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Welcome to 6th grade Science!

Hello and welcome to 6th grade science at Creekside Park Jr. High...Here is just a few things about me...I am a native Texan who has lived all over Texas.  This is my 20th year to teach and I have taught grades 4-6th, all subjects.  I love to  integrated all subjects into science.   I believe in hard work and discipline not just in the classroom but in life, too.  I have a fabulous husband and two awesome  kiddos. 

Recent Posts

January 10
Welcome back!!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break.  This new year we will be studying the Solar System.  Their first test will be next week.  Please check your child's school supplies some of them have lost theirs or run out of them.  
No school on Monday and just think just 9 weeks to Spring Break!!

Tuesday, November 7

Two things...First, check your child's supplies, please.  There are a lot that have lost or run out of their supplies.  Second, there are some students that are not turning in their work.  It is affecting their grade.  The grading policy is 1st day late 15 points taken off, 2nd day late 30 points taken off and after that it is a zero.  Please visit with your child about the importance of turning school work in.  I know you do that already but can you do it again.
Thanks so much

Monday, October 23

Yeah, another Monday in the record books.
All classes are continuing learning about Potential and Kinetic Energy.  The students will be conducting different investigates to gain more knowledge on how these types of energies work.  

Monday, October 16

Happy Monday,
This week my PAP classes are taking their test on Elements/Compounds/Physical/Chemical Properties and Changes tomorrow. They are working on their review today.
Level classes have an assignment on Physical/Chemical changes and will have their review Tuesday and test on Wednesday.
Also, today is the first day of the new grading period!!  Everyone gets to start over with grades and tardies. 

Friday, September 29

Happy Friday!!!
If you follow my instructions from the "Textbook" page you should be able to log into the 6th grade textbook.  fingers crossed, he he he

Wednesday, September

Good Evening Parents,
I just wanted to let you know that my level classes will take their test on MONDAY instead of Friday.  Sorry, PAP your test is still Friday:)

Tuesday, September 26

Happy Tuesday
We have been working on density and all the composites that make it up.  The test for Density will be this Friday for all classes.
We are still having problems logging into the on line textbook.  1st period should be able to.  So sorry for the inconvenience but remember your child can bring their copy home and their journal. 

Monday, September 18

Good Evening Parents,
This week in science we are finishing up with Elements and will  have a test on Tuesday or Wednesday depending on class.  I have received many emails about having trouble logging into the online textbook.  I have spoken with technology and seems to be a problem with logging in.  I will keep you posted when the situation is resolved.  

Friday, September 15

Hi Parents,
It's been a long week and it's the first full week we have had this school year, he he he.  I enjoyed meeting those of you who came to open house last night.  Be sure to pick up a planner for your kiddo and any other supplies they still need.

Monday, September 11

Greeting Parents,
After all the craziness from the last few weeks it's nice to get back into the swing of things and for me too.  My house flooded so I was out last week for a few days.  Things are slowly getting repaired. 
This week in Science:  All classes have finished with safety and equipment and starting Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids.  Be sure to ask them questions as the week moves on.  
Here is announcement from our fabulous PTO.


PTO Spirit Wear is being sold now and is your only chance to buy this year!! Take advantage as this will be theway to gear up for Friday Spirit Days at school.  Parents don’t forget to buy for yourself and your other kids who may be in the stands cheering on our Cougars!!  

PTO is also asking for your support in our Cougar Campaign.  This is our lone fundraising drive for the year.  Last year, PTO was able to buy books for our library, lab equipment for Science, graph pull down charts for the Math dept, sewing machines for Theater, a mascot costume, wall signage throughout the school and on the water tank, honor roll achievement cards, 8th Grade celebration, teacher appreciation and more!  We are wise stewards of your money and our goal is to continue to make this school a place on the rise!

Both of these campaigns end Friday. We will be at Open House on Thursday or your kids bring in an order and check to the front office, visit us through the parent section on the school web site, or our facebook page to connect to our online store.



Happy Monday,

Thursday, August 24

 Please be sure you have signed your child's Safety Contract.  Also, I sent home a form that was if you child had their own devise and needed to download the QR code app.  We will be doing an activity tomorrow that requires the app.  If you child doesn't have a devise I will place them in a group that has one. 

Solar Eclipse is coming

Hello Everyone,
This is information on the solar eclipse that our district sent out to teachers.  I hope you get to see this awesome event.  I am looking forward to meeting my students on Tuesday.
Mrs. Burkhart 
As most of you probably know on Aug 21st we will be in the path of a solar eclipse. The last time this phenomenon occurred in the US was 1991 and the next one will not occur in the US until 2024.  The eclipse will begin at 11:45 AM, maximum coverage will be at 1:15 PM and it will conclude at 2:45 PM. I encourage you to invite your staff to watch this awesome event online from NASA at

Here are some safety precautions that should be taken in order to observe the eclipse safely only if you have safety glasses.

  • Never look at the Sun directly – Even if you have solar glasses, they should only be used for short periods of time.
  • Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses on before looking up at the bright sun. After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your glasses — do not remove them while looking at the sun
  • Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device
  • Do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury
  • If you normally wear eyeglasses, keep them on, and put your eclipse glasses on over them.

For more safety information please see

Thursday June 1

Well, parents...tag you are it!!  We made it and what a great journey it has been.  I want to say how much I enjoyed teaching your kids this year.  They are a special bunch.  They are respectful, kind and loving.  I will always remember them.  Thank you so much for being awesome parents.
Mrs. Burkhart 

Monday, May 15

Hello Parents,
I need your help...some of my students seem to think that school is over and they do not need to do their school work or study for test.  Unfortunately that is not the case.  We still have three weeks of school and I will be taking grades for all three weeks.  I have some students who are failing and have several zeros because they are not turning in work.  Please speak with your child about the importance of this.  
My level classes are taking their Classification of Living Test tomorrow.
My Accelerated classes have started Diversity.
Everyone is taking their End of the Year Science Benchmark on Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday, May 10

Well, parents another year of STAAR for the record books.  We still have lots going on in science.  We have test and a benchmark as well.
Accelerated Classes will take their Heredity test on Friday.
Level Classes will take their Classification of Living Things test next Tuesday.
Science Benchmark-Accelerated May 17 and Level-May 18.