Welcome to Biology Class!
I’m so excited to get back to a “normal” classroom. I’m excited to get back to hands-on labs. I’m excited to watch games in-person. But I’m most excited about working to make biology fun, interesting and relevant!
Check back often for updates and reminders. You may also get information about my class from the Remind app. This is a requirement for students and a suggestion for parents. See the instructions below for joining the Remind Class for the class you are enrolled in.
Bartlett City Schools
Biology I Honors
Instructor: Mrs. Parker
This will be unlike any class you’ve taken so far. Biology is very demanding, fast-paced and intense. The topics are challenging, and for most people require a big investment in time and thought. Enrolling in Biology means that you are ready to undertake the challenge of learning new study habits as well as new ideas. The learning curve in the first few months will be steep but well worth the climb. With respect and open minds, we will delve into interesting class discussions that will challenge your mind as well as your personal beliefs. In order to maintain a well-balanced year, carefully examine your academic load and outside activities. Your success in and enjoyment of this class will directly reflect the amount of energy and dedication you invest. Many of you are used to earning A’s on tests with very little study time involved. The end of “easy A’s” may be the toughest adjustment for you. Together with a lot of hard work we can all have a fun and successful year in Biology. I am excited to have you in my class and look forward to us learning together!
Communication is vital to the success of all students. ALL STUDENTS will be expected to check their Remind, Canvas and Bartlett issued email every day for information regarding assignments and/or other class information. Failure to do so will result in students missing assignments, instructions, or question and answer sessions to clear up misunderstandings.
As of now, you will be utilizing your Bartlett student email (please check it every day), the Remind app/website (you can access from your computer—please see instructions for joining Remind at the end of this syllabus), and the 3-4 following websites.
- Pearson: Biology Book
- Arthur: Miller and Levine
- username is your first name and your PowerSchool ID (ex: Bob54321), and your password is Bartlett21
Course Topics and Percentage Goals:
Projects (includes lab work): 20%
Students are required to complete lab(s) set forth by State of TN. Students are expected to read each lab carefully before coming to the laboratory and are responsible for following all correct laboratory and safety procedures
There will be different projects throughout the semester(s) that may require students to use Keynote, iMovie, or office/apple programs.
90 -100 A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
65 - 69 D
0 - 64 F
Students are allowed to redo assignments to show mastery of an objective if it is appropriate for the standard being taught. The student will need to make arrangements with the teacher to redo assignments after school or during their teacher’s office hours. The student is responsible for making and keeping those arrangements.
I expect that when working in groups, parts of your projects in group work will be the same. But conclusions of your projects and any written essays or reports must be original. The effort you put into cheating/copying can be put into learning the material. Scores will be divided by how many people do the same work. Parents will be called on the first offense.
Disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. I have very high expectations of you and low tolerance for time wasted on behavior issues. All school handbook policies will be enforced.
Please feel free to let me know if you need extra help and I will make appropriate arrangements. Please request additional help via email or in person stating what topics you would like me to review.
Course Curriculum Order (in alignment with Biology Book):
Unit 1: The Nature of Life
Unit 2: Cells
Unit 3: Genetics
Unit 4: Evolution
Unit 5: Ecology
- Notebook paper (college or wide width)
- Fully charged laptop each day!
- $10 lab fee
Additional supplies are always welcome and greatly appreciated!! If you would like to bring some supplies, the following are what we use the most:
- Hand sanitizer
- Clorox wipes
This is an Amazon link to my class supplies! This is not a requirement, simply there for those who would like to help out:
Instructor’s Daily Schedule:
1st period (7:00am-8:00am): PLANNING PERIOD
2nd period (8:05am-9:00am): Biology I Honors
3rd period (9:05am-10:00am): Biology I Honors
4th period (10:05am-12:00am): Biology I Honors
- A Lunch: 10:05-10:30am
- B Lunch: 10:35-11:00am
- C Lunch: 11:05-11:30am
- D Lunch: 11:35-12:00am
5th period (12:05pm-1:00pm): Biology I Honors
6th period (1:05pm-2:00pm): Biology I Honors
text @Kparkersm to the number 81010
You will receive a welcome text from Remind.
If anyone has trouble with 81010, they can try texting @kparkersm to (901) 881-9470.