Syllabus: 7th Grade Science
Mrs. Amy Israel
Cooley Middle School
firstname.lastname@example.org (480) 279-8300 ext. 8372
Tutoring Hours: Tuesday/Thursday before/after school
Welcome to 7th grade science! I look forward to an exciting year with diverse learning opportunities! Please read the syllabus carefully and entirely. Thank you in advance.
The 7th grade science curriculum follows both state and national curriculum standards. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Rocks and Minerals
Climates and Seasons
Moons, Eclipses, and Tides
Planets and Constellations
Food Chains and Webs
Please bring these supplies with you to class every day:
spiral or composition notebook
pencil pouch or box to maintain supplies
glue stick or tape
Post it notes
writing utensils of your preference
coloring utensils of your preference
Holt and Science Technology’s Inside the Restless Earth, Environmental Science, and Astronomy.
Textbooks will be maintained in class.
- Investigate phenomenon and use inquiry based learning to expand scientific literacy
- Practice safe and accurate scientific methods, research, and practices.
- Learn together with respect, responsibility, communication and cooperation
Small group instruction
Use of technology
Individual, partner, and group work
I will be on time and prepared I will be respectful .
I will bring positive energy to the class I will follow all directions and school rules
I will have an open mind
In-class passes are to be used for emergencies only. We MUST make the most of our short time together. Passes are located in the purple folder you recieve from Cooley.
Cooley Middle School operates on semesters. There are two semesters each school year.
The following scale determines the letter grade associated with a student’s percentage grade:
A 90% - 100%
B 80% - 89%
C 70% - 79%
D 60% - 69%
F 59% or below
The grading system in 7th grade science has weighted grades.
10% Practice Work
10% Final Exam
CMS Assessment Retake Policy
To ensure every student has an opportunity to master the material presented in class, students will be given the opportunity to retake quizzes or tests. It is important to note that the retake policy is not intended to be used as a regular practice by a student.
Students have two weeks from the date that the grades are posted in StudentVue to retake an assessment. Students will receive the highest grade received. If students are retaking an assessment they must fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete the retake/redo reflection form.
- Provide complete notes, study guides, and assignments
- Attend a minimum of one tutoring session.
- Schedule a time to retake the assessment before or after school.
Each class will construct their own classroom expectations and norms, focused on mutual respect.
Cooley Middle School’s Pyramid of Expectations clearly detail choices and behaviors that impede student learning in our class.
Please see the CMS handbook for more details.
I will post important information on our class’s Canvas page. I will email home directions to both create an account and link to student’s account.
I have read and acknowledge the syllabus __________________________________________