The Golden Rule Treat thy neighbor as thyself. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you As you give, so shall you receive Thy actions shall determine thy treatment I do as you do Be a friend to make a friend You shall reap as you sow We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive
Greeks Romans Egyptians Chinese Incas Celtics Polynesia Babylonia Arabs Kurds and Native Americans
Other rules to remember Come prepared In your seat at the bell Come prepared Bathroom passes as needed, unless the system is abused Come prepared Ask for, and deserve, the floor Come prepared Use my time wisely and to your best advantage Come prepared
Whoops! Real Consequences Verbal cautions Time out Class detention (before school) School detention (before/after) Parental intervention Administrative intervention In-house suspension Out-of-school suspension Expulsion
Journal Check the board upon entering the class Make your response to the day’s question or direction during roll Enter the discussion with your classmates about the day’s topic Move on to the day’s work
Textbook Biology is a study of living things This class is for those of you who have historically had an interest in science and understanding the world around you and have performed well. This is your text. Bring it to class everyday Cover this book and treat it well
Classroom Activity We will try to read all material from the text and discuss it as we go through it
Classroom Activity We will have labs and activities in class as well; some activities will be finished at home…….which means………
Extra ½ Grade Point? Research and Essays Projects, Labs and Lab Reports Multimedia Projects/Presentations Challenges Demanding Tests High Expectations !
Getting credit for work Written work is handed in using the labeled plastic box
Notebook Checked work is returned in the back of the room, keep it in a notebook!
Progress Reports You will usually receive a progress report for this class each Friday Use it to see what has been entered into the grade book for you and what you still need to makeup or turn in Share it with your parents. 2 or 3 of them will be required to be signed and returned anyway! Grades available on PASS website
Review of Science Skills Quarter 1 Cell Theory/Biochemistry Quarter 1 Genetics/Evolution Quarter 2 Ecology Quarter 3 Survey of Kingdoms Quarter 3 Botany/Field Botany Quarter 4 Botany Collection Quarter 4 See the Tentative Time Schedule passed out the first day in class and posted on my website!
Expectations Exceptional classroom behavior Superior work habits Above average grades at all times –Some disappointments (make them challenges, not problems) –Lower grades than usual ? Questions – don’t settle for “what’s in the book” Options –Work harder, increase time commitment –General Biology