Sunday, December 13, 2015

Q2: Week 9: 12/14 - 12/18


Monday: Exam Review

Tuesday: Exam Review (answers are here.)
Extra Credit for completed reviews will be done TODAY.

Wednesday: EXAMS

Thursday: EXAMS

Friday: EXAMS and HALF DAY***

***Make sure you have a ride home since it is a half day.

This week's lesson plan is here.

Extra Credit Apples are Due on your Exam Day at the start of the exam. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Extra Credit is 5 points per silver or brown apple sticker received and 10 points for a completed exam review.

Enjoy your winter break!!! 
See you next year on TUESDAY January 5!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Q2: Week 8: 12/7 - 12/11

Monday: Notes on Mitosis & Cytokinesis

Tuesday: Review of Notes
9.2 section review is due

Wednesday: Notes on Cell Cycle Regulation and Cancer

Thursday: Review of Notes
9.3 Section Review is due
The Chapter 9 Review and Answers can be found here.

Friday: Chapter 9 Test

This week's lesson plan is here.

The Semester Exam Study Guide is here.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Q2: Week 7: 11/30 - 12/4

Monday: Picture Day is today
In Class: Cellular Respiration Notes and this video.

Tuesday: In Class: Review of Cellular Respiration
8.3 Section Review Due
The Chapter 8 Review AND Answers can be found here.

Wednesday: Chapter 8 Test, Chapter 8 Study Guide Due  and Chapter 9 Pre-Test

Thursday: Notes on Cellular Reproduction

Friday: Chapter 9 PowerPoint Here.
In Class: 9.1 Section Review is due

This week's lesson plan is here.

Reminders for Next Week:
12/8: 9.2 Section Review is due
12/10: 9.3 Section Review is due
12/11: Chapter 9 Test
12/11: Chapter 9 Study Guide is due

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Q2: Week 6: 11/23-11/27

Monday: In class Section 2 of Chapter 8 PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Assignments are linked here, due MONDAY NOVEMBER 30:
Coloring Sheet

Tuesday: Finish up Photosynthesis and Section 8.2 Section Review Due today

The Chapter 8 Review and the answers can be found here.

Wednesday: no school

Thursday: no school

Friday: no school

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Don't forget to study Chapter 8!!!
This week's lesson plan is here.

Next week reminders:
12/1 8.3 section review due
12/2 Chapter 8 Test
12/2 Chapter 8 Study Guide is due
12/4 9.4 section review due

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Q2: Week 5: 11/16-11/20

Monday: Chapter 7 Test

Tuesday: Review of grades and chapters

Wednesday: Chapter 8, Section 1 and Progress Reports

Chapter 8 Powerpoint is here.

Thursday: Section 1 diagram and Section 2 notes

Section Reviews Due today AND Test Choice Retake Day!!

This week's lesson plan is here.

Reminder for next week:

We will be out Wednesday 11/25 through Friday 11/27, for thanksgiving day.

Future Reminders and Other Important Items:

1. Picture day is December 1, you must be in school uniform to take your picture.

2. The Chapter 8 Review is here. It is due on December 2. Test day will be December 2.

3. The Chapter 9 Review is here. It is due on December 11. Test day will be December 11.

4. The Semester Review is here, the exams are the last week of the quarter 12/16-12/18

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Q2: Week 4: 11/9-11/13

Back to normal?!?!?! YES!!! Normal schedule again beginning MONDAY!!!!!

Monday: Brief intro of Chapter 7 notes, found here.

Tuesday: Cell movement and transportation, cell organelles

Wednesday: Veterans Day. No school. Maybe today would be a good day to work on your project??

Thursday: Finish up from Tuesday

In-class: Macromolecules Review continued can be found here.
The Review AND answers can be found here.

Friday: Chapter 7 Test and Cell Analogy Project is due today!!

**Green and Gray Game today!! Tickets are $5 and are being sold during lunches.

If you were interested in purchasing swim spirit items, money is due by FRIDAY. The order form is here.

This week's lesson plan is here.

And a few quizlets for you...

Quizlet 1

Quizlet 2

And why not a couple YouTube videos??

Molecules Gone Wild!!

