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    Amisha Lindsey
    Pre-IB Biology
    Room #1210
    alindse@humbleisd.net 

    School Phone: 281-641-6300

    Welcome to Pre-IB Biology! This course includes an in-depth study of life functions and focuses on the major concepts in Biology, as determined by the TEA and Humble ISD. During the first semester in Biology students will master fundamental concepts such as characteristics of living things, biochemistry, cell biology, DNA, protein synthesis, and mutations. The second semester will then involve a journey through the areas of meiosis and genetics, gene technology, evolution, taxonomy and classification, ecology, and lastly, the human body.  

    Focus Topics: DNA, Genetic Code, Mitosis, Meiosis, Adaptations, Kingdoms, Taxonomy, Plants, Succession and Energy Flow

     

     

     

  • Time

    Class

    Period

    7:20a.m-8:14 a.m

    Common Planning

    1st 

    8:20a.m.-9:09a.m.

    Pre IB Biology

    2nd

    9:15a.m.-10:04a.m.

    Conference

    3rd

    10:10a.m.-10:59a.m.

    Pre IB Biology

    4th

    11:05a.m.-12:59p.m.

    Pre IB Biology

    5th

    1:05p.m.-1:54p.m.

    Pre IB Biology

    6th

    2:00p.m.-2:50p.m.

    Pre IB Biology

    7th

         
  • Mrs. Lindsey

    Biology Syllabus

    2019 – 2020

     

             Contact Information

    Email address: alindse@humbleisd.net

    Website: https://www.humbleisd.net/Domain/12398#calendar165358/20190807/month

    School Phone: 281-641-6300 (Ask to leave a message for Mrs. Lindsey)

    Classroom Number: 1210

    Conference Period: 3rd

     

     

            Course Overview

    Welcome to Pre- IB Biology! This course includes an in-depth study of life functions and focuses on the major concepts in Biology, as determined by the TEA and Humble ISD. During the first semester in Biology students will master fundamental concepts such as characteristics of living things, biochemistry, cell biology, DNA, protein synthesis, and mutations. The second semester will then involve a journey through the areas of meiosis and genetics, gene technology, evolution, taxonomy and classification, ecology, and lastly, the human body. 

    Focus Topics: DNA, Genetic Code, Mitosis, Meiosis, Adaptations, Kingdoms, Taxonomy, Plants, Succession and Energy Flow

     

         

             Expectations

    • Be prepared to work online, both independently and collaboratively with peers
    • Attend academic meet-ups on zoom 
    • Immediately head to the handwash station at the back of the classroom upon entering. Once hands are washed, sit in assigned seat, take out your device and begin working on the days assignments. 
    • Demonstrate respect for yourself, your classmates, and the teacher both in class and online. 
    • Be responsible for your work – cheating will not be tolerated.
    • Take ownership of your learning – – communication is especially important in an online environment
    • Wear your ID at all times.
    • Wear your mask at all times
    • Work to your full potential at all times!

     

             Policies

    Due to the nature of this school year, policies will need to change to account for the difference between online and face to face learning. The below policies may be updated as necessary to reflect this change in environment.

    • Attendance: Attendance IS being recorded for face to face AND online students. In order for online students to be marked present, they must log in to their Pre-IB Biology course on Schoology EVERY DAY before 11:59 p.m.
    • Tardy: Report to the office and obtain a pass prior to entering class.
    • Absent/Make-up: You are responsible for obtaining and making up all assignments in a timely manner. You will receive 1 extra day to complete the assignment per day that you are absent (ex. absent for 2 days, grants you 2 extra days to complete the assignment).
    • Late work: Late assignments are subject to a deduction of up to 15 points for each day the assignment is late for up to of 6 days.
    • Re-do: You may resubmit assignments only if you have provided evidence of the steps you have taken to deepen your understanding of the content. Late assignments may not be resubmitted.
    • Electronics: NO CELL PHONES. You are only allowed to use electronic devices in class when given permission, and they must only be used in the manner that is permitted by the teacher. 



             Grades

    Level: Pre IB

    60% – Summative: tests, projects, etc. 70% – Summative: tests, projects, etc.

    40% – Formative: daily grades, exit tickets, 30% – Formative: daily grades, exit- 

    Homework, quizzes, etc.  tickets, homework, quizzes, etc.          

     

    Supplies






    Required

    • Personal computer (desktop, laptop, OR tablet such as an iPad or chromebook) *If you need a personal device, please let me or one of your other teachers know as soon as possible
    • Headphones/earbuds
    • Masks (if participating in face to face learning)

    Recommended

    • Hand sanitizer







    How to Stay in the Loop

    I believe that my students’ ability to be accountable for their own learning is the key to long-term success in whichever career path they choose to take. With that being said, I understand that most of my students are freshman, and are still learning how to transition into responsible young-adults. This is why I strongly encourage my students AND parents to keep up with their grades and upcoming assignments using the services I’ve outlined below. I do my best to send out reminders and upload grades in a timely manner, so I assume that you are aware of your standing in my class at all times. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.

     

    HAC (Home Access Center): This service allows students and parents to stay up-to-date with your child’s performance in his or her classes. Accounts can be created in English or Spanish, from which you may access grades and attendance. There are step-by-step instructions explaining how to create an account on the school website, and it may also be accessed through the Humble ISD application that launched this past summer. 

     

    Schoology: Schoology will be the main learning platform for all secondary students across the district. Students are expected to log in to Schoology and access each of their classes every day in order to be marked as present. Schoology will house all of a student’s assignments and resources as well as serve as a communication portal between students, parents, and teachers. More information will follow regarding parent access codes for Schoology.  

     

    Zoom: While students are home learning virtually, zoom meetings will be available for every class.  This is an opportunity to ask questions, get help, and clear up misconceptions about the content.  Zoom links will initially be located in the “weekly learning launch” folder in schoology and will move to the “course information” as we get set into a routine.





    Note from the Teacher

    I hope that you and your family are safe, healthy, and doing well in these uncertain times. This year is going to be a journey through uncharted terrain for all of us and I am looking forward to learning with you this year. My expectations for you are high, but I also understand the need for grace in this season of life. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. No matter what this year has in store for us, I believe in our ability to make it through together and grow as learners and as people.

     

        

Amisha Lindsey