These are Ms. Cooper's Guidelines
There will be three simple rules that we will follow:
Your science grade will be based on three things:
- Respect each other: Come prepared, don’t waste time, be
polite and listen.
- Respect the space: Don’t touch any materials or equipment unless you are
directed to do so. Don’t touch anything that doesn’t belong to you-especially
someone else’s work.
- Respect yourself: complete your work, be honest and have a good
I will be providing extra credit opportunities along the way as well. Be sure
to check with me often about the current status of your grade and feel free
to complete the extra credit assignments to adjust your grade as you wish.
Keep these things in mind and you will have a successful year in science
class. If you are ever absent during science time, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
to come to me to find out if you need to make up any work. If you are having
trouble along the way, you should come to me as early as possible so that I
can help you. Feel free to email me at school or at home. Please include your
name and room number in the subject line of the email.
School: SCooper@djusd.k12.ca.us Home: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your class work: For most units you will receive a packet to complete in
class. If you listen and cooperate, you should have no trouble completing the
packets in the time allotted. Every unanswered question in the packet will
result in a loss of points. Most packets will be worth 50 points. If you
receive less than a 45 on your packet, you may rework it at home and turn it
in (before the end of the term) for regrading if you wish. Sixth graders will
be working in journals. Please click on Documents to the left to see the
- Your tests and quizzes: These will come at the end of our units If you
have participated fully throughout the unit and have completed the packet,
you should not have any trouble with these evaluations. They will be worth
20% of your overall grade.
- Science Fair Project: Once again you will be required to participate in
the Science Fair in the Spring. You may choose a new topic from last year or
you may choose to revisit the same project in a new way. More information
will follow as we approach Spring (Fourth graders will have an additional
Plant Project in the fall)