Cell Organelle Rap

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chapter 7 Things

For those of you who would like to get a jump on all things Chapter 7...

The review and the answers are posted here.

The powerpoint is here.

I will add quizlets and other things below and update this post as I find them...

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Q2: Week3: 11/2-11/6

Monday: Block Day B: 2, 4, 5, 6: Notes of Ch 6!

Tuesday Block Day A: 1, 3, 5, 7: Chapter 6 Test/Chapter 7 Pre-Test

Please make sure you know your ZipGrade ID!!!

Please share in the comments any quizlets or other study tips...

Here's a few, quizlet 1, quizlet 2, quizlet 3, quizlet 4. These aren't perfect, but they'll definitely help.

Wednesday: Block Day B: Same as Tuesday

Thursday: Block Day A: Start Chapter 7 Notes

Friday: Block Day B: Same as Thursday!!

Don't forget: The Review AND answers for Chapter 6 is here.

This week's lesson plan is here.

Reminder for next week:
11/11 Wednesday is Veterans Day. There will be no school. Consider thanking a Veteran for their time of service. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Chapter 6 Powerpoint and Test

The chapter 6 power point is here.

1,3,5, and 7th periods will all be taking their test on Tuesday, so please study these notes!!!

2,4, and 6 will be taking their test on Wednesday, so go ahead and get on the ball!!!

RIGHT after we finish the Chapter 6 Test, we will take the Chapter 7 pretest.

Please share in the comments links to quizlets and videos that you find that you find helpful!!

Email me if you have problems!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Apple Lab!

Everyone, please consider this lab as we embark on our study of the cell. Remember that the enzymatic reactions we simulated in class with the apple slices are the same enzymatic reactions that happen inside your cells.

Please use the powerpoint found here, if you would like to show this lab to your family.

If you are doing this at home as a make-up, feel free to google for videos of this lab on YouTube so that you can watch and see what happens and then answer the prompts at the end of the powerpoint.

I appreciate your ability to work well together and adapt to our "lab" environment.

If you have any questions, please email me or send me a chat on remind.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Q2: Week 2: 10/26-10/30

This week is block schedule week 2. The schedule is here

Monday (Block Day A: 1,3,5,7): Welcome to a day of tests!!! We will do the basics of biology test and the chapter 6 pre-test, you'll also get the Chapter 6 Review.

Tuesday (Block Day B: 2,4,5,6): Same as Monday

Wednesday (A): We will start on Chapter 6; notes and a lab

Thursday (B): Same as Wednesday

Friday (A): More chapter 6 notes and labs!!
**Book step 2 is due on Dropbox! If you did complete Step 1, I recommend you get it done too!!!

Have a safe and awesome.... HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Need some review? Try these:


Worksheet (answers are on pages 3-4)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Q2: Week 1: 10/19-10/23

**TRIPOD testing this WEDNESDAY. I apologize now if you end up taking more than one.**

This week is block schedule! You can find a copy of it here. It's also shown below.

Monday/Tuesday: Re-do tests from friday before break (Evolution Unit Test), check parent connect for assignments needed, cursory scanning and questioning of Chapters 6-9 in class. (Please bring your text book.)

Wednesday: TRIPOD testing! Quarter project introduction

Thursday/Friday: Project start day!

This week's lesson plan is here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Important Information

The bell Schedule for the Homecoming Pep Rally is posted below and can be found here.

The Evolution Review WITH ANSWERS and page references can be found here.

October 8, 2015
SCHEDULE for PEP RALLY   2015-16  7:15AM Start Time
(6th Period very short/No 7th Period)

