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Indian Woods Middle School

2016-2017

8th Grade Science
Mrs. Hannan - Rm 108 - vanessahannan@smsd.org - 993 - 0654

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
Consequences:
1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - Think Sheet and
Teacher / Student
Conference

Materials to bring
EVERY day!

3rd Offense - Parent Contact

Pencil

4th Offense - Detention

Paper

5th Offense - Office Referral


Tardy Policy
All students are expected to be in the classroom ready to learn.

Charged MacBook
Science Notebook

1st Tardy = Warning
2nd Tardy = Tardy Slip completed and signed
3rd Tardy = Detention
4th Tardy = Office Referral

Phones

SHOULD NOT
BE SEEN OR HEARD

Tech

Hallway

USE IT FOR
LEARNING

LEARNING HAPPENS
IN THE CLASSROOM

1st offense = warning

Limit the need to leave
the room.

2nd offense = lose
computer for class
period

If absolutely necessary,
a hall pass must be
used.

Textbooks
Students will have
access to an online
textbook and hard
copies are available
for checkout.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Grading——Lab work, class work, projects,
quizzes, and tests will all contribute equally to
your quarter grade.
Homework——Assigned on Monday - due by
Friday
• Current Events - 2 per quarter

Late Work——Late work will not receive full
credit. Students will lose 25% per day of the
total points. No late work will be accepted after
the Unit Test has been given.

Test Retakes——Will only be given after the
student has completed all of the steps of the
retake ticket process.
Teacher Help: Available Thursday and Friday
mornings before school, and after school by
appointment.
Academic Dishonesty: Cheating will result in a
zero score for all students involved.

COURSE OF STUDY
QUARTER ONE - Space Science
• Earth, Sun, and Moon relationships
• Gravity’s role in our Universe
• Scale and properties of objects in our Solar System

QUARTER TWO - Earth’s Geologic History
• Methods of data collection
• Tectonic Plate motion and its impact
• Changing of Earth’s Surface

QUARTER THREE - Earth’s Systems
• Rock identification and formation
• Earth’s cycles

QUARTER FOUR - Weather - Human Impacts
• Weather phenomenon and prediction
• Natural hazards and disasters