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     I am really excited to have your child in my class. Let me tell you something about myself. I have a BSc in Chemistry from the University of London, single subject teaching credential in Chemistry, supplemental in Math and MA in Education from San Francisco State Universty. I love traveling and enjoying the out doors. 

    I teach eighth grade Science. My Philosophy of Education is to challenge students and watch them grow to their full potential.. I will help students to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I will assist them in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. My job is to teach, guide and support my students.. I will provide a safe learning environment where learning takes place and where mistakes can be made. I have zero tolerance for any putdowns.

    To my students, your job will be willing to take risks as you learn new stuff and be brave. Brave enough to ask for help when you need it. Brave enough to talk to me when someone is bothering you. Brave enough to know that I will never be “mad” or “angry” with you. I will always have a plan. It will be on the board. You will know what is coming. But you should also know that plans change and you need to listen to these changes, and ask questions. Make sure you understand. Allow me to help keep things clear and simple. If you are confused there are never ever too many questions. There is no way to fail by asking a question. I have confidence in your ability to learn and I know all of you are capable of many things. You can build, teach, act, sell, describe, heal and fix.

    We have these journeys and choices ahead of us in life. But we have a smaller, and still a very important journey here today and tomorrow. We have the eighth grade journey. It is a journey of small victories; and cuts and bruises. We will live, try, fail and survive over and over again. Let this be your best year ever

     

     

    Dear Student, Parent  or Guardian                                   

    Welcome to back to school night. I am really excited to have your child in my Science class this year. My Philosophy of Education is to challenge students and watch them grow to their full potential. My job is to teach, guide and support my students. I will provide a safe learning environment where learning takes place and where mistakes can be made. I have zero tolerance for any putdowns. Your child’s  job will be willing to take risks as they learn new stuff and be brave. Brave enough to ask for help when they need it.

    Supply List:

    Composition notebook, Binder ( for Labs, Classwork, Homework), Highlighter, Glue stick, Scissor Pencil, pen and colored pencils, Ruler

    Class Syllabus:

    We will cover the following units this year:

    • Launch like an Engineer
    • Geological time and Evolution
    • Sound Waves and properties
    • Light
    • Forces and Motion
    • Space and Gravity
    • Teen Talk (2 weeks)

    Students will take CAST Test in Science this year.

     

    Grading  Please check the grades on powerschool

     

    Classwork              30%

    Labs/Projects         20%

    Class Participation 10%

    Test/Quizzes           30%

    Homework              10%



    Classroom Expectations

    • 1. Be Prepared
    • 2. Be Productive
    • 3. Be Prompt
    • 4. Be Polite
    • 5. Be Helpful
    • 5. Be Respectful

    Planners

    The daily agenda and homework should be in the student's online planner ,each day. The agenda will include the daily practice task, the general lesson objective and the homework. I will post it in google classroom.

    Homework

    Homework is assigned 3 times a week . It is the students' responsibility to complete assignments in a timely manner to avoid mass accumulation of incomplete work..

    Absences

    The daily agenda and most assignments will be available in google classroom by the end of each school day. When absent, it is the students' duty to ask for any handouts or notes upon their return. It is also students' responsibility to assure that all missed work is made up in a timely manner.

     

    Contact Info

    If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me

    Nusrat Khan (room 533)

    John F. Kennedy Middle School

    2521 Goodwin Ave.

    Redwood City, CA 94061

    650.365.4611 ph 3159

     

    nkhan@rcsdk8.net

     
    Our Science curriculum this year is divided up into units that follow the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Each unit has a specific scientific focus and takes several weeks to complete.  

    Engineering, Technology & Applications of Science 
    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    ETS1A - Defining & Delimiting an Engineering Problem
    ETS1B - Developing Possible Solutions
    ETS1C - Optimizing the Design Solution
    ETS2A - Interdependence of Science, Engineering & Technology
    ETS2B - Influence of Science, Engineering & Technology on Society & the Natural World

    Physical Science Disciplinary Core Ideas

    PS1A - Structure & Properties of Matter
    PS1B - Chemical Reactions
    PS1C - Nuclear Processes
    PS2A - Forces & Motion
    PS2B - Types of Interactions
    PS2C - Stability & Instability
    PS3A - Definitions of Energy
    PS3B - Energy: Conservation & Transfer
    PS3C - Energy & Forces
    PS3D - Energy in Chemical Processes & Life
    PS4A - Wave Properties
    PS4B - Electromagnetic Radiation
    PS4C - Information Technologies

    Contact Info

    If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me

    Nusrat Khan (room 533)
    John F. Kennedy Middle School
    2521 Goodwin Ave.
    Redwood City, CA 94061
    650.365.4611 ph 3159
    650.367.4362 fx
    nkhan@rcsdk8.net 
     
Last Modified on September 20, 2018