  7:05 AM                                                             First bell:  report to class from Cafeteria
  7:15 AM             10 minutes                          Begin 1st Period   (Uniform compliance checks)
  7:30 AM                                                             Students must have a check-in slip from Attendance
  8:10 AM             55 minutes                          End 1st Period
  8:15 AM               5 minutes                          Tardy Bell to 2nd Period
  9:05 AM             50 minutes                          2nd Period Ends
  9:10 AM               5 minutes                          Tardy Bell to 3rd Period
 10:00 AM            50 minutes                          3rd Period Ends
 10:05 AM              5 minutes                          Tardy Bell to 4th Period
 10:55 AM            50 minutes                          4th Period Ends/A Lunch Reports to Cafeteria
 11:00 AM              5 minutes                          Tardy Bell to 5thPeriod
 11:25 AM            25 minutes                          A Lunch Ends
 11:30 AM              5 minutes                          Tardy Bell to 5thPeriod for A Lunch/Release B Lunch
 11:55 AM            25 minutes                          B Lunch Ends
 12:00 PM              5 minutes                          Tardy bell return to 5th period for B/Release C Lunch
 12:25 PM            25 minutes                          C Lunch Ends /All students move to 6th period
 12:30 PM              5 minutes                          Tardy to 6th Period   (BELLS TURNED OFF)
                Participants in the Pep Rally will report directly to the Senior Gym from 5th period release.
                All students will be called by the PA to the gym at approximately 12:50 PM
 12:50 PM            20 minutes                          Released via PA for the GYM
   1:05 PM             15 minutes                         Program begins (ALL Teachers should be in the Senior GYM)
   2:00 PM             (TURN BELLS ON)
   2:15 PM             70 minutes                         SCHOOL  IS  OUT
   2:45 PM            Administrators ensure all students have departed the building.                                           

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Candy Needs

If anyone is able to help, this is what is still needed for our candy lab.

Anything we still need after tomorrow, I will use lab $ to go get.

Any candy left over will be used either as a classroom incentive after break or as a happy before we test on friday.

Chocolate bar items (mini size): 75+/-

Bubble Gum (individually wrapped): 75 +/-

Skittles (small individual packs): 75 +/-

Dum Dums or other sucker candy: 35 +/-

2 boxes of sandwich size baggies.

PLEASE comment on the blog so that others know if you are planning to bring something!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Mock Trial Interest Meeting

ALL RISE. This Court will come to order!  

We are pleased to announce the start of the 2015-2016 White Station High School Mock Trial season.

Come to the Mock Trial informational meeting in the WSHS Library this Thursday, October 8, from 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM.  Learn all about this exciting and rewarding extracurricular activity.  

Who: You!
What: Mock Trial Informational Meeting
Where: WSHS Library
When: Thursday, 10/8/15, 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM

Feel free to share this information with anyone who might be interested!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Q1: Week 9: 10/5-10/9

Click this link to see dress-up days.

***IF you are bringing in Candy, I need it by Wednesday Morning. I will write receipts for Lab Fees all week long.***

Monday: Finish up Chapter 15

Tuesday: Begin 17: Classification Systems

Wednesday: Finish Classification Systems

Thursday: Candy Lab: Candy Classification System Creation and Review.

Friday: Test day over Evolution Unit. This is Chapter 14 , Chapter 15 and Chapter 17.

This week's lesson plan is here.

This is the last week of the first nine weeks!!!

If you are contributing to our candy needs, they are listed below. Remember, you are welcome to contribute whatever volume works for your family, a few or the whole amount. Please have candy items in by Wednesday morning:
1. Super Bubble or Double Bubble; we still need the full amount (150 pieces)
2. Chocolate mini-bars: approximately 50 pieces needed
3. DumDums/BlowPops/Tootsie Pops: approximately 80 needed
4. Skittles/M&m's (individual bags): approximately 90 needed

Thank you to those who have contributed to our Candy Lab this week and those who have sent in lab money. Your help and support is all very much appreciated!!!

Happy Fall Break!!!!!!

Football Homecoming 2015

Football Homecoming 2016 will be October 5-8. We are still in school on October 9th.

Here are the dress-up days for each day.

Please make sure you are dressing appropriately each day.

Monday: Disney

Tuesday: Royalty

Wednesday: Class Distinction Day
9th: Jocks
10th: Preps
11th: Artsy
12th: Nerds

Thursday: Green and Gray Day
Game is at 7pm at Halle Stadium.

I encourage you to participate in our homecoming dress-up days and have fun!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Fest!!!


Homecoming week kicks off TOMORROW with Fall Fest and the Run for Sparta 5k. I would love to see you come out!

