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Welcome to Chemistry Ms. Verschoor
Today you will learn: about your teacher and classmates; about Cornell Notes and how to use then; class norms and expectations You will know you are successful when: you can pronounce your teachers name; you can write clear Cornell Notes about what your heard in class; you can apply class norms and expectations.
About You Please fill out the front of the card with: Your name Your seat number The names of the people and pets you live with Identify these people/pets(mother, brother, uncle, dog etc) Please fill out the back of the card with: Your extracurricular activities (band, sports, drill team, drama, etc) Anything you like to do outside of school
I was born in New Jersey.
I have lived in NJ, CO, NY, MN, & TX.
I have lived in TX for 28 years.
I have traveled to these states:
I graduated from Colorado State University…
with a BS in Chemistry.
I have worked for many years in the environmental chemistry business.
I have two sons who graduated from Tomball High School.
I live in Houston,
With two cats.
When not teaching I like to……
Spend time with family……
Class Norms Be in your seat, prepared and ready to work when the bell rings. Be respectful of your classmates, the teacher and the classroom/equipment. Be dressed in school appropriate attire. Cell phones and other personal electronic devices will be turned off and not visible.
Class Expectations You will need a bound composition book, paper, pencils and pens and are expected to bring these to class. You will take Cornell Notes during each instructional period. That includes today!
Cornell Notes Note taking system designed to improve your study skills and your grades. Without writing notes you will forget more than 60% of what you see and hear. With writing notes you will remember more than 60% of what you see and hear. When you properly review your notes you will remember % of the material!
Cornell Notes – Why? We want you to be successful!
Cornell Notes – How? 1.Header - top 2.Notes – right side 3.Questions/key words – left side 4.Summary - bottom
Cornell Notes – Header Name Class/Period Topic/Objective Essential Question
Cornell Notes – Notes Main ideas Important Information Paraphrase- put it in your own words! Be concise Use abbreviations
Cornell Notes – Notes How do I know what’s important? Repetition or stressed inflection Voice gets louder/softer or faster/slower Writing on the board or overhead “This will be on the test.” Gestures (hand/arm movements) “This is important.”
Cornell Notes – Questions/Keywords Questions which are answered in the notes on the right Questions you still need the answer to--ask a friend or the teacher after class Questions the teacher might ask on a test Critical words or concepts
Cornell Notes - Summary At the end of each class, review your notes and write a brief summary of your notes. In a few sentences, describe the main points and concepts from your notes.
Cornell Notes - Review Fill in details for clarity. Look up definitions of words you don’t know. Delete irrelevant information. Add symbols to highlight important points or key words. Cover the note taking column (right side) with a sheet of paper. Look at the key points or questions of the left of the paper, and say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by those key points or questions.
Class Expectations You will take Cornell Notes during each instructional period. That includes today! You will follow all safety rules and procedures. You will turn in a signed safety contract before participating in lab activities. You will know the evacuation route for this class.
Fire Drills –Primary Exit Route Down Stairwell J Exit 33 Convene on the 10 yard line of the Band Parking Lot
Fire Drills – Secondary Exit Route Down Stairwell A Exit 50 Convene on the Student Parking Lot
Fire Drills You MUST stay with your class. You MUST return to class as soon as possible when the fire drill is dismissed.
Test Days Science test days are Tuesday and Thursday. Tests will be given more often on Thursday. There will be a test given at 3 weeks and at the end of the 6 weeks. It is imperative that you review your daily instruction and prepare early for tests.
Tutorials Tutorials will be held every day between 2:30pm – 4:30pm The list of teachers and days they tutor can be found on the syllabus
Textbook Active Chemistry by Herff Jones Online textbook Intermediate/
Bell Schedule First7:25 – 8:10 (absent after 7:40) Second8:15 – 9:00 (absent after 8:30) Eagle’s Nest9:05-9:35 (absent after 9:20) Third9:40 – 10:25 (absent after 9:55) Fourth10:30 – 11:15 (absent after 10:45) Fifth first lunch starts at 11:15 3 rd lunch ends at 12:45 Sixth12:50 – 1:35 (absent after 1:05) Seventh1:40 – 2:25 (absent after 1:55)
Course Syllabus Will be available on my Teacher website and on LMS. There will be a few copies of the course syllabus along with the student/parent contract provided for those who can not print at home.
Tablets Payment for your Tablet computer must be made by September 5th. Tablets will be issued on September 16th Tablet Camp will start on September 16 th Procedures will be done during Eagle’s nest Tablet payment is $70.00 for the year ($15 per 6 weeks)
Breakfast Breakfast will be available to ALL students FREE of charge every school day. The serving lines will be CLOSED at 7:15. Buses will arrive at school from 6:45 – 7:05. Car riders need to plan their arrival at school accordingly.
Open House Open House will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 6:45pm-9:00pm Parents will follow the students schedule visiting classes. Teachers will give a short presentation about the class. This is not the time for parent/teacher conferences.
Icebreaker – get to know one another Get into small groups (2-4 people) Find 6 things you have in common (cannot be you are all chemistry or Klein Forest students) Find one unique thing for each group member
Exit Ticket Work in your groups to write the summary of your Cornell Notes Each person must turn in their notes before leaving