This will be my eleventh year proudly teaching as a Buljan Bulldog. I tremendously enjoy helping students to reach their full academic, personal, and social potentials while maintaining engaging and collaborative working environments. My mission as an educator is to guide my students to develop and cultivate growth mindsets in regard to their own learning, critical thinking, and goal setting. I have 180 days to positively influence students’ abilities to navigate the multi-tasking demands of the world around them, and I take every day very seriously. I highly attempt to maintain a ‘Work hard and play hard” mentality in our classroom that keeps students feeling challenged and happy to walk through our classroom door everyday. I gladly look forward to the 2018-2019 school year and GO BULLDOGS!!!
Campus Roles: Kiwanis Builder’s Club Facilitator for Buljan Middle School, P.B.I.S. Teacher Lead, RCSD Teacher Data Coordinator for Buljan Middle School
Awards: Placer County Charter Association of School Administrators- Teachers Who Make a Difference, Buljan Middle School (2010, 2018)
Fernandes Assignments and Events List
Week of 3/11/19
Monday- Packet 11 Math Test
Tuesday- Skill Booster, Week 2 due and Weekly Performance Check due (Block A)
Wednesday- Weekly Performance Check due (Block B)
Thursday- DNA experiment, part II + 6-12 packet pages #1-4 due
Week of 3/4/19
Thursday.- Packet 11 Study Guide and Skill Boosters, Week 1 due
Friday- Strawberry DNA experiment
Week of 2/25/19
Thursday- 6-11 packet pages check #’s 6-8
Friday- Cell Analogy Project due
Week of 2/19/19
Thursday- Readworks’ The Tea Ceremony My DNA paragraph due
Friday- 6-11 packet pages #’s 1-5 and word bank due
Week of 2/12/19
Tuesday- Late work due (6-10 pages 10-13) and Cell Cognitive Dictionary from Cell Organelle Table worksheet
Thursday- 6-10 pages 15-19 (odd problems due) and Cell Lab worksheet due
Week of 2/4/19
Tuesday- Science cognitive dictionary words (cell, organelle, nucleus, cell wall and cell membrane). Use your Cell Organelle Table as a resource
Wednesday- Skill Builders #1-6 and crossword (pg.’s 19-26)
Week of 1/28/19
Monday- Finish climate and packet 9 assessments
Wednesday- Packet 10 pages 1-5 due
Thursday- “The Cells That Make Us” by Readworks critical read and sketch summary due
Friday- Microscope lab and Packet 10 word bank check
Week of 1/22/19
Tuesday: Final Packet 9 Check (pages 17-18 due)
Wednesday: Packet 9 assessment
Friday: Climate Factors assessment
Week of 1/15/19
Tuesday: Pages 4-6 due
Wednesday: Pages 8-10 due, Packet 9 Quiz
Thursday: Climate factors quiz
Friday: Progress reports
Week of 1/9/2019
Wednesday- i-Ready parent signatures for H.W.
Thursday- Packet pages 1-2 check
Friday- Packet 9 page 3 pages check (create your own expressions for the teacher problems) and math quiz/climate factors quiz
Week of 12/3/2018
Tuesday- Readworks’ Climate Vs. Weather article sketch summary and Haiku poems due
Wednesday- 6-7 Quiz B due + Water Cycle Assessment
Thursday- 6-7 packet check pages 12 and 14 + finish Water Cycle Assessment (please remind your student to study further if needed)
Friday- 6-7 quiz
Week of 11/26/2018
Tuesday- Math packet 6-7 pages 8-9 check and begin water cycle experiment presentations
Wednesday- Math packet 6-7 pages 10-11 check and finish water cycle experiment presentations + block A water cycle songs
Friday- Math 6-6 Retakes + 6-7 quiz + water cycle analysis and conclusion assessment for water cycle + block B water cycle songs competition (optional)
Week of 11/13/2018
Thursday.- Water cycle experiments and Google Slides due + 6-7 math packet pages 4-7 due
Friday- 6-6 math retake and 6-7 math packet pages 7-10 due (moved to next week due to cancelled day)
Week of 11/7/18
Tuesday- 6-6 math test- *Challenge test for those who wish
Wednesday- Work on water cycle lab sheet (due Friday)
Thursday- Complete 6-7 skills builders (pg. 26-27)
Week of 10/29/2018
Tuesday- “A Drop’s Journey” by ReadWorks one pager and poem part due
Wednesday- End of Trimester I and all final assessment due
Thursday- Friday- No school due to staff development days
Week of 10/22/2018
Monday- Heat transfer experiment (block A)
Tuesday- Heat transfer experiment (block B)
Thursday- 6-6 Packet Check pages 15-20 and 22-25
Friday- Trimester math test
Week of 10/15/2018
Friday: 6-6 Packet Check pages 8-10 and 11-14 and begin heat transfer experiment
Week of 10/8/18
Monday: Finish 6-4 assessment
Tuesday: Air pressure slide/poetry share and air pressure quiz (utilize study guide to review)
Friday: 6-6 packet pages check
Week of 10/1/2018
Tuesday: 6-4 packet pages 1-4 due
Wednesday: Air pressure and global wind study guide due
Week of 9/24/18
Tuesday: 6-3 packet assessment and final packet check (pages 10-11, 21-23, and 25-27)
Wednesday: Air Pressure Haiku Poems due and Animal Fraction Art due
Friday: Progress reports and grades updated
Week of 9/17/2018
Monday: Work on Proficiency Challenge 1 and 3 for 20-30 min.
