7th grade science
By using Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) we will address the laws that govern our natural world by blending traditional scientific methods with a project based learning approach. The purpose of my science class is to provide the students with an investigative approach in the development of scientific concepts. Students should develop skills in using scientific equipment, collecting data, and an investigative approach to solving real-life problems.
My name is Mr. Herring. I graduated from Western State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a minor in Music. I also have a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University.
I have taught since 2007 in a variety of courses including Physical Education, Music, Art, Technology and Math and Science.
I enjoy running, parkour, longboard skating, snorkling, writing, inventing.
I look forward to getting to know the 6th & 7th graders in my classes and parents/guardians.
Please feel free to contact me by email.
1. Respect yourself, the teacher & others
- Show respect for the teacher, yourself and others at all times.
- Respect others’ property. Avoid touching or writing on anything that does not belong to you (including desks, textbooks, teacher’s belongings, walls, chalkboard, etc.). Don't expect that others will clean-up your messes. Please pick-up after yourself.
- Respect yourself and the rest of us by using appropriate language and wearing appropriate clothing.
- Be a kind person.
- · Always do your own best work.
- · Put learning ahead of getting good grades.
- · Put quality ahead of just getting it done.
- Come prepared with all materials necessary:
- An organized class binder containing all necessary materials and handouts
- A planner to help keep you organized - the most successful students are organized.
- · When directions are given, do your best to follow them the first time. If you are confused or have questions, ask. I would rather have you stop class to clarify than be off task while everyone else is working.
- · Engage in what is going on in the classroom. If you have a question, ask it! Otherwise, I might not know until the test that you didn’t understand something. There are no stupid questions, and chances are, if you are wondering about it, someone else in the class is to. Be proactive about your learning and don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you feel most comfortable waiting until after class, that is okay, too, but do keep communication open between us.
- · Student actions that interfere with teaching or learning in the classroom will not be tolerated.
- · Minimize classroom interruptions by arriving to class on time and not leaving the classroom during the hour.
- · Take responsibility for missed assignments.
- · "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
- - Albert Einstein -