Welcome! I am pleased to have the opportunity to teach your child, and I look forward to working with you on this endeavor. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s performance in my classroom, please feel free to contact me at school: 270-487-9624. The best times to reach me are Monday through Friday 1:28-2:13 during my planning period. You may also email me at Tara.Copas@monroe.kyschools.us
I also encourage parents, guardians, and students to join my "6th grade science" REMIND app. for updates about important class information.
The focus for science in grade six is to provide students with a foundation for hands-on experiences and lectures that allow for active engagement in understanding a wide range of material included in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Students are expected to reach mastery of science concepts. Students have 2 opportunities on all graded assignments to obtain mastery.
Mastery is based on the following grade system:
Mastery = 80 or above When mastery of the content is achieved, students will have opportunity for "Sharpen the saw" activities.
Students who make 80 or above also have a chance to retest or redo to improve scores but it is up to student discretion.
Students who make below 80 are highly encouraged to retest or redo to improve scores.