Welcome to… Eighth Grade Science!
Who is Mrs. Hargis? • A wife! • A daughter! • A sister!
Who is Mrs.Hargis? A runner! • A Mom ;)
Who is Mrs.Hargis? • And of course… • A teacher!! The GLOWING orange!! SHEEP Eyeball (eyelashes and all)!
What parts of Science will my child learn this year? 1.Scientific Method 2. Earth’s Interior and Earthquakes 3. Plate Tectonics 4. Rocks and Minerals
What parts of Science will my child learn this year? 5. Fossils 6. Force and Motion 7. Astronomy 8. Waves and Light
If my child is sick, what should they do? • Send Mrs. Hargis an E-mail to get work right away. OR • Check the “absent bin” when they return. • When is the work due? 5 days
What is my child going to need this year? • 1 Folder • 1 Binder (can be for all classes) • Colored pencils/ markers • Silent Reading Book • Optional: Glue Stick, Scissors
How can my child stay organized this year? For each Unit, students receive a packet with Unit Organization Sheets at the beginning! Always printed on BRIGHT color paper! (Easy to Find) Unit Organization Sheets!
How can my child stay organized this year? Every Set of Unit Organization Sheets include: • Standards • Vocabulary • Diagrams: Concept Maps and Flow Charts • To Do List • Test Review/Study Guide
How can my child stay organized this year? Your child’s science section should also include a Stamp Sheet! Lists out the homework and their grade… It’s PURPLE!
What is the Science GRADE breakdown? Highest %! 35% Labs and Class Work Tests and Projects 30% 25% Quizzes Homework 10%
How does discipline work in Science class? Classroom Rewards (PASS with PERKS): • Free Seating Pass for Lunch • Free Locker/ Restroom Pass • Free Homework pass • Infractions are earned for the following: • Off Task • Minor Disrespect • Missing Supplies
What are the consequences for misbehaving in Science? • 1 infraction = Warning • 4 infractions (in any class) = Recess Detention & Parent Contact • 4 Recess Detentions (in any class) = Office Referral (Administrator determines consequence) • Major Infraction = Office Referral (Administrator determines consequence)
What should my child do if they are struggling? • Tell Mrs. Hargis at least one day in advance and stay after for extra help! • ANY DAY after school until 4:15!
How can I volunteer? • Designing or creating Bulletin Boards • Making Copies • Help with a Lab • Organize All Sports Day T-Shirts Fill out the tear off section of your handout and put it in the basket on the way out It’s going to be a GREAT year!
Don’t forget… • Please fill in the right side of the handout. • Tear it off and place it on the counter on your way out. • The left side is all the helpful slides from the power point and upcoming events to take with you and put on the refrigerator.