Ice, Ice, Baby……

We are home today because of an abundance of caution about travel on the roads with ice.

What can you do to ensure you maximize your time?

Visit Build An Atom and go through the activity as a review of your atomic structure knowledge. There is nothing to turn in with this – just a review so that we are on the same page when we see the powerpoint and discuss in class.

Use your flashcards to your advantage to work on cementing your knowledge of the 30 element symbols and names on which you will be quizzed on Friday, January 12.

Continue working on your Atomic Theory Webquest we began in class on Friday. Honors, yours will be due on Tuesday, while gen chem has theirs due on Wednesday. We will have a class discussion about your notes in which I expect each of you to participate in order to earn your points.

Watch the safety movie Safety It’s entertaining and informative and will help you be ready for the safety quiz.

Review your algebra and take the 4-question dimensional analysis quiz on Schoology. It is due by Friday, 1/12.

Stay safe and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Also, please recall that I will post very seldom here but instead I’ll communicate with you on Course Sites. Since we have a couple of ladies who have not yet been in class, I posted in both locations.

Great First Day!

I enjoyed meeting each of you today. In the morning classes, we had the opportunity to do a fun lab. Feel free to show it to your families as you have the supplies at your home! We will conduct it on Friday in 4th period due to time constraints today.

If you did not turn in your information form today, please do so tomorrow so I can spend some time reading your intro paragraphs.

We will be in the computer lab tomorrow, carrying out a webquest as we get moving on the content for our class. Recall that standards and syllabi are available on Course Sites in “introductory documents.”

Parents, I will NOT be posting here daily; instead, I communicate with my students via my CourseSites platform. Your children received log-in information today and are welcome to share with you.

Students, be sure to attend to the Schoology pre-course assignments. Learning the 30 element symbols and names is not something that happens overnight so allot sufficient time for the task.

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, January 12, in class. Make flashcards. Practice with a friend 🙂

CourseSites Online Class

Chemistry 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 and for general 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.