Summer Assignment

2015-2016 School Year


Mrs. Averett and Mr. Martin

ATTENTION!!!!

THE ORIGINAL TEXTBOOK ACCOUNT ASSIGNMENT HAS BEEN  REMOVED.  PLEASE USE THE DIRECTIONS PROVIDED BELOW TO COMPLETE THE FIRST READING ASSIGNMENT.  THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE UPDATED "ASSIGNMENT #2".  The first reading assignment will be posted by August 1 and will be due August 11. 

I apologize for the technical difficulties as well as the confusion and frustration it has caused.  We will no longer be using that online textbook!    Mrs. Averett

Assignment #1:  Learn how to use this class website!  You may be tested on your ability to locate items!  Due date:  August 1st 

  • Parents and Students - begin looking around my website:  http://www.mrsaverettsclassroom.com/   
  • Become familiar with what it offers.  It will help you throughout the school year. 
  • Items to investigate: 
    • Home page
    • Honors Biology page
    • Today's Plan that included daily agenda, nightly homework and daily Quick Quiz information.  
    • Unit One:  The Science of Biology page. 
  • There is a lot of information here so take your time and become familiar with the expectations of the class.  You can even access a copy of the syllabus.....  See what else you can find! You should be familiar with this web site BEFORE school begins. 



Assignment #2:  Read Unit One's first reading assignment.  A link to this reading can be found in the left hand margin of the Unit One webpage under the section titled "Classroom Resources".  You may be assessed on this information!  Due Date:  August 11th

  •  Read the three sections provided on the Unit One page entitled "Summer Reading Assignment".  Take your time and read each section for comprehension and retention.  
  • Make sure to look at everything on each page - pictures, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs and figures in addition to the written text.



Assignment #3:  Parent information in Infinite Campus is updated and correct.  This should be completed when you and your parents pick up your school schedule and pay your school fees for the 2015-2016 school year.  This may earn you Extra Assignment Points!  Due Date:  One week after Infinite Campus is turned on for the 2015-2016 school year. 

  • Parents - I like to keep communication open as much as possible!  Making sure your information is up to date in Infinite Campus will greatly help me with this endeavor. 
  • Infinite Campus will be up and running AFTER school begins and information can be updated by logging into the Parent Portal at that time.
  • Pick up your login information in the main office during Schedule Pick Up on August 6th between 9am - noon, 1-3pm or 5-7pm. 
  • The email you list in Infinite Campus will be the address I send information regarding the class and your students’ achievements! 
  • Please let me know if this mode of communication is not preferred. 



Assignment #4:  Class Materials.  You may be graded on your preparation for class.  Due Date:  August 13th.

  • Three inch 3-ring binder.  Suggestion: Office Impressions Economy Round Ring View Binder, 3" Capacity, Black  $4.50 at Walmart
  • Loose notebook paper to be kept in the binder.  Approximately $2.50
  • 15 Tab dividers - Suggestion:  Wilson Jones Insertable Tab Dividers, 5-Tab Set $0.65 at Walmart
  • Writing utensil(s)  - one pack of pencils and one pack of pens.  (Please write your name and period in ink on each package)
    Suggestion:  BIC Cristal Ball Pen, Medium, Blue, 10-Pack $1.32 at Walmart and Wood Pencils No.2, 10pk, Yellow $1.89 at Walmart
  • Colored pencils - pack of 24 different colors.  (Please write your name and period in ink on each package)  Suggestion:  Crayola Long Barrel Colored Woodcase Pencils, 24 Count $2.97 at Walmart 

Students are encouraged to bring all class materials beginning the first day of school if at all possible.  Students will need to have all materials by Monday August 18, 2014 at the latest.    ***Starting a new school year can be expensive.  If these materials prove to be a financial burden please let me know!  By working together we will make sure every student is prepared and ready to succeed this year! 



Assignment #5:  Parent(s)/Guardian(s) log into Infinite Campus.  This may earn you Extra Assignment points.   Due Date:  One week after Infinite Campus is turned on for the 2015-2016 school year. 

  • Parents - Once the school year begins make sure you are able to login to Infinite Campus using YOUR PARENT username and password. 
  • I VERY rarely offer extra credit and your accessing of Infinite Campus will actually earn your student extra credit points this year.  



Assignment #6:  Learn and keep track of your student log in information for Infinite Campus as well as your use of this technology.  You may be graded on this skill.  Due Date:  One week after you have been given you Infinite Campus information. 

  • Students - please make sure you can log into Infinite Campus using YOUR STUDENT username and password (not your parents information) once the school year begins.  
  • Your use of this site and will be graded throughout the school year as we develop 21st Century skills.    
  • You should be able to login and access your student portal shortly AFTER school begins.  We will trouble shoot the first few days of school.