Jacquelyn Hatcher


I will be available to communicate with parents and students during
my office hours: MONDAYS 1:30-3:00
My instructional Hours are WEDNESDAYS 8:30-10:00 

Mr. Palen's website: 

Optional Assignment for this week, June 1-5th. (You can also open it through teams!)
June 1st.docx

Optional Assignment for May 18-May 22nd. (You can also open it through teams!) 
Nearpod Lesson on Atoms

Optional Assignment for May 11-May 15th (If you can open it through teams- please do!)  
May 11th-15th.docx

A message to my students:
Hello my little geniuses! You have no idea how much I miss each and every one of you! I know things are a little crazy and scary right now but WE WILL get through this!!!! As I get better at navigating around this web page (I'm a little rusty),
I will be updating it will all sorts of FUN resources, links, games, etc.
that will keep you actively learning and on track for next year.
Hang in there. I love you.


Class Schedule: 

Homeroom  2nd Block  3rd Block Planning
5th Block 6th Block 7th Block Planning 
8:00-8:20  8:20-9:10  9:13-10:03  10:06-10:56 10:59-12:19

(lunch 11:24-11:51) 
12:22-1:12  1:15-2:05  2:08-2:58 


Office Hours:
I am in my classroom Monday - Friday from 7:55-3:10pm.  Please call during my planning times to provide optimal teaching time during the day. If you need me at a different time, please call the office 703-670-6166 or email me.




VA 6th Grade Standards of Learning that have been covered so far:

August 2019-March 12, 2020:
6.1 Introduction to Grade Six Science and Science Problem Solving
6.1a - Asking Questions and Defining Problems
6.1b - Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
6.1c - Interpreting, Analyzing and Evaluating Data
6.1d - Constructing and Critiquing Conclusions and Explanations
6.1e - Developing and Using Models
6.1f - Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

September and October 2019
6.8 Watersheds
6.8a - A watershed is composed of the land that drains into a body of water
6.8b - Virginia is composed of multiple watershed systems which have specific features
6.8c - The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary that has many important functions 
6.8d - Natural processes, human activities, and biotic and abiotic factors influence the health of a watershed system.

November 2019
6.9 The Human Impacts to the Environment
6.9a - Natural resources are important to protect and maintain.
6.9b - Renewable and nonrenewable resources can be managed.
6.9c - Major health and safety issues are associated with air and water quality.
6.9d - Major health and safety issues are related to different forms of energy.
6.9e - Preventive measures can protect land-use and reduce environmental hazards
6.9f - There are cost/benefit tradeoffs in conservation policies.

December 2019
6.4 Energy
6.4a - The sun is important in the formation of most energy sources on Earth.
6.4b - Earth's energy budget relates to living systems and Earth's processes.
6.4c - Radiation, conduction, and convection distribute energy.
6.4d - Energy transformations are important in energy usage.

January 2020
6.5 Matter
6.5a - Atoms consist of particles, including electrons, protons and neutrons.
6.5b - atoms of a particular element are similar but differ from atoms of other elements.
6.5c - Elements may be represented by chemical symbols.
6.5d - Two or more atoms interact to form new substances, which are held together by electrical forces (bonds).
6.5e - Compounds may be represented by chemical formulas.
6.5f - Chemical equations can be used to model chemical changes.
6.5g - A few elements comprise the largest portion of the solid Earth, living matter, the oceans and the atmosphere.
6.6 Earth's Water
6.6a Water is referred to as the universal solvent.
6.6b - Water has specific properties.
6.6c - Thermal energy has a role in phase changes.
6.6d - Water has a role in weathering.
6.6e - Large bodies of water moderate climate.
6.6f - Water is important for agriculture, power generation, and public health.

February 2020 - March 12, 2020
6.7 Earth's Atmosphere
6.7a - Air is a mixture of gaseous elements and compounds.
6.7b - The atmosphere has physical characteristics.
6.7c - Properties of the atmosphere change with altitude.
6.7d - There is a relationship between air movement, thermal energy, and weather conditions.
6.7e - Atmospheric measures are used to predict weather conditions.
6.7f - Weather maps give basic information about fronts, systems, and weather measurements.

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