All About Mrs. Bagnall
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Brandy Bagnall
Hi there! My name is Brandy Bagnall and this marks my 14th year at Corbett Junior High teaching 8th grade science. I graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 2003 with a degree in Microbiology and Chemistry. I decided to continue my education and graduated with my Master's Degree in Biology in 2005 from Texas State. In addition to teaching I am the school's Academic UIL coordinator and the Gifted & Talented coordinator.
This will be my 15th year teaching at Corbett; I've never taught any other grade or subject or in any other district. I love working here!
My family consists of the most wonderful husband in the world and two adorable dachshunds. My favorite things to do outside of school are reading, chilling on the couch watching Netflix, and traveling!
Mrs. Bagnall's Schedule
1st Period - Honors Science
2nd Period - Conference
3rd Period - Honors Science
4th Period - Honors Science
5th Period - Honors Science
6th Period - On level Science
7th Period - On level Science
Tutoring will be available Mondays-Thursdays from 3:45-4:30 by the science department.
Composition Notebook (200 pages, hardcover, no spirals)
Pencils and pens (red and blue/black)*
Pair of scissors*
Recommended - zipper pouch to hold loose supplies*
Please - kleenex or disinfecting wipes
*Supplies may be used for other classes
We will be using a host of digital resources to help support our classwork. Students will be introduced to these sites during class and will be given time to sign up and explore.
1) MySCUC Portal/Classlink - This is a way for students to manage their SCUC profile from one central location. It has access to google classroom, the online textbook/resources, BrainPop, Discovery Education and much more! To access this portal head to the district website, click STUDENTS at the top, click on MYSCUC PORTAL/CLASSLINK, and login.
2) Science Fusion Textbook - Textbooks are handed out in class the 2nd week of school. However, by accessing the Portal you can find the online textbook with many cool features including text-to-speech, highlighting capabilities, and even a Spanish edition. You can also find digital lessons and labs that are aligned to each chapter.
3) Google Classroom - This is a way for students to find extra copies of assignments, website resources for class, and a host of study materials. Access the online classroom through the Portal or click here and insert the code given by Mrs. Bagnall.
4) Remind - This is a free texting service that allows teachers to send quick reminders about classroom events and even facilitates safe two way communication between parents, students, and teachers.
- Honors Science - text 81010 and in the message box type @scihonors8
- On-level Science - text 81010 and in the message box type @scienceol8
Science and the Lab
Lab work is a crucial part of fostering an understanding of science concepts and students will be given the opportunity to participate in labs. Students will be provided with safety equipment (goggles, aprons, gloves) and undergo safety training. Any student who cannot act appropriately in lab (ex: horseplay, not following directions, not following safety procedures) will immediately be removed from the lab setting and be required to complete indepdent work. The lab safety contract can now be found in the student handbook. By signing and returning the signature page you are agreeing abide by all lab safety rules.
8th grade is a mix of Physical Science, Earth Science, and Life Science. This is the final piece of your science foundation to prepare you for high school science classes. In addition to learning content, it is imperative that we still learn basic science skills such as lab safety, measuring, graphing, writing, data analysis, and critical thinking. Below is the list of content being covered in order of the district scope and sequence. For a more in depth look at the required content, parents can utilize TEKS Resource System, the link can be found at the bottom of this page.
- Atoms and Periodic Table
- Chemical Reactions
- Force and Motion
- Plate Tectonics
- Climate and Weather
- Sun, Earth, and Moon Cycles
- The Universe
- Living Systems