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Introduction - Biology
Transcript of Introduction - Biology
Welcome to Biology I
Who is Mrs. Peters as a person?
Are you in the correct room?
Are you in the correct seat?
What will we be doing this year?
9 week grades:
40% - daily work, projects, labs, notebook grades
60% - tests, quizzes
45% - QI
45% - Q2
10% - Final Exam
How will you be graded?
1. Be respectful
2. Be prepared
You will need your textbook and notebook every day
3. Be productive
4. Follow all Policies and Procedures
Choosing not to follow these rules
will result in:
Conference with student/removal from class
Detention/Conference with parent/guardian
Referral to office
Be in your assigned seat and working on bell work when the bell rings.
Bring all materials with you AND take them with you when you leave.
Treat everyone in this room with respect.
Be awake and attentive every day!
Choosing to not follow these guidelines will result in the disciplinary procedures outlined above.
Any student who uses profanity, fights, damages property, or is disrespectful (as defined by the teacher) will be removed from the classroom IMMEDIATELY.
Classroom Routines & Procedures
Entering the Room
Sit in your assigned seat
Take out and open your notebook
Begin bell work
When you are finished:
check over homework
Write today's objective in your notebook
review notes from previous class period
read next section in the chapter
When you are tardy
You will be marked tardy if you are not in your assigned seat when the bell rings.
To avoid this, always be on time or bring a pass.
All students are required to take notes for each chapter
All student work will be maintained in an organized notebook throughout the school year
This will be used to organize notes, classwork, labs, and daily work.
Class lecture/power points
All power point presentations will be posted on the class website.
Classroom assignments, schedules, lectures, and additional resources will be available on the website http://petersbiology.weebly.com.
All students enrolled in this course should check their class web page every day for announcements, schedules, and additional resources.
An assignment is late and will receive a 0 if it is not turned in at the time I collect it in class.
Late homework may be made up earning a maximum of 50% credit.
The assignment must be handed to me no later than the class period after it was due.
Vocabulary quizzes will be given for each unit covered.
Unit tests will include multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, and formal/informal essay questions.
Download, save, and review power point lectures for each chapter covered
Review lectures and notes after each class
Complete and review all assignments
If you have questions over the material presented or assigned homework, come see me before or after school.
You may also e-mail me at any time with questions.
Biology End of Course Assessment
The state of Indiana requires every student to complete the Indiana Biology End Of Course Assessment to graduate from high school.
We will be preparing for this exam all year.
Your score on this test will be entered as a regular test grade
for 4th nine weeks grading period.
If you are absent
Check the class website for missed assignments and classwork
Pick up and discuss missed assignments
NOT DURING CLASS TIME!!
I will be available before school, and after school to discuss any make up work
See Knightline p.34
THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!!
SEE KNIGHTLINE FOR DEFINITION AND PENALTIES (p.39 - Academic Dishonesty)
ALL SCHOOL POLICIES WILL BE FOLLOWED!
If you finish your work early:
Show the teacher your completed work
Review for an approaching Biology test or quiz
Work on your science fair project
You may not:
Listen to music
Work on class work for other classes
Visit with others
Leaving the Room
You will ONLY be allowed to leave the room in an emergency during individual or group work time.
Any time you leave you must:
Sign out completely using your full name, time, and destination
Take a pass
Go only to your intended destination
When you return:
Sign back in with your return time
Always do your best work!
Ask questions if you do not understand!
Believe in yourself!
Expectations for ALL Students
For each unit:
It is expected that you download the presentations to your computer or device and review it before tests/quizzes, or to help with homework.
If there are any other video/audio files you will need to review those as well.
No extra credit will be given!
This will be collected and graded randomly throughout the year.
You may NOT:
talk to your neighbors
work on other homework
- After two missing/late assignments in the same grading period you will be assigned an academic detention.
You will receive an academic detention for one of the following reasons
failure to complete 2 or more assignments on time during a quarter
Failure of two or more tests/quizzes during a quarter
Academic detentions take place on Wednesday evenings beginning immediately after school for 1 hour.
This time will be used to work on Biology coursework as assigned by the teacher.
Asking and Answering Questions
If you have a question about the material being discussed always raise your hand and wait to be called on.
I may address you question immediately, or ask you to write it down and we will answer it at a later time during class.
If you would like to answer a question raise your hand and wait to be called on
Labs require separate procedures, guidelines, and consequences
We will discuss these later as we address lab safety.
Organizing your Notebook
Your notebook should be organized into the following sections:
**Every paper in the notebook should have a date in the top right corner, and each section should be arranged by date.
What will I be like as a teacher?
NO WHINING!NO EXCUSES!!
ALL Biology I students are required to participate in the science fair on February 5.
This project will be a large part of your 3rd quarter grade, however you will be graded as you go as well.
We will discuss this more at a later date.
Prayer For Knowledge of God's Creation
Almighty and everlasting God,
You made the universe with all its marvelous order,
its atoms, worlds, and galaxies,
and the infinite complexity of living creatures:
Grant that, as we probe the mysteries of your creation,
we may come to know you more truly,
and more surely fulfill our role in your eternal purpose;
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
August 14, 2013
Pick up the "Getting to know you" sheet from the supply corner desk.
Fill it out completely using complete sentences
When finished turn it in to the "completed work" box on my front desk.
Lord bless us in all that we do, and bless those with whom we live and study. Grant us the gift of generosity so that we may respond to those in need. We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus your Son, through the power of the Holy Spirit.