What's Happening in Biology

Wekk of 1/19-1/23


First off, I apologize for not getting a newsletter our last week! I realized it on Friday..and figured - what's the point now?? So sorry!

As a recap of last week...we continued on with Mitosis and working through different activities to reinforce mitosis. Then we took a quiz, I have all the grades in my paper gradebook and my goal is to have them updated electronically by tomorrow night. We also started our next topic of meiosis. Meiosis is very similar to mitosis and so its not a ton of new information.

Meiosis is where we pick up this week. We will have an activity with pop beads tomorrow and then a worksheet on wednesday because I will be gone. Thursday we will review together and Friday we will quiz over meiosis.

Students have very organized binders this semester; so they need to make sure they use them to study their information to do well on the quiz.

Don't forget - we are still doing a no-phone zone. Because their scores on their mitosis quiz improved exponentially - the change is obviously something good for them. But, we have had incidences of seeing phones and I took them for the hour and filled out discipline referrals, they are not allowed to have them out unless I give them explicit special permission. Thanks for your help in reminding them.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Mrs. Weiss