Please take about 3 minutes to read a short update of student expectations and our current project.
*We will be doing a Teddy Graham lab on Tuesday 10/20. This is an optional lab which will go towards student choice boards. If your child is in remote learning and would like to participate in this lab, you may need to pick up a box of Teddy Grahams before class on Tuesday.
Our first (half) week of phase 5 was great! I have loved getting to know all of your children in this first quarter of school. It has been a crazy start to the year with changes happening weekly. Phase 5 brings us consistency with students either coming to school or attending classes remotely. With consistency comes a better understanding of day to day tasks and assignments.
Please make sure you review the expectations for remote and face-to-face students in my class below. It is important that students strive to meet these expectations in order to work towards an awesome rest of the school year.
Remote Learner Expectations:
Students have access to a weekly agenda in their Class Notebook OneNote. It is located in the Content Library--> Agenda--> Organized by week. Below, you will see an example of what this agenda looks like.
Choice Board Project:
Students have been working choice boards to demonstrate their learning of our standards and units. We will complete all of the "Mandatory" assignments together in class but students are still responsible for following along and completing their own work as we work together in class. They will also be responsible for completing a variety of choice activities to earn a total of 100 points. The total points they earn will be counted as their TEST for this unit and will be entered in the gradebook as a Summative Assessment grade. This project is due 10/29. You can find the choice board attached below.
Happy Monday Parents and Students!
Last week we finished part 1 of our unit on Classification. As I told students on Friday, if they did not show mastery (scoring <80%), students may take part in a retest on Wednesday. Students should email me if they plan on participating in this test retake. Students who scored <70% will be invited to take a re-take as well.
This week, we are going to be focusing on the characteristics of each Domain and Kingdom.
We will be completing the notes on the attachment below throughout the week. I know some students like to print out the notes instead of using OneNote so I will provide these available downloads here.
We will also be starting out first project this week! I have attached the rubric and information below if any students want it printed out. You will also find some example projects below as well.
As always, let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns :).
Good morning students and parents!!
I hope everyone had a great long weekend. Today is going to be an asynchronous learning day which means there will be no live class session. Students should follow directions below and complete today's lesson and activity.
1. Start here! Watch the video below
2. Read pages 52-64 and answer questions 1-6 on page 69.
Don't forget that we start our new schedule this week. Classes will be 5 minutes shorter and Wednesday will now be a catch up day. There will be no live meetings on Wednesday. Students should use this time to get caught up and/or study. I will be available to meet with students as well.
Today in class, we will be watching the below video and taking notes on the pages also listed below. If your child prefers to take notes on paper, please feel free to download the notes and print them out. This is completely optional! I am trying to ensure I meet the needs of all my students during our time in remote learning. These notes are also available in student's sections of our Class Notebook in OneNote.
Due to the issues with Microsoft Applications this morning, Webb Bridge has decided to use this morning as a "catch up" day. Please try to join your 5th period class at 12:10. Make sure to restart your device during lunch please!!
What does that mean for you?!
We have our first summative test tomorrow! Below, you will find TONS of study material that you can access to help you review.
We will have a help session at 8:15 tomorrow morning, Friday, August 28th. The link to this meeting will be posted in the General Channel of your Life Science Team.
*If you have not completed your assignments for this week, especially yesterdays assignment, please complete those as soon as you are able to.
Unit 0- Safety Test will be August 28th
Objectives that will be covered on the test:
Lab Safety Symbols
Lab Safety Rules from Safety Contract
Safety Symbols Quizlet 1
Safety Symbols Quizlet 2
Safety Contract Rules Quizlet
Safety Symbols Quizizz
Safety Rules Quizizz
Rules true or false Quizlet
Lab Equipment Quizizz
When you finish with an experiment you should:
Hello! Welcome! and Happy Monday!
I wanted to make sure to introduce myself to all of my parents and guardians out there. My name is Colleen Greathouse and I teach your child for either Compass or Life Science (or both) this year. I had an amazing first week of school and have loved getting to know my students! They have done an amazing job communicating with me any problems they have been having and have even already all collaborated on a presentation of virtual lockers! I hope everyone is ready for week 2!
I understand the struggles that can come with Universal Remote Learning and I am here to support you in any way I can. I see many positives in Universal Remote Learning like the ability to even continue to teach remotely using technology, and all of the amazing new things we are all learning. We are in this together!
I wanted to provide you with a little bit of information about how I will communicate with you and how you can communicate with as needed.
Teams is an amazing beast! It is an amazing tool for education and I am grateful we have access to such a platform. They are continuing to work out bugs and teams related issues. With a little bit of patience, I am confident Teams will be a tool your students grow to love.
I know Teams can be difficult to navigate so please check out this Tour of Teams to help you and your student better understand how things will be organized and where you can find important information, assignments, class recordings, etc.
At this point, students should all know how to…
- Access Teams meetings in different channels
- Open and access OneNote
To look ahead, this week students will…
- Continue to learn about lab safety
- Take their first Summative Assessment of the year on Friday, August 28th which will cover Safety symbols, safety rules, and general lab equipment.