Use of the blog

As we discussed in class, my primary method to communicate with you is Course Sites. Please log in using the credentials provided in class and look for announcements from me there.

Have you done your Schoology assignment? There is one quiz to take which will count toward your grade. You need to learn the 30 elements for an in-class quiz (Fri 8/4). You need to review atomic structure so that you are ready to progress. You need to watch the safety movie to be prepared for the in-class safety quiz (Tues 8/8).

Element-ally Speaking :-)

On Schoology, I asked you to learn the symbols for 30 of the elements on the periodic table. These include hydrogen through calcium (the first 20) AND iron, nickel, copper, tin, silver, gold, lead, zinc, bromine, and iodine. You need to know the name and the symbol for each of these elements. There will be a quiz on Friday, August 4, in class. Make flashcards. Practice with a friend 🙂

Honors Chemistry Pre-Course Assignment

Just about time for the new school year to begin – hope you’ve had a grand summer! Please visit HHS Chemistry , register for Schoology, and perform the assignments for chemistry before class begins. There will be an in-class quiz over the 30 listed elements and symbols as well as a safety quiz. Some of the content regarding protons, electrons, and neutrons will also be on the first test. See you on Monday, July 31!

Literacy Assignments

Each unit, after the test, there will be a literacy assignment on Course Sites. It is under the “assignments” tab for the unit. It will take you to an online article related to the unit. You need to read the article and answer several questions about it.

As you respond, be sure that you are literate with what you write. After all, that’s a major focus of literacy. Did you use complete sentences? Was your grammar correct? How about your spelling?

These are submitted on Course Sites and will be a nice way to earn points toward the unit. After you finish testing, you may grab your phone and work on your literacy assignment following each test or you may use one of the computers in the room. Literacy is always due by midnight on the day after the test.

CourseSites Online Class

Honors students, each of you will have access to my online class at In this online resource, you will find a wealth of resources. Be sure that you use this to your full advantage to supplement what we learn in class. Also refer to the calendar for honors at the top of this page. I will provide you with your log-in for CourseSites in class. Parents, ask your student for the log-in code. Each unit, you will have a literacy assignment on CourseSites to perform and submit online that counts toward your grade.