What a year! It has been my great pleasure to get to know so many students this year. Sophomore year can be quite a challenge, so it is nice to look back and realize that many of my students truly demonstrated tremendous personal and academic growth. With the year winding down, I asked my students to help me identify what went well and what could be improved so that I can continue to grow and develop as a teacher. Their year-end reflections will help guide my instruction next year.
To all of my students: have a relaxing, fun, and safe summer break. Keep learning, seek challenge, and do science! And of course, stop by and say hi from time to time.
The Evolution Project concluded today with students reflecting on their learning during the project and using their rubric to grade their project. The reflection and grading was recorded on the evolution project reflection worksheet and turned in along with the rubric, the written summary, and the additional project item. The variety of topics covered, the depth of student research, and the quality of work was impressive. Examples of student work are located on the Evolution Projects page.
Due to our aging technology infrastructure, many students were unable to complete their chromosome projects on Wednesday. With all science teachers together at a district-wide meeting, the substitute will provide students with the following work options:
In order of priority:
- Complete the Chromosome Project and email it to me (the PowerPoint and Activity Logs).
- Complete and turn in Chromosome Project reflection worksheet (copies on table under blackboard).
- Complete and turn in Unit 4 exam and Unit 5 quiz revisions.
- Check grades in Illuminate, identify missing assignments, locate missing assignments on the class website, print the work, complete it, and turn it in.
- Complete extra credit reading.