Fall Fest is on the front lawn of the school, 4-6pm. Bring cash with you! Swim team is selling Spartan yard signs, German Club will have Brauts, Booster Club will have shirts and so much more!!!

IF you would like to register for the 5k in support of any of the athletic teams, follow this link to do so online for $15 as a student or register at the race for $25.

The Homecoming dance will be Saturday night, at school 8p-12midnite.

Remember, this is the kick off to your homecoming!!! 

Come out and support your Spartans!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Poster Instructions, Reminders and Clarifications

1. Instructions

The original instructions are below, and can be found here.

Step 4: Poster (50% of your project grade)
Due: 10/1
Include the following:
A. Include the following:
      1. Hypothesis Statement
      2. Graph
      3. Summary of research findings in support of hypothesis (2-3 Sentences at most)
      4. Methods
      5. Outcome (did you prove or fail to prove your hypothesis)
      6. Possible Next Steps
      7. Title
      8. Authors
      9. Applicable Citations

B. Assemble on a word document
     1. Landscape orientation
     2. use textboxes to assemble the placement of your information
     3. you may use 1-2 pictures of YOUR terrarium

2. Reminders:
A. You can find the examples I posted earlier this week here.
B. I had said that you could send them to me via email or dropbox. I am changing that direction to email only. (This is my email,
C. You may submit your poster until 3pm Thursday 10/1/15.

3. Clarifications
A. Only 1 poster per group needs to be submitted.
B. You CAN use pictures on your poster.

If you have any other questions that I did not answer here, please text me via Remind, email me or ask me tomorrow in class.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Poster Questions


I have had several questions about how this academic poster is supposed to work. Here's what came up when I searched Google...

Here's a few examples I really like:

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Q1: Week 8: 9/28-10/2

Monday: Library Day!

Tuesday: Evolution!!!

Wednesday: More Evolution
***Research Papers Due TODAY. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Thursday: Even more Evolution!! Art this time...
****Poster emailed today, by 2:15pm

Friday: Poster Gallery Walk
**Today is the last day for Ecology Unit retakes and makeups in the library

This week's lesson plan is here.

Next wednesday (10/7), is the last day for retake and makeup of the Chapter 4 & 5 Quiz.

One more week till Fall Break!!!

Research papers are due 9/30 (EVEN IF I AM ABSENT) and your poster is due via email ( OR Dropbox) to me by end of school (2:15pm) NO EXCEPTIONS on 10/1.

Here's our candy needs are for the classification candy lab, our lab is next week, so please send items in ASAP:

Hershey's kisses
Assorted mini chocolate bars 
Individual packs of skittles/m&ms
Dumdums/blowpops/tootsie pops
Super bubble/double bubble 

Total we need 135 pieces of each type of candy for our candy lab, please bring in candy AFTER emailing which candy you are bringing. Thanks!!! 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Today's notes

We started Chapter 14 today.

Some of you were concerned about being able to see the notes...

They are linked here.

Also, if you are doing E-day, I need your email by tomorrow!!!

Monday, September 21, 2015


If you are interested in participating in E-day at the U of M, please send me an email by Friday with the following information:

1. Your name
2. The members of your group with contact info!!! (Contact info is phone number and email.)
3. Which competition you want to participate in
4. If you have a parent willing to drive for your team, I need their contact info

I shared information about E-day here. It is a great way to engage with other students from White Station and around the city!!! I'd love to see several students participating!!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Q1: Week 7: 9/21-9/25

Monday: Pre-Test for Evolution ***remember, if you look on parentconnect, the score for this is labeled as "test2" and does NOT count in your grade calculation.***

Tuesday: Flip the Clip: Evolution Article, class discussion and first persuasive argument writing session (NO PREP NEEDED!!)

Wednesday: Introduction to Evolution

Thursday: What is evolution and why can't we see it!??

Friday: Wait, can we see evolution??!!??

This week's lesson plan is here.


Next week we will be in the library on 9/28 to finish papers and posters and for you to ask questions. 

Research papers are due 9/30 (EVEN IF I AM ABSENT) and your poster is due via email ( OR Dropbox) to me by end of school (2:15pm) NO EXCEPTIONS on 10/1.

