Subject Information Sheet for Students & Parents

Please scroll down to read the information for Religion, Science 6, Science 7 and Science 8. 


Religion 6

Mrs. Spera   2018-2019

Theme:  God's Covenant with His People

Text:  Sadlier

Supplies Needed:  

  • Notebook or section of binder specifically for Religion
  • Pens
  • Please have a Bible at home for reference
  • Folder to keep ONLY religion papers year-round (can be one side of a folder)


Grading Policy:  A variety of assessments are used to assess student progress according to Archdiocesan guidelines –

  • Summative Assessments 45% (tests, major projects) 
  • Quizzes 25% (short assessments)
  • Classwork/Participation 20% (class participation, group work, notebook, worksheets)
  • Homework 10% (assigned approximately once a week; grade consists of overall HW grade for completion of assignments; plus collected HW assignments that will be graded individually)
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Assignments are due on the due date.  IF you miss the due date, you have 1 school day to turn in your assignment with points taken off for lateness.  NO assignments will be accepted after this point – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Behavior:  There will be silence upon entering my room as we have much to learn about our faith!  We raise our hand for our turn to speak. We stay in our seats – no wandering about the room.  Bathroom in emergency only- sign in book.  I will not tolerate any disruptions or disrespect to one another at any time. 

Webpage: You can check my classroom page on school website for Religion 6 page for daily homework, projects, or any important information pertaining to this course.  Homework is usually posted for the entire week by end of day Monday.


Contact Mrs. Spera:  By note handed in during homeroom for quickest response, or by email (dspera@stcolumba.net) for a reply within 24 hours.

Science 5
Mrs. Spera 2018-2019

Topics Covered:
Microscopic Explorations
Inheritance and Adaptations
Work & Simple Machines

Exploring Density

Text: Student Data Record for each CELL

Supplies Needed:  

  • Marble notebook
  • Pens, colored pencils
  • Folder ONLY for science to keep papers year-round


Grading Policy:  According to Archdiocesan guidelines –

  • Summative Assessments 45% (End of Cell tests, End of Cell Essays, Major Projects)
  • Quizzes 25% (Short assessments on vocabulary or concepts during a cell, SDR completion for each investigation)
  • Classwork/Participation 20% (worksheets, recording lab data, behavior in the lab, participation in class)
  • Homework 10% 
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Assignments are due on the due date.  IF you miss the due date, you have 1 school day to turn in your assignment with points taken off for lateness.  NO assignments will be accepted after this point – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Behavior:  There will be silence upon entering my room as we have much to explore!  We raise our hand for our turn to speak. We stay in our seats – no wandering about the room.  Bathroom in emergency only- sign in book.  I will not tolerate any disruptions or disrespect to one another at any time. 

Webpage: You can check my classroom page on school website for Science 7 page for daily homework, projects, or any important information pertaining to this course.  Homework is usually posted for the entire week by end of day Monday.


Contact Mrs. Spera:  By note handed in during homeroom for quickest response, or by email (dspera@stcolumba.net) for a reply within 24 hours.



Science 6

Mrs. Spera  2018-2019

Topics Covered:

Properties of Matter
Weathering and Erosion
Kinetic & Potential Energy
Atmosphere
Space
Solutes & Solubility

Text: Student Data Record for each CELL

Supplies Needed:  

  • Marble notebook
  • Pens, colored pencils
  • Folder ONLY for science to keep papers year-round


Grading Policy:  According to Archdiocesan guidelines –

  • Summative Assessments 45% (End of Cell tests, End of Cell Essays, Major Projects)
  • Quizzes 25% (Short assessments on vocabulary or concepts during a cell, SDR completion for each investigation)
  • Classwork/Participation 20% (worksheets, recording lab data, behavior in the lab, participation in class)
  • Homework 10% 
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Assignments are due on the due date.  IF you miss the due date, you have 1 school day to turn in your assignment with points taken off for lateness.  NO assignments will be accepted after this point – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Behavior:  There will be silence upon entering my room as we have much to explore!  We raise our hand for our turn to speak. We stay in our seats – no wandering about the room.  Bathroom in emergency only- sign in book.  I will not tolerate any disruptions or disrespect to one another at any time. 

Webpage: You can check my classroom page on school website for Science 7 page for daily homework, projects, or any important information pertaining to this course.  Homework is usually posted for the entire week by end of day Monday.


Contact Mrs. Spera:  By note handed in during homeroom for quickest response, or by email (dspera@stcolumba.net) for a reply within 24 hours.

Science 7

Mrs. Spera   2018-2019

Topics Covered:  

Atomic Structure

Chemical Reactions

Acids & Bases

Cellular Organization

Genes & Proteins

Cell Cycle & Cancer


Text: Student Data Record for each CELL

Supplies Needed:  

  • Marble notebook
  • Pens, colored pencils
  • Folder ONLY for science to keep papers year-round


Grading Policy:  According to Archdiocesan guidelines –

  • Summative Assessments 45% (End of Cell tests, End of Cell Essays, Major Projects)
  • Quizzes 25% (Short assessments on vocabulary or concepts during a cell, SDR completion for each investigation)
  • Classwork/Participation 20% (worksheets, recording lab data, behavior in the lab, participation in class)
  • Homework 10% 
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Assignments are due on the due date.  IF you miss the due date, you have 1 school day to turn in your assignment with points taken off for lateness.  NO assignments will be accepted after this point – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Behavior:  There will be silence upon entering my room as we have much to explore!  We raise our hand for our turn to speak. We stay in our seats – no wandering about the room.  Bathroom in emergency only- sign in book.  I will not tolerate any disruptions or disrespect to one another at any time. 

Webpage: You can check my classroom page on school website for Science 7 page for daily homework, projects, or any important information pertaining to this course.  Homework is usually posted for the entire week by end of day Monday.


Contact Mrs. Spera:  By note handed in during homeroom for quickest response, or by email (dspera@stcolumba.net) for a reply within 24 hours.


Science 8

Mrs. Spera   2018-2019

Topics covered:

Heat & Heat Transfer

Friction

Electricity & Magnetism

Sound Waves & Properties

Light

Photosynthesis
Ecosystems


Text:  Student Data Record for each cell

Supplies Needed:  

  • Marble notebook
  • Pens, pencils, colored pencils
  • Folder ONLY for science to keep papers year-round


Grading Policy:  According to Archdiocesan guidelines –

  • Summative Assessments 45% (End of Cell tests, End of Cell Essays, Major Projects)
  • Quizzes 25% (Short assessments on vocabulary or concepts during a cell, SDR completion for each investigation)
  • Classwork/Participation 20% (worksheets, recording lab data, behavior in the lab, participation in class)
  • Homework 10% 
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Assignments are due on the due date.  IF you miss the due date, you have 1 school day to turn in your assignment with points taken off for lateness.  NO assignments will be accepted after this point – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Behavior:  There will be silence upon entering my room as we have much to explore!  We raise our hand for our turn to speak. We stay in our seats – no wandering about the room.  Bathroom in emergency only- sign in book.  I will not tolerate any disruptions or disrespect to one another at any time. 

Webpage: You can check my classroom page on school website for Science 8 page for daily homework, projects, or any important information pertaining to this course.  Homework is usually posted for the entire week by end of day Monday.


Contact Mrs. Spera:  By note handed in during homeroom for quickest response, or by email (dspera@stcolumba.net) for a reply within 24 hours.