Today's Plan

If you were absent this page will provide you with the information you need to get caught up and any work you may need to make up.  The information provided here will also be provided to you for each day you were absent upon returning to school.   No required information will be provided on this site that was not also provided to you in class. 

You are responsible for making sure you get any and all missed materials as well as making up any missed quizzes, quests, assessments, and tests.  Remember to check the absent box for your personalized absent packet for each day you were absent.  I will have this packet ready for you with in two days of your return (usually it will be waiting for you the very next day).  It is your responsibility to collect it and complete all missed work.  Come see me if you have any questions or concerns; schedule a tutoring day if you need help getting caught up.

22Sept17
  • Finished working in Think Tanks and submitted POGIL:  Building a Cladogram (132).
  • Continued discussing Phylogeny Notes (121).  Discussed slides #1-38
  • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Students need to study slides #24-38 to prepare for the quiz.  There will be three questions over analogy and homology.  Students will need to list the three domain and provided the diagnostic characteristics of organisms found in these domain.  Students will also need to list the kingdoms or groups that are found in each of these domains.  Students will need to sketch and name the three possible shapes for prokaryotic organisms.  Students will need to list the three modes of prokaryotic movement. 
  • Reminder:  Unit One Test is next week
  • Homework: 
    • Continue outlining Phylogeny notes (133).  Outline should be completed through slide #38 by Monday
    • Review all flashcards
    • Update and organize binder
    • Study for Quick Quiz


21Sept17
  • Worked in Think Tanks to complete POGIL:  Building a Cladogram (132).
  • Began outlining Phylogeny Notes (133)
  • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
  • Reminder:  Unit One Test is Tuesday
  • Homework: 
    • Continue outlining Phylogeny notes (133).  Outline should be completed through slide #30 by tomorrow
    • Review all flashcards
    • Update and organize binder

20Sept17
  • Discussed Quick Lab:  Classifying.  Worked in small seat groups to complete this.  Discussed results. 
  • Continued Phylogeny Notes (121).  Discussed slides #24-30
  • Updated Vocabulary List (102).  Added terms #67-69. 
  • Returned graded work.
  • Updated binders, made corrections to graded work, updated and studied vocabulary flashcards, and reviewed for Unit One Test on Tuesday.
  • No Quick Quiz
  • Unit One Test Tuesday
  • Homework: 
    • Review all flashcards
    • Update and organize binder
    • Continue making corrections to graded work.
    • Review of Phylogeny notes


19sept17
  • Discussed Taxonomy Infographic assignment and first day of POGIL work in Think Tanks.
  • Continued working in Think Tanks on POGIL:  Biological Classification (131)
  • Collected one POGIL per group for grade.
  • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
  • Discussed Unit One Test coming soon -either Friday of this week or early part of next week. 
  • Homework: 
    • Review all flashcards
    • Update and organize binder
    • Continue making corrections to graded work.
    • Review slides #1-12 of Phylogeny notes
 
18Sept17
  • Collected 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130)
  • Reviewed expectations and instructions for POGIL/Think Tank group work.
  • Began working on POGIL:  Biological Classification (131) in Think Tanks. 
  • No Quick Quiz tomorrow, however, the Unit One Test is less than a week away! 
  • Homework: 
    • Review all flashcards
    • Update and organize binder
    • Continue making corrections to graded work.
    • Review Hierarchy of Life notes


15Sept17
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Completed Interpreting Graphics: Taxonomy (128).   . 
  • Began working  on 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130). 
  • No Quick Quiz Monday
  • Homework: 
  • Complete 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130) if not completed in class.
  • Review all flashcards
  • Update and organize binder
  • Continue making corrections to graded work.

    14Sept17
    • Collected OPTIONAL Extra Assignment:  A Beetle by Any Other Name (122).
    • Completed Unit One: Vocabulary Quest (127).
    • Continued making corrections to graded work, updating binders, and reviewing past material. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • Review all vocabulary terms - focus on terms you feel you may have missed today on the Vocabulary Quest.
      • Review all Science of Biology notes
      • Continue making corrections to graded work and updating your binder. 


    13Sept17
    • Collected Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships Outline (125)
    • Completed Unit One Binder Assess (126)
    • Continued discussing Phylogeny Notes (121).  Discussed slides #13-24.
    • Updated Vocabulary List.  Added terms #62-66
    • Reminder Extra Assignment:  A Beetle by Any Other Name (122).  Due Tomorrow.  Links are available on the assignment handout and on the electronic version available on the Unit One page of this website. 
    • Discussed Vocabulary Quest tomorrow.  Quest will be over all terms discussed so far.  Terms #1-66.
    • Homework
      • Create and study vocabulary terms #62-66
      • Study all Unit One Vocabulary Terms discussed so far to prepare for Vocabulary Quest tomorrow
      • Optional -  Extra Assignment due tomorrow

    12Sept17
    • Discussed homework expectations - outlines due Thursday
    • Discussed Vocabulary terms and Vocabulary Quest (50 points) on Thursday
    • Reminded students to maintain binder organization on a daily basis and continue making corrections to graded work.
    • Answered any questions on the optional Extra Assignment due Thursday.
    • Completed personality assessment and used the data to develop strong Think Tanks that will serve as our small groups for group work, POGILs, and labs this year. 
    • Began  working in Think Tanks to understand and decide on Team Member roles and team expectations.
    • Discussed Think Tank and POGIL expectations (12)
    • Brainstormed on how to make Think Tanks successful, productive, and efficient; how to avoid point reductions, and how to earn PBIS Reward points as a group! 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow - but it is highly suggested that you organize your binder!!!
    • Homework:
      • Continue reading and outlining Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (125)  Due tomorrow
      • Continue studying One Vocabulary Terms to prepare for Vocabulary Quest Thursday
      • Optional - continue working on Extra Assignment, due Thursday


    11Sept17
    • Collected Classification Homework (123)
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Taxa of Life (124).  Students will need to list, in order from most general to most specific, with correct spelling, the 8 taxa of life.  Students will also need to explain, in paragraph form, the correct way to write a scientific name using binomial nomenclature.  Finally, when given a scientific name written incorrectly, students will need to apply the binomial nomenclature rules to correctly rewrite the name.
    • Answered any questions regarding Extra Assignment due Thursday.
    • Began reading and outlining Section 17.2:  Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships.  Due Wednesday (125)
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow, but Vocabulary Quest will be this week.
    • Homework: 
      • Continue reading and outlining Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (125)  Due Wednesday
      • Continue studying One Vocabulary Terms to prepare for Vocabulary Quest this week
      • Optional - continue working on Extra Assignment, due Thursday


    8Sept17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Hierarchy of Life (120).  Students will need to list, in order and with correct spelling, the 14 levels of the Hierarchy of Life. 
    • Began discussing Phylogeny Notes (121).  Discussed slides #1-12.
    • Updated Vocabulary List.  Added terms #54-61
    • Discussed Extra Assignment:  A Beetle by Any Other Name (122).  Due Thursday.  Links are available on the assignment handout and on the electronic version available on the Unit One page of this website. 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Students will need to list, in order from most general to most specific, with correct spelling, the 8 taxa of life.  Students will also need to explain, in paragraph form, the correct way to write a scientific name using binomial nomenclature.  Finally, when given a scientific name written incorrectly, students will need to apply the binomial nomenclature rules to correctly rewrite the name. 
    • Discussed Vocabulary Quest will be next week.
    • Homework
      • Create and study vocabulary terms #54-61
      • Study all Unit One Vocabulary Terms to prepare for Vocabulary Quest next week
      • Complete Classification Worksheet (123)  Due Monday
      • Study for Quick Quiz
      • Optional - begin working on Extra Assignment, bring any questions to class on Monday


