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Friday, May 5

  1. page Announcements edited 5/5/17 Good afternoon. Please make sure you read these announcements carefully! There is a lot …

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    Good afternoon. Please make sure you read these announcements carefully! There is a lot of information for the next three weeks.
    The genetics unit test is Monday 5/8/17 for odd classes and Tuesday 5/9/17 for even classes. Period 1 can use their notebook; please make sure that you have all of the notes AND you bring your notebook to class. Periods 5 - 8 can use a cheat sheet. That is one piece of paper, front and back. If you type it, it must be a font > 10 and margins of 1 inch. I will be checking so make sure you are following the rules. The multiple choice section of the test is on a scantron so bring a pencil to class for the test. Here is the link to the Kahoot to review for the test.
    We will spend about 3 days going through ecology. Our schedule looks like this....
    Wed (5/10) and Thursday (5/11) - Glue in ecology notes, go over PowerPoint, handout crossword and coloring. We will also watch a short video about Gorongosa National Park.
    Crossword will be due 5/24/17 and 5/25/17; colorings are also due then
    Friday (5/12) and Tuesday (5/16) - creating food webs and chains using evidence
    Monday (5/15) and Thursday (5/18) - Create a symbiosis foldable, watch Planet Earth and identify symbiotic relationships
    Friday (5/19) and Monday (5/22) - End of Course Exams (EoC). EoC review packets are now due the day of the test. I will not accept them late. They count as a test grade for the 4th nine weeks. The EoC counts as your semester exam grade (20% of the semester)
    Tuesday is an even half day - I do not have any Biology classes this day
    Wednesday (5/24) and Thursday (5/25)
    Ecology crossword is due
    Ecology colorings are due
    Final notebook quiz
    You will turn in your notebook check sheet - this is also a test grade
    Watch "March of the Penguins"
    Friday May 26 - half day/last day!!!!!!!
    Friday May 12th is the LAST DAY I WILL ACCEPT LATE WORK! It is also the last day I will do late stamps. I am only stamping for this nine weeks. I will not stamp for anything before 3/27. This is a firm deadline. Make sure everything is turned in by 3:30 on Friday May 12th. I will be doing late stamps during lunch all next week.
    If you want to retake the DNA quiz, you can just come in during lunch next week and do that.
    I think that is all. If you have questions, either email me (ablack1@lcps.net) or text me through the remind app. I will send out a text when I have finished grading.
    Did you know that May 9th is National Teacher Appreciation day? Whoa!
    Have a great weekend!
    Mrs. Black

    5/2/17
    Good afternoon. First off, if you has scheduled to retake the Evolution Recap quiz, I apologize for not being there today. I will there the rest of the week. I also wanted to let you know what is going on for the next three weeks.
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Tuesday, May 2

  1. page Announcements edited 5/2/17 Good afternoon. First off, if you has scheduled to retake the Evolution Recap quiz, I …

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    Good afternoon. First off, if you has scheduled to retake the Evolution Recap quiz, I apologize for not being there today. I will there the rest of the week. I also wanted to
    Friday May 12th will be an odd day. Friday May 19th will be an even day. Tuesday May 23rd is a half day as is Friday May 26th.
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    a test grade. grade and the EoC will count as the final exam grade (20% of your semester grade).
    Everything else is still the same. We will take the genetics unit test on Monday May 8th and Tuesday 9th. The test will cover the following sets of notes:
    Gregor Mendel
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    Friday May 12th will be an odd day. Friday May 19th will be an even day. Tuesday May 23rd is a half day as is Friday May 26th.
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    to study. Don't forget the EoC review counts as a test grade.
    Everything else is still the same. We will take the genetics unit test on Monday May 8th and Tuesday 9th. The test will cover the following sets of notes:
    Gregor Mendel
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    DNA
    RNA
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    Weinberg problems.
    If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask or email.
    Mrs. Black
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    5/2/17
    Good afternoon. I wanted to let you know what is going on for the next three weeks.
    Friday May 12th will be an odd day. Friday May 19th will be an even day. Tuesday May 23rd is a half day as is Friday May 26th.
    Our EoC has been moved. Even classes will take the Biology EoC on Friday May 19th. Odd classes will take the Biology EoC on Monday May 22nd. The EoC review is still due on Friday May 12th for odd classes, but now it is due on Thursday May 11th for even classes. I will try and grade them in class those days so that I can send them back home for you to study.
    Everything else is still the same. We will take the genetics unit test on Monday May 8th and Tuesday 9th. The test will cover the following sets of notes:
    Gregor Mendel
    Nonmendelian Genetics
    Meiosis
    Evolution of Populations
    Classification
    DNA
    RNA
    1st period will be allowed to use their notebooks on the test. Periods 5-8 will be allowed one sheet of paper, both sides as a cheat sheet for the test. The test will not have Chi-Square or Hardy Weinberg problems.
    If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask or email.
    Mrs. Black

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Saturday, April 29

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    Good morning! I hope you are staying warm on this very cool weekend!
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    Grades are updated. If you missed the DNA quiz, you have this week at lunch to get it done. It's a 10 question quiz so it doesn't take that long.
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    Here's our plan for the week:
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    Good morning! I hope you are staying warm on this very cool weekend!
    We are down to the last 4 weeks of school. It's been fun but I am definitely looking forward to summer!
    This week we are focusing on RNA and how DNA leads to RNA leads to Proteins leads to Phenotypes. All honors classes should be taking the RNA notes. You can find those here. I will be stamping for them on Monday and Tuesday.
    Here's our plan for the week:
    Monday/Tuesday
    Period 1 - take notes, go over ppt and start crossword
    Periods 5 - 8 - Go though ppt and work on how DNA is transcribed and translated
    Wednesday/Thursday
    How mutations in the Rock Pocket Mouse color gene lead to different phenotypes
    Friday
    Turn in crossword
    Get coloring stamps
    Review Kahoot - what are we reviewing for? The genetics unit test on Monday 5/8 and Tuesday 5/9 WOO HOOOOOO!
    The genetics unit test will cover the following notes:
    Gregor Mendel
    Nonmendelian Genetics
    Meiosis
    Evolution of Populations
    Classification
    DNA
    RNA
    As of right now we are scheduled for the EoC on May 15th and 16th. I am trying to get that moved farther back. I will let you know when it is finalized.
    Finally, here is the form for retaking the evolution recap quiz. There are four sessions to choose from. The form closes on Monday at 5 pm so make sure you sign up before then.
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    Thats all for now. Have a great Sunday!
    Mrs. Black

    4/22/17
    Happy Earth Day! Did you know that we only have 15 more classes before the end of the school year? That's just crazy! And we still have much to learn! :)
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