Welcome to Mrs. Beabout's 6th Grade Science Class Website!

Wow, I am so excited to be back to school!  What a great group of kids I have in my classes!  We are going to have a lot of fun learning in 6th grade science! 

Just a few fun facts about Mrs. Beabout:

-This is my 9th year teaching 6th grade science at OakRun Middle School.  Science rocks!

-This is my 14th year to teach.  Previous to teaching at ORMS, I taught 8th and 5th grade social studies in La Vernia.

-I graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1996. I am thrilled to be in my hometown teaching Unicorns! GO BLUE!

-I graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 2000 with a Bachelors of Science in Geographic Information Systems and Business Administration.

-I played volleyball at Southwest Texas State University.  EAT 'EM UP CATS!

-Other than teaching 6th graders, I LOVE being outdoors, the beach, hiking, running, photography, and of course, I LOVE my amazing family, including my 2 beautiful daughters!

1st Period: 6th Grade Science

2nd Period: 6th Grade Science

3rd Period: 6th Grade Science

4th Period: Conference (10:58 - 11:45)

Lunch (11:49-12:19)

5th Period: 6th Grade Science

6th Period: 6th Grade Science

7th Period: GT Advisory

8th Period: 6th Grade Science

Email: kbeabout@nbisd.org

Classroom phone: (830) 627-6453

Class Syllabus

 6th Grade Science Syllabus 2018-19 Coming soon!

Stemscopes, Our Digital Textbook


User: nblunch number  /  Password: lunch number



Parent, Student, and Teacher Communication:

  • Parents may use TxConnect to monitor grades.
  • Use Notability, eBackpack, Stemscopes, and iTunesU on your child’s iPad to monitor assignment progress and assessments.
  • On or before every Monday, I will update Monday Mail.  Parents should bookmark Mrs. Beabout's Monday Mail page on their own device or computer so that they can return easily and regularly.  The information posted on this page will help parents become aware of the class agenda for the week. Significant dates, such as testing days, will always be included in the Monday Mail previous to the testing week.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please let me know. I will be glad to answer your questions or set up an appointment for a conference.  kbeabout@nbisd.org

For 6th Grade Science -

Dear Parents and Students,

By October 12, 2018, we need to collect a large amount of aluminum cans for our recycling unit.  If you can donate standard size cans, that have been rinsed and are straight, we would greatly appreciate your help.  Please send your donations to Mrs. Beabout.


If you ever have an abundance of school supplies that you would like to donate to the classroom, please do not hesitate.  We are always in need of: pencils, glue sticks, scissors, colored pencils, markers, composition books, tissues, and various craft supplies.

Thank you!

Mrs. Beabout


For Our ORMS Outdoor Classrooms -

Our needs vary depending on the time of the year, but it seems our greatest need is muscle and time.  We have advisors from the community (master gardeners, extension agents, youth educators, etc.) that help us to plan and manage our outdoor spaces, but it is mostly teachers who provide the labor.  If you can donate time, man-power, resources, or even some good ideas, please contact me.

Thank you!

Mrs. Beabout

Mrs. Beabout's Monday Mail

6th Grade Science

Week 8:  October 15-19, 2018 (FINAL WEEK of the grading period)

Monday and Tuesday - Chemical Changes Investigation

Wednesday - 6th Grade Science Benchmark (cumulative)

Thursday and Friday - Benchmark Analysis and Corrections / Finish watching "Hunting the Elements"

Week 7:  October 8-12, 2018

Monday and Tuesday - Chemical and Physical Changes and Properties Discussion with Manipulative/Notes

Wednesday - Evidence of Chemical Change Demonstrations

Thursday - Review

Friday - Matter Test

UPCOMING TESTS: Wednesday, September 17: 6th Science Benchmark (Cumulative)

Week 6:  October 1-5, 2018

Monday - Discussion and Lab Investigation: Modeling Elements and Compounds

Tuesday - Continue Modeling Elements and Compounds Lab Investigation (due Wednesday)

Wednesday - "Earth is Elemental" Activity (due Thursday)

Thursday - Discussion and Notes: Metals, Non-metals, and Metalloids

Friday - Examine and Correct Assignments

UPCOMING TESTS: Friday, September 12: Matter Test / Wednesday, September 17: 6th Science Benchmark (Cumulative)

Week 5:  September 24 - 28, 2018

Monday - Complete the Matter Collage (due Tuesday)

Tuesday - Stemscopedia (on Stemscopes) Discussion, Reading Check Assignment with Extra Credit (due Thursday)

Wednesday - Elements and Compounds Discussion and T-chart

Thursday - Continue Elements and Compounds Discussion and T-chart

Friday - Holiday

Week 4:  September 17- 21, 2018

Monday - Review the unit of lab safety, symbols, and equipment with a game of Kahoot.

Tuesday - Safety Test

Wednesday - Matter Collage

Thursday and Friday - Introduction to the Periodic Table: Hunting the Elements video and interactive. Journal Check.

Week 3:  September 10 - 14, 2018

Monday and Tuesday - Develop a cartoon, comic strip, or creative t-shirt to show understanding of lab safety rules.

Wednesday - Examine safety symbols.  Complete a manipulative in the journal for practice.

Thursday - Examine lab equipment.  Complete a manipulative in the journal for practice.

Friday - Review the unit with a lab safety, symbols, and equipment scavenger hunt.  ANTICIPATED TEST DATE: Tuesday, September 18.

Week 2:  September 4 - 7, 2018

Tuesday - Complete a lab safety awareness video and complete a video quiz.

Wednesday - Add lab safety rules to the journal and discuss the value.  Students will take home a lab safety contract in order to gather a parent signature (due by Thursday).

Thursday - Examine mistakes in science laboratory cartoons; identify the mistakes and write explanations in groups.

Friday - Develop a cartoon, comic strip, or creative t-shirt to show understanding of safety rules.

Week 1:  August 27 - 31, 2018

Monday - Complete a student data sheet.  Handout and discuss the class syllabus.  Parent signatures on the class syllabus DUE by Wednesday.

Tuesday - Define and illustrate students' perception of science and scientists. DUE THURSDAY.

Wednesday - COMPOSITION BOOKS NEEDED.  Set up and organize science journals.

Thursday and Friday - Complete a pre-assessment on science lab safety. Examine a lab safety awareness video and complete a video quiz.

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