Science Course Rules and Policies
Dear Parents and Students,
I wish to welcome you to the 20011-2012 school year. I have great aspirations for this year’s 7th
grade class and am confident that we will have an enjoyable year in science.
Below is a list of expectations I have for our students both in and out of the
classroom. I look forward to working with you this year!
– Have respect for yourself as well as towards others.
to class on time and be prepared to learn.
- Have a
magnificent positive attitude.
Learning is FUN. Why
not enjoy it?
- Follow all the basic rules of both John Adams Middle School.
- Be in
your seat ready to learn when the bell rings. This includes having your supplies out.
- Be on
your best behavior at ALL times so that everyone benefits from a SAFE
environment. Students must
behave well if they want to participate in the labs. Labs are FUN and a privilege, not
a given right. If a student
behaves poorly they put both others and themselves at risk of getting hurt.
all assignments neatly and on time.
Homework assignments can be found on the classroom whiteboard as
well as on the teacher’s website.
an updated notebook section for science. See below for a list of supplies.
all reports and projects. Due
dates and information can be found in class and online.
for all quizzes and tests.
Dates and study guides can be found in class and online.
ask for help if and when you need it. We will be more than happy to help you.
bell does not dismiss you – the teacher does.
Student Supplies Needed
Dividers (for science sections: Notes, Assignment Records,
(for note taking)
Ink Pens (carry at least 2 with you at all times)
(carry at least 2 with you at all times) – we prefer mechanical pencils
with extra lead and erasers
- Colored pencils or washable fine markers
Paper (carry at least 20 clean sheets with you at all times)
Flash Drive (to store computer files for all classes) – shouldn’t need
more than 64MB
Adams Middle School SCAB (School Calendar Assignment Book)
Unit 1: Looking at Cells
Unit 2: Genetics and Evolution
Unit 3: Structure and Function of Living Things
Unit 4: Structure and Function of the Human Body
Focus on Life Science (California Edition), Pearson
Prentice Hall, c. 2008.
- Homework: Assigned 2-3 times
weekly (related to the work done in class and projects).
- Assignment Records: All student assignments are to be
recorded on the Science Assignment Record. This will be collected every
few weeks and the students will be given a grade for the completion of the
work for that unit of study.
- Tests and Quizzes: Will be
announced in advance.
- Projects: Will be announced in
- Grades: Entered using the Pinnacle
grading program (available online and printouts will be posted).
- Grading Scale:
Below 60% F
of 8 ½ X 11 paper (any color)
(make check out to “Santa Monica Science Magnet”)
Mr. Joel Post
(310) 452-2326 ext. 173