Weekly Update

Update #38 (emailed 5/20/17)

Good morning everyone,

All classes: 
         Please refer to this spreadsheet for semester grade calculations for our class:
http://www.kwanga.net/sharednotes/Quarter%20Grades%20Breakdown.pdf 

All classes -  final exam schedule:
         NOTE:  Our chemistry exam takes two hours, and the exam will start promptly after the tardy bell.  The highlighted exams are my chemistry classes.  The last day of school for students is a shortened day with dismissal at 11:30. 
Monday 5/22 - period 1: 7:05 - 9:20 (shortened classes the rest of the day)
Tuesday 5/23 - period 2: 7:05 - 10:02
Tuesday 5/23 - period 3: 10:38 - 1:35
Wednesday 5/24 - period 4: 7:05 - 10:02
Wednesday 5/24 - period 5: 10:38 - 1:35
Thursday 5/25 - period 6: 7:05 - 9:05
Thursday 5/25 - period 7: 9:42 - 11:30

All classes:
        
Updates 39 (goodbyes and thanks) and 40 (fun stuff and inside jokes) will be sent next weekend.

A.P. Environmental Science:
         Check Focus/Portal to make sure your grades are accurate.
         If you borrowed a study guide or set of Barron's flashcards from me (two students), please bring them in ASAP. 
         The AP exam scores will be released around July 10, and I will be emailing you if you earn a 3, 4, or 5.

Chemistry:
         Check Focus/Portal to make sure your grades are accurate.
         Please bring your textbook to class to turn in if you have not already done so. 
         Study for the final exam.  See the exam review for more details.  It is too late to submit the exam review for an optional grade, but you should still do it for practice at this point.
         Exam "help card" hard copy submission deadlines:
period 1 - all are in :)
period 2 - Monday 5/22
period 4 - Tuesday 5/23
period 6 - Wednesday 5/24

Enjoy the weekend.  Go Rays!


Yours for Better Education,
Lori Bauck

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         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.
  • Work problems in the Solving Problems in Chemistry workbook.
  • 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.
  • Lunch tutoring in 6-102A by Science National Honor Society students
  • Night tutoring on campus: M/W, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Students should bring specific notes and/or assignments.

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