    7Sept17
    • Discussed Hierarchy of Life Notes (118)
    • Began working on Hierarchy of Life Study Guide (119)
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102).  Added terms #36-53.
    • Discussed Quick Quiz tomorrow.  Students will need to list, in order and with correct spelling, the 14 levels of the Hierarchy of Life. 
    • Homework: 
      • Complete Hierarchy of Life Study Guide (119)
      • Create and study flashcards for today's terms (#36-53).
      • Review all 53 flashcards. 
      • Study for Quick Quiz

    6Sept17
    • Discussed any issues or concerns with last nights homework.
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Biotic and Abiotic Factors Outline (117). 
      Quick Quiz will be open outline over the Biotic and Abiotic reading and outline.
    • Discussed the procedures for submitting late, absent, and make-up work. 
      • All work (including assessments) must be completed by extended deadline - posted on home page of this website.
      • All work should be turned into red box, not homework box.
      • Late work must have a Late Assignment Pass attached for credit.  Feedback will be provided regardless of use of late pass. 
      • Absent work does not need a Late Assignment Pass - just turn into red box. 
    • Discussed Extended Deadlines - can be found on home page of this website and described in syllabus. 
    • Discussed Voluntary In School Tutoring versus After School Tutoring with Mrs. Averett
      • Voluntary In School Tutoring occurs during JAM.
      • Available for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 
      • Available for freshman on Mondays and Thursdays. 
      • Students must sign up through the online form.  This form can be found on the Cooper Home Page.  There is a link on Mrs. Averett's homepage on this website also.  Students should select "science". 
      • Once a student signs up they do not report to JAM the day of tutoring, the report directly to Mrs. Lainhart in Room 304.  Students will be marked absent/skipping if they do not attend.  
      • Mrs. Lainhart will have the make up work in room 304. 
    • Discussed expectation of making corrections to graded work.  Instructions on how to make corrections are provided on this website and on the back of BIN 4:  Instructions for Course work. 
      • Corrections are to be made in a timely fashion to ALL graded work.  Corrections should be made in order of assigned date (oldest first, then moving towards more recent work). 
      • Corrected work should be kept in binder, according to BIN, until instructed to turn them in.
      • Corrections do not change the original grade. 
      • Corrections do count as an additional homework grade. 
      • All students must make all corrections to graded work regardless of the original grade.  Even if you only missed half a point you must make corrections.l 
      • Students who earned a 100% will also need to resubmit the assignment when collected for a corrections grade.  In this case, since the student already had all correct answers, they will simply receive a perfect corrections grade.  However, THEY MUST TURN IN THE GRADED WORK when it is collected.  Otherwise they will earn a zero for their corrections grade. 
    • Returned graded work and began making corrections. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-35
      • Continue making corrections; corrections should be made to the first three pieces of graded work in binder tonight.  Students should continue making corrections on a nightly basis until all graded work is corrected. 


    5Sept17
    • Collected Characteristics of Life Outline (114). 
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Match the Characteristics (115).  Quick Quiz will be over all of the Characteristics of Life notes.  It is recommended that students complete the homework assignment of finishing their Characteristics of Life Outline (114) first, and then use the resource to study for the Quick Quiz.  It is also recommended that students use their flashcards to prepare for this Quick Quiz.
    • Completed Fall CERT Test.  This grade is for tracking growth only.  We will be taking this assessment two more times this year.  Ultimately, the grade earned will reflect student growth. 
    • Began reading and outlining Biotic and Abiotic Factors (116). 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be open outline over the Biotic and Abiotic reading and outline.
    • Homework: 
      • Complete Biotic and Abiotic Factors Outline (116).  The reading for this assignment can be found on the Unit One page of this website.  Due tomorrow. 
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-35
      • Study/Review outline for Quick Quiz


    1Sept17
    • Continued discussing Outlining Instructions (11).
    • Continued working on Characteristics of Life Outline (114). Completed the Main Idea of "Cells" in class and continued working on "Reproduction" and "DNA" individually.
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over all of the Characteristics of Life notes.  It is recommended that students complete the homework assignment of finishing their Characteristics of Life Outline (114) first, and then use the resource to study for the Quick Quiz.  It is also recommended that students use their flashcards to prepare for this Quick Quiz.
    • Homework. 
      • Complete Characteristics of Life Outline (114).
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-35
      • Study for Quick Quiz


    31Aug17
    • Collected Homework:   Characteristics of Life Concept Web (113) - this assignment was homework - it is mislabeled as a quiz.  It is not a quiz. 
    • Continued Characteristics of Life notes (108). Discussed slides 34-39.
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Add the terms:  evolution and adaptation. Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
    • Discussed Outlining skills and how developing this skill can help you in all classes
    • Discussed Outlining Instructions and Rubric (11)
    • Began creating Characteristics of Life Outline (114)
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology (103) notes slides #1-11 and Characteristics of Life notes (108) slides #1-33.
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life slides #34-39
      • Create flashcards for new terms discussed today;   evolution and adaptation.  Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-34, create and study flashcards for new vocabulary terms #34-35.


    30Aug17

    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Characteristics of Life Vocabulary (112). Quick Quiz will be over our first 31 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Students should create and study their flashcards.  Students can find these terms on their Vocabulary List (102) which should be in their binder (which they should be bringing home every night)!  This list is also available on this website on the Unit One page.  Students should use the PowerPoint notes to develop complete and accurate definitions. 
    • Continued Characteristics of Life notes (108). Discussed slides 30-33. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Add the terms:  stimulus and homeostasis. Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology (103) notes slides #1-11 and Characteristics of Life notes (108) slides #1-29.
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life slides #30-33
      • Create flashcards for new terms discussed today;   stimulus and homeostasis.  Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
        Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-31, and study flashcards for new vocabulary terms.
      • Complete Characteristics of Life Concept Web - this assignment is homework - it is misslabeled as a quiz.  It is not a quiz.  Students should use notes to complete this assignment. 


    29Aug17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Characteristics of Life (111). Quick Quiz will ask students to list, with correct spelling, the five characteristics we have discussed in detail in class so far (the first five covered in the PowerPoint).  Students should also review all vocabulary terms to be prepared for this quiz.
    • Continued Characteristics of Life notes (108). Finished discussing the fifth characteristic of life; All living things obtain and use materials and energy.  Slides 19-29. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Add the terms:  producers, autotrophs, consumers, heterotrophs, photoautotrophs, chemoautotrophs, consumers, heterotrophs, and metabolism. Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
    • Discussed Quick Quiz. 
      • Quick Quiz will be over our first 31 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Students should create and study their flashcards.  Students can find these terms on their Vocabulary List (102) which should be in their binder (which they should be bringing home every night)!  This list is also available on this website on the Unit One page.  Students should use the PowerPoint notes to develop complete and accurate definitions. 
    •  Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology (103) notes slides #1-11 and Characteristics of Life notes (108) discussed so far.
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life board notes. 
      • Create flashcards for new terms discussed today;   energy, synthesis, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, cellular respiration and adenosine triphosphate.  Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
        Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-18, and study flashcards for new vocabulary terms.
      • Study for Quick Quiz.

