Mrs. Jackson's Class
Welcome to Eighth Grade Physical Science!
Welcome to class!
Since SMMS utilizes a standards based grading process, you may not see as many grades as you may be accustomed to seeing during a grading period. Standards based grading means that all student work relates to a specific standard; however, not every assignment that a student completes will be recorded in PowerSchool. Our goal is to ensure student mastery of the standard.
Graded assignments will be placed in PowerSchool according to the standard being addressed. These assignments may include classwork, quizzes, projects, etc. Standards within a content area will be divided into categories. The categories and weights for physical science are as follows:
70% STANDARDS TAUGHT DURING THE TERM
15% MASTERY ASSESSMENTS
** All entries in the grade book will be correlated to the corresponding Georgia Performance Standard through the gradebook category and notes on each assignment
Technology in and out of the classroom
Students who do not have access to the internet or computers at home will be afforded the opportunity to stay after school to complete the assignment or an alternate assignment will be given at the discretion of the individual teacher.
You can keep up with what is happening in the classroom by visiting my website, Google Classroom, Power School, and by emailing me.
Please remember that teachers are the keys for learning, but parents are the keys for success. We look forward to a great year working together with all of you!
Our first nine weeks we will cover:
I hope to implement many labs into our classroom that will give students a different hands on experience.
Some Announcements and Upcoming Events
August 3rd- Middle Grades Open HouseAugust 5th- The First Day of School