Weekly Update

Update #26 (2/17/18)

Hello PHU family,

All classes:
         There are no classes on Monday 2/19, as it is a teacher work day.

Wish list: foil, sidewalk chalk, white board cleaner, hay for Patches

A.P. Environmental Science:
         Check the lesson plans and binder log for upcoming due dates.
         Read the “Energy and Recycling” activity under chapter 18.  
         Read the Toxicology Lab under chapter 16.  It is a formal lab report.  You may bring any data you collect to work on part A of the lab on Thursday.  We will do part B in class on Friday.
         Continue to work on Albert.io and in your study guide books.

         Check the lesson plans and binder log for upcoming due dates.
         Now is a good time to organize your binder and make sure it matches the binger log on kwanga.net. 
         HOMEWORK:  Study for the chapter 10 test.  You should have all nine chapter practices completed by now and checked with the my answer keys.  Work math problems according to what is listed on the test review.  It may be helpful to have someone else randomly choose a problem for you to work without telling you which type it is.  Also, some students have cut-and-pasted problems from the math practices into one larger document, making their own compilation.  If you work diligently, there is no reason why you cannot finish 12 math problems in one class period.  Unless you have a 504 or ESE or ELL designation with mandated extra time, you must finish the test within the class period.  This material is critical to your understanding of next chapter.
         As I have told you repeatedly, this chapter is not just about math.  You must have working knowledge of ionic and molecular formula writing.  You need to know the six common acid formulas and how they can be dissociated (un-crisscrossed).  You need to know the “Super Seven,” which are the seven diatomic molecules.  Check your chemistry reference sheet for details.
         There will be a study session Tuesday after school to review for Wednesday's chapter 10 test.
         HOMEWORK:  Read the "instructionless" mole lab under chapter 10. 
         HOMEWORK:  Print the chapter 11 notes for next week.  If you have a color printer, it is recommended to print the ones in color if you are a visual learner.

Email me if you need anything.  Enjoy your extended weekend.

Yours for Better Education,
Lori Bauck
Palm Harbor University High School
National Board Certified Teacher - AYA Science: Chemistry
"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: 17 February 2018