Welcome to the world of biology. I hope that your
experience will be a great one. In my classroom, we will be covering different
aspects of biology. This will include: ecology, evolution, genetics, anatomy
and physiology, biochemistry and laboratory techniques. The following are rules
and requirements for my Regents Biology course.
and Study: Homework will be given every night. It will be posted
each day on the smart board every day. Additionally, it will be posted on
e-chalk. It is due the next day unless otherwise stated. Homework will not be
accepted late unless with a valid excuse. Additionally, students are to review
their notes each day.
Notes will be taken on a daily basis. It is very important that your notes are
organized. Your binder will be constantly monitored to ensure that you are
organized and taking proper notes. Additionally, handouts should be placed in
proper order to accompany your notes.
SAFETY!!! SAFETY!!! SAFETY!!! You must listen very
carefully to instructions during lab. This ensures your safety and the safety
of others. All labs are due immediately following the lab unless otherwise
stated. There are 22 required labs; however, we will be doing a lot more. They will
not be given back to you because they are property of New York State and must
remain in school.
help: It is your responsibility to get extra help if you
feel you need it. I am available each day before school from 7:30- 8:00 a.m.
After school, I am available on Wednesdays. Students seeking extra help after
school MUST be in my classroom at 2:35 p.m. Extra help is giving in Room 418.
If you are absent, you must contact a classmate or e-chalk to get your
assignment. You are responsible to gather any missed notes. If you are absent
for a lab, you must stay after school to make it up immediately.
policy: You must be on time and prepared. Lateness will
result in after school detention. If you have a valid excuse, see me after
and Tests: Quizzes will be given at least once or twice a week.
The material will be taken from my lectures, textbook and from homework. This
will help prepare the students for their tests. Tests will be given on a
regular basis. You will be given notice 3-4 days prior to exam. There will be a
midterm in January and the New York
State Living Regents at the end of June.
Rules: “Be safe, be
responsible, and be respectful”. Failure to follow these
classroom rules will result in after school detention.
3-ring binder, 1 folder, textbook, blue and black ink
pens, and #2 pencils for exams and labs.
I am looking forward to share my knowledge and
experiences with you. I know that this will be a great year for all of us.