Here's our candy needs are for the classification candy lab:

Hershey's kisses
Assorted mini chocolate bars 
Individual packs of skittles/m&ms
Dumdums/blowpops/tootsie pops
Super bubble/double bubble 

Total we need 135 pieces of each type of candy for our candy lab, please bring in candy AFTER emailing which candy you are bringing. Thanks!!! 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Bell Schedule for Wednesday 9/16/15

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We will have an alternative bell schedule on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 for the purpose of Class Election Speeches, Voting and Progress Reports being handed out. The bell schedule can be found below or at this link.

Freshmen- Auditorium
Sophomores- Cafeteria
Juniors- East Gym
Seniors- Senior Gym

Morning Activity Schedule
7:05 AM First bell: report to class from Cafeteria
7:15 AM 10 minutes Begin 1st Period (Uniform compliance checks)(Submit Attendance)
7:53 AM 38 minutes End 1st Period
7:58 AM 5 minutes Tardy Bell to 2nd Period
8:36 AM 38 minutes 2nd Period Ends
8:42 AM 6 minutes ASSEMBLY
9:34 AM 52 minutes ASSEMLY ENDS Report to 3rd Period
9:40 AM 6 minutes Tardy Bell to 3rd Period
10:18 AM 38 minutes 3rd Period Ends
10:23 AM 5 minutes Tardy Bell to 4th Period
11:01 AM 38 minutes 4th Period Ends/A Lunch Reports to Cafeteria
11:05 AM 5 minutes Tardy Bell to 5thPeriod
11:30 AM 25 minutes A Lunch Ends
11:35 AM 5 minutes Tardy Bell to 5thPeriod for A Lunch/Release B Lunch
12:00 PM 25 minutes B Lunch Ends
12:05 PM 5 minutes Tardy bell return to 5th period for B/Release C Lunch
12:30 PM 25 minutes C Lunch Ends /All students move to 6th period
12:35 PM 5 minutes Tardy to 6th Period
1:10 PM 35 minutes 6th Period Ends
1:15 PM 5 minutes Tardy to 7th Period
1:50 PM 35 minutes 7th Period Ends
1:55 PM 5 minutes Tardy to Homeroom
2:15 PM 20 minutes SCHOOL IS OUT

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Q1: Week 6: 9/14-9/18

1. Terrarium Rubric Review
2. Finish Chapter 4 notes
3. start Chapter 5 notes

1. Book Partners, Topics and Word Lists drawn today!!
2. Notes

1. Notes
2. Review
***Progress Reports Today***

1.Quiz over Chapters 3-5; communities, population dynamics, biodiversity and conservation
2. Research Time for your Terrarium Papers

***Parent Teacher conferences are tonite (9/18). If I have not contacted you for a conference, please email me here if you would like to schedule one.

Friday: District Learning Day! (NO School for the students)

This week's lesson plan is here.

Next week....
1. We will start Evolution!!
2. If you can donate a bag of candy for our candy lab, please contact me ASAP to let me know!!!
3. Lab materials donations, I am asking for a $5 donation/student to general lab materials to help offset cost of disposable lab materials. Please help if you can.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Q1: Week 5: 9/7-9/11

Monday: Labor Day!!! 

Tuesday: Chapter 3; Communities Activity Day 1
Chapter 3 Power Point is here

Wednesday: Chapter 3; Communities Activity Day 2
Last Biome work day

Thursday: Biome Presentations Day 1
Chapter 4 Notes

Friday: Biome Presentations Day 2
Chapter 4 Notes

This week's lesson plan is here.

Reminders for next week:

1. Parent/Teacher Conferences are next week, Thursday 9/17. If I have not contacted you for a conference and you feel that you need to meet, please email me.

2. NEXT FRIDAY, September 18, is District Learning Day. There will be no classes for students.

3. If anyone would like to schedule a Parent/Teacher Conference, please email me here.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Nitrogen Cycle Video

I know you all loved this ear candy today!!!

I am sure you were all singing it all day long!!

Happy studying tonite!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Carbon Cycle Video

The carbon cycle video.....


