Debbie Hutson's 7th Grade Science

                    

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.  I am honored to be your child’s 7th grade Science teacher.  We have an exciting year ahead of us. We will be studying and working on many new and exciting things this year.  Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  My name is Debbie Hutson. This is my 35rd year teaching and my 19th year teaching Science at Long Middle School.  I graduated from The College of Charleston where I received a BA in Biology.  I obtained my National Board Certification in 2011.  Before teaching at Long Middle School, I taught at Cheraw High School, Wallace High School, and St. David's School.  I live in Cheraw with my husband Ricky.  I have two sons, Ben and Bryant.  Ben and his wife Kylie live in Athens, Georgia. They have two beautiful children Lucas (1) and Hadley (2 1/2). Bryant lives in Washington, D.C. I love working in my yard, taking care of all of my plants, and making pickles and jam.

 

I am available for conferences between 9:45 and 10:45 every day except Tuesdays.  Please call the office 843-921-1010 to schedule a time.
 
Extra Help Sessions-7:40-7:50 am and 3:00-3:30pm daily. If your child needs to be here for those sessions, you will be notified by phone call or note. 
Homework-Listen to my Homework Hotline-843-921-1010 ext.  1112.


Class Materials

 

Required

  • Marble Topped Notebook
  • Notebook paper
  • Pencils
Optional
  • Page protectors
  • Red and Black Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Tape
  • Colored Pencils

  

Classroom Expectations

  • Come into class quietly.
  • Be in your seat before the tardy bell rings.
  • Bring all necessary materials to class- homework, book, paper, pencils, marble top notebook.
  • No talking during explanations and listen carefully to directions.
  • Raise your hand to ask/answer a question or move around the room.
  • Do not leave the class without permission.  (a signed planner is mandatory)
  • Keep desks and aisles clean.  Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • No food, gum, or candy.
  • No beauty products-combs, brushes, makeup, lotion, perfume, etc.                         
  • Show respect, do your best, and be honest. 

 

*Obey ALL Long Middle School and District rules.

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When you ask your child what they did in school today and they say, "Nothing"... check here to start a discussion by seeing what we are doing in science class.  The units that we are studying are listed below.

 

Seventh Grade Instructional Units Correlated to the

South Carolina Science Standards

 

Quarter 1-SEPs and Chemistry

  • Lab Safety and Tools
  • Introduction to Scientific   

     Investigations and Engineering Practices

  • Atoms, Elements, and

     The Periodic Table

  • Elements, Compounds, and

     Mixtures

  • Chemical and Physical Properties(Includes Acids and Bases)
  • Chemical and Physical Changes and Equations

 Quarter 2-Cells, Bacteria, an Human Systems                                    

  • Cells and Bacteria                                   
  • Levels of Organization
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Excretory and Nervous Systems
  • Muscoskeletal System
  • Systems Working Together

Quarter 3-Heredity and Ecology

  • Heredity
  • Punnett Squares
  • Mutations and Genetics with Technology
  • Levels in Ecosystems
  • Relationships in Ecosystems

Quarter 4-Ecology continued

  • Levels of Organization in Ecosystems
  • Natural Hazards
  • Soil
 
 

             

 

                                                               

            
 

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.   
                                                                      - Helen Keller

 

     

Grade Weights
Homework-10%
Quizzes-20%
Classwork-30 %
Tests-40%