    28Aug17

    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Match the Vocabulary.  (110)  Quick Quiz will be over our first 18 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Students should create and study their flashcards.  Students can find these terms on their Vocabulary List (102) which should be in their binder (which they should be bringing home every night)!  This list is also available on this website on the Unit One page.  Students should use the PowerPoint notes to develop complete and accurate definition
    • Continued Characteristics of Life notes (108). Began discussing the fifth characteristic of life; All living things obtain and use materials and energy.
      • Board notes were used to present this information (see attached – these can also be BIN 108)
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Add the terms:  energy, synthesis, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, cellular respiration and adenosine triphosphate.  Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  
      • Quick Quiz will ask students to list, with correct spelling, the five characteristics we have discussed in detail in class so far (the first five covered in the PowerPoint).  Students should also review all vocabulary terms to be prepared for this quiz. 
    •  Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology (103) notes slides #1-11 and Characteristics of Life notes (108) discussed so far.
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life board notes. 
      • Create flashcards for new terms discussed today;   energy, synthesis, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, cellular respiration and adenosine triphosphate.  Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
        Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-18, and study flashcards for new vocabulary terms.
      • Study for Quick Quiz.

    25Aug17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Flashcards (108).  Quick Quiz was over our first 10 vocabulary terms.  Students needed to correctly spell and define these terms.  Terms can be found on your copy of the Unit One Vocabulary list (102) as well as the Unit One page on this website. 
    • Continued Characteristics of Life notes (108).  Discussed slides #13-19. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Added the terms:  reproduction, asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, deoxyribonucleic acid, heredity, gene, growth, and development .  Students should us their PowerPoint notes to develop a "good" definition
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over our first 18 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Students should create and study their flashcards.  Students can find these terms on their Vocabulary List (102) which should be in their binder (which they should be bringing home every night)!  This list is also available on this website on the Unit One page.  Students should use the PowerPoint notes to develop complete and accurate definitions. 
    • Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology (103) notes slides #1-11 and Characteristics of Life notes (108) slides #1-12
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life notes slides #13-19. 
      • Create flashcards for vocabulary terms #11-18. 
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-10, and study flashcards for vocabulary terms #10-18. 
      • Study for Quick Quiz.

    24Aug17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Vocabulary Terms (107).  Quick Quiz was over our first 5 vocabulary terms.  Students needed to correctly spell and define these terms.  Terms included Science, Biology, Basic Science, Applied Science, and Ethics.
    • Began Characteristics of Life notes (108).  Discussed slides #1-12. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Added the five terms:  cells, unicellular, multicellular, prokaryotic, and eukaryotic.   
    • Discussed using PowerPoint notes to develop a "good" definition
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over our first 10 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Students should create and study their flashcards.  Students can find these terms on their Vocabulary List (102) which should be in their binder (which they should be bringing home every night)!  This list is also available on this website on the Unit One page. 
    • Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology notes slides #1-11.
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life notes slides #1-12. 
      • Create flashcards for vocabulary terms #6-10. 
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-5, and study flashcards for vocabulary terms #6-10. 
      • Study for Quick Quiz.


    23Aug17
    • Collected Branches of Biology HW (104).
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Branches of Biology (106).  Quick Quiz will be over the Branches of Biology homework assigned Monday night and due today.  Students needed to define biology as well as three branches of biology from a list of 12. 
    • Discussed Extra Assignment:  Branches of Biology (104).  Please see handout including rubric.  This assignment is optional.  Due Monday.
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Reviewed the five terms we discussed in class on Monday.  Science, Biology, Basic Science, Applied Science and Ethics. 
    • Discussed Vocabulary Focus handout (10)
    • Discussed how to develop a "good" definition
    • Created flashcards for our first 5 vocabulary terms
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over our first 5 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Terms include Science, Biology, Basic Science, Applied Science, and Ethics.
    • Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology notes slides #1-11.  
      • Create flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-5, if not completed in class. 
      • Study for Quick Quiz. 


    22Aug17
    • Collected Unit One Learning Targets (101) and Unit One Vocabulary List (102). 
    • Discussed any questions regarding expectations and procedures.
    • Class Meetings - students attended by grade level.
    • Brain Stretch exercises.  Students were provided different critical thinking exercises.  Class discussed the importance of not giving up (grit) even when material was frustrating and success seemed out of reach! 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over the Branches of Biology homework assigned last night and due tomorrow. 
    • Homework: 
      • Review all notes discussed yesterday; Science of Biology notes slides #1-11.  This material should be mastered by Wednesday of this week. 
      • Study vocabulary terms #1-5.  Students should be able to explain, define and spell these terms by Wednesday of this week.
      • Complete Branches of Biology Homework (104)  Due Wednesday
      • Study for Quick Quiz


    21Aug17
    • Collected any missing. late or absent work. 
    • Reviewed Binder expectations
    • Reviewed website and the exceptions for using the website nightly.
    •  Began Unit One:  The Science of Biology
    • Created Unit One Table of Contents
    • Created Unit One divider (100)
    • Discussed Science of Biology notes (103)
    • Discussed Branches of Biology homework (104)
    • Homework: 
      • Print out the Unit One Learning Targets (101).  This list can be found on the Unit One page on this website.  This due Tuesday - which will give you time to use the printers in the library at school if you don't have a printer at home.
      • Print out Unit One Vocabulary List (102).  This can be found on the Unit One page on this website.  This due Tuesday - which will give you time to use the printers in the library at school if you don't have a printer at home. 
      • Review all notes discussed today; Science of Biology notes slides #1-11.  This material should be mastered by Wednesday of this week. 
      • Study vocabulary terms #1-5.  Students should be able to explain, define and spell these terms by Wednesday of this week. 
      • Complete Branches of Biology Homework (104)  Due Wednesday



    18Aug17
    • Collected Parent signed copy of Flinn Safety Contract.
    • Completed Pop Quiz:  Homework Check.  This quiz was over the homework explained in the August 17th homework section. 
    • Finished discussing syllabus. 
    • Binder Organization Lesson
    • Reviewed Binder Organization PowerPoint (8)
    • Discussed Binder Rubric
    • Set up binders with all general course materials handouts
    • Created Table of Contents for binders
    • Discussed and viewed website resources that need to be checked nightly. 
    • No Quick Quiz Monday
    • Homework: 
      • Print out the Unit One Learning Targets (101).  This list can be found on the Unit One page on this website.  This due Tuesday - which will give you time to use the printers in the library at school if you don't have a printer at home.
      • Print out Unit One Vocabulary List (102).  This can be found on the Unit One page on this website.  This due Tuesday - which will give you time to use the printers in the library at school if you don't have a printer at home. 


    17Aug17
    • Collected Parent Signed Syllabus Receipt Form and Student Questionnaire
    • Discussed Solar Eclipse field trip opportunity on Monday.  Permission slips and $5 are due tomorrow.  First 45 students to submit will be granted permission.
    • Continued discussing Syllabus
    • Discussed Grading for Laboratory and Flinn Safety Contracts X2
    • Discussed Instructions for Coursework
    • Discussed Hall Passes
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • Return signed copy of Flinn Safety Contract
      • Bring 3", 3 ring binder to class tomorrow
      • Using this website:
        • Find the Binder Table of Contents on this website and use it to create a Table of Contents for your binder.  This should be created on a sheet of notebook paper. The Table of Contents that you create for class tomorrow should only include the Introductory Materials.  Do not add anything past that point.  Keep this piece of notebook paper in your class binder.  
        • Create a 2 column table on the back of your student copy of the class syllabus.  In the left hand column record the Extended Deadline for all work assigned between August 16 through September 1.  This information can be found on the Home page of this website. 
        • In the right hand column of the table created on the back of your copy of the syllabus record the first two tutoring dates for the month of August.   This information can be found on the Home page of this website. 
        • Using the Unit One page found in this website, list the first five vocabulary terms we will learn. 
      • Optional - return signed permission slip with $5 fee for Solar Eclipse field trip.  Remember, only the first 45 students will be permitted to participate - bring me your materials before school starts for the best chance of making the list! 


