•  Welcome to 6th Grade Science

         I am excited to start my fifth year at River Bend. I graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Middle Level Math and Science. Before teaching I spent 6 years in the Army Reserves and did a lot of traveling. 

         I am delighted to have your child in my class this year.  I have high expectations for your child, and I will do all that I can to help your child achieve those expectations.  I am looking forward to engaging with you and your student this school year to achieve success in 6th grade.

         It is very important to me that my classroom is a friendly, safe place where everyone feels free to learn and grow.  I expect students to be kind to one another and to help maintain a positive learning climate.  It is critical that all students understand and follow all safety guidelines, as we will be participating in hands-on activities and laboratories explorations throughout the year.  Your child has been given a safety guidelines handout during class.  It is important you read and discuss these rules again with your child.  Please sign the safety guidelines https://permission.click/LEaJ0/us

     

     My classroom expectations for students are:

     

    1.     Take responsibility for what you say and do.

    2.     Respect Others, Self, and Environment

    3.     Follow directions

    4.     Work to the best of your ability

    5.     Ask for help when needed

     

     

     

     Your child will need the following supplies:

    His/her agenda (provided by the school)

    Chrome book

    Folder

    Sharpened pencils with erasers

    Colored pens and highlighters

    Glue Sticks

     

       Homework:

                Homework is a means for students to practice concepts and skills they have learned in class.  Homework assignments will be posted in Google classroom and should be completed by the next class. Some homework will be reviewing vocabulary terms by making flashcards, other homework may require filling out a Google form. 

     

     Communications:

                It is very important to maintain open lines of communication between school and home. Most communication will occur through Google classroom and ParentVUE/StudentVUE. I post study guides, homework, classwork and up coming assessment information in Google classroom. Important upcoming assignments and grades can be found in ParentVUE/StudentVUE. Please feel free to contact me whenever you have a question or concern.  The best way to reach me is to send an email at beth.capek@lcps.org. I am looking forward to working with you this year. Together we can make this an awesome 6th grade experience!

     

     

     Grading:

    Your grade is made up of the following components:

    Quests and Projects:  80%                                  Classwork and Labs: 20%