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    Mr. Huppert
    Earth Science (6) and Physical science (8)
     jonathan.huppert@montville.net     
     
     

    Important upcoming dates and events:

    Physical science assessment on January 17th! 

     Physical science thermal energy power point:
    Heat and Temperature


    Weekly planner 

       Classwork Homework  Classwork Homework

    Week of 

     

    January 14th
    6th Grade   8th  Grade  
     Monday Finish projects in class and begin structure of the earth None Continue Penguines project final testing Study for upcoming test
     Tuesday Cpontinue structure of the inner earth None project follow up and questions.  Review for test Study for upciming test
     Wednesday

     

    Inner earth power point

     

    Begin studying for test

     

    Review for test
    Test tomorrow!
     Thursday Complete power point Continue studying Thermal energy test none
     Friday begin plate tectonics in class None TBA  none

    Mr. Huppert's voice mail extension is: 2370 but it will be faster and easier to send an e-mail!

     

     
    Teaching philosophy:
    The  majority of the work done in this class will be student centered.  A famous educator named Harry Wong once said: “The person who is doing the work in the classroom, is the one who is doing the learning.”  You will not often see me standing in the front of the room lecturing, while the students take notes.  Instead, you will see the students doing the majority of the work during class time, discovering and exploring information at their own pace.  My job as the teacher is to guide your learning.
    I have used this idea successfully for the past 10 years and discovered that the students really like it! Some other benefits of this philosophy include:
    *Students work at his or her own pace
    *The teacher has more time during class to assist students on a one- on- one basis
    *The students have more time to think of and ask questions during class
    So if the students are doing the work, how will we know it’s all correct?
    Once we are all done with the activity, I review and go over all the material in class to be sure everyone has accurate information to study.  I will use power points and demonstrations to reinforce concepts.  I will even post the answer sheets to all the study guides online!
    After we are done in class, and you have studied at home, you will be ready to take a quiz and test!
     
    Homework:
    Study and review every night -even if there is no “assigned” homework.  Your job is to LEARN the material! Tests in this class come frequently so it is important to keep up.  I want you to spend your time productively studying for tests by using the suggestions for studying below, rather than me giving you “busy” homework each night.  
    On occasion there will be worksheets and some small projects to complete for homework as the year progresses. Some homework assignments may be as simple as brining in the note cards you made to study from.  The good part is you will get credit for doing these simple assignments!
     
    For this class you will need:
        A three ring binder
        A pen or pencil every day
        Colored pencils for projects in class and at home
        Note cards for studying for test and quizzes
        A positive attitude
    Bring these items every day

      Category weights:
    Tests 50%
    Quizzes 15%
    Classwork 25%
    Homework 10%
     
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