Christine Erskine » Mrs. Erskine's Earth Science Class, 6th Grade

Mrs. Erskine's Earth Science Class, 6th Grade

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Mrs. Erskine



Students will learn about measurement and observation, Earth and space, geologic time, rocks, weathering and erosion, plate tectonics, ocean currents, weather, and human impacts.  We will do many labs and investigations throughout the year.


  • CHARGED Chromebook 
  • Notebook – 8.5” x 11” One Subject Spiral, college ruled with two pockets
  • Blank, ruled paper
  • Plastic Homework Folder
  • Pens/pencils (*be sure to have a RED PEN for corrections!)
  • Earbuds
  • Personal pencil sharpener


Science can be fun, exciting, challenging, and frustrating. Science is different than elementary school as it is now a stand-alone subject.  We will be putting most of our work into our Science Notebook that will be kept in class.

The 6th grade Science Team uses standards-based grading practices. Grades will consist of two categories: Product and Process. They will be weighted evenly 50/50.

  • Product grades are assignments that individually assess a specific content area standard. (Quizzes and Tests)
  • Process grades are learning processes/skills that can be unrelated to a content standard but are still essential for students’ academic achievement. These are considered more learning opportunities (Homework/class work, group activities, labs, projects, etc)
  1. Do your best
  2. Late work – You are expected to turn in all assignments on time.  If that is not possible, please refer to the Fisher Homework policy on how we grade late work.  Late work will only receive partial credit.
  3. Absences/Make-ups – 
    1. Assignments and Tests:  Please refer to the Fisher Homework Policy regarding making up missed assignments due to absence.  You will have ONE WEEK to make up missed tests/quizzes during Flex Time or after school during TNT. NOT DURING CLASS!
    2. Labs/Class Activities: – Labs/activities are difficult to make up due to timing/materials/set up and will be made up at the teacher’s discretion.  
  4. Be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings.
  5. Stay seated until I dismiss you when the bell rings.  
  6. Cheating is unacceptable.  If I see you cheating, you will get a zero for the assignment, a phone call home as well as a referral to the office.  It is never a good idea. Do not copy anyone’s work.


If any of the above Classroom Rules and Expectations is disrespected, the following consequences will be taken: 

    1st offense:  Verbal warning

   2nd offense:  Student/teacher conversation after class with

                        a phone call or email home                                 

  3rd offense:  Student/parent/teacher conference

We have read and understand the information in this course outline. We understand what is expected of a student in Mrs. Erskine’s class. If there are any questions, Mrs. Erskine can be contacted at 408.335.2330 or

Email is always the fastest and easiest way to communicate with me.  I will do my best to respond as quickly as possible – typically within 48 hours.  Thanks so much and I look forward to a great year!

Student Signature ___________________________________________________________

Parent Signature  ____________________________________________________________

This signed syllabus is due on August 19, 2019.