7th Grade Science:

Dear students and parents,

Welcome to Middle School Science. I hope everyone enjoyed an eventful summer. As your child's seventh grade science teacher, I am looking forward to an exciting, memorable, and productive school year. In this letter, I would like to introduce myself and explain what we will be doing in science this year. My name is Mrs. Charris Miracle and this is my seventeenth year teaching seventh grade science. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in March 2003 and my master's degree in education, from The Ohio State University, in August 2004. My degree covers grades four through nine in science and math. This year, I will be teaching sixth, seventh and eighth grade science. I am looking forward to an awesome year with all of the wonderful St. Charles students and their parents.

I am located in homeroom 8-1 and I invite you to stop by, whether it is to meet me, talk about your child's progress, volunteer, or just out of curiosity. I have been working diligently throughout the summer to assure that we all have a very rewarding and successful year. I look forward to meeting you.


Mrs. Charris Miracle

Classroom Rules

*Nobody shall make fun of another person for what he/she does or says.

1. Respect yourself, classmates, school administration, and school property.

2. Enter and Exit the classroom quietly and in order.

3. Take your seat and begin the assignment immediately.

4. Come to class prepared and with all materials.

5. Follow directions the first time they are given.

The student handbook will be followed for all rules and consequences.

Homework Policy

Homework will be assigned as needed. Homework assignments will be posted in the classroom on a weekly basis. Students will write the weeks assignments in their assignment calendars each Monday or first day of the school week.

Homework will cover work students were unable to finish in class, along with projects, book work, and studying for quizzes and tests.

Homework is checked therefore, it is to be complete, neatly done, and handed in on time. If missing homework is turned in by the next school day, half credit will be given. Missing assignments will result in a zero. Copying another student's assignment is considered cheating and will result in a zero and a detention for all students involved.

Students are responsible for collecting and making up homework missed due to an absence. Handbook policy will be followed. Make up work is to be done promptly. The assignment calendar is an excellent way for parents/guardians and myself to communicate, along with phone calls, emails, and so forth.

If you need to contact me, please email me at miraclec@sccslima.org and I will get back with you as soon as possible. If you would prefer to leave a message with the office I will return your call. The office number is 419-222-2536 Ext: 1081

Course of Study

The following materials will be used.

* Prentice Hall Science Explorer

The Course of Study will be as follows:

  • Cycles and Patterns of Earth and the Moon This topic focuses on Earth’s hydrologic cycle, patterns that exist in atmospheric and oceanic currents, the relationship between thermal energy and the currents, and the relative position and movement of the Earth, sun and moon.
  • Conservation of Mass and Energy This topic focuses on the empirical evidence for the arrangements of atoms on the Periodic Table of Elements, conservation of mass and energy, transformation and transfer of energy.
  • Cycles of Matter and Flow of Energy This topic focuses on the impact of matter and energy transfer within the biotic component of ecosystems.

The following materials will be needed:

* Items on the junior high supply list:

  • 1 spiral notebook, pencils/pens, folder

* Other supplies may be needed for labs throughout the year

(Plastic pop bottle, lab materials, etc.)


The school grading scale will be followed.

Quarterly grades will be based on summative assessments as follows:

  • Tests 40%
  • Quizzes 30%
  • Labs 15%
  • Projects 10%
  • Homework 5%

Homework and classwork will be posted as formative assessments, but will not be calculated into the grade percentage.


If you must be absent, it is very important that you stay updated on the assignments and topics we are covering in class. For this reason, you should take your science book home with you each night. If an assignment is due on the day you are absent, that assignment will be due the next day you are at school. For missing work on the days you are absent you should check google classroom and your assignment calendar. If you are absent one day, then you will have one day to make up the work, two days then two days to make it up and so on. For multiple days missed please see me so we can come to an agreement on how many days you have to complete the assignment.