Discover the clues.

  Decide the process.

    Defend the evidence. 

updated for 8/31/20 

6th Grade Science Supplies for 2020-2021:


Welcome!!!  I’m excited to get to meet you as we start a new and unique school year!


You will NEED ONE of the SPIRALS and a GLUE STICK and POCKET FOLDER ASAP as we begin right away setting up and using our first ISN  (Interactive Science Notebook) on 9/1.  

3 – 70 page wide ruled 1 subject spiral or bound notebooks (Each one is for 3 Unit sections; total of 9 Units.)

         (NO composition books; NO 3-5 subject spiral notebooks)

IF you are prone to lose items or be messy then you might want to get an extra spiral as each student is required to keep a neat and organized ISN (Interactive Science Notebook).  Each unit section receives an ISN grade, in addition to activity, quiz and test grading.


1 – Plastic pocket folder


1 – pencil bag                                                

20+ - LOTS of glue sticks as each page in each spiral will have a glued activity   (Keep 2 at a time in pencil bag.)

1 – Yellow, Orange, Pink highlighters                                                                   (NO blue as it is usually too hard to read words through it.)

1 – 12 pack of colored pencils  (NO markers or crayons!)


1 – manual pencil sharpener


1 – large pack of wood pencils, sharpen them before bringing them to school  (Keep 2 at a time in pencil bag.)


1 – black Sharpie

1 – small calculator if you will not have your phone with you every day

1 – 7” scissors or smaller; make sure they fit your fingers!   (NO 8” scissors, just way too big!)

1 – ruler with centimeters and inches


2 – baggies;  One  TWO GALLON  sized baggie; used to keep the current spiral in good shape  (NO folding of the spiral in half at any time)  and One  QUART  sized baggie for all the cutout homework .  (Yep, most of our homework  is cutting!)                            - Replace baggies as needed!


>>$10+ lab supplies, cash or $10+ Walmart card to buy lab supplies with!  We use a LOT of supplies!  This really makes a difference in what we can do this year!  Please put it into an envelope with child’s name and period number on it.  Please send it in now or by September 17th.        THANK YOU so much for your help!


>>Normally we use a 2 1/2” 3-ring locking binder, 10 tab dividers and a pack of notebook paper with reinforced holes instead of three 70-page spirals but due to COVID and trying to eliminate book bag weight and sharing, this is our current supply list for 2020-2021.  This is just an FYI in case past students or parents mention that this is not what they did!!!  

AT HOME – Electronic device to navigate our class website for DAILY HOMEWORK  (normally cutting out or finish what you did not complete in class or test study) and science project info is needed.   



HOMEWORK is posted here, NOT in class:
8/31 - Buy one 70 page wide-lined spiral notebook, glue stick, plastic pocket folder for tomorrow's use in class and cutting out the overview Table of Contents and the two         fill-in Table of Contents for spiral
9/2 - Review Safety Rules & Cutting out
9/3- Review Safety Rules & Cutting out
9/4 weekend - Review Safety Rules for TEST on Monday  & Cutting out    & Catch up with pages   AND buy the rest of your science supplies...fill up your pencil bag and have in class each day; ruler goes in your book bag AND then you and your parent need to fill out our class paperwork that is in our syllabus.
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9/7 - NO SCHOOL/Labor Day
9/8 - TODAY - parent signed paperwork collected & Safety Rules TEST taken in class & Supplies Due in class & tonight Cutting out
9/9 - Cutting out
9/10 - Cutting out
9/11 - weekend - Cutting out & Catch up with pages    
LATE - Please buy your science supplies IF you have not done so already...fill up your pencil bag and have in class each day; ruler goes in your book bag AND then you and your parent need to fill out our class paperwork., IF you have not turned it in already.
9/14-Cutting out
9/15 - Cutting out
9/16 - Cutting out
9/17-  Cutting out
9/18 weekend - Cutting out & Catch up with pages
9/21 - NO School/Teacher Duty Day
9/22 - Cutting out
9/23 - Cutting out
9/24 - Cutting out
9/25 - Cutting out
March/April science unit - 
Below is the link to copy and paste for the book that I used for our CUTOUTS, if you still need a cutout -  
Click on either gallery to enlarge
Science  in

Lots of hands-on and minds-on activities!



2019 - 2020  students  >>Download and print out your  colorful "I survived" certificate by clicking here<<
Virtual Spirit Week from school!
Virtual Spirit Monday -Wear your favorite sport shirt today!
Virtual Spirit Tuesday -Wear something green and go outdoors to observe some science & nature; do a science experiment!  
Virtual Spirit Wednesday - Get outside and do something active!  
Virtual Spirit Thursday - Watch a TV show or movie that was made before 1990 or listen to a song from the 50's, 60's, 70's or 80's!
Virtual Spirit Friday - Show your Warrior Pride and wear our school colors!  Record a video of why you  are proud to be a Warrior or why you like science!  
WZ's entry - I love science because it teaches us stuff that we might need to know; also the experiments are fun to do.

G-L-A-D Week! Each day write down that day's letter and activity.  

Gratitude: Something that you are thankful for. 

Learned: Something you figured out by yourself. 

Accomplished: Something you feel is meaningful;  that you have done since being at home.

Delighted: Something that makes you happy. 

G- I'm glad me and my family are not struggling through these times. 

L- I learned I can teach my dog to fetch. 

A- I've accomplished how to help out around the house and how to stay safe. 

D- My family makes me happy. (SS/P-7)

G: One thing that I have gratitude for is the fact that all of my family is as healthy as can be. Another thing that I am very thankful for is how since my mom already works from home, she still has her job!

L: Something I have tried to learn how to do is play billiards and darts in my game room.

A: I have been able to go much further when kayaking since I have had more free time on my hands.

D: I am delighted that I can spend more time with my family and friends.  (BL/P-2)


G - I am thankful for not being sick. 

L - I learned about some of my family that live in Australia. 

A - I completed a 1000 piece puzzle. 

D - I like being with my family.  (NT/P-4)


G –I am thankful for my family because if it wasn’t for them then I wouldn’t be where I am today!

L - Early on in my life, I figured out how to write and tie my shoes.

A - The school work that I have done is meaningful to me.

D – Something that makes me happy is playing basketball.  (JS/P-6)

We have a saying for the ClLASSIFICATION LEVELS!!  
Did King Philip Come Over For
Good spaghetti?  
Domain Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus species
All the words are CAPITALIZED, except species...always a small letter!  


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1/30 update - Mrs. Crowell co-wrote a grant that was accepted by the St. Johns Water Management District.  On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the co-writers from the City of Port Orange Reclaimed Water Plant Steve Parnell and from the Water Treatment Plant, Christina Potts, presented how the aquifer water is treated to become our drinking water and how the reclaimed sewage water is recycled for irrigation water...pretty interesting!!! We definitely don't want to drink contaminated water!!!  (They also said to STOP using flushable wipes as those are NOT flushable and clog up their pipes!  They DO NOT disintegrate!!!)  

Earth Day 2020 PPT.001