Sunday, September 22, 2019

Week 7: 9/23-9/27

It's Homecoming Week!!! Dress up days are posted below!!

M: Tissue Review
T: Tissue Review
W: ***Packets are due if you have not turned them in****
R: Activity
F: Calendar Planning for Presentations

M: Macromolecules Notes
T: Macromolecules Notes
W: Virtual Lab
R: Build your own Macromolecules
F: Enzymes Packet. (I'll post it in the classroom, it's due on Monday)

Football Game Friday!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Week 6: 9/16-9/20


M: Tissue Notes


W: Tissues Notes

R: Tissue Cubes

F: Review of Tissues

****Your test on Tissues will be next week, 9/24****


M: Macromolecules


W: Finish Notes/Lab

R: Macromolecules in "real life"

F: Review

**** Your wednesday and thursday might switch****

****Biology Assessment of Macromolecules will be 9/24****

Half-Day Schedule:

Bell Schedule (25-minute periods)
PD 1                       7:15-7:45+announcements
PD 2                       7:50-8:15
PD 3                       8:20-8:45
PD 4                       8:50-9:15
PD 5                       9:20-9:45
PD 6                       9:50-10:15
PD 7                       10:20-10:50+lunch dismissal
Students who wish to eat will go to the cafeteria for sack lunches (please submit survey link, sent separately).   Students who do not wish to eat will stay in the auditorium until dismissal.

11:15 Student Dismissal

Friday: Football Game 7pm at Collierville

Monday, September 2, 2019

Week 4: 9/2 - 9/6

Monday: NO School... Happy Labor Day!
Tuesday: Turn in packets, quiz, chapter 1 notes
Wednesday: Pregnancy Info/ Anatomical Positioning Notes
Thursday: Anatomy Vocab
Friday: Anatomy Vocab 

Monday: NO School... Happy Labor Day!
Tuesday: First Assessment then Notes on Cell Membrane
Wednesday: Cell Membrane Lab (Please don't wear white or things you are worried about possibly being stained)
Thursday: Recap of Cell Membrane Lab and Macromolecules notes, be ready to draw!!
Friday: Finish Macromolecules Notes
Also, Lab Report is due today for Cell Membrane Lab, please refer to the write up guidelines posted in the Google Classroom to make sure you answer all questions. 

Football Friday AT Hernando High School; 7pm Game Time!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Are you new to me?

If you're reading this, it's possible that you (or your student) will be in my class for the 2019-2020 school year!


If you're here to try and find a supply or get the lay of the land... Here's what's up...

You need a 3 subject spiral notebook WITH pockets. That's it.

But, my classroom needs lots of things for us all to use. IF you are so inclined, I'd love if you would look at the Amazon List and see if there's something you'd like to order to help us all out!

If you are here because you're a friend, or looking for a way to help... YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!!

This is the link to the Amazon Teacher Wish List. There is NO OBLIGATION to help, but it is ALWAYS appreciated!!!

Thanks!! And See you SOON!!!

Mrs. Kannady

Monday, June 10, 2019

This year I will be trying something new. While I will still be teaching and doing the "normal" things. over the course of the year we will transition to Project Based Instruction. I am working on finding a model that will work for us all, but by the end of the year, I expect to be doing very little of the "work" and have the students doing significantly more of the heavy lifting of learning science.

Hopefully this sounds like something you will be interested in. It should make for an exciting and learning filled year!!

Friday, August 31, 2018

To my Biology Students after your first Quiz

Dear students,

Many of you just had a total freak out. You've maintained AWESOME grades up until now and this new format and new environment really threw you for a loop! A lot of you did really well. And a few of you are really stressed by the results of what happened.

Before I go on, I'd like to tell you a story. When I was in high school, I had the hardest AP Biology teacher in the school, Rita Moore. She was really nice and really kind and really smart and REALLY tough. I thought I was a good student. And I took good notes. But I failed that quiz. And not a cute fail like a 60 where there's a chance for recovery. I failed it with a big old solid 10/100. I was so defeated. I wanted to quit.

So, here is what I would've said to me, and what I'd like to say to you...

1. Go easy on yourself. It's one quiz is a dizzying sea of many. There are so many chances in life to be evaluated and graded and judged. Go easy on yourself. The adage that we are our own worst critic is soooo true. Allow yourself the room and the opportunity to fail so that you can grow!

2. Learn from this. There are so many different lessons to learn. Did you pace yourself? Did you read carefully? Did you study in a way that was effective for you? Did you give the material the time that it needed? Were you hydrated, fed, nervous, etc?

3. Find something you did RIGHT! After any challenge that stresses you out, look for what you have done right. Write it down. Own it! That is a sign that you have learned and grown. If you need, make yourself cards and put them in your room or locker to remind you of all the things you have done well. These will be the bouys you need to help you get from one challenge to the next.

4. Allow yourself the chance to ask questions. Sometimes when we think all hope is lost, if we ask questions and work with it, things get better. Maybe you need to ask questions of your teacher, maybe you need to ask questions of yourself.

As a side note, please remember we have many more grades to go. This is not the end! We are just getting started!!

And, I AM PROUD OF YOU!! Be proud of you too! High School is hard. And it's supposed to be. You'll be a whole new person in 4 years! Just wait!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Free ACT Prep!!

For anyone interested in a free ACT prep program....

It's 7 saturdays starting on September 8 at University of Memphis.

Click here for the information flyer.