This year we will be using science notebooks in 8th grade science. These notebooks will be used to organize notes and assignments as well as serve as a type of "portfolio" for the projects we will be working on. I am asking all students to have a three ring binder that is 1" wide or larger. It would also be helpful for students to have three dividers for this binder.
Hello! My name is Ellie Hodges and I will be teaching 8th grade science along with two different science elective classes this year. If you would like to visit the website for my Science Olympiad Class (1st and 2nd trimester), click here. I am very much looking forward to my 10th year teaching at DeWitt Jr. High. I believe in teaching science through inquiry and one of my primary goals it to help my students improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills.
This website has been created as a resource for my 8th grade science students. I will provide important handouts, helpful links for class and select assignments.
I also hope to improve communication with the parents of my students by sharing the objectives we are covering and some of the activities that are happening in my classroom. Additionally, the course calendar will include dates for tests, quizzes and projects.
During the first week of school we will discuss my classroom policies and expectations as well as the objectives to be covered in our first unit. Both of these handouts will be passed out in class, but they are quite important so if they are lost students can print another copy from the links below.
8th Grade Syllabus