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Figura - 8th Grade Honors Biology Message

Sent May 15th 2015

I am happy to announce that 97% of our Honors Biology students passed the ECA with 1 student earning a perfect score!!! During class today (if they are not on the field trip) I will let your child know his/her exact score and if this is considered pass or pass plus. For those who did not pass, I have already had a private conversation with them and emailed their parents separately. Have a great weekend!! Sherry Figura ...

Figura - 8th Grade Honors Biology Message

Sent April 20th 2015

Dear Parent, I apologize for yet another email, but i want to keep you as informed as possible. I learned this morning that I must give a practice test prior to the actual ECA. This practice test "unlocks" the actual test for each student. I was concerned about losing another day to review so I asked Ms. Luessow if we could move the ECA to Thursday and she graciously agreed. This means that we will take the practice test on Tuesday, have an additional day to review on Wednesday and then take the actual ECA ...

Figura - 8th Grade Honors Biology Message

Sent April 20th 2015

Dear Parent, This Wednesday your child will be taking the Biology End of Course Assessment. This test is 55 minutes long and will be 10% of his/her final grade. In our first year of Honors Biology at FCV, we had 98% of our students pass. I am hoping for 100% this year. On Tuesday, we will be taking the Biology practice test provided to us by the state. This practice test MUST be completed prior to taking the actual ECA. Please make every effort to have your child here and on time for the next two days. Finally, I w...

Figura - 8th Grade Honors Biology Message

Sent April 20th 2015

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Figura - 8th Grade Honors Biology Message

Sent April 14th 2015

This week in Honors Biology... The Ecology portfolio is due at the beginning of class on Thursday. Students will be allowed to use it on their Ecology quiz on Thursday. Friday we will begin specific review for the Biology ECA which will take place on Wednesday, April 22nd. We will continue the review on Monday and Tuesday of next week. I have also placed additional review assignments on the Canvas Calendar on Saturday, April 18th. Thank you for your partnership! Sherry Figura ...

Figura - 8th Grade Honors Biology Message

Sent April 7th 2015

Welcome back! Our Biology ECA test date has been set for April 22nd. Review sheets will be placed on Canvas as we move through the next 2 weeks. This week in H biology... Monday - Begin taxonomy activity Ask you child to list the taxon or levels of classification from largest to smallest. Tuesday - Complete taxonomy activity, HW if not done in class Ask you child to show you how to use a dichotomous key. Wednesday - Ecology Portfolio work Ask your child to describe the different biomes to you. Thursday - Ecology ...

Figura - 8th Grade Honors Biology Message

Sent March 23rd 2015

This week in Honors Biology If you are leaving for spring break before Thursday’s test, please make arrangements to have your child take the test BEFORE you leave. Monday Complete speciation and types of evolution notes Ask your child to explain the truth behind shar-pei dogs Tuesday Discuss speciation and types of evolution notes Discuss review sheet Please help your child review for tomorrow’s test Wednesday Evolution part 1 test Please help your child review for tomorrow’s test Thursday Evolution part 2 test Fri...

Figura - 8th Grade Honors Biology Message

Sent March 6th 2015

I have placed an extra credit opportunity on the Canvas calendar for the Honors Bio kids. In order to be eligible your child must have ALL required work turned in. Have a great weekend! Sherry Figura ...

Figura - 8th Grade Honors Biology Message

Sent March 4th 2015

Dear Parent, The end of the 3rd nine weeks is next Friday, March 13th. Please make note of the important dates below. Thursday (3/5) Review Friday Perfect Cow assignment due Genetics Test part 1 HW - Myths about evolution assignment on Canvas due Tuesday Monday Genetics Test Part 2 Tuesday Discuss myths about evolution Complete "All in the Family" activity Wednesday Creating a cladogram Thursday Cladogram activity HW - Darwin evolution part 3 notes due Monday Friday Bird beak lab END OF NINE WEEKS ...

Figura - 8th Grade Honors Biology Message

Sent February 26th 2015

Dear Parent, Your child was given a pedigree assignment towards the end of class today. Many students (especially 6th period) rushed to get it done and did it incorrectly. The assignment is an application of several different skills they have been taught. Please encourage your child to read for detail and check his/her work. Thank you for your partnership! Sherry Figura ...

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