Some Big Thoughts:
- Stay current with your assignments!! Nothing is more unpleasant than realizing that you’re behind on assignments and the quarter is ending.
- Check this website (and your other teachers’ sites) frequently – all assignments are updated on a weekly basis. By Sunday night you should be able to know and anticipate what will be expected of you each day of the week.
- If you have questions, ask!!!
A helpful link: https://www.khanacademy.org/ This is a great, video based site that explores further the content that students will be going over in class.
Because Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science all contain a laboratory component, safety is paramount. Students will be expected to maintain appropriate lab behavior and attire. As a group we will go over our lab safety contract (accessed by clicking on the link: safety_contract) to ensure that any questions students might have can be answered in class.
In some classes OneNote serves as our collaborative class notebook. OneNote can be accessed from either the school website under the STUDENTS tab or from the following link: Office 365
General Chemistry Period 1 (Fall Semester)
Honors Earth Science Period 3 (Full Year)
Due to the availability of technology thanks to the one-to-one initiative, students can find their daily agendas, entrance questions, notes, quizzes, and some virtual laboratory activities on our Microsoft Teams site. This can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/HonEarthSciTEAM
7th Grade Tech Ed Period 4 (Quarter Long Class)
**Videos used in class are courtesy of PBS and NOVA. According to Common Sense Media, NOVA is appropriate for ages 10+ as it “is an award-winning science series that explores many topics [...] the science is presented in easy-to-understand terms. Parents need to be aware that this show can be used as a teaching tool — watch it with your kids, then conduct additional research to further expand your minds.” Common Sense Media NOVA Review
Honors Chemistry Period 7 (Full Year)
There will be days that I am not in the building during periods 5 and 6 as I am overseeing a handful of ELOs this year. If you absolutely need to get in touch with me during that time, please let Ms. Conway (x7823) know and she will pass on the message.
A few Notes:
Homework: Homework is due on the class day after it is assigned unless other arrangements are made. Homework will generally be assigned on two to three nights a week. School-wide homework policy states that if a student is late on an assignment, the student will be deducted 10 points the first day, 20 points the second day, and 30 points the third day. The fourth day, the assignment will be recorded as a 0.
Assignments: All assignments (both in class and homework) will be listed in the weekly Assignment Matrix. These can be found under your class name and listed by the first day of the week they cover.
Lab Behavior: It is VERY important that each student follow directions during labs, even those not using chemicals. Any behavior that is out of line, distracts or endangers another student WILL result in removal from the lab area of the classroom and may result in a zero for the lab. General classroom behavior guidelines can be found in the syllabus for each specific class.