Mr. Coelho - Sixth Grade

Grade: 6th
Course: Earth Science

Biography: 
California Polytechinic, 1992 San Luis Obispo graduate.  Morro Bay High School Varsity Boys Basketball assistant coach, 1990-91.  Liberty High School Earth Science Teacher.  Liberty High School Junior Varsity Basketball Head Coach & Varsity Assistant Coach 1994-99.  Monte Vista High School Earth Science & Physics Teacher 1999-2001.  Central Union School District 2001-present.

Course Description:

This course is designed to meet the state N.G.S.S. standards and provide a foundation for all students to successfully proceed into any  science program.  The course emphasizes the Next Generation Science Standards through Amplify Science.  This program is located on the Amplify Learning app on the student  iPads.  The units include Microbiome, Metabolism, Metabolism & Engineering Internship, Traits and Reproduction,  Earth's Changing Climate,  and Earth's Changing Climate Engineering Internship. Students will experience these topics through,  lab experiences, simulations, scientific models,  with writing, critical thinking, and seminars. Courses contain pre and post tests to monitor progress.  

Class Rules:

Student behavior is documented daily on a roll sheet.
•Be prepared & start on time by being in your seat and quiet when the bell rings.
•Participate in your group  Pair--Share time.
•Allow others to learn by being respectful and staying quiet the entire class period.
•Raise your hand if you need help and stay in your seat.

CONSEQUENCES

  1. Parent contacted.
  2. Behavior referral if behavior continues.  Parent is contacted about behavior
  3. Ticket referral and Saturday School.
  4. Ticket referral and Suspension.

Class Rewards:
•Earth & Space Hop games
•Science Educational App Extra Time
•One free assignment per trimester

Grading:

Based on the total points from homework, labs, classwork, and tests.

95-100%...........A+
91-94%.............A
89.5-90%..........A-
85-89%.............B+
81-84%.............B
79.5-80%..........B-
75-79%.............C+
71-74%.............C
69.5-70%..........C-
65-69%.............D+
61-64%.............D
59.5-60.............D-
below 59.5%......F

Have your student use the following  site to study for tests. www.quia.com/pages/coelhoscience.html  and http:www.zingylearning.com.
  l also use the web site bozemanscience.com.