BIOLOGY CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION
2012 - 2013
Mountain Brook Junior High
Dear Mountain Brook 9th graders and Parents,
Welcome to 9th Grade Biology! This promises to be an exciting year at MBJH and I look forward to working with both students and parents. I hope that you all have had a wonderful summer and are ready to begin your freshman year in high school. To ensure that we get off to a great start, I have outlined the classroom expectations and grading policies below.
Respect everyone all the time.
To excel in Biology, it is important that students keep their materials organized in a binder. Biology binders can be organized in any method that you choose. Many students organize binders by topic such as the Biochemistry Unit or the Photosynthesis Unit. Others choose to organize by having a section for warm – ups, notes, labs, and daily work.
· Written Tests: A quiz or unit test will be given after each chapter or unit is completed.
· Labs: Biology is a laboratory science. We will spend much of our class time performing labs in order to further explore biological concepts.
· Homework: An assignment to be done outside of class will be given 2 or 3 times a week. The purpose of homework is to review the concepts gone over in class or to extend these concepts. It is not busy work!! To be successful in Biology, students must spend time, outside of class, completing homework assignments.
Tests and Quizes – 50%
Labs – 25%
Daily Work – 25%
Tests and Quizes – 65%
Labs – 25%
Daily Work – 10%