Weekly Update

Update #34 (emailed 4/22/17)

Good morning PHU family,

         Happy Earth Day!

Wish list:  white Sharpie, wood chip or paper bedding for Patches.  Thanks for the donations!

AP Environmental Science:
         The AP exam is in 10 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.  
         Check the lesson plans on kwanga. 
         We will have our last guest speaker on April 26.
         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
         NOTE FOR FRIDAY:  I will be attending senior breakfast.  Period 5 - check the classroom door for directions where to go.  I will be back by period 7.

Chemistry:
         Check the lesson plans on kwanga.
         FSA/EOC/AP testing will affect class attendance for the rest of the school year.  Students, it is your responsibility to get caught up.  I am available to help you.  Come before or after school and/or email me outside of class time.  There are also tutorial links on kwanga's Chem Web Links page.
         HOMEWORK:  Study for the chapter 13 test Tuesday 4/25.  It is a math test, just like the practices.  Remember, you must rearrange the equation in symbols before plugging in numbers.  Show all units in your work.  There will be a study session after school on Monday. 
         STUDENTS WHO MISS OUR TEST DUE TO EOC TESTING:  You may take it after school Tuesday or in an afternoon period Tuesday or Wednesday during class (but you will be missing new notes).  By now you should have made arrangements with me.
         HOMEWORK:  Print the chapter 14 notes for Wednesday.
         NOTE FOR FRIDAY:  I will be attending senior breakfast.  Period 1, 2, 4, 6, - check the classroom door for directions where to go.  I may be back by period 6.  You can work on the current practice or begin the exam review.
         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.

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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