Mr. Blacker’s Syllabus
5th Science Textbooks - Interactive Science: Earth’s Structure
Interactive Science: Earth’s Surface
6th Science Textbooks - Interactive Science: Water and the Atmosphere
Interactive Science: Astronomy and Space Science
5th Math Textbooks - Math Expressions: Gr 5 Volume 1 & 2 (activity book & homework book included)
6th Math Textbooks – Big Ideas Math: Gr 6 (workbook included)
Absences & Make-Up Work
When you are absent contact a homework buddy about what you missed in class and what your homework is. Your homework buddy is the first person you should contact about missing work/notes. If you still have questions or need to schedule a time to make-up a test or quiz, speak with me immediately upon your return to school. You get as many days as you missed to complete your work (for example, if you are absent for three days, you’ll get three days to complete the work you missed and make up any tests/quizzes you may have missed).
Grading -The Archdiocesan grading scale will be used (please see the Parent-Student Handbook for more information). Your parents can expect regular communication about your progress and should contact me with any questions. RenWeb is another way that your parents can check-in on how you’re doing in class. You will also need to regularly check RenWeb to make sure that you know if you have missing assignments. I will update RenWeb regularly with homework, test, and quiz scores.
Science grades will be weighted in this way: Tests (50%), Labs and Projects (30%), Homework and Quizzes (20%)
Math grades will be weighted in this way: Tests (60%), Quizzes (20%) Homework (20%)
Homework -Students will be assigned homework regularly. Homework will be written on the board and the website. Homework must be submitted on the day it is due. No late work will be accepted unless due to absence. If you are having trouble with your workload, please speak to me and we can work something out.