Weekly Update

Update #34 (4/21/18)

Hello PHU family,

Wish list: 
          I am trying to accumulate bedding (wood shavings or paper crumbles) to give to Patches' pet sitter for the summer.  We can use a few more bags of guinea pig food and hay too.  
         Thanks to all who have sent items.

A.P. Environmental Science:
         Happy Earth Day weekend!
         Check the lesson plans on kwanga.
         The AP exam is in 19 days. Review on Albert.io, study FRQ scoring guidelines, and read over index cards, notes, and study guide summaries.  I am checking your progress on Albert.io.  
         We will have our last guest speaker on May 2.
         Helpful links:
1)  APES overview: http://kwanga.net/apesnotes/apes-welcome.pdf
2)  Many ways to go APES: http://kwanga.net/apesnotes/The%20Many%20Ways%20To%20Go%20APES.pdf
3)  FRQ Guide from CVHS Oregon: http://kwanga.net/apesnotes/frq-guide-from-cvhs.pdf
4)  APES: How to Write Essays: http://kwanga.net/apesnotes/essay-hints.pdf
5)  Math tips for AP exam: http://kwanga.net/apesnotes/apes-math-tips-for-ap-exam.pdf
         Monday 4/23 is the closest school day to Earth Day, which is usually celebrated on April 22. On 4/23 we will have our annual Earth Day celebration in class.  We will be discussing the history of Earth Day and having story time!

period 5 list
Nik with a K - honey buns
Hussein with two S's, of HNN - chocolate chip cookies
K-dawg, team CWMP  - fruit bowl
Rileyita - chips
Rinny - chips
Julia of J3 - chips
Julianne of J3 - cookies
Querice Leslita - drinks

period 6 list
Vincenzo - drinks (Coke, Sprite, lemonade)
Jakie -   plates, cups, forks
Round Down - dips (salsa, queso)
Mom - desserts (cookies, brownies)
Q - chips (tortilla and Ruffles)
K-dawg, team IB - fruit bowl
Mna Mna - "more junk food" 😝
K-to-the-Tana - "maybe deviled eggs or sumptin else" 😝

           Check the lesson plans for due dates next week.  There is chapter work due on Monday.
           FSA/EOC/AP testing will affect class attendance for the rest of the school year.  Email me if you need to come in for help.
           HOMEWORK:  By Monday, all students should have completed All Gas Laws Practice #2 and   D.A. Gas Practice #3 completed.  Email me pictures of your work if you have questions.  
          HOMEWORK:  The chapter 13 test is Wednesday.  It is all math problems.  There will be a study session after school on Tuesday.
          HOMEWORK:  Print the chapter 14 notes for Thursday. 
          It's not too early to begin working on the final exam review and help card.  The review is an optional assignment on the fourth quarter, and you can do it whether or not you are exempting the exam. http://www.kwanga.net/chemnotes/chem%20final%20exam%20review.pdf


Enjoy the weekend. 

Yours for Better Education,
Lori Bauck
Palm Harbor University High School
National Board Certified Teacher - AYA Science: Chemistry
Chuld Study Team faculty representative
"Check and Connect" faculty leader
(727) 669-1131  x1302

The VISION of PHUHS is to provide a learning environment that results in a graduation rate of 100% each year.

The MISSION of PHUHS is to educate all students by using effective systems that promote lifelong learning.


         Suggestions for chemistry student success:

  • Use kwanga.net to access course information on a regular basis.
  • Check email each weekend for update, or check the “weekly update” page on kwanga.net.
  • Spend 10 minutes per night reviewing any new material or reviewing old material with no distractions.
  • Print online “teacher notes” in advance, and take “student notes” in class.
  • Practice assignments assigned or begun in class should be finished at home so students can check them with the answer key in a timely manner.  Do not fall behind.
  • Be an active participant in class.  Ask questions when needed.  If you don't know what to ask, describe the concepts giving you trouble.
  • Work math problems to study for a math-based test.  Redo the chapter practices and problems in the notes, and check your work against the correct answers.
  • Go over the test review and oral “test hints” given during the notes.  Do not wait until the night before to study.  Study alone first with no phone or other distractions before you study in a group (if you choose to study in a group).
  • Access “chem web links” page on kwanga.net for interactive tutorials, videos, and worksheets.
  • Complete all optional assignments.  
  • Correct all assignments (“buyback”) to get some points back.
  • Keep binders in order at all times.
  • Make appointment to come in (6:30-7:00 a.m.) or (1:35 – 2:20 p.m.) for help.
  • After school tutoring on campus: M/W, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in room 19-103. Students should bring specific notes and/or assignments.


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Last Update: 21 April 2018