Gusukuma Chemistry


I have the best chemistry kids!

Thank you so much for allowing me to share my love of science with your kids. This month we are going to cover electron configuration, Lewis dot structures and naming. It will be a very bust month with lots to learn, so please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great month!

Schedule for October

Thursday October 1st

Unit 3 Exam

Friday October 2nd

Flex Day: No Classes Held. Enjoy the break!!

Monday October 5th

Fair Day: No classes held. Enjoy the Break

Tuesday October 6th

Continue chapter 4 lecture.

Electron Configuration Lesson

Wednesday October 7th

Electron Configuration Practice with Nobel Gas Notation

HW Given

Thursday October 8th

Electron Configuration Practice with Orbital Notation.

HW Given

Friday October 9th

Mixed Practice

Monday October 12th

Types of Bonds

HW Given

Tuesday October 13th

Lewis Dot Lesson with Elements and Ionics

Wednesday October 14th

PSAT Testing

Thursday October 15th

Lewis Dot Practice and adding Covalent Compounds

Friday October 16th

Lewis Dot Practice

HW Given

Monday October 19th

Introduction to VSEPR Theory for Shapes of Molecules

Tuesday October 20th


Wednesday October 21st

VSEPR Lab (Chart due)

Thursday October 22nd

Unit 4 Review

Friday October 23rd

Unit 4 Exam

Monday October 26th

Begin Ionic Naming and Writing

HW Given

Tuesday October 27th

Practice Naming and Writing Formulas adding Polyatomics

Wednesday October 28th

Practice Naming and Writing Formulas adding Transition metals

Hw Given

Thursday October 29th

Mixed Naming Practice

Hw Given

Friday October 30th

Practice naming and Writing formulas adding Covalent Compounds

**Note: Miss Gusukuma may adjust the schedule at any time to accommodate for the class needs.

Tutorial Times

Mrs Gusukuma is available for tutorials Mon, Thurs, and Friday Mornings from 8-8:30 and every day after school from 3:40--4:15. *Except in the event of mandatory staff meetings*

How can you help?

  • Remind the student when there are online checks for understanding or homework due.
  • Check Parent Portal to stay up to date on grades.
  • Help teach your student study skills such as rewriting notes, making flashcards etc. I provide them with flashcards each lesson.
  • Be sure they are reviewing their notes each day. Have them explain to you what they learned in class.
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