Graded Assessment

Students’ assessments went home for section 2 today, section 3 and 4 will be returned on Sunday and section 1 will be returned on Monday.   Parents, please review the assessment with your child, sign the exam and return it by the 26th of October.

Unfortunately many of students did not score as well as they may have hoped.  Please take this as a learning opportunity.  Discuss with your child what study strategies they used.

Questions you might want to ask:

When did you start studying?

How much time in the last two weeks did you spend on preparing for the quiz?

Did you ask Ms.Williams for help?

How did you use office hours at school?  

This assessment was a quiz.   Unfortunately, students may not retake the quiz.  However, if a student is interested in doing an extra credit project to improve their grade they may set up a meeting with me to discuss this option.

Please email me if you have any questions.




Cause and Effect Summative Assessment

Next week students will have their first summative assessment of the year!  🙂

Students will be asked to choose a significant event in earth’s history that we have studied in class.  They may choose any event, except when theia collided with earth. The reason they may not select this event is because we analysed a cause and effect map with this event in class as practice. 

Parents you can support your child, by asking him or her to show you the notes we have taken in class.  I encourage you to discuss the events we have learned about and ask what event they want to choose for their assessment.

Students will not be able to use their notes.    Please help your child review for the assessment by having them study their notes and memorise the causes and effects for the event they have chosen.  It may be helpful for them to re-watch that portion of the film for make sure they have all the key information.

Please send me an email if you have any questions.




Cause and Effect Formative Assessment

This week students took a formative assessment.  They did a cause and effect map of an event from earth’s history, that we have studied in class.  Students were able to choose to work with a partner or by themselves.

I evaluated the work they did.  Then we looked at strong student examples.  Each student set a goal for themselves on how to improve the next time they do a cause and effect map.

Parents, you can support your child by asking them the following questions:

  • What event did you chose for your cause and effect map? Why?
  • What grade did you get on your map?
  • What are you going to do to improve for the next time?

We will be having an assessment the week of October 8th.  For the assessment students will be independently creating a cause and effect map from a significant event in Earth’s history.  Stay tuned for more details.


Hello Parents and Students,

I am so excited for the 2017-2018 school year!  My name is Ms. Williams and I teach 6th grade science. I have a Masters of Science degree and this is my 11th year teaching full time.  I have lived in Dubai for three years.  Before moving to the UAE, my family and I lived in Shanghai, China.  I am originally from Colorado in the United States.

My husband teaches 8th grade science, here at UAS.  We have three young children.  Xavier is 4, Ellie is 3 and Delaney is 1.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my family. Here are a few pictures from our summer holiday.


I am looking forward to meeting all of you in the near future.


Warm Regards,

Ms. Williams

End of Year Design Challenge – A Celebration of Innovation and Learning

Students have been hard at work creating musical instruments out of recycled material.
Each group has built a wind, string and percussion instrument. They are ready to perform their science songs for you!
Please join us in the MPH for a middle school science assembly from 9-10 on Sunday the
18th of June. Some students will perform on stage, while others will perform to small groups. All students will be showcasing their work. We hope you can join us.

Game Day

Sound Games are due on Sunday June 4th for sections 3,4 and 1 and on Monday June 5th for section 2.

Students are expected to have all the materials for their games and to be ready to play at the start of class.  This is an assessment.  If a student for any reason does not have their game completed, they will be taking an exam on sound instead of making the game.  The due date for the game was today.  An extension has already been given.  This is part of the fourth quarter report card.

Parents, you can support your child by reminding them to work on their game if needed.  Please encourage them to review the rubric given to them on google classroom, to help make sure they have all the requirements.