James Ward

7th and 8th Grade Science

Welcome to the home page for 7th and 8th grade science at James Ward Elementary! My goal for this website is to give the school community a glimpse into what we are learning as well as help students stay up to date on important information for our class. All of our science learning will be in line with the expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The work in our classroom may look a lot different than what you've seen before in science class. Learn more about the expectations of the NGSS here. This year we will begin using a new curriculum called Amplify Science to support student learning. For the first time in 15 years students will be learning science through a more integrated model where students explore Earth, Life and Physical Science topics throughout the year.

Please consider this an ever evolving work space, so please visit often! For upcoming events and information, please visit the 7th and 8th grade Google Classroom page.

-Ms. Richmond

email: mjrichmond@cps.edu

Google Classroom

This is a primary mean of communication with students and families. This is where you will get the most up to date information for classes including announcements, homework assignments and project due dates. Students will do many of their assignments digitally through google classroom or Clever using the Amplify curriculum. Be sure to sign up for parent weekly summaries to see our class assignments and important announcements.

Student Google Classroom Codes

2nd period: ql7ntjw

3rd period: apmyiee

4th period: najrp1c

5th period: 1mkxxg

Room 309-Homework: zgi951i

How am I doing in class?

It is important for students to keep track of their academic progress. I encourage students to use the student portal to check their grades regularly.