Mrs. Brings

Phone: 208-855-4200

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education, MED Education, EDS Ed. Leadership, Reading and Science Endorsements

Mrs. Brings

Welcome to 6th Grade Earth Science!

My name is Wendy Brings. I love teaching and sharing the excitement of learning. This is my 8th year at Sawtooth and middle school students are my favorite students to teach. In the past, I have taught 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades, all subjects, but I love science the best!

This year 6th grade Earth Science curriculum is new and comes with a new book and online resources. It is a very exciting field of study. We have access to an actual lab and will do some of our experiments there. It's going to be a great year!  Look at the class calendar to see what we are covering in class.

 

Westada Science Curriculum link

https://www.westada.org/Page/15230

Our new book online! Elevate Science- Earth   

Below is the student path to access the ebook:
1. go to- 
2. then- parent/student tab
3.  Educational Apps- click  Easy Bridge
 
student login:
username:  students school computer username followed by @westada.org (example – jsmit1234@westada.org)
password:  students school computer password they use to log into a school computer

 

We have 4 units this year: 

1. Earth Systems

2. Weather, Climate and the Atmosphere

3. Space

4. Human Impact

Tests and quizzes may be retaken. Students need to complete a retake form and follow the directions. Retakes must be completed within two weeks of the test/quiz unless otherwise prearranged. Evidence of additional study is required to retake a test.

 

All assignments and assessments may be redone for a better grade with evidence of additional study.

Grading will be weighted as follows:

Daily assignments:10%

Labs and projects: 15%

Quizes: 25%

Unit Tests: 50% 

 

Grade and work cut-off dates are the week before the end of the quarter. All work needs to be turned in by the cut off date.

 Quarter 1-Oct. 19, 2018

Quarter 2-Jan. 11, 2018

Quarter 3-March 15, 2019

Quarter 4-May 24, 2019

 

 Please go to the calendar page for weekly assignments.

 Fun Science Videos on video links page. 

Did you Know?...Study Outcomes Pages and reviewing the science notebook notes are key to successful unit assessments. Reviewing outcomes and vocabulary should be a regular part of daily homework. 

 

 

Review video: School Jams

 

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/matter/changes-of-matter.htm