Earth Science - Cheryl Avila

Welcome to 6th Grade Earth Science, taught by Mrs. Cheryl Avila.  
If you have any questions or concerns,
please contact me at
505-891-5335 ext. 54712 or
 Thank you.  


Semester 1 Final Exam Study Guide

6th grade Work Challenge
This quarter, students will be able to earn an End of Quarter Reward for positive behavior related to their work turn in rate.  In order to earn the reward, students need to turn in 80% or more of their work in EACH of their classes.  If they are missing 20% or more of their assignments in any class for Quarter 2, they will not be able to attend.  
The reward day will be the last day of the Semester and more information will be forthcoming about the choices for the students who earn the reward!

Proactive Communication
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This year I will be Communicating proactively with families using REMIND.  Please follow the directions above (link in pic) to join.  This will be a great tool for parents to use to stay informed about events, projects, tests, etc....  I will be sending out reminders about these events so parents are in the know before critical due dates and missed assignments.  I look forward to working with students and parents towards student success this school year.  



Quarter grades are calculated using Weighted Categories:
Assessment 65%
Practice 35%

Semester Grades are calculated based on:
Quarter 1 (or 3) Grade 45%
Quarter 2 (or 4) Grade 45%
Semester Final 10%

A Note About Supplies:

 Students must have their supplies with them for all core classes every day.

Please ensure that students have their needed supplies daily.  It is so important, especially for science class, as we will be using supplies almost daily. 

Students that do not have their needed supplies tend to fall behind in class because they typically ask to borrow from a neighbor.  If that neighbor is kind enough to lend out their supplies (and they have every right to make their own choice) that neighbor has to complete their task first.  Students will also not be allowed to go to their locker for supplies after the first week of school. 

We are working together to build responsibility within students.  


Specific to Mrs. Avila's Earth and Space Science Class, students will need:

  • 2 Composition Notebooks (one for each semester).  No spirals, please. 

The following is part of the 6th Grade General Supply List 

  • RRMS Agenda
  • Supply Pouch or Box (for supplies, need to take to every class)
  • Glue sticks (24+) or bottles (4-6) - stock up while they are inexpensive, they will be used throughout the school year
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils (more than one package)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Pencils w/erasers (30+ and extra lead if using mechanical)
  • Pens (dark colors)
  • Highlighters (4 different light colors)
  • Post-It notes
  • Dry erase markers
  • Earbuds/Headphones (w/3.5 mm input jack)
  • 2-Pocket folder for nightly homework

Wish list: Not required, but very much appreciated!

Tissue         Hand Sanitizer           Sanitizing wipes     Paper towels