•      Students please use the following google classroom codes to complete work for your science class for the upcoming weeks ahead.  Make sure to check your schedule so that you are signing up for the right class. You need to be signed in so that we can meet for day one starting next Tuesday the 8th. Please attempt to be on time for class every day and sign in for our google meets.  Turn in your assignments on time and your grades will be posted to the portal so check that as well.  If you have questions post comments to your assignments.  We are wishing you the best during this difficult time.
    Mr. Kricks
    Class code lists:
    1st Period:uzs6k2o
    2nd Period:xqihbqp
    4th Period:m3uwxxn
    6th Period:deprb3a
    7th Period:qagnbbp
    8th Period:imjljj4
     Parents if you are having trouble with accessing google classroom at home here is a helpful link:

    mad river glen  
    Ext: 26-214 erickricks@paps.net


       My name is Mr. Kricks and I am currently a 6th grade science teacher here at Shull School.  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to my classroom. This remote start will be a challenge for all of us but if we work hard and stick together well can still have a fun and successfull year.  I am a graduate of Montclair State University and have a degree in geoscience. I have had the pleasure of teaching in Perth Amboy at McGinnis from 2003 till 2019.  I was excited to join the educational community here at Shull last year and look forward to working with both students and parents alike. You can contact me at the following email address: erickricks@paps.net.  

       There are four main areas of study this year. First is intro to physical science.  Second is Earth's interior, surface features, and changes of both over time. The third area of study is water, weather, and climate.  Lastly we study astronomy topics of which range from the Earth's place in the universe to its relationship with the moon and sun. These topics will be further explained in a course  syllabus that you receive during virtual back to school night. Our focus will be to get your child to observe, investigate, and explain phenomena.  Please follow your child's google classroom account in the future for all posted assignments as well as using parent portal.  These are the most efficient ways to keep track of what work is given and when it is due. I am looking forward to the upcoming school year.

    The course grading policy is as follows

    Labs/Projects/Classwork: 40%

    Formal and Informal Assessments: 60%  ......please note that some labs or projects will placed in this grading category*

    Our classroom rules are as follows:

    1. Be on time
    2. Be prepared
    3. Show respect:

     for yourself: log in on time  and be focused, be present, and complete assignments

     for other people: don’t touch them(hard virtually but you get the point), distract them, or tease them

     for the building: do not damage, steal, or deface property (especially your district supplied chromebooks)

    If you can follow these rules I guarantee you will have a successful year.




    Mr. Kricks