Monica Blanton



While this is my sixth year at Piedmont Community Charter, I have been teaching 34 years. I am blessed to be teaching science at PCCS, and I love being a Patriot! I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education. I also hold my Academically or Intellectually Gifted teaching certification. I have been happily married for 32 years and have 2 children, Kelsey and Caleb. I have 4 rescue dogs named Sammie, Marlie, Lexie, and Sadie Grace.


***Please email me if you have questions. My email address is [email protected]

Google Classroom- Students Only

I will send you an email to join my Google classroom.

Science Grading Policy

  • Tests count 40% of the 9-weeks average

Tests will be announced at least 2 days in advance. The best way to prepare for tests is by studying the material in your science interactive notebook and by listening in class. Study guides are given for tests.

  • Quizzes/Independent Work count 20% of the 9-weeks average

Quizzes will be announced at least 1 day in advance. Quizzes cover less material and are shorter in length than tests. Study guides are not provided for quizzes; however, students can study material from their interactive notebooks and handouts from class. Independent work will be assigned throughout a unit to reinforce concepts.

  • Classwork/Homework count 25% of the 9-weeks average

Each day, students are to complete daily assignments, record notes and diagrams in their interactive notebook, practice any concepts learned, or complete science assignments on informational text. Any unfinished classwork is to be completed for homework. Homework can be expected 2-3 times a week.

  • Projects/Labs count 15% of the 9-weeks average

Projects or labs are assigned to reinforce science content being learned. This includes in class and at-home labs or projects. 

North Carolina Essential Standards 6th Grade Science

I follow the North Carolina Essential Standards. Please visit the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for more information.

Units of Study

  • Science Processes
  • Matter, Properties, and Change
  • Energy: Conservation and Transfer
  • Forces & Motion: Properties of Waves
  • Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes
  • Structure and Function of Living Organisms
  • Ecosystems
  • Earth in the Universe

Classroom Expectations 

    1. Enter quietly and get to work immediately.
    2. Try your best on all assignments, including homework.
    3. Maintain your science notebook, which contains only science work.
    4. Bring paper, pencil, science notebook, colored pencils, and glue stick to class each day.
    5. Laptops should be charged at home.
    6. Cell phones must remain off and in the locker while at school. Refer to the cell phone policy in the student handbook.
    7.  Use the restroom during assigned times. Please do not ask to go during class time, unless there is an emergency. You must present your hall pass if you visit the restroom during class time.
    8. Remain on the computer sites that have been given as part of the instructions.
    9. No candy, food, or drink (only water) is allowed in my classroom at any time except for your lunch period.
    10. Follow all classroom and school rules and procedures.
    11. Follow the PCCS dress code policy.
    12. Sign up with Remind for text messages and Google Classroom for information and assignments.