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Q1: Week 4: 8/31-9/4

Monday: Oxygen and Nitrogen Cycles

Tuesday: Grade level meetings are Today Phosphorus Cycle

Wednesday: Study Guide Review in class (answers posted here, PLEASE mark things you have questions about for our review)

Thursday: Ecology Unit Test today

Friday: Intro to Communities and Biomes (Mrs. K out for daughter's Bat Mitzvah)

This week's lesson plan is here.

Reminder for this week:

Grade level meetings are Tuesday.

Enjoy your long weekend!!!

Reminder for next week:

Open House is Tuesday September 8, 6-8pm

Progress Reports will go out next wednesday

Projects are due Thursday and Friday of next week (Rubric is on Dropbox! Check your class folder for your presentation schedule)

Questions? Text me or Email me!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Schedule Change for TUESDAY Sept 1


Just a reminder, we will have grade level meetings on Tuesday September 1.

I have the bell schedule and below I am listing for you where each grade will have their meeting. I will try to remember to remind you on monday. The meetings will take place after 2nd period.

See below:

9th grade students and staff will report to the auditorium 

10th grade students and staff will report to the cafeteria 

11th grade students and staff will report to the East Gym

12th grade students and staff will report to the Senior Gym

Monday, August 24, 2015


Our in-class printer goes through a large volume of ink in the year. If you are willing to send some ink, that would be awesome and would really help us all!

Our in-class printer is an Epson WF-2530


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Q1: Week 3: 8/24-8/28 "Ecosystems"

Main Focus: Ecosystems!!!

Monday: Group/ Ecosystems Assigned for presentations next week

Tuesday: levels of Biological Organization (FOLDABLE!!!!) and habitat/niche

Wednesday: Flow of Energy in an Ecosystem

Thursday: Cycling of Matter; nitrogen and carbon

Friday: Cycling of Matter; phosphorus and Oxygen/water

This week's lesson plan.

1. You should be collecting your terrarium data...
2. You will get the research/poster rubric for your terrarium experiment.
4. I will be having a random notebook check this week, to make sure everyone is getting notes, labs & bellworks going. This should be an easy 100 for you. (If you don't have a 3 subject spiral, you need to get one. If this is a problem for you & your family, please speak with me and we will get it solved.)

Email me!!

Friday, August 21, 2015

U of M E-Day is coming!!!

Students and Parents!

Each year, the University of Memphis hosts E-Day, an Engineering competition day for students in Elementary through High School. I have taken a few teams in the past and they have done very well. This is completely voluntary! It is a lot of fun and a great way to meet some of the University's professors and students. All the projects will be done outside of class. There is very little cost. You'll need to get project materials and come to the University with some money to buy lunch on campus. If we need to use my classroom after school, I am happy to make arrangements to do that. All of the projects are linked on the E-Day info page.

E-Day is October 23rd at the University of Memphis

IF you are interested in participating, I will need to know who is interested and who will be in your group by friday August 28. I will work on paperwork and parents will be required to return the field trip permission slip. 

Please email me if you have any questions.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Build Day Tomorrow!!

Don't forget tomorrow is build day!

Make sure you have your supplies, and you are ready to get everything started.

Your project sheets are due to Dropbox tomorrow. Make sure you have joined our class folder!!! If there are any problems, please let me know ASAP!!!

A Reminder to Remind your classmates about joining Remind

To join your class, text the code for your class to 81010. If you want to join via email, go to code here)

Parents are welcome to join, as well, but will not count in the class participation contest.

Class Remind Contest:
1st period: 9/21 (43%) @mrsk11516
2nd period: 20/25 (80%) @mrsk21516
3rd period: 18/24 (75%) @mrsk31516
5th period: 23/28 (82%) @mrsk51516
6th period: 12/21 (57%) @mrsk61516

7th period: 9/16 (56%) @mrsk71516

Who is going to win?!?!?!?

Monday, August 17, 2015

Q1 Week 2: 8/17-8/21

My apologies for the delay in posting this week's post:

The link to this week's lesson plan is here.

Monday: INQUIRY Penny Lab

Tuesday: Terrarium Group Making and project planning.

Wednesday: Population Data and Graphing

Thursday: Abiotic and biotic Factors
***We will be outside, I don't recommend skirts without shorts under them.

