textbooks and other reading materials support investigations
  • We begin with mini-units on lab safety, the nature of science, and matter
2 major units of study
2 Major Units of Study

Catastrophic Events

  • Tornadoes
  • Hurricanes
  • Thunderstorms
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
2 major units of study1
2 Major Units of Study

Earth in Space

  • Sun-Earth-Moon system
  • Seasons
  • Moon phases
  • Eclipses
  • Tides
  • Planets
  • Other bodies
other topics of study
Other Topics of Study
  • Lab Safety
  • The Scientific Method
  • Matter
  • Time and Time Zones
science textbooks
Science Textbooks
  • Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Inside Earth
  • Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Astronomy
  • NSRC Smithsonian: Catastrophic Events Student Guide and Source Book
  • NSRC Smithsonian: Earth in Space Student Guide and Source Book
thank you
Thank You!

Thank you for coming tonight.

I anticipate a great school year!

Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions.

welcome to mrs ferrari s classroom1

Welcome toMrs. Ferrari’s Classroom

6th Grade Social Studies

GVMS Back To School Night

2012 - 2013

web page www garnetvalleyschools com gvms ferrark1
Web Pagewww.garnetvalleyschools.com/gvms/ferrark

My web page is a work in progress. Throughout the year, I will post additional resources to help your students with different concepts we will cover.

Current Resources:

  • Social Studies Course Overview
  • Discipline Plan
  • Homework Policy
  • This power point presentation is currently posted on my web page for future reference
materials needed most students already have these materials1
Materials Needed (most students already have these materials)
  • Binder or folder to hold papers
  • Pencils – regular and colored
  • Glue stick
grading system point system1
Grading SystemPoint system
  • Assignments weighted by points possible
  • Student’s final grade is calculated by:

Total points earned X 100

Total points possible

social studies
Social Studies

Two Areas of Focus:

  • Geography
  • Ancient Civilizations
geography topics
Geography Topics
  • Geographic Tools
  • Physical Characteristics of Place
  • Human Characteristics of Place
ancient civilizations
Ancient Civilizations
  • Mesopotamia
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Civilizations of the Americas – The Aztec, The Maya, The Incas
social studies textbooks
Social Studies Textbooks
  • Pearson Prentice Hall: World Studies: Foundations of Geography
  • Pearson: My World History: Early Ages
social studies grades
Social Studies Grades

Students can earn points for the following assignments:

  • Classwork
  • Homework
  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Projects
  • Extra Credit
thank you1
Thank You!

Thank you for coming tonight.

I anticipate a great school year!

Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions.