Zoology, 3rd and 4th blocks, Fall ’18

Monday, 12/10  We are whizzing through our last few units. Tonight the online frog dissection lab is due by 11:59 tonight. We are working on Unit 7, Fish and Amphibians, then Unit 8 on Reptiles and Lizards, and finally unit 9 on Mammals and other Chordates. Next week is our last week of the semester, so study hard and get that work done!

Monday, 12/3  Unit 5 summative online test on Mollusks and Echinoderms will close tonight at 11:59 pm. Unit 6 summative test on Arthropods is now open and will close this Thursday night at 11:59 pm. Unit 7 will cover Fish and Amphibians, then we have Unit 8 on Reptiles and Lizards, and finally unit 9 on Mammals and other Chordates. Hold on to your hats, we have 13 days left until finals.

Monday, 11/26  Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! I hope you had a great and relaxing time. We continue on our Unit 5 on Mollusks and Echinoderms. Towards the end of the week, thee will be a special extra credit opportunity that is online on Schoology. This grade will take the place of the lowest assignment grade that you have had this semester. It will be open from Thursday morning the 29th and will close at 11:59 Friday night the 30th. Also, our unit 5 summative test on Mollusks and Echinoderms is online on Schoology and will close next Monday the 3rd at 11:59 pm.

Monday, November 12  We are in Unit 4 covering Worms! Our final assessment is due today via Schoology. We will then start Unit 5 tomorrow. It will cover Mollusks and  Echinoderms. We are working on our notes packets from our textbook and we have our coloring packet due this Friday the 16th. At the end of this week, we have a whole week off! Happy Turkey Day to you all!

Monday, November 5  We will continue on our section of segmented worms in our unit 4 of worms. Expect a unit test later this week.

Monday, October 29  We are continuing our unit on Worms which include flatworms, roundworms, and segmented worms. We will have a vocabulary quiz over the flatworm vocabulary today and start on our roundworm section of the unit. Grades will be submitted this Wednesday the 31st, so if you have make up work and want it reflected on this progress report, please submit it asap. We will start our section of segmented worms in our unit 4 on worms.

Monday, October 15  We start our week with a quiz over Cnidarians today. Make sure to keep up with your journal entries daily as it’s an easy A if you do this simple task and this should be helping your grade. We will be doing a summative project instead of a test to end up our unit on Porifera and Cnidarians. We will have some time in class to work on this, but you will be expected to do some of the work out of class. All information is in our Schoology account under unit 3 summative assessment. We will next cover Worms in our next unit.

Monday, October 8  We start with another section of unit 3 which covers Cnidarians today which include jellys (used to be called jellyfish), sea anemones, and corals. Make sure to keep up with your notes as this is the main place we get our test and quiz questions from.

Monday, October 1  I hope you had a great week off! We will start unit 3 today which will cover mammals. We will have a quiz this Friday, October 5th which will cover sponges. Be sure to know all of its parts.

Monday, September 17  We will have a quiz tomorrow, Tuesday the 18th, cover part of our unit on Classification. We will have our unit test on this Friday the 21st.

Monday, September 10  We will retake the quiz on Evolution that we took last Thursday as the class, as a whole, did not do well. We will then continue with our Evolution unit. Grades go in on this Wednesday the 12th, so make sure that you get all of your work in before that.

Tuesday, September 4  We will do a geologic time period lab today and possibly tomorrow. Thursday we will have a quiz covering our evolution material that we have had so far in Unit 3.

Monday, 8/27/18  Today we start on our Classification and Organization unit. This is our third unit of our Zoology class. There are ten units total.

Monday, 8/20/18  We will continue with our unit on Ecology. Today we will learn about the words utilized in describing different areas of animal bodies. Tomorrow we will have a lab on this, and Wednesday we will have a quiz covering these new terms. Thursday we will review for Friday’s unit 1 test covering Evolution.

Monday, 8/13/18  We will test over the basics of Biology this Tuesday the 14th, then we will start on our first Zoology unit which will be on Ecology.

Monday, 8/6/18  We will start reviewing the basics of Biology this week. Expect an assessment next Tuesday the 14th.

Wednesday, 8/1/18  Welcome to another wonderful school year! We look forward to learning many new and interesting things together this year. For most of you, this will be your last year of high school, then on to bigger things!

 

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Environmental Science, 1st block, Fall ’18

Monday, 12/10  Tomorrow we will have our quiz on our Energy unit and Friday will be our Unit test. Don’t forget, all of our make up work needs to be turned on by this Wednesday the 12th! Next week is our last week of the semester, so study hard and get that work done!

Monday, 12/3  We have a unit 5 Pollution test today. We will then start on our next unit which is unit 6 on Energy. This will be our last unit. We will quiz on it on Tuesday the 11th and the test will be on Friday the 14th. After that will be finals!