Friday: Terrarium Making!!!

(We will need several items, if you can help, please send those items in. A list can be found here.)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Can you help?

Students and Parents,

We will be making Terrariums in class next week as part of an ongoing Quarter 1 project.

We will need several items and I have listed them below. IF you can bring in any of them, it would really help us all out. Please comment on the post, so that we all know what is being brought in. I will try to update the needs based on your comments.

Here's what we need:

30-35 2L bottles (EMPTY)
60-70 SMALL plants. miniature ferns and jade plant work really well.
10 pounds of potting soil with fertilizer. (approximately) more won't hurt!
6 rolls of clear packing tape

We have classroom scissors, water access on-site and I will be running off all needed instruction sheets and paper materials. We will culminate in a scientific poster presentation from each group on the findings of their terrarium ecosystem.

Thank you for your help!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Info card instructions

Please fill out your info card as similarly as possible and bring it to class tomorrow. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Welcome back to school!!

This first week of school will be spent getting to know you and getting to know biology!

Intro to Mrs. Kannady
Intro to Classroom Procedures
Intro to Biology

Intro to Biology
Look at Syllabus

Finish Syllabus
**5th period will hopefully be getting lockers


Recap of the Previous days and what to expect going forward

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Week 10: Quarter 4 LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!!!!


Monday: Exam Review Day. Your vocabulary review list can be found here.

Tuesday: Exam Review Day. Your study guide can be found here.

Wednesday: Exams

Thursday: Exams

Friday: Exams and HALF DAY

Congratulations on completing another year of high school!!! As of the end of this week, you are half way finished with your time in HIGH SCHOOL!!! Have a wonderful summer and remember to make safe choices!! See you all in the fall when you are JUNIORS!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Final Exam Schedule

I know many of you have exemptions in my class or in others, below is the exam schedule so that you may plan accordingly. You do not have to attend a class exam session that you are exempt for.

May 18th

May 19th

May 20th

May 21st

May 22nd


Class D1   7:15 – 8:00
Class D2   8:05 – 8:50
Class D3   8:55 – 9:40
Class D4   9:45 – 10:30

Exam D2
7:15 – 9:05

Exam D1
7:15 – 9:05

Study Session D5
7:15 – 8:00


Class D5
 10:35 – 10:55
Locker cleanout

Exam D4
9:10 -11:05

Exam D3
9:10 -11:05

Exam D5                    
8:05 -10:00


Class D5
10:55 – 12:25
Regular Lunch Schedule

Study Session D6
11:05 – 12:00

Study Session D7
11:05 – 12:00

10:00 – 10:30


Regular Schedule

Exam D6
12:05 – 2:00

Exam D7
12:05 – 2:00


Lunch Times on Wednesday –Thursday:
A Lunch  -  11:05 – 11:30      Freshman Academy, East Annex
B Lunch  -  11:35 – 12:00     Main Building, All outlying Buildings

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Week 9: Quarter 4 (5/11 - 5/15)

Monday: Chemistry intro

Tuesday: Finish and turn-in Chemistry intro sheet.

Wednesday: Today you will start on your Introduction to Chemistry! A lot of chemistry is conversions so for the next 3 days you will work on conversions. Here is a conversion chart. and Here is today's sheet.

Thursday: Chemistry packet. Day 2 sheet is here.

Friday: Turn in Chemistry packet. Day 3 sheet is here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Two (2) pt 4th quarter average bonus

I have options for those of you whose parents were unable to be proctors, to be able to get 2pts added to your 4th quarter average.

1. Parent Proctors for EOC testing: THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED!!!!!!

2. Supplies brought in by 5/13/15. (To get the credit, you must bring ALL the items.)
a.1 ream of white paper
b. 1 ream of colored paper
c. 2 packs of 10 count markers (fat or skinny)
d. 1 box of kleenex
e. 1 bottle of hand sanitizer (no mini bottles)
f. 1 pack of glue sticks (min 2 count)
g. 1 pack of 24 count pencils
e. Clorox wipes (100 cnt +)

3. Board Game
For option 3, you make a board game using EVERY VOCABULARY WORD FROM THE ENTIRE YEAR. There are 415 words. You must have a game board, playing pieces, rules, cards, etc. THE WHOLE GAME is due by 5/13/15



Sunday, May 3, 2015

Week 8: Quarter 4 (5/4 - 5/8)

Monday: Good Luck to all English 2 Testers!!!

