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Mrs. Heather Hopkinson
It is with great pleasure that I welcome your child to Physical Science. This is an exciting course that provides students with the opportunity to discover the physical world through a basic understanding of Chemistry and Physics.
I plan to do my utmost to provide your child with the most exciting and effective learning environment possible. To do this, I will need your support and feedback as we both work to ensure that your child is successful. I have listed some basic rules and expectations that I have for all of my students:
- Be prepared for class. Arrive on time with a notebook, pencil and completed assignments for that day. Be in the room before the last bell sounds.
- Be respectful and courteous to all at all times.
- Safety is a must at all times! Failure to follow common safety rules will result in dismissal from class and a zero for work that day.
- Cheating will NOT be tolerated. Do your own work!
- There will be no cell phones allowed during class.
- 3 ring binder/notebook
- Scientific calculator
North Carolina final exam is 25% of total course grade.
Tests: A test will normally be given at the completion of a unit. All work must be shown in order to receive credit.
*Test corrections are available on all tests (except for the Craven county assessments and NCFE) within 5 school days*
Quizzes: Quizzes will be given at the completion of a chapter. “Pop” quizzes may be given at any time.
Labs: We will do several labs throughout the course. These will be completed in groups, where each team member will get an independent grade within the group. The grade will be for a quality product that is turned in on time.
Projects: Projects may be assigned as we move through the course. Project requirements will be provided to the students with plenty of time to complete.
Class/homework: All class/homework assignments will be posted on the board. You need to get in the habit of checking it every day. Satisfactory homework will receive a “check”, BUT can be graded for correctness.
There will be a North Carolina Final Exam (NCFE) at the end of the course. The NCFE accounts for 25% of the overall course grade. No retest or test correction opportunities will be permitted on these tests. It is imperative for students to thoroughly prepare for these exams.
I look forward to meeting you personally. However, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-6400.