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Ms Dietrich's Life Science 2018-2019

Welcome

You might be asking yourself.... What is Life Science?

Life science is any science that studies the structure and function of living organisms, their processes needed for survival, and the behavior and relationships they have with each other and their environment.

Topic areas covered 2018-2019 include:

MS Life: Bundle 1: Structure, Function, and Information Processing.

MS Life: Bundle 2: Growth and Development of Organisms.

MS Life: Bundle 3: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems.

MS Life: Bundle 4: Inheritance and Variation of Traits.

MS Life: Bundle 5: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

MS Life: Bundle 6: Changes in Organisms Over Time


Classroom Rules

Respect yourself, others, and property

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Listen when others

are speaking

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Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself

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Come prepared for class

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Classwork/homework

is completed

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All materials needed for class are with you

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Be ready to learn

Follow directions the 1st time they are given

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Have fun!!!!

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Homework

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Homework is given daily

and is expected to be completed before

the beginning of class on the day it is due.

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Classwork not completed during class

is expected to be completed for homework.

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Homework may be accepted one day late

for half credit

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See 7th grade/district Homework Policy

for more details

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Tests and Quizzes

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Tests are announced and written on the board

one week in advance

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Students are expected to make corrections on their tests in order to earn partial credit

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Quizzes may be announced one day in advance or occasionally be a "pop" quiz


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Absences

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Please call office with any absences....

including vacations

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It is your responsibility to make up

ALL missing work including:

classwork, notes, homework, quizzes, tests, etc

(most documents will be available on this website,

just click on "Forms and Docs")

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Ways to find out assignments:

phone or text a reliable friend, Homework Hotline,

or this website, just click on

"Homework Assignments"


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Student Expectations

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Attend class regularly and

arrive to class on time

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Come to class ready to learn with all of your materials

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Follow classroom rules

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Complete and have your own homework,

ready to grade, at the beginning of class

the day it is due

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~ Participate in class

~ Ask relevant questions

~ Respond to questions

~ Take good notes

~ Play an active role in group discussions

~ Ask for help if needed


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Parents are encouraged to...

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Review and discuss your child's planner daily

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Review teacher websites

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Take advantage of Parent Connect

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Check grades often

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Encourage your child to do their best at all times

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Encourage your child to seek help

if they are struggling

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Promote health and well-being for your child

both physically and emotionally