Mrs. Lamb's 7th grade science website

Important Announcement:          
 
Students and Parents please check grades in Infinite Campus.  
All corrections and missing work for this unit is due on Friday, 12/14.
Specific information is listed within the Infinite Campus comment section for each assignment and/or on Google Classroom - hyperdoc.

         70% credit can be earned for work turned in 2 days late and 50%
                          credit for work turned in after 2 days late. 

                                       
Welcome to 7th Grade Science!

This year in science we will focus on scientific method, mixtures and substances, cells, human body systems, energy, genetics and adaptations of life over time, geologic events through time, plate tectonics, and we will finish the year with forensics.  

                         Forensics Unit - in May, 2019

      Dear SRMS Families,

      I need at least 8 parents to act out roles for our Forensics unit.  You will choose a 

      persona that you will portray & then you would be interviewed by our students.


      Time requirements:  

      Background informational meeting: April/May TBD 45 minutes.

      Suspects and Witnesses:  The entire school day in early May - 

                    Parents are needed from 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

                    (We hope to have 4 dads & 4 moms who can offer this support.)

  

      Please email Mrs. Lamb if you are interested.  smlamb@jeffco.k12.co.us 

                                           

Our program is rigorous and moves fairly quickly. Students need to spend time outside of class to achieve their greatest success.  They can best be prepared for class if they review each night for at least 15 minutes.  After school help is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 3:20 p.m.

Supplies needed for class each day: Chromebook, student agenda, 2 pencils, 2 red pens, colored pencils, one highlighter (any color), dry erase marker (any color),  1" 3-ring notebook with loose leaf paper, dividers, ear buds, and note cards.  Students will earn grades throughout the year for having all of their supplies with them in class.

Parent Portal note: If a student has a missing assignment, "M" will be seen instead of a grade. If an assignment has not been graded yet, the box for the grade will be empty.  Please have students check their grades at least three times a week.

Grading: Students may correct any assignment or quiz to earn a higher score, as long as it is turned on time.  Late policy applies to assignments as indicated below.  Corrected work will be accepted until the day before the unit test, and they can be done at home or at school.  Unit tests are worth 100 points and cannot be corrected for additional credit.  

 Grading scale: 100 - 89.5 = A, 89.4 - 79.5 = B, 79.4 - 69.5 = C, 69.4 - 59.5 = D, <59.4 = F         

Late work may be turned in up to 2 days late for 70% credit and until the unit test for 50% credit.

Extra Credit:  Continuous extra credit: up to 25 points of extra credit can be earned per trimester.  Please refer to the "Download assignments" tab for specific information on this ongoing extra credit opportunity.  Science Fair extra credit: If students participate in the Science Fair in February, they can earn 25 points extra credit for both the 2nd trimester and the 3rd trimester if they follow the guidelines. 

Students who are absent should check the calendar on this website for the work missed and speak to Mrs. Lamb before or after class. They are encouraged to stay after school, for help to get caught up. If students are absent for a lab or classroom activity, they will need to stay after school to make it up. All labs and classroom activities must be made up within 1 week of the assignment.  Help is also available during Access period.

Communication about class activities and homework:  Please refer to the "Agenda / Calendar" tab to the right. Class handouts can be found by using the "Download assignments" tab, (as long as the handout is not copywrite protected.)

Class Expectations:  For everyone in my classroom:  Safety! Own it! Attitude! Respect!                                     Also, students earn their grades; the grades are not given.

I'm glad that you chose Summit Ridge Middle School and I look forward to teaching our new 7th graders and working alongside their parents to help each student have a fun and successful year.