    16Aug17

    • Introductions and welcome to class.
    • Technology Survey completed and returned.   
    • Began discussing Syllabus (1).
    • Signed and submitted Student Syllabus Receipt Form
    • Discussed Parent Copy of Syllabus
    • Discussed Parent Syllabus Receipt Form. 
    • Discussed class materials.  See syllabus for a complete list. 
    • Discussed need to keep items in a safe location until a 3 ring, 3 inch binder can be purchased.
    • Discussed Late Assignment Passes (2).
    • Discussed and understood expectations and need to make informed decisions. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • Complete Student Questionnaire.  Due tomorrow
      • Have parents complete Parent Syllabus Receipt Form. 
      • 3 inch, 3 ring binder due Friday

    3Nov16
    • Finished discussing Nature of Science notes (203)
    • Began working on More Practice with the Scientific Method (220)
    • Continued discussing Vocabulary List (201)
    • Reminder - Unit Two Test tomorrow
    • Reminder - Lab Safety Quests and Lab Safety Contracts must be successfully completed before students will be permitted to participate in full labs.
    •   Homework:  
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue updating and studying vocabulary flashcards.
      • Continue studying for Unit Two Test tomorrow
      • Print out Unit Four Learning Targets (401) and Unit Four Vocabulary List (402).  Due Wednesday. 

    2Nov16
    • Reviewed correct answers to Practice with the Scientific Method (219)
    • Continued discussing Nature of Science notes (203)
    • Updated Vocabulary List (201)
    • Reminder - Unit Two Test Friday
    • Reminder - Lab Safety Quests and Lab Safety Contracts must be successfully completed before students will be permitted to participate in full labs.
    •   Homework:  
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue updating and studying vocabulary flashcards.
      • Continue studying for Unit Two Test on Friday
      • Print out Unit Four Learning Targets (401) and Unit Four Vocabulary List (402).  Due Wednesday. 

    1Nov16

    • Continued discussing Nature of Science notes (203)
    • Began working on Practice with the Scientific Method.  Completed questions 1 and 2 in class. 
    • Reminder - Unit Two test coming soon.
    • Reminder - Lab Safety Quests and Lab Safety Contracts must be successfully completed before students will be permitted to participate in full labs.
    •   Homework:  
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue updating and studying vocabulary flashcards.
      • Complete Practice with the Scientific Method - front and back.  (218)
      • Continue studying for Unit Two Test on Friday


    31Oct16
    • Collected Come Fly with Us Conclusion and Questions (217).  
    • Continued discussing Nature of Science notes (203)  Slides 25-
    • Reminder - Lab Safety Quests and Lab Safety Contracts must be successfully completed before students will be permitted to participate in full labs. 
    • Unit Two Test will be no sooner than Wednesday
    • Homework:  
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue updating and studying vocabulary flashcards.
      • Continue studying for Unit Two Test.   


    28Oct16
    • Continued discussing Nature of Science notes (203)  Slides 13-25
    • Updated Unit Two Vocabulary List with rest of vocabulary terms for this unit.  Please see the Unit Two webpage for a complete updated list.  
    • Reminder - Lab Safety Quests and Lab Safety Contracts must be successfully completed before students will be permitted to participate in full labs. 
    • Unit Two Test will be next week - no sooner than Wednesday
    • Homework:  
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue updating and studying vocabulary flashcards.
      • Continue studying for Unit Two Test next week.  


    27Oct16
    • Began discussing Microscopy Notes (219) and Microscope Diagrams (also 219).  
    • Reminder - Lab Safety Quests and Lab Safety Contracts must be successfully completed before students will be permitted to participate in full labs. 
    • Unit Two Test will be next week - no sooner than Wednesday
    • Homework:  
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue updating and studying vocabulary flashcards.
      • Begin studying for Unit Two Test


    26Oct16
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Science Vocabulary. Quick Quiz was over Unit Two vocabulary terms only.  Students were given a definition and asked to provide the correct term.  Spelling counts. 
    • Reminder - Lab Safety Quests and Lab Safety Contracts must be successfully completed before students will be permitted to participate in full labs. 
    • Continued working on Come Fly with Us Procedures and Instructions (216)
    • Began working on Come Fly with Us Conclusion and Questions (217)
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize binder
      • Complete Come Fly with Us Procedures and Instructions (216 and Come Fly with Us Conclusion and Questions (217) if not completed in class.  Due tomorrow at beginning class. 
      • Continue updating and studying vocabulary flashcards.


    25Oct16
    • Reminder - Lab Safety Quests and Lab Safety Contracts must be successfully completed before students will be permitted to participate in full labs. 
    • Reviewed Vocabulary Terms (102) and NEW Nature of Science notes (203).  Focused on slides #13-24
    • Began Come Fly with Us Procedures and Instructions (216)
    • Discussed Quick Quiz. 
    • Reminder - Unit Test will be Tuesday
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue updating and studying vocabulary flashcards.
      • Begin making corrections to graded work. 


    24Oct16
    • Discussed Lab Expectations for this school year.
    • Reviewed Grading for Laboratory Rubric (12)
    • Discussed both copies of the Lab Safety Contract (13).  One of these copies needs to be signed and kept in your binder (13).  One of these copies needs to be completed by you AND signed by a parent or guardian and returned to Mrs. Averett.  Students will not be permitted to participate in lab until this form is signed and returned. 
    • Watched Lab Safety Video.  Students were permitted to take notes during this video to be used on Lab Safety Quest. 
    • Completed Lab Safety Quest (50 points) Students were permitted to use any notes taken during video on this assessment.  Students need to earn a 93% or higher to participate in labs this school year.  Students who's score is below the proficiency range will need to conference with Mrs. Averett. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (201)
    • Began creating flashcards for new vocabulary terms. 
    • Updated and organized binders
    • Returned graded work
    • Homework: 
      • Have parents or guardians complete and sign Lab Safety Contract if not yest submitted.  Students will not be permitted to participate in lab until this form is signed and returned. 
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue updating vocabulary flashcards. 
      • Begin making corrections to graded work. 




    21Oct16
    • Completed Science Reasoning Quest (50 points)  - a portion of the grade will be on performance (correct answers) and a portion of the grade will be on improvement.
    • Discussed Lab Expectations for this school year.
    • Reviewed Grading for Laboratory Rubric (12)
    • Discussed both copies of the Lab Safety Contract (13).  One of these copies needs to be signed and kept in your binder (13).  One of these copies needs to be completed by you AND signed by a parent or guardian and returned to Mrs. Averett.  Students will not be permitted to participate in lab until this form is signed and returned.
    • Returned graded work
    • Updated and organized binders
    • Began making corrections to graded work
    • Homework
      • Have parents or guardians complete and sign Lab Safety Contract.  Due Monday.  Students will not be permitted to participate in lab until this form is signed and returned. 
      • Update and organize binders
      • Make corrections to graded work


    20Oct16

    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Bar Graphs (213).  Quick Quiz will be over the notes discussed today as well as a review of all types of ACT questions we have been practicing completing.
    • Continued working on ACT Practice Problems - Passage 1 (206)
    • Continued Nature of Science notes (203).  Continue discussing Bar Graphs and Histograms 
    • Begin working on Independent Practice - Calories Vertical Bar Graph (214).
    • Completed mini (16 question) ACT Practice Test (215). 
    • Reviewed correct answer to mini (16 question) ACT Practice Test (215).
    • Discussed Science Reasoning Quest (50 points) - a portion of the grade will be on performance (correct answers) and a portion of the grade will be on improvement. 
    • Homework: 
      • Students are encouraged to review all practice problems and Nature of Science notes to prepare for Science Reasoning Quest tomorrow. 
      • Update and organize binder

