Week of October 16th

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • calculate the density of various objects and describe how changing temperature can change the density of an object
  • describe the layers of Earth’s interior
  • provide evidence that supports the theory of plate tectonics


Unit 2 test results have been loaded into Mastery Connect. Students who have standards in remediation will be invited to after-school tutoring or will work with me at Itime this week before being reassessed.

Soon, I will be rewarding students for great behavior by allowing them to spend their first quarter Class Dojo points that they have been working so hard to earn. I could use your help! With 106 students, it can become a costly endeavor to reward them all. If you’d like to send in any of the following items to help me stock my Class Dojo store, it would be greatly appreciated:

  • 12-pk soda (in cans)
  • Little Debbie snacks
  • candy
  • small prizes
  • mechanical pencils, pens, highlighters, erasers
  • WalMart gift cards (used to buy soda, candy and prizes for store)

Week of October 9th

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • Calculate density of objects
  • Describe Earth’s layers

We will have our Unit 2 science test on Tuesday over the scientific method. In addition to our in-class review, students have their science notebook and graded papers they can bring home to study.

Week of September 25th

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • Identify and write testable questions and hypotheses.
  • Identify and use the independent, dependent, and constants variables in an experiment.
  • Plan an experiment and make suggestions for improvements.


All students have been given a report of their performance for the Unit 1 post-test. Students who have standards in remediation will meet with me this week during itime for extra help before taking a summative assessment over those standards. If your child received a tutoring note, please sign and return it as soon as possible.

Have a great week!

~Mrs. Rasco 🙂

Week of September 5th

This week in science, students will practice measuring mass and volume using metric units.

Thanks to all who attended our Team Night. I enjoyed meeting all of you and appreciate the time you took to come and learn more about our team.

Have a great week!

Welcome to Yellow Team!

Hello and welcome to the science classroom on Yellow Team! I’m so excited to meet all my new scientists and jump in to all the amazing activities I have planned for this year. I can’t wait to get to know all of you better and to help you explore all the amazing things about our planet!

In sixth grade science, we focus on earth science and we will cover topics like:

  • scientific measurement
  • scientific method
  • plate tectonics
  • minerals and rocks
  • weathering and soil
  • Earth’s atmosphere and water
  • weather
  • solar system

Please make sure you have one composition book or spiral notebook that you can use for your ‘interactive science notebook’ or ISN. We will use it almost everyday. We also frequently use scissors, colored pencils, and glue so make sure you have those supplies on hand for science class.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! I’ll see you on Thursday, August 17th!

In the meantime, feel free to check out these pages on my blog!

Meet Mrs. Rasco

Mrs. Rasco’s Classroom Wish List

2016-2017 Memories Video (Get a sneak peek at life in Mrs. Rasco’s class!)

Week of May 1st

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • Describe how gases in our atmosphere circulate as air masses.
  • Describe the movement of air and weather conditions associated with cold, warm, and stationary fronts.
  • Differentiate between weather and climate.

We will take our Unit 8 post-test next week on Wednesday or Thursday.