First day of School: Students, I've sent you a Google Classroom invite that should show up in your email. Once you have accepted the invite you can go to the Google Classroom for Science to find the Google Meet Code at the top of the Google Classroom Page. If you did not recieve a Google Classroom invite email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll make sure you get onto Google Classroom.
Orientation Google Meet Code:Click here to access 6th Grade Science Orientation
Join me on Remind to get Science class updates and announcements! Text @a479h6 to the number 81010 to join our remind class.
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Science and Language Arts from East Carolina University
Welcome to 6th Grade Science! I'm excited to start a new year with the SCMS pack! I'm a Clayton native and graduated from Clayton High School in 2008. I went on to graduate with honors from East Carolina University earning a bachelors in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Science and Language Arts. I am currently working towards becoming a National Board Certified teacher. In addition to teaching Science, I am also the Winterguard Director here at Swift Creek. Colorguard and Winterguard have been my passions since my time in high school. If your child is interested or would like more information about joining our award winning winterguard program, please contact me. All students are welcome!
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My husband and I have a two year old son who keeps us on the move. We live in the Clayton area with our two Dachshunds and our two cats. We enjoy time at the beach, visiting family and friends throughout the United States, and trying out new restaurants.
please feel free to email me at : Brittnyeleonard@johnston.k12.nc.us or call me at 919-262-0750
8:30-9:25- Block 1
10:15-11:10- Block 2
11:15-12:10 Virtual Office Hours
1:00-1:55 Block 3
2:00-2:55 Block 4
Sixth Grade Science Syllabus
Swift Creek Middle School
Use scientific knowledge from the physical sciences in real world context. Students will investigate, measure, describe, and analyze structures and properties of matter; chemical reactions; forces and motion; types of interaction; definitions of energy; conservation of energy and energy transfer; relationships between energy and forces; energy in chemical processes and everyday life; wave properties; electromagnetic radiation; information technologies and instrumentation; energy flow within ecosystems; Earth structure and forces; Earth and the universe.
Our goal for 6th grade science is to teach students about science while increasing vocabulary, comprehension and independent study habits. Students will be expected to read from a variety of sources, both independently and as a class.
A variety of assessments will be used throughout the school year. Your grade will be determined by a total point system based on calculating your tests/quizzes, class work, homework, lab work, interactive notebook checks and projects.
Grade Weights for Science:
In Science we will complete various projects throughout the year. Rubrics will be given for each project clearly explaining the assignment and assessment criteria.
I can be reached by email from 11:15-12:10. Remind will be used for parent communication.
Attendance will be taken daily. Please communicate with me as soon as possible when you will miss a Science session. Students are responsible for making up missing work from absences. Work can be located on Google Classroom under the “Classwork” tab. If you have questions, please contact me via email.
Expectations of Online Learning
Assignments, quizzes, and tests will be taken for a grade. Therefore, if your internet or device is not working properly, contact me, and you will have the opportunity to get the work complete once your internet or device is working.
- Log onto Google Meets on time.
- Turn microphones off as soon as you enter Google Meets.
- Type questions into the chat box.
- No side conversations in the chat box, only information pertaining to Science.
- Do not interrupt teacher or other students.
- Cell phones should not be a distraction during Google Meets.
- Use appropriate language when communicating orally or via the chat feature in the virtual classroom.
- Do not share your login information.
- Take care of school property.
- No eating or drinking during Google Meets.
- If your internet or device is not working properly, it is your responsibility to contact me, so we can work together to make up the missed work.
If you have any questions or concerns, please ask me for assistance. You can also reach me via e-mail at email@example.com
Failure in this class is not an option!
You are all smart, creative, and unique individuals. If you need help, have issues completing work, or need clarification about anything pertaining to Science, please contact me during office hours. I am looking forward to a great school year!
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.