Welcome to Mr. T’s
This year, we will be learning about 3 major realms of science:
Autumn/early winter: Biology
Winter/early spring: Chemistry
Textbooks: I will be giving you textbooks for each of the 3 realms, as we get to them. You will need to cover them (creatively) and keep them nice. You will be returning each as we finish with them, in the same exact condition.
Notebooks: You will need to keep an organized 3 ring binder with divided sections for:
2.) Class sheets
4.) Lab experiments
5.) Quizzes and tests
If you need a binder, come see me- I encourage you to RECYCLE binders from previous years to cut down on WASTE.
T-BUCKS: these are the class currency- they can be used to hand in assignments late (1 T-buck per day late), or re-do assignments that you want a better grade on (1 T-buck per assignment). T-bucks can be acquired by being a member of a winning team in an in-class event, or by being seen by me doing something that is nice for someone else. (No staging of niceness!!! I can tell!!! (make it real….)
Homework: You will be assigned homework several times a week. It is expected that you complete it. You will be assessed on homework through quizzes at least every other week or so.
Late assignments: You will be assigned many lab experiments and projects. They will have a due date. You can hand them in late, but they will lose 10% per day late, for the first 5 days. You can still hand them in within 10 days, but the highest score you can earn will be 50%.
Grading: grades are determined on a points-possible basis:
Classwork: 5-10 points each
Quizzes: 10-20 points each
Tests: 50-100 points each
Projects: 50-100 points each
Groups: For labs and projects, you often will be put into groups of 2-4 people. On RARE occasions, I will let you pick your own groups. When assigned to a group however, the expectation is to work your hardest, and be a productive and valued member of the group. Often, your score will be affected by your participation in the group.
-use this website to stay current on homework and other assignments
EXTRA HELP: My permanent after school help day is Tuesday afternoons, without appointment. However, I am here after school most days, so check in with me during any day to make an appointment that afternoon.
ASK QUESTIONS! I look forward to a fun, informative year with you, and want you to feel comfortable asking useful questions at any appropriate time. (during class, lunch or after school- you pick!) Bring a friend if you are shy!
Remember, science is built on asking and answering informed questions!