Long Middle School

Welcome to Mrs. Bracy's 6th Grade Science Class

Welcome to 6th grade.    It is my absolute pleasure to be your child’s Science teacher. I am confident that we will have a very positive and successful school year. It is my objective to provide all of my students with an academically challenging, yet fun, experience in my classroom. Each and every day I will aim to inspire and enrich their minds. I look forward to teaching and getting to know your child as we embark on this wonderful journey of learning.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  My name is Tonya Bracy.   This is my 11th year teaching 6th grade Science at Long Middle School.  I graduated from Northeastern Technical College with an Associate in Arts Degree.  I received my professional teacher training and bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Francis Marion University.   I am a native of Chesterfield, SC where I currently reside with my husband of ten years and my two sons.  During my spare time, I enjoy fishing, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

  • The student will use the science and engineering practices, including the processes and skills of scientific inquiry, to develop understandings of science content.
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the interactions within Earth’s systems (flow of energy) that regulate weather and climate.
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the properties of energy, the transfer and conservation of energy, and the relationship between energy and forces.
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of how scientists classify organisms and how the structures, processes, behaviors, and adaptations of animals allow them to survive.
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the structures, processes, and responses that allow protists, fungi, and plants to survive and reproduce.
 
  • Have a positive attitude. Always show respect for everyone in the class. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
  • Be in your assigned seat and ready to work as soon as class begins.
  • No food or drink in the classroom. This includes gum and candy.
  • Use the restroom between classes or during lunch.
  • Don't talk when someone else is talking. Wait your turn!
  • Be prepared daily with your planner, notebook, paper, pencils, etc.
  • Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
  • Follow ALL school rules and procedures.
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1st Offense:  Warning

2nd Offense: 10 minutes Lunch Detention and parent contact

3rd Offense: Whole lunch detention and Parent Contact

4th Offense:  After School Detention with writing assignment and Parent Contact

5th Offense:  Team Meeting with Student, Parents, and administrator

6th Offense:  Office Referral

 

  

If at any time during the year you should have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I believe that communication is essential to a great parent-teacher relationship. I encourage you to contact me if you have any concerns at any time. You can send me a note, email me @ tbracy@chesterfieldschools.org or call me at (843) 921-1010 ext. 1205.

 

Topic(s)

Objective(s)

Key Vocabulary Words

 The Layers of the Atmosphere

 

Compare the composition and structure of Earth's atmospheric layers.

 

Troposphere Stratosphere   Mesosphere   Thermosphere   Exosphere   Nitrogen     Oxygen   Ozone  Layer  Trace Gases    Tropopause   Stratopause   Mesopause   Thermopause

 
 

Students will receive teacher observation each day to ensure that they are on task and understanding the information and following directions.  Student grades will be based on classwork, tests, experiments, quizzes, and projects for each nine weeks.  The following procedure will be used to record student progress:

 

All grades will be recorded in the grade book and in PowerTeacher.  Columns will be dated and labeled to indicate the type and name of the assessment.  Parents are able to access grades from home by using ParentPortal.
 
It is the student’s responsibility to contact their teachers concerning any missed assignments. All make-up work is to be completed within 5 days.
 
Re-test will be recorded above the original grade in the grade book and the two grades will be averaged.

Weights

            Test/Projects 40%         Classwork/Labs 30%

               Quizzes 20%                      HW 10%

Grading Scale

90-100 A     80-89 B      70-79 C      60-69 D        Below 59   F


 
Pencils and (1) Marble Top Notebook

Other Required Supplies

(To be used in all classes)

colored pencils, sticky notes, highlighters, glue sticks, wide rule loose paper, pencil pouch or box, pencils, crayons, markers, erasers

Suggested Donations:

hand sanitizer, Kleenex, disinfecting wipes and spray