Tuesday: PEMDAS quiz
Wednesday-Friday: Air pressure experiment
Friday: 6-3 Math packet check (pages 10-11, 21-23, and 27)
Week of 9/10/18
Monday- What is Heat? packet and one-pager due
Tuesday- Finish energy heat transfer assessment and 6-2 assessment (pages 18-20 check)
Friday- Fun Friday: create a design for thermal energy to transfer heat
Week of 9/4/18
Wednesday: 6-2 page #’s 5-8 to be completed
Friday: 6-2 assessment and heat transfer experiment assessment (refer to ReadWorks article attachment, What is Heat?, to help your student prepare)- Moved to Tuesday
Week of 8/27/18
Tuesday: Heat transfer formative quiz and Scientific Method presentations
Friday: 6-2 Word bank and page #’s 1-4 due
Week of 8/20/18
Thursday: Scientific Method group presentations and 6-1 packet pages check (9-10 and 23-24)
Friday: Review work due (from Thursday in class) and 6-1 math assessment (please refer to Packet 1 Parent Support to help your student study)
Week of 8/13/18
Tuesday: Back to School Night 5:30-7:00pm and class syllabus due
Friday: 6-1 packet check (page #’s. 1-10 now will be on Monday, 8/20) and Scientific Method check due (will begin Wednesday)
Steps of the Scientific Method
1. What is the purpose? What would you like to learn? Scientists are curious to find out how things work.
2. What research will you need to discover? What do you need to find out about your topic? Become informed about what you are trying to learn.
3. What question will you answer? What are you trying to discover? Create a hypothesis that answers what will happen if something occurs.
4. How will you conduct an experiment? What materials will you need? Your experiment will prove or disprove your hypothesis.
5. How will you analyze your results and findings? Review your data to begin to draw conclusions.
6. What did you learn from your experiment? Were you correct in your hypothesis?
2018-2019 School Year Syllabus
6th Grade Math: The course will include the study of mathematics as it applies to California Common Core 6th grade standards and the world around us. Students will be expected to use creativity and effort to solve problems, collaborate in groups, create their own math problems, connect major themes of mathematics, and much more.
6th Grade Science: The course will include the study of California Common Core standards as they relate to the earth, life, and physical sciences. Students will be expected to think like scientists, connect major scientific ideas and themes, focus on content imperatives, and step outside of themselves and enter the different worlds of science.
Supplies for Class
Buljan Middle School is a nationally recognized training and demonstration school for the Advancement Via Individual Determination (A.V.I.D.) program. Therefore, much focus is placed on organization as a key to student success. The following underlined materials will aid in a student’s academic achievement and fulfill our A.V.I.D. materials checklist.
*Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help supply your child with the needed classroom materials; I am more than happy and willing to help.*
3” Ringed Binder for Five Subjects (language arts, math, social studies, science, and elective)
Ringed pencil pouch (if not built in to the binder)
Pencils and pens (blue or black ink only)
Markers, colored pencils, or crayons – 8 different colors
3×5 index cards
1. Come to class on time, prepared, and ready to participate.
2. Class materials, including assigned packets/textbooks, should be brought to class daily unless otherwise stated. If you need assistance with supplying class materials, please do not hesitate to let me know immediately so I can make accommodations. I am more than happy and willing to helpJ.
3. Chewing gum is not allowed in the classroom and on campus.
4. Bottled water is allowed and welcomed in class (please be sure to write student’s name on any permanent bottle if possible).
5. Respect our learning environment by avoiding disruptive, defiant, and disrespectful behaviors.
6. Abide by Buljan’s student/parent handbook in regard to rules, regulations and P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports).
IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!