On the following pages, you should find helpful information on your class/course. Note that daily assignments & activities will be written on the HOMEWORK tab by 3:00pm each day. Please refer to this page for absences and homework reminders.
The DOCUMENTS tab will also be helpful. Many class documents can be printed at home from this page.
The DISCUSSION tab will be used for specific activities and is an interactive class forum for all to see.
Finally, the LINKS tab has references and websites that will be helpful for successful completion of work in this class.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
When looking at your students grade in my class, pay attention to their SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT scores within the actual list of assignments. A student may be getting a C but hasn't met all standards yet in which case they are actually failing. Students may still be working toward proficiency.
(online grades change significantly from day to day,
especially after a lab book collection or a standard assessment)
MANDATORY Academic Intervention
MONDAY (2:15-2:45) -
TUESDAY (2:15-2:45) -
WEDNESDAY (2:15-2:45) -
THURSDAY (2:10-2:25) -
FRIDAY (2:15-2:45) -
-Read ENTIRE lab assignment (cover to cover) as Homework
*student will have a sticky note to write down their questions from reading the lab and will attempt to determine the purpose of the lab
- students will turn in their questions and teacher will use those questions to facilitate a discussion between the students
-Students will work on written prelab during class after discussion and finish for homework
-saftey/procedural steps quiz
-run the lab
-possibly assign the analysis questions or save for next day
DAY 3/Post Lab
-Possible post lab quiz about what it all means
-Analysis completion and/or discussion
Following is a list of required and recommended materials (same for both classes):
• Composition Book (2-4 per year)
• Pens (blue or black ink only)
• Graph Paper
• Pencil (for drawing)
• Red ink pen
• Highlighter (yellow)
• Metric Ruler
BA in Biology (1996) & Master of Arts/Teaching (1997)
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
I've been teaching at Wilson High School since the Fall of 1997. During that time, I've taught Freshmen Lab Science, Honors Freshmen Lab Science, Biology, Honors Biology, Earth Science, & Marine Biology. Ram Country is a great place to work!
My claim to fame...I was stung by a Portugese Man'O'War in 2004 while taking surfing lessons in Hawaii. Later during that same trip I chipped off half a tooth in another surfing accident. It's safe to say that surfing is not my calling! Good thing I like teaching!!!