Mrs. McDonald

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Mrs. McDonald

 
Welcome to Physical Science!
 
Physical Science explores the Nature of Science, Chemistry, and Physics concepts.  This includes: Properties of Matter, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Chemical Reactions, Forces, Motion, Newton's Laws, Energy, and Waves. 
 
All lessons are aligned with the new Idaho State Science Standards.
 
 

Grading Policy:

 

20% Classwork

        5%  Warm Ups

       15% Assignments

70% Assessments

       35% Labs/Projects

       35% Tests/Quizzes (Quiz = 1/2 Test)

10% EOC

 

Late work must be submitted within one week of the assignment's original due date.

 
Please note that any student scoring less than 70 on a quiz, or test, has the opportunity to retake it for up to a 70% maximum passing score. (Assignments may be corrected for additional points beyond 70%.)

 

Supplies:  

 

-1" 3 Ring Binder (to be left in the classroom)    

-Pen or Pencil

 
Additional Help:
 
Students needing additional instruction outside of class or to re-do assignments may arrange time with me during the following times: 
   GRIT time on Wednesday mornings
   Advisory
   Break
   Lunch: Tuesday and Thursday (with advance notice)
   After School: Tuesday and Thursday (with advance notice)
 
Contact Information:
 
Email:  mcdonald.monica@westada.org
Phone: (208) 350-4060 Ext. 1122
 
 
Background: 
 
 
This is my eleventh year teaching Physical Science at Lowell Scott.  My teaching experience also includes: fourth grade in Atlanta, Georgia, 8th grade Algebra, and Physical Science in our district's summer school program for the last 9 years.  
 
I graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing and Human Resource Management, worked in sales for ten years, and then attained a Masters degree in Education from George Fox University.  My emphasis in teaching is using multiple strategies of instruction while connecting the class concepts to real world applications.