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Upcoming Events in Mrs. Bennett's Class


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Jan. 22-26th:

-Review all notes

-"How Soccer Can Help Us Understand Physics" Readworks passage due Friday


-"Which Law" sheet due Friday

-Quiz over Force,Motion, and Newton's LOM Friday

Dec.4-11:  *This is your Semester Exam. Due 12/11*

ABC Disease Book

For this project, you will be creating an ABC book to illustrate different aspects of a disease or disorder.

The disease I selected is: _*Students will be assigned diseases 12/1*___

To help you create your ABC book, you will be doing some research about the disease that you have selected.  You should use the planning worksheet to assist you with planning out what you want to include in your book.  You must have a term to represent each letter of the alphabet, along with a 1-4 sentence description of what that term is and/or how it relates to the disease that you are researching.  Some ideas about specific things that you should think about including in your ABC book include: background and history of your disease/disorder (Who discovered it? When? Where?), symptoms of your disease/disorder, the cause of your disease/disorder, prevention methods, and treatments.  The audience for your book is other 6th grade students, so you should use language and wording that is appropriate and will be understood by your classmates and others around the school.

After conducting your research, you will create your book.  Your book must have a cover that includes the name of your disease/disorder, your name, and your class period.  Each letter should have its own page in your book.  You should also include at least 5 pictures in your book.  These should be actual pictures or scientific diagrams, not just “cutesy” clip art.  Pictures do not have to be in color, but should be pictures printed from your research and/or hand-drawn.  Your book should be bound together (stapled, tied, in a folder, etc.).  All ABC books should be neat, attractive, and easy to read.  See the rubric for more details on grading.

Your disease ABC book is due on __DECEMBER 11th _.  Any books turned in after that date will have 20 points deducted per day that it is late.  After 2 days, books will be graded for half credit.  Students will have 3 days in class to use laptops for research and 3 days in class to complete their book.  This assignment will count as a homework grade, classwork grade, and semester exam grade.  

Novemeber 27-December 1:

-Progress reports due Tuesday

-Virus/Bacteria Venn Diagram Due Friday

-Virus/Bacteria Quiz Monday 12/4

Novemeber 13-17:

6 Kigndoms color sheet (given out on Fri) due Tuesday!

Quiz over kingoms and classification on Thursday!

Progress reports go home Thursday. Due back on 11/27

Novemeber 6-10:

Compare & Contrast essay due Tuesday 11/7. See Twitter for details.

*Essay due Date extended to Wednesday!!!!

Wed-Friday: Kingdoms Brochure due Friday 11/10

October 30-November 3:


Tues.-Ecology Unit Test!!

Wed.-Fri: Review notes and finish any incomplete work

October 23-27:

Tuesday-finish symbiosis activity due Wed.

Thursday-Friday- study guide, review correct answers Fri. in class. 

*Test Oct. 31st*

October 16-20:

Ecology Interactions Reading Passage with Questions on back Due Thursday 10/19

October 10-13:

Tic-tac-toe menu (pick 3) due Thursday for classwork grade!

October 2-6:

In-class Project: Students will have laptops Mon. & Tues. in class to research and Wed. & Thurs. in class to work on presentation.  What they do not finish is homework!! Due Friday!

Creative Presentation

Due: 10/6

Task: describe one type of protist OR one type of fungi in a creative way

Information to include for your protist OR fungi:-Neatly handwritten OR typed in paragraph form.

·         details about their cells

·         explain if/ how they move

·         how they get energy

·         where they are found in the world (specific country/ location if possible)

·         how they affect other living things or the environment

·         sketch, diagram and/ or picture with labels or the model if you choose that presentation

How to present it (choose one):

·         a model with information card attached

·         a children’s storybook with pictures

·         a poem with drawings

·         a cartoon/ comic with drawings

This will count as a classwork grade and your 9 weeks test grade.  You will have two class periods to research and two class periods to work on presentations.  What you do not finish in class will have to be completed as homework!


Rubric for Creative Presentation 



20 points

18 points

16 points

14 points


Follows task completely



Does not follow directions and tasks completely

Information Included

Includes all information required


Missing one bullet point

Missing two bullet points

Accuracy of Information

100% of information is accurate and is from the textbook or a scholarly source

90% of information is accurate but sources could be more scholarly.

80% of information is mostly accurate, sources could be more scholarly.

Less than 80% of information needs to be more accurate and sources are not scholarly.

Presentation of Information

Colorful, attractive to grab audiences interest, neat, shows thought and effort

Neat and shows thought and effort, could be more attractive to grab audiences interest.

Mostly neat, shows some thought and effort.

Needs to be neater and show more effort.

Presentation of Protists OR Fungi

Parts labeled, colorful, accurate shape, neat, attractive, shows thought and effort

Parts labeled, neat, shows thought and effort, could be more attractive.

Most parts labeled, mostly neat, shows some thought and effort.

Parts not labeled, needs to be neater and show more effort.



*Students will be graded on their essay & presentation activity* 


September 25-29:

Monday-Wednesday: Study your study guide

Thursday: 9/28 Unit Test: living/non-living, cell theory, cell structures (plant, animal,protist, & fungi), levels of organization-cells

September 18-22:

Tuesday-Cell Structures Quiz

9/28 Unit Test: living/non-living, cell theory, cell structures (plant, animal,protist, & fungi), levels of organization-cells

September 11th-15th:

Mon. & Tues: Review notes

Wed-Friday: Work on cell rap/song/skit. Due Friday!

*Cell Structures Quiz 9/19*

September 4th-8th:

-Review all notes

-Cell History Reading Passage due Friday 9/8

August 28th-September 1st:

Extra Credit: Only for students who scored below a 65 on the Scientific Method Quiz. Student will get previous score raised to a 65 if completed correctly and turned in on time! 

Watch a TedEd video and complete Ted Talk Q's! Due Thurs. 9/7

1. ed.ted.com


3.design, Engineering, technology- pick video

-Ted Talk Q's: 

1.    Name of Talk and Author.

2.    What is the speaker’s purpose of the talk?

3.    Do you agree with the speaker? Explain.

4.    How does this topic/talk relate to you? Explain.


-Tues.:Study, and Crossword puzzle (if not completed in class)

-Wed:Study, Crossword due

-Thurs: Scientific Method and EDP Unit TEST!!

-Fri: Have a great weekend!

August 21st-25th:

*Extra Credit*- Only for students who scored below a 65 on the Scientific Method Quiz. Student will get previous score raised to a 65 if completed correctly and turned in on time!  No late puzzles will be accepted! Directions:Create a crossword puzzle using the 10 terms from the Vocabulary Quiz last week. Write clues to solve your puzzle and fill it in.Due Monday 8/28.

-Review all notes daily

-Study Guide goes home on Friday to work on

-Test August 31st: Scientific Method and EDP

August 14th-18th:

-Study vocabulary! Quiz on Friday 8/18 

-Observation sheet due Friday 8/18

August 7th-11th:

-Bring binder and dividers to class on Wednesday

-Info sheet & Lab Satefy Contract due 8/9



Binder Setup

-Science and Social Studies will share 1 binder

-Science needs 4 dividers


  • 1st divider label- Mustang challenge
  • Notebook paper
  • You can write on front and back of each page.
  • 2nd divider label- Vocabulary and Notes
  • Notebook paper
  • 3rd divider label- Classwork/Handouts
  • Notebook paper
  • 4th divider label-  Study Guides, Tests, and Quizzes
  • Put homework assignments in front binder pocket or in a folder
  • Put project information in back binder pocket