On the day before Thanksgiving Break, we began class with the Lesson 33 PowerPoint which introduced the concept of functional groups. We reviewed the functional groups illustrated in Lesson 33 of the textbook and then students assembled into groups of no more than four students to begin working on the Functional Group Project. For the first day of the project, students worked together to begin researching the various aspects of the functional group they selected. Many students were confused by the “R-group” nomenclature. With so many students absent due to the short holiday week, we will discuss the R-group concept when we reconvene on Monday. For students looking to supplement the Lesson 33 textbook content, here’s a brief video to hold you over until Monday: