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Science 7 Expectations and Procedures

Teacher: Ms. Karaboyas, Room 134


Email: nkaraboyas@vanburenschools.net

Website: room134karaboyas.weebly.com
Phone: (734) 697 9171

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Welcome to Science 7. Science is everywhere and we will work together to develop a better
understanding of how the world around us works. We will learn new concepts and build on
existing knowledge using a hands-on, inquiry based approach.
Science 7 is structured around the scope and sequence outlined by the Battle Creek Science
Curriculum Kits that are aligned to Michigans Content Expectations. There are four main units
that will be covered during Science 7.
Unit 1: Energy Effects
Unit 2: Chemical Properties
Unit 3: Weather, Climate, and Me
Unit 4: Cells, Cell Division, and Photosynthesis
REQUIRED MATERIALS
Pencil (pen and highlighter recommended)
1 Subject Spiral Notebook
2-Pocket Folder with 3-Prongs
ALL SCHOOL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE ENFORCED
BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS
1. Be Respectful: To others, their ideas, and school property.
2. Be Encouraging: Put each other up rather than down.
3. Be Responsible: Pencil, Notebook, etc.
EVERY ACTION IN LIFE RESULTS IN A CONSEQUENCE YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE

If you should choose to break one of the expectations mentioned above, then one of the
following negative consequences will occur based on the severity of behavior.

Verbal Warning
Private Conversation in Hallway
Mental Moment
Parent Phone Call
Pink Slip to Administration

GRADING POLICY
Grades are earned by successful completion of various assignments. Grading will be based
on proficiency of the grade level content expectations.
Grading
Component
Formative
Assessment

Summative
Assessment

Examples
Science Journal
Classroom
assignments
Homework
Quizzes
Labs/Projects
End of Unit Tests
Performance
Assessments
Lab Write-Up

Weight on Grade

30%

70%

Your semester grade will be 45% of each marking period and 10% of the exam.
GRADING SCALE
98-100% = A+
87 89.9% = B+
94 97.9% = A
84 86.9% = B
90 93.9% = A80 83.9% = B-

77 79.9% = C+
74 76.9% = C
70 73.9% = C-

67 69.9% = D+
64 66.9% = D
60 63.9% = D50 59.9% = E

RETAKE POLICY
Retakes will be available for all summative assessments and the higher score of the two tests
will be recorded. In order to retake the test, students must have completed all homework
assignments in that unit along with completing extra work deemed necessary by the teacher in
order to improve poor test score. Students must sign-up at least 24 hours in advance of the
time that they wish to retake. Retakes must be done before or after school, or during lunch.
HOMEWORK POLICY
Homework is used as a means of reinforcing information that has been taught in class. There
will be different forms of homework depending upon the topics being covered in class. Homework can be a continuation of class work, revision of activities, review material for a quiz or unit
test, etc. Please see class calendar for homework due dates.
LATE ASSIGNMENTS
All late work will be accepted. Late assignments will lose 10% of the assignments value each
day it is late.
Turned in on due date the maximum score is 100%
Turned in 1 day late the maximum score is 90%
Turned in 2 days late the maximum score is 80%
Turned in 3 days late the maximum score is 70%
CHEATING
Any students caught cheating will automatically receive a zero. Cheating includes, but is not
limited to: copying off another person or allowing someone else to copy off of your paper.

FOOD AND DRINK POLICY


No food or drinks are allowed in the classroom.
ABSENT WORK
It is the students responsibility to get all missed notes and work. Students will have one day
for each day of absence to make up any absent work. Please check the absent wall to collect
any assignments that were completed while you were out.
TARDIES
The definition of tardy is not being in the classroom, in your seat, when the bell rings. If a
student does not bring a pass from another teacher when they come to class, they will be
considered tardy. There will be NO going back to get a pass from a teacher or staff member.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Cell phones, iPods and any other electronic device should not be visible or heard. Parents will
be contacted if this becomes a distraction. Please encourage your child to not disturb the
integrity of the educational process in the classroom with extra distractions.
OUR CLASSROOM WEBSITE room134karaboyas.weebly.com
Our classroom website will be regularly updated throughout the school year. You can find what
topics and activities we will be doing for the upcoming week. A calendar with important dates,
such as summative assessments (tests), homework, and quizzes, will be displayed. Students
can find documents of homework, study guides, and readings (just in case you forgot to take
something home). Any videos or interactive websites weve watched or used in class can also
be found on our website. This website is to support your learning throughout the school year
and to have all of the resources we use in class, available to you at home.