Monday, 11/26  Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! I hope you had a great and relaxing time. Today, we continue with our Unit 5 on Pollution. Our next quiz will be this Wednesday the 28th. Thursday we will receive our Unit 5 study guide for the unit test, Friday will be our review day, and Monday, December 3rd will be test day.

Monday, November 12  We are in Unit 5 covering Pollution. Expect a quiz this coming Thursday covering the vocabulary. At the end of this week, we have a whole week off! Happy Turkey Day to you all!

Monday, November 5  We will start our new unit # 5 covering Pollution. Expect a quiz covering these terms this week.

Monday, October 29  We are continuing in our unit 4 on Populations and Biodiversity. We will have a quiz this Tuesday, October 30th covering the information in the Biodiversity section of our unit. Grades will be submitted this Wednesday the 31st, so if you have make up work and want it reflected on this progress report, please submit it asap. We will have a test covering Unit 4 this Friday, 11/2. We will start on our Unit 5 on Pollution vocabulary that day.

Monday, October 22  We are continuing unit 4 on Biodiversity and Populations. Our part two of the coral reef project, the modeling part, is due this Thursday the 25th.

Monday, October 15  We are now onto our next unit 4 on Biodiversity and Populations. A number of you have not turned in your research paper. Make sure you get this in asap as it counts as a zero and can really bring your grade down. We will be having a quiz over the definitions of our Populations unit; the quiz will be this Friday.

Monday, October 8  We will have our Biome unit test tomorrow, Tuesday the 9th. Please make sure you have your study guide filled out, so if you have any questions, you can ask us before the test. Wednesday we will start Unit 4 on Populations.

Monday, October 1  I hope you had a great week off! We will continue with our unit on aquatic biomes. Expect a quiz this Wednesday the 3rd covering Biomes.

Monday, September 17  We will have a quiz today over part of our unit on biomes and then we will continue with our biome unit.

Monday, September 10  We will continue on our unit on Biomes. Grades go in on this Wednesday the 12th, so make sure that you get all of your work in before that.

Tuesday, September 4  We will review today and have our unit 2 test tomorrow, Wednesday the 5th. We will then start on Unit 3 which will cover Ecology and Biomes.

Monday, 8/27/18  We continue with our Energy Cycling unit. We will quiz over this material this coming Friday.

Monday, 8/20/18  We will continue with our Energy Cycling unit. Be prepared to learn some great things about the world around you!

Monday, 8/13/18  We will continue with the basics of what is Environmental Science. We will quiz over this material next week on Tuesday the 14th and have our test on Thursday the 16th. We will then start on our Energy Cycling unit.

Monday, 8/6/18  This week we start on the basics of what is Environmental Science. We will quiz over this material next week on Tuesday the 14th and have our test on Thursday the 16th.

Wednesday, 8/1/18  Welcome to another wonderful school year! We look forward to learning many new and interesting things together this year. And welcome to Wheeler High School!

 

World History, 3rd block, Spring 2018

5/14/18  We will finish out our semester with after WW II and the Cold War.

5/7/18  We are covering out unit on World War I. Expect a pop quiz at any time.

4/30/18  For the next two weeks, there will be major disruptions to the school day as End of Course testing will be taking place. We will test Wednesday over the Industrial Revolution and then we will start on World War I.

4/23/18  We start our section on the Mesoamerica and South American revolutions. We will continue with our Napoleon  Web Quest and will start a South American Web Quest today.

4/16/18  We are still on our Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment unit. We will test this week.

4/9/18  We start our unit 8 which covers the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the Revolutions.

3/26/18  We continue with our mini unit 7 on Feudal Japan, India, and China. This mini unit will culminate with a project, a booklet of terms and pictures which will be due the first thing Wednesday, 3/28. We will then work on another project for the rest of the week. When we come back from break, we will start unit 8 which will cover the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the Revolutions.

3/19/18  We continue with unit 6 covering American Civilizations and the Age of Exploration and will have the unit test on Wednesday. We will then start a mini unit covering Feudal Japan, India, and China.

3/12/18  We continue with Unit 6 which covers the American Civilizations and the Age of Exploration.

3/5/18  We will have our second half of our Unit 5 test. The Reformation test will be this Wednesday the 7th. We will then start Unit 6 which covers the American Civilizations and the Age of Exploration.

2/26/18  I hope you all had a great week off. We are on Unit 5, The RenRef unit. That stands for the Renaissance and the Reformation, two very exciting times in history. We will have the first half of our test later this week, It will cover the Renaissance.

2/12/18  We will be having our Unit 4 test covering the Middle Ages this Thursday the 15th. Next week we’re off, yea!

2/5/18  We continue with our unit 3 covering the Byzantines, Mongols, Russia, Africa, and Islam. Our unit 3 test will be this Wednesday the 7th. We will then start on unit 4 covering Medieval Europe.

1/29/18  We