Welcome to Chemistry
With Ms. Mikolajewski
What Will We Study?
Below is a lineup of topics we will study in Chemistry this year:
1st semester 2nd semester
Lab Safety/ Matter: Properties and Changes Precipitation & Redox Reactions
Atomic History/Nuclear The Mole
Dimensional Analysis, Sci. Notation, Sig. Fig. Stoichiometry
Electromagnetic Spectrum Gases
Electron Configuration Solutions
Periodic Table & Elements Acids and Bases
Naming Ionic & Covalent Compounds Thermodynamics
Covalent Bonding Equilibrium & Reaction Rates
Balancing Chemical Equations Organic/Projects
What are the minimum supplies I personally need for class?
Scientific calculator (you can find in at Walmart or Target for around $12)
Binder Notebook Paper
What supplies do I need to bring for our class to use?
(Pick at least one item from each of the following three groups for all to share.) Any and all such items are greatly appreciated by everyone in the class.
Pack of construction paper
Ream of copy paper
Dry erase markers
Hand sanitizerClorox/Lysol Wipes
Pack of Kleenex
How Will I Be Graded?
You may use the following information to calculate your grade at any time during the nine weeks.
Ø Daily Grades (Formative Assessments: labs, quizzes à 40%
Ø Major Grades (Summative Assessments): exams, projects, à 60%
The retest policy will comply with the official Atascocita High School retest policy. This policy states that students may choose to reassess one summative assessment per 9 week period. The original assessment and reassessment grades will be averaged regardless of the second test score. Reassessment may not be available for the last summative assessment of a grading period due to time constraints. Students may be reassessed on the objective(s) they missed and in the modality the teacher selects, i.e., a different test, oral defense, written modes, explanations, demonstrations, etc. If students want an opportunity to be reassessed on a summative assessment, students must:
1. Attend at least 1 tutorial session on the non-mastered material.
2. Make corrections to the original assessment and discuss the assessment with the teacher during tutorials.
3. Complete all missing assignments pertaining to the unit they want to reassess. Late work policy will apply.
4. Complete the reassessment form requiring both teacher and parent signatures
Class worksheets are a tool for practicing a skill or to help learn a particular topic. Class work will be checked, and sometimes graded. However, class work is necessary for your success on quizzes and tests and will be required prior to any reassessment.
Obey all rules according to Student Handbook. Engage your brain. Bring all necessary materials with you to class and take them with you when you leave. Use a school appropriate voice (level and language). Purses and backpacks must be off the desks and laps. Clean up after yourself (recycle when appropriate).
Electronic Devices in the Classroom:
My class is defaulted to a Red Zone, which means that the use of any electronic device is not permitted. The use of an electronic device in the Red Zone will result in a referral to the office, and any consequences they see fit to administer. On the rare occasion that I allow the use of electronic devices, I will make an announcement and there will be a sign at the front of the room declaring it a Green Zone. This is the only time that students are allowed to have electronic devices out. The use of any electronic device during testing will result in a score of zero for the test (which cannot be reassessed), and a referral to the office.
The study of chemistry requires more comprehension than memorization, and will challenge you to think in new ways. Waiting until the night before the test to start studying is not a good idea. Try to study a little every day.
During each nine week period, you will have at least 4 summative grades. Because major grades are 60% of your total 9 weeks average, each project or exam is crucial to your nine week average. Take tests and projects seriously. If you follow directions and put an honest effort, you should be fine. The semester exams are 20% of the total semester grade so keeping your notes, assignments and quizzes will help for studying.
Make Up Work:
It is your responsibility to keep up with any missed work. District policy allows one class day of make-up for each day missed. Assignments due on the date of the absence are due on the day of return. Tests missed on the day of the absence must be taken the day you return. If this is not possible a different version of the test will be given.
*A word of Advice: If you are sick and will be out several days in a row, you may have parents call the office to arrange pick up of work from your teachers.
Extra Time/Extra Help:
Mrs. Mikolajewski will be available for additional student assistance every Tuesday from: 2:45-3:30 and on Thursday mornings from 8:45-9:15. Tutoring with other teachers is also available on other days; the schedule will be posted in my room and on my website.
Please check my website for power points, reviews or other helpful links. I also post upcoming due dates, quiz and test dates to the calendar.
Contact Information: E-mail address- Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
School phone #- 281-641-7687
School website- https://www.humbleisd.net/Domain/5462