Tuesday, October 8, 2013

5th Grade-Week 1 Parent Letter

Mr. Gantt’s
Earth Science Lab Policies
5th Grade

Dear Parents and Students,

            Over the next few months, students will be studying about our solar system, the Earth, and the weather around it. Students will attend Earth Science Lab 1 day a week for 1 hour and 20 minutes. On the back of this paper is a schedule of lessons, investigations and activities for the Earth Science quarter.

            Student grades are based on weekly class work, two quizzes, questioning during lab investigations, participation in class and three homework assignments. Students will receive points for assignments and participation in class. Points are added up and are divided by the total points possible to come up with a percentage.

            4 = 100% - 93%
            3 = 92% - 73%
            2 = 72% - 55%
            1 = 54% - below

            Students will be assigned THREE Science Lab homework assignments, and they are due at the next lab session. If students are absent, they still must complete the homework assignments.

            You can get your child 2 points extra credit by doing the following:
1.     Go to http://bsmearthscience.blogspot.com/ , and make a comment on one of the 5th grade blog posts.
2.     Follow @MrGanttTweets at www.//twitter.com/MrGanttTweets and tweet or direct message me your child’s initials and room number.

            If you have any questions, or concerns, you may contact me through the main office or by email at mr.gantt@gmail.com.


Mr. Gantt

Please sign on your child’s homework confirming you read this letter.

Earth Science Lab Wish List
Cleaning Wipes
ZipLoc bags (gallon or sandwich bag size)
Box of tissue
Paper towels


  1. Milla Penelope is looking forward to science class! Thanks for all the info...