Tuesday: Good Luck to you all on the Biology EOC!!! Please make sure you sleep and eat and get yourself in the mindset of being awesome!!! I know you will all do great!!!

Wednesday: We will watch "How Stuff Works: Corn" if you miss it, the video can be found here and answer these questions.

Thursday: Study Hall with Mr. Hurt. I will be absent and you may rest your brains.

Friday: OUTSIDE!!! We have an assignment and we will meet on the back steps of the Senior Gym.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Week 7: Quarter 4 (4/27 - 5/1)

EOC Review!!!

Monday: Homeostasis and Cell Transport....and general individual questions

Make sure that you bring all of your flashcards and review sheets that you have gotten.

Tuesday: Individual Review

Wednesday: Individual Review

Thursday: Good Luck to all Algebra 1 EOC Testers!!!

Friday: Good Luck to all English 1 EOC Testers!!!

***Please make sure that you are all getting lots of sleep and eating breakfast for our EOC test time!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Week 6: Quarter 4 (4/20 - 4/24)

EOC Review!!!

Monday through Friday:

Online Individual Review.....


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Week 5: Quarter 4 (4/13 - 4/17)

Monday: Flow of Matter Practice Test

Tuesday: Finish

Wednesday: Heredity Practice Test

Thursday: Finish

Friday: Review Questions from both Practice Tests

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Week 4: Quarter 4 (4/6 - 4/10)

Monday: Practice Test

Tuesday: Finish Practice Test

Wednesday: Prokaryotic V Eukaryotic Cell Sheet and go over Practice Test

Thursday: Inquiry Practice Test

Friday: Finish Inquiry Practice Test

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Week 3: Quarter 4 (3/30 - 4/3)

Monday: Question Flash Cards made in class

Tuesday: Cells Crossword (IN Class Grade)

Wednesday: Vocabulary Flash cards made in class

Thursday: Mitosis Review worksheet (graded in class)

Friday: Good Friday, NO SCHOOL

Enjoy your extended weekend!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Week 2: Quarter 4 (3/23 - 3/27)

Nucleic Acids!!

Monday: In class Review Nucleic Acids

Tuesday: In class Review Nucleic Acids

Wednesday: In class Review Genetics

Thursday: In class Review Genetics

Friday: In class Review Microscopes

***Remember, you can click on the tags and pull up the old posts with the same tags and see if material was posted previously that is helpful to you.

***Saturday is the first EOC review session at WSHS. Those who attend will get 10 extra quiz points. It is at WSHS from 8:30am - 12noon***

Monday, March 9, 2015

2nd period students (and 9th & 10th graders)

Tomorrow is the Black History Month Program

The 9th and 10th graders will be attending during 2nd period.

At the end of 1st period report directly to the auditorium. Please find me so that you can initial my roll that you are here. Anyone who does not sign in with me, will be marked absent.

The 11th and 12th grade students will be attending during 4th period.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Week 1: quarter 4 (3/9-3/13)

Have you missed me??

Monday: library for discovery testing 

Tuesday: library for discovery testing 

Wednesday: Nucleic acids

Thursday: Nucleic acids

Friday: Nucleic acids

Have a wonderful spring break and I'll see you after!!! Stay safe!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Week 9: Quarter 3 (3/2 - 3/6)

We will get started on Nucleic Acids and understanding DNA. 

MONDAY: projects are still due today!! (10 points for each day late)

TUESDAY: hopefully we'll get through enough notes we can do our DNA origami today. If not, we'll do it tomorrow. 

WEDNESDAY: notes and/or DNA origami
**This is the last day to make up quizzes in the library or turn in missing homework. 


Plan for our quiz over this material to be some time next week. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Skin Color Chart

This is the skin color chart for skin color.

On the blocks, the black dot is a Capital letter, please pay attention to that.