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    Posted by armstrem  On Apr 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM
    1st ,2nd , and 5th will have their test on Wednesday.  6th Period will have their test on Thursday. 6th Period will start their enriched rotations on Friday going to Mrs. Sanders class for Dissection.  
    Posted by armstrem  On Mar 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM 1 Comment
    Reminder that the last time to do retakes for the Evolution Standards 14 & 15 is this Friday.  We have started the next unit on Classification and the Test is scheduled for Friday March 29.  It will cover standards 17 Classification System and Standard 18 The Kingdoms and what makes each one.  Standard 16 will be assessed with an essay. There will be supports for this writing including diagrams for content as well as for writing. Standard 16 was introduced in first quarter but will be reemphasized with each of the kingdoms that we study.  In class we have taken Standard 17’s quick check and the scores will be posted in the next day or so.  In addition, we are working on the project for standard 17 where the students make their own dichotomous key.  Please ask the students to explain what they are and how they work to you.  Don’t forget that students should be working on their work books at home.  For this unit please have students work on chapter 3, 10, and 11.  We have had many students out for family emergencies, medical conditions and more.  If your student is going to be absent this is a great place to start.  If you have any questions, please email me.
    Posted by armstrem  On Mar 13, 2019 at 4:54 PM
    This Thursday is the GVMS Science Fair.  Students who were nominated were sent home with the permission slip and description either today or yesterday. Interim grades are uploaded on Wednesday.  At this time, the SIP are the only grades. Students were given a rubric with grades and comments.  They have until Next Friday to make any fixes to their projects. In addition we will be having a test this Friday over standard 14 & 15.  This came up quickly because of all the snow days. The link below is for the review sheet and answers.  In addition please review by playing quizizz by using this code 959874 at   Evolution Review.docx 
    Posted by armstrem  On Feb 26, 2019 at 2:27 PM
    Good evening students and parents.  Have a safe and fun day tomorrow.  As a reminder Friday the SIP reports are due.  The following Friday the Board is due. In addition we will have a midterm covering Standard 1 - 13.  This gives the students an opportunity to see what they have forgotten or still need to learn.  We are focusing on the idea that we learn to build ideas onto one another and not to be forgotten after each test. For review the students were given a review sheet that can be found in my files and documents if they lost it as well as the key.  In addition, the midterm quizizz code for is 283566. 
    Posted by armstrem  On Jan 29, 2019 at 10:53 PM
    Next Friday we will be having a test on Standards 11 - 13.  Students should review by going to and using the code 956661.
    Posted by armstrem  On Jan 17, 2019 at 8:02 AM
    The results section has been postponed until next Friday and will be due with the conclusion. In class this week we learned how to make computerized data tables and graphs using Word and Excel. I will also present how to put the boards together with their expectations next week as well. In addition we reviewed the parts of DNA and in classes 1st, 2nd, and 5th we studied DNA replication as well as the history behind the discovery of DNA's Shape.  Please have students review this material over the weekend.  We will be moving on to study genetics and heredity next week.  
    Posted by armstrem  On Jan 04, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    Posted by armstrem  On Dec 10, 2018 at 7:43 AM
    Good Morning, I hope you are enjoying your day off.  Retakes for Standards 8 & 9 must be comleted before winter break.  Standard 10 will be tested on Friday. The test will cover Mitosis and Meiosis.  We have covered all the material as well as have started to review.  The material is such that it takes a little practice everynight to memorize it.  Their projects for the standard should be complete at this time as well.  The remainder of the week we will different activities to strengthen their understanding and memorization.  I am putting a few links below for the students to look at.  Next week we will start DNA with a few fun activities.  Standard 11 will not be tested until after winter break. Experiments for SIP (Science Inquiry Project) need to be complete before returning from Winter Break.  Students must take picures during the experiment.  No faces should show in the final product because of privacy rules.  Do not fret if they do though.  You can edit them out, crop them out, or cover them in your final project.  On the first day we get back we will be making computerized data tables and eloctronically graphing their data in Office 365. If you have any questions about any of this please email me. Quizlets Mitosis Arizona Mitosis Biology Corner
    Posted by armstrem  On Dec 10, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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