    19Oct16
    • Reviewed correct answers to Pie Chart - Household Budget homework (212). 
    • Continued Nature of Science notes (203).  Began discussing Bar Graphs and Histograms 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over the notes discussed today as well as a review of all types of ACT questions we have been practicing completing.
    • Discussed Science Reasoning Quest on Friday!
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize binder
      • Study for Quick Quiz


    18Oct16
    • Collected homework:  Graphing Skills (209)
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Line Graphs (210).  Quick Quiz will require students to use a data table to label the axis of a line graph.  Students will also need to answer questions about line graphs.
    • Continued Nature of Science notes (203).  Began discussing Pie Charts. 
    • Continued discussing ACT Practice Problems Passage VII (206)
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize binder
      • Complete Practice with Pie Charts worksheet (211) 


    17Oct16
    • Continued working on practice ACT Passage V (206)
    • Continued discussing Nature of Science Notes (203).  Discussed slides over Line Graphs.
    • Discussed Steps in Constructing a Line Graph handout (208)
    • Began working on ACT practice problems Passage VII (206)
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over the ability to create, label and use a Line Graph and will also have review questions on the ability to create, label and use a Table. 
    • Homework: 
      • Review all Table, Charts and Graphs notes (203)
      • Begin working on Graphing Skills packet (209).  Students need to complete the back of the first page, the back of the second page, front and back of third page and front of the fourth page. 
      • Study for Quick Quiz


    14Oct16
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Scientific Practice and Data Tables (207). Quick Quiz will require students to define the term Scientific Practices.  This definition has 5 key parts and each will have to be included in the definition to receive full credit. This Quick Quiz will also have questions over the notes from today.  Specifically students need to understand where the Independent Variable and the Dependent Variable are found on a Table.  Students will also need to answer questions using a Table.
    • Continued working on ACT Practice Problems - Passage V Questions page 50-51 (206)
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Review today's notes
      • Study vocabulary terms


    13Oct16
    • Continued The Nature of Science notes (page 2) discussing Tables, Charts and Graphs.  Discussed slides #1-7 under this topic (203)
    • Began working on ACT Practice Problems - Passage V Questions page 50-51 (206)
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will require students to define the term Scientific Practices.  This definition has 5 key parts and each will have to be included in the definition to receive full credit. This Quick Quiz will also have questions over the notes from today.  Specifically students need to understand where the Independent Variable and the Dependent Variable are found on a Table.  Students will also need to answer questions using a Table. 
    • Homework: 
      • Review today's notes
      • Study vocabulary terms
      • Study for Quick Quiz 


    12Oct16
    • Reviewed CER Rubric (11) and provided a peer review/critique of Think Tank CER:  "Classifying Birds in the United States" poster presentations. 
    • Discussed with Think Tank members the feedback received during peer review
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Review all Unit One Flashcards. 


    11Oct16
    • Finished working in Think Tanks on CER:  Classifying Birds in the United States (205).  Think Tanks finished working through provided resources to provide a claim to answer the question.  Students also finished identifying  evidence used to make this claim and explaining their reasoning. 
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Review Unit One Notes
      • Review all Unit One Flashcards.


    6Oct16
    • Continued working in Think Tanks on CER:  Classifying Birds in the United States (205).  Think Tanks continued working through provided resources to provide a claim to answer the question.  Students also need to identify evidence used to make this claim and to explain their reasoning. 
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Review Phylogeny Notes
      • Review all Unit One Flashcards.


    5Oct16
    • Reviewed CER Rubric (11) and began/continued working on CER:  Classifying Birds in the United States (205).  Think Tanks continued working through provided resources to provide a claim to answer the question.  Students also need to identify evidence used to make this claim and to explain their reasoning. 
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Review Characteristics of Life Outline
      • Review all Unit One Flashcards.


    4Oct16
    • Reviewed CER Rubric (11) and provided a peer review/critique of Think Tank CER:  "Patterns" poster presentations. 
    • Discussed with Think Tank members the feedback received during peer review
    • Submitted a summary of feedback and reflections on CER:  "Patterns" poster.
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Review Characteristics of Life Outline
      • Review all Unit One Flashcards. 


    3Oct16
    • Collected Scientific Practices - Questions only (204)
    • Finalized our work on C.E.R.: What goes in box "f"?.  Created posters of our final product
    • Began working on C.E.R.:  Classifying Birds in the United States
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Review all Science of Biology Notes
      • Review all Unit One Flashcards


    30Sept16
    • Completed Introvert/Extrovert assessments
    • Formed Think Tank Groups for working on CER writing.
    • Reviewed Think Tank Rubric for CER (11)
    • Began writing our best Claim supported by Evidence and Reasoning for the Question:  What should be in box "f"? 
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue making corrections to Unit One Test


    29Sept16
    • Collected Unit One Reflections (134)
    • Began Unit Two:  Nature of Science notes (203)
    • In class writing - Claim, Evidence, Reasoning of Patterns
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize binder

    28Sept16
    • CERT Testing for 9th graders
    • 3rd period - Study hall for non-testing students
    • 4th period - Study hall with instructions to complete Unit One Reflections and Unit One Test corrections if not yet completed.
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Complete Unit One Reflection.  Due Tomorrow
      • Complete Unit One Test corrections - Due Tomorrow
     


    27Sept16
    • Collected Unit Two Learning Targets (201) and Unit Two Vocabulary List (202)
    • Returned graded work - including Unit One Tests
    • Reviewed and discussed Unit One Test statistics
    • Began working on Unit One Reflection (134)
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Complete Unit One Reflection (134) Due Thursday
      • Begin working on Unit One Test corrections (133).  Due Thursday


    26Sept16
    • Completed Science Reasoning Pre-Test
    • Homework: 
      • Created Unit Two Divider:  The Nature of Science (200)
      • Created Unit Two Table of Contents
        • 200:  Unit Two:  The Nature of Science
        • 201:  Unit Two Learning Targets
        • 202:  Unit Two Vocabulary List
      • Print out Unit Two Nature of Science Learning Targets (201).  Due Tuesday
      • Print out Unit Two Nature of Science Vocabulary List (202).  Due Tuesday


    23Sept16
    • Completed Unit One Test - The Science of Biology (133)
    • Created Unit Two Divider:  The Nature of Science (200)
    • Created Unit Two Table of Contents
      • 200:  Unit Two:  The Nature of Science
      • 201:  Unit Two Learning Targets
      • 202:  Unit Two Vocabulary List
    • Homework: 
      • Print out Unit Two Nature of Science Learning Targets (201).  Due Tuesday
      • Print out Unit Two Nature of Science Vocabulary List (202).  Due Tuesday

    22Sept16
    • Returned graded work
    • Made corrections to graded work
    • Updated Table of Contents and Binders
    • Updated and studied Vocabulary flashcards
    • Reviewed Learning Targets - this is a great way to study for the test!
    • Reviewed all of the Online Resources available on the website to help study for test tomorrow!
    • Homework:
      • Update and organize binder
      • Make corrections to ALL graded work
      • Study ALL flashcards
      • Study for Test

    21Sept16
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Dichotomous Keys (132).  Quick Quiz required students to answer questions using a Dichotomous Key.  Students needed to know vocabulary from this unit to correctly use key. 
    • Continued working on POGIL:  Building a Cladogram (126).
    • Returned graded work
    • Reminder - Unit One Test is Friday
    • Homework:
      • Update and organize binder
      • Make corrections to ALL graded work
      • Study ALL flashcards -
      • How did you do on your Unit One Vocabulary Quest?  This is a good indication of how you will do on your Unit Test!!! 

    20Sept16
    • Collected Classification Homework (128)
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Domains and Kingdoms (129).  Students needed to identify, and correctly spell, which Domain and Kingdom an organism belongs to when given a description of the organism.  Completing the Classification Homework (128) helped prepare for this Quick Quiz
    • Finished Phylogeny Notes (121).  Discussed slide #48
    • Completed Hippo Activity (130)
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102).  Through term #71
    • Began Taxonomic Keys Kit homework (131)
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will require students to answer questions using a Dichotomous Key.  Students will need to know vocabulary from this unit to correctly use key. 
    • Reminder - Unit Test is FRIDAY
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize binder. 
      • Complete Taxonomic Keys Kit Homework (131)
      • Study for Quick Quiz
      • Update and study flashcards - we are through term #71!
      • Make corrections to all graded work
      • Continue studying for Unit One Test on Friday

    19Sept16
    • Collected Optional Extra Assignment:  A Beetle by Any Other Name
    • Continued discussing Phylogeny Notes (121).  Discussed slides #31-46
    • Reviewed Domain and Kingdom handout (127)
    • Returned graded work
    • Reminder - Unit One Test is Friday
    • Discussed Quick Quiz:  Students will need to identify, and correctly spell, which Domain and Kingdom an organism belongs to when given a description of the organism.  Completing the Classification Homework (128) will help prepare you for this Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize binder. 
      • Complete Classification Homework (128)
      • Study for Quick Quiz
      • Update and study flashcards - we are through term #69!
      • Make corrections to all graded work


    16Sept16
    • Completed Unit One Vocabulary Quest (125).
    • Began working on POGIL:  Building a Cladogram (126)
    • Reminder!  Unit One Test is next week - Thursday or Friday!
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize binder. 
      • Update and study flashcards - we are through term #69!
      • Make corrections to all graded work
      • Begin studying for Unit One Test!  Focus on reviewing your Science of Biology Notes and your Hierarchy of Life Notes this weekend. 
      • Optional Extra Assignment.  Due Monday. 
        "A Beetle by Any Other Name" article and Extra Assignment

    15Sept16
    • Completed Unit One Binder Assess:  The Science of Biology (124).
    • Continued Phylogeny notes (121).  Discussed slides #19-30. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102) through term #69. 
    • Reminder - Unit One Vocabulary Quest is tomorrow
    • Homework: 


    14Sept16
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Taxa of Life (123).  Students needed to list in order, from most general to most specific, the eight taxa of life.  Spelling counts.  Students also needed to explain in paragraph form the correct way to write a scientific name using binomial nomenclature.  Finally, when given a scientific name, students  needed to rewrite this name applying the rules of binomial nomenclature. 
    • Reviewed correct answers to Basic Exercises in Logic (122).
    • Discussed Extra Assignment:  "A Beetle by Any Other Name" article and Extra Assignment
    • Continued Phylogeny notes (121).
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102) through term #64.
    • Reminder !  Vocabulary Quest Friday!
    • Homework: 

    13Sept16
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Hierarchy of Life (120).  Students will need to list, in order and with correct spelling, the 14 levels in the Hierarchy of Life. 
    • Began discussing Phylogeny Notes.  (121).  Discussed slides #1-12.
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102) through term #61
    • Discussed Vocabulary Quest (50pts) on Friday!
    • Discussed Extra Assignment:  Please follow this link to complete the assignment.    "A Beetle by Any Other Name" article and Extra Assignment
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Students will need to list in order, from most general to most specific, the eight taxa of life.  Spelling counts.  Students will also need to explain in paragraph form the correct way to write a scientific name using binomial nomenclature.  Finally, when given a scientific name, students will need to rewrite this name applying the rules of binomial nomenclature. 
    • Homework: 

    12Sept16
    • Collected corrections to BIN 108:  Quick Quiz:  Vocabulary Terms.  Corrections are an ongoing assignment.  All graded work, once returned, should have corrections made to it within a week.  Students are to follow the directions on the back of BIN 4 when completing corrections. Corrections do not change the original grade of the assignment.  Corrections do count as a new homework grade.  Even if students earned a 100% on the original assignment they need to turn in the original assignment when corrections are collected.  They will receive a 100% for corrections at this time. 
    • Collected Optional Extra Assignment:  Biotic and Abiotic Factors Outline. 
    • Discussed Hierarchy of Life notes (118).
    • Began working on Hierarchy of Life Study Guide (119)
    • Updated Vocabulary List through term #53. 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Students will need to list, in order and with correct spelling, the 14 levels in the Hierarchy of Life. 
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize binders
      • Update and study flashcards
      • Completed Hierarchy of Life Study Guide. (119)
      • Study for Quick Quiz using the first column on the Hierarchy of Life Study Guide (118)


    9Sept16
    • Collected Characteristics of Life Outline (116).  Please make sure all pages are stapled together.
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Match the Characteristics (117).  Quick Quiz was over all 8 Characteristics of Life.  It is strongly recommended that students finish their outline worked on in class yesterday and today and then use this to study for the Quick Quiz.  Students should also review all flashcards. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (101).  Added terms Evolution and Adaptation. 
    • Returned graded work and discussed the importance of studying flashcards every night! 
    • Completed POGIL:  Feedback Mechanisms (113).  One member of your POGIL group turned this in at the end of the class. 
    • No Quick Quiz Monday
    • Discussed Optional Extra Assignment!  Due Monday
    • Homework: 
      • Update Table of Contents  and organize binder
      • Study all 35 flashcards.  Remember - Out loud, writing answers, using yes/no piles!!!  Spelling counts. 
      • Continue making corrections to graded work.  All work should be corrected by Monday! 
      • Optional Extra Assignment:  Biotic and Abiotic Factors Outline.  Read and outline this Biotic and Abiotic Factors reading    Due Monday at the beginning of class.  50 points possible!!!  Remember to use proper format and to follow the directions on BIN 10! 


    8Sept16
    • Continued working on Characteristics of Life Outline (116). 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over all 8 Characteristics of Life.  It is strongly recommended that students finish their outline worked on in class yesterday and today and then use this to study for the Quick Quiz.  Students should also review all flashcards. 
    • Homework: 
      • Update Table of Contents  and organize binder
      • Complete Characteristics of Life Outline (116). 
      • Study all 33 flashcards.  Remember - Out loud, writing answers, using yes/no piles!!!  Spelling counts. 
      • Study for Quick Quiz using Characteristics of Life Outline (116) and flashcards. 
      • Continue making corrections to graded work. 


    7Sept16
    • Collected Characteristics of Life Concept Web (115).
    • Completed Characteristics of Life notes (109)  Discussed slides 34 - 42. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List.  Added terms evolution and adaptation.  Please see Unit One page for an updated list. 
    • Discussed Outlining Instructions (10).
    • Began outlining Eight Characteristics of Life notes (116). 
    • No Quick Quiz. 
    • Homework: 
      • Update Table of Contents  and organize binder
      • Study slides #34-42 that we covered today in our Characteristics of Life notes (109)
      • Study all 33 flashcards.  Remember - Out loud, writing answers, using yes/no piles!!!  Spelling counts. 
      • Continue working on Outline of 8 Characteristics of Life (116). 
        • 3rd period - Complete the first main idea of listing the 8 characteristics
        • 4th period - Read over Outlining Instructions (10) and be ready to start outlining tomorrow. 
      • Continue making corrections to graded work. 


    6Sept16
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Characteristics of Life Vocabulary (114).  Quick Quiz was over all 31 vocabulary terms discussed so far.  Students needed to correctly spell these terms, provide a definition for each term and recognize a definition of each term.  Spelling counts.  
    • Continued discussing Characteristics of Life notes (109).  Discussed slides #30 - 33. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List.  Added terms stimulus and homeostasis.  Please see Unit One page for an updated list. 
    • Began creating flashcards in class.
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow 
    • Homework: 
      • Update Table of Contents  and organize binder
      • Review slides #1-29 and study slides #30-33 that we covered today in our Characteristics of Life notes (109)
      • Review Science of Biology notes from last week. 
      • Create flashcards for today's new vocabulary terms if not completed in class.
      • Study all 33 flashcards.  Remember - Out loud, writing answers, using yes/no piles!!!  Spelling counts. 
      • Complete Characteristics of Life Concept Web.  (115)
      • Continue making corrections to graded work. 


    2Sept16
    • Discussed POGIL procedures and reviewed job descriptions on the POGIL Handout (9).
    • Began working on POGIL:  Feedback Mechanisms.  (113). 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over all 31 vocabulary terms discussed so far.  Students should be able to correctly spell these terms, provide a definition for each term and recognize a definition of each term. 
    • Homework:
      • Update Table of Contents  and organize binder
      • Review slides #1-29 that we have covered in our Characteristics of Life notes (109)
      • Review Science of Biology notes from last week. 
      • Study all 31 flashcards.  Remember - Out loud, writing answers, using yes/no piles!!!  Spelling counts. 
      • Continue making corrections to graded work. 


    1Sept16
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Characteristics of Life (112).  Students will need to list the five characteristics of life that we have discussed in class. Students will also be asked to define vocabulary terms.  Definitions will come from the first 18 vocabulary terms.  Spelling counts.  
    • Continued discussing Characteristics of Life notes (109).  Discussed slides #20 - 29. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List.  Please see Unit One page or BIN 102 for an updated list. 
    • Began creating flashcards in class.
    • Returned graded work.
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow 
    • Homework: 
      • Update Table of Contents  and organize binder
      • Review slides #1-19 and study slides #20-29 that we covered today in our Characteristics of Life notes (109)
      • Review Science of Biology notes from last week. 
      • Create flashcards for today's new vocabulary terms if not completed in class.
      • Study all 31 flashcards.  Remember - Out loud, writing answers, using yes/no piles!!!  Spelling counts. 
      • Continue making corrections to graded work. 


    31Aug16
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Match the Characteristics (111).  Quick Quiz will be over all 18 vocabulary terms discussed so far.  Please see BIN 101 or the Unit One webpage for an updated list of vocabulary terms to know.  Spelling counts. 
    • Continued discussing Characteristics of Life notes (108).  
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Students will need to list the five characteristics of life that we have discussed in class. Students will also be asked to define vocabulary terms.  Definitions will come from the first 18 vocabulary terms.  Spelling counts.  
    • Homework: 
      • Update Table of Contents  and organize binder
      • Review slides #1-19 and the board notes discussed in class over Characteristics of Life notes (108)
      • Review Science of Biology notes from last week. 
      • Review all 18 flashcards.  Remember - Out loud, writing answers, using yes/no piles!!!  Spelling counts. 


    30Aug16
    • Collected Extra Assignment:  Branches of Biology (104) from students who chose to complete this optional assignment.
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Flashcards (110).  Quick Quiz was over all 10 vocabulary terms discussed so far.  Please see BIN 102 for updated list or the Unit One webpage.
    • Continued discussing Characteristics of Life notes (109).  Discussed slides #11 - 19. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List through term #18
    • Began creating flashcards in class.
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over all 18 vocabulary terms discussed so far.  Please see BIN 102 or the Unit One webpage for an updated list of vocabulary terms to know.  Spelling counts. 
    • Homework: 
      • Update Table of Contents  and organize binder
      • Review slides #1-10 and study slides #11-19 that we covered today in our Characteristics of Life notes (109)
      • Review Science of Biology notes from last week. 
      • Create eight flashcards for today's new vocabulary terms if not completed in class.
      • Study all 18 flashcards for Quick Quiz tomorrow.  Remember -
        Out loud, writing answers, using yes/no piles!!!  Spelling counts.

    29Aug16
    • Began Characteristics of Life notes (109).  Discussed slides #1-10.
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102) with five new terms:  cell, unicellular, multicellular, prokaryote, eukaryote. 
    • Returned graded work.
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over all 10 vocabulary terms discussed so far.  Please see BIN 102 for updated list or the Unit One webpage. 
    • Homework: 
      • Make corrections to graded work and learn from your mistakes.  Remember to follow directions on the  back of BIN 4 when making corrections. 
      • Update Table of Contents and organize binder.  Make sure to put all graded work where it belongs in your binder. 
      • Study today's notes - Slides #1-10 of the Characteristics of Life notes (108)
      • Review Science of Biology notes from last week. 
      • Create five flashcards for today's new vocabulary terms if not completed in class.
      • Study all 10 flashcards for Quick Quiz tomorrow. Remember -
        Out loud, writing answers, using yes/no piles!!!


    26Aug16
    • Collected Unit One Learning Targets (101) and Unit One Vocabulary List (102)
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Vocabulary Terms (107)
      • Quick Quiz will be over all five vocabulary terms discussed this year.  Students will need to provide a definition as well as spell each term correctly. 
    • Reviewed Vocabulary expectations and discussed Vocabulary and Flashcard Handout (8)
    • Reviewed Binder expectations and updated the Introductory Materials Table of Contents and the Unit One Table of Contents.  ***Remember from now on you will need to do this on your own during class or from home! 
    • Read the back of BIN 4 "Instructions for making corrections to graded work" and discussed how to correct graded work.  *** Remember, it is a standing homework assignment to correct ALL graded work after it is returned.  Keep it in your binder until it is asked for, then turn it in for a homework grade. 
    • Returned graded work and practiced making corrections. 
    • No Quick Quiz Monday
    • Homework:
      • Make corrections to all graded work if not completed in class
      • Review Science of Biology notes (103)
      • Study five flashcards to review for Monday

    25Aug16

    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Basic and Applied Science (106).  Quick Quiz was questions over the concepts of Basic and Applied Sciences.  Slides 7-9 of Science of Biology notes (103)
    •  Began creating definitions for all five terms by using our Science of Biology notes.  Students will need to develop these definitions on their own. 
    • Created flashcards for first two terms as well as a cover card with name and class. 
    • Discussed how to study using flashcards.  Out loud, writing answers, using yes/no piles. 
    • Practiced good study techniques in class.
    • Discussed Quick Quiz:  Quick Quiz will be over all five vocabulary terms discussed this year.  Students will need to provide a definition as well as spell each term correctly. 
    • Homework: 
      • Finish creating flashcards for the next three vocabulary terms.  We created cards for Science and Biology in class.  For Homework create a flashcard for the next three terms.  Remember, you can find a complete list of vocabulary terms on the Unit One Website.  Remember to uses your Science of Biology notes to create these definitions. 
      • Review/study all Science of Biology notes (102) slides #1-9
      • Study all five vocabulary terms out loud, writing answers and using the yes/no piles.  Study your cards forwards and backwards to be prepared for the Quick Quiz tomorrow.  Spelling counts. 


    24Aug16

    • Handed in Branches of Biology Homework (104)
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Branches of Biology (106) 
      • Part 1 - Define Biology.  You will need to develop the definition for this vocabulary term by using your Science of Biology notes.  Ask yourself, "what is the literal translation of the term biology?" 
      • Part 2 - You will need to complete the homework discussed below in order to study for the Quick Quiz.  You will need to define 3 of the branches of biology list in the homework.  You can choose which there areas of study to learn  about and remember for the quiz.  Spelling counts. 
    • Continued Science of Biology Notes (102).  Discussed slides #1-9.
    • Created definitions for science, biology, basic science and applied science.  These definitions were written in the margins of our PowerPoint notes.
    • Wrote a paragraph on the back of our PowerPoint notes explaining how you would teach a 3rd grader about Structure and Function
    • Discussed Extra Assignment Branches of Biology (104).  Due Tuesday August 30th. 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz:  Quick Quiz will be 3 questions over the concepts of Basic and Applied Sciences.  Students should study slides 7-9 of Science of Biology notes (103)
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize binders
      • Write a paragraph on the back of our PowerPoint notes explaining how you would teach a 3rd grader about Structure and Function.  Complete this as homework if you did not complete it in class. 
      • Create definitions for science, biology, basic science and applied science.  These definitions should be written in the margins of our Science of Biology PowerPoint notes (103). Complete this as homework if you did not complete it in class. 
      • Review/study all Science of Biology notes (102)
      • Study for Quick Quiz tomorrow. 
      • Remember: 
        • Print out Unit One Science of Biology Learning Targets (101).  Due Friday
        • Print out Unit One Science of Biology Vocabulary List (102).  Due Friday
        • Optional:  Sign up for Remind and follow @averettbiology on Twitter


    23Aug16

    • Late Student Questionnaires and late Parent Syllabus Receipt Forms were handed into the Homework box
    • Discussed Safety Expectations.  Topics included fire, tornado, earthquake, and lock down. 
    • Discussed Technology Handout (7).  Please add this to your Introductory Resources Table of Contents. 
      • This handout provides information for signing up for Remind notifications for this class.  Signing up will earn you Extra Assignment points.  There is also information for how to follow this class on Twitter, which is also highly recommended.  Neither application is required. 
    • Began organizing binder for Unit One
    • Created Unit One Table of Contents.  This should be on a separate sheet of notebook paper, not on the Introductory Resources Table of Contents page.
    • Unit One Table of Contents should include:
      • 100:  Unit One Divider:  The Science of Biology
        101:  Unit One Learning Targets
        102:  Unit One Vocabulary List
        103:  Science of Biology Notes
        104:  Homework - Branches of Biology
        105:  Extra Assignment - Branches of Biology
        106:  Quick Quiz:  Branches of Biology
    • Created Unit One Divider.  This is just a blank  sheet of computer paper.  Please label it as BIN 100 and write "Unit One" on it.  This should be added to your binder  behind BIN 7.
    • Began discussing Science of Biology notes (103).  Please study the first 5 slides. 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Part 1 - Define Biology.  You will need to develop the definition for this vocabulary term by using your Science of Biology notes.  Ask yourself, "what is the literal translation of the term biology?"  Part 2 - You will need to complete the homework discussed below in order to study for the Quick Quiz.  You will need to define 3 of the branches of biology list in the homework.  You can choose which there areas of study to learn  about and remember for the quiz.  Spelling counts. 
    • Homework: 
      • Update and organize your binder with today's materials
      • Review the notes discussed in class today
      • Develop a definition for the vocabulary term "biology" by using your Science of Biology notes (103). 
        Ask yourself, "what is the literal translation of the term biology?" 
      • Complete the Homework:  Branches of Biology (104)  FRONT ONLY
      • Study for Quick Quiz.
      • Optional:  Sign up for Remind and follow @averettbiology on Twitter


    22Aug16

    • Any late Student Questionnaires were handed into to Homework Box.  Past due. 
    • Any Parent Syllabus Receipt Forms were turned into Homework Box.  Due today. 
    • Binder Check for grade
    • Began organizing Binders
    • Created Table of Contents
    • Reviewed Binder Organization PowerPoint (5)
    • Reviewed Binder Rubric (6)
    • Reviewed class website www.mrsaverettsclassroom.com
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework:
      • Practice using class website.  Make sure you know how to find Home Page, Honors Biology Home Page, Honors Table of Contents, Honors Unit One and Honors Today's Plan.  Due tomorrow
      • Print out Unit One Science of Biology Learning Targets (101).  Due Friday
      • Print out Unit One Science of Biology Vocabulary List (102).  Due Friday


    19Aug16

    • Any late Student Questionnaires were handed into to Homework Box.  Due yesterday. 
    • Any Parent Syllabus Receipt Forms were turned into Homework Box.  Due Monday. 
    • Student class meetings
    • Brain Stretch - discussed need to continue working even when frustrated or confused.  Brainstormed on ways to understand how we are feeling but not letting those emotions get in the way of us succeeding this year.
    • Began working on "What's Left" and "Syllacrostic 1" brain stretches.
    • No Quick Quiz Monday
    • Homework.
      • Complete Student Questionnaire if not yet submitted.  Attach Late Assignment Pass to receive full credit. 
      • Reminder - Have parents complete Parent Syllabus Receipt Form.  Due Monday
      • Reminder - 3 inch, 3 ring binder due Monday
      • Reminder - Wish List items due Monday. 


    18Aug16

    • Student Questionnaire was handed into to Homework Box. Due today. 
    • Any Parent Syllabus Receipt Forms were turned into Homework Box
    • Continued discussing Syllabus (1)
    • Discussed Hall Passes (3)
    • Discussed Instructions for Course Work (4)
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework:
      • Complete Student Questionnaire if not yet submitted.  Attach Late Assignment Pass to receive full credit. 
      • Reminder - Have parents complete Parent Syllabus Receipt Form.  Due Monday
      • Reminder - 3 inch, 3 ring binder due Monday
      • Reminder - Wish List items due Monday. 


    17Aug16

    • Introductions and welcome to class. 
    • Began discussing Syllabus (1).
    • Signed and submitted Student Syllabus Receipt Form
    • Discussed Parent Copy of Syllabus
    • Discussed Parent Syllabus Receipt Form. 
    • Created folders to keep items in temporarily until a 3 ring, 3 inch binder could be purchased.
    • Discussed Late Assignment Passes (2).
    • Discussed and understood expectations and need to make informed decisions. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • Complete Student Questionnaire.  Due tomorrow
      • Have parents complete Parent Syllabus Receipt Form.  Due Monday
      • 3 inch, 3 ring binder due Monday
      • Wish List items due Monday. 

    Did I Miss Anything?

    Nothing. When we realized you weren’t here
    we sat with our hands folded on our desks
    in silence, for the full two hours

         Everything. I gave an exam worth
         40 percent of the grade for this term
         and assigned some reading due today
         on which I’m about to hand out a quiz
         worth 50 percent

    Nothing. None of the content of this course
    has value or meaning
    Take as many days off as you like:
    any activities we undertake as a class
    I assure you will not matter either to you or me
    and are without purpose

         Everything. A few minutes after we began last time
         to attain divine wisdom in this life and
         the hereafter
         This is the last time the class will meet
         before we disperse to bring the good news to all people
              on earth.

    Nothing. When you are not present
    how could something significant occur?

         Everything. Contained in this classroom
         is a microcosm of human experience
         assembled for you to query and examine and ponder
         This is not the only place such an opportunity has been
              gathered

         but it was one place

         And you weren’t here

                                                                           - Tom Wayman

    18Sept17
    • Collected 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130
    • Reviewed expectations and instructions for POGIL/Think Tank group work.
    • Began working on POGIL:  Biological Classification (130) in Think Tanks. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow, however, the Unit One Test is less than a week away! 
    • Homework: 
      • Review all flashcards
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue making corrections to graded work.
      • Review Hierarchy of Life notes


    15Sept17
    • Substitute Teacher
    • Completed Interpreting Graphics: Taxonomy (128).   . 
    • Began working  on 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130). 
    • No Quick Quiz Monday
    • Homework: 
      • Complete 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130) if not completed in class.
      • Review all flashcards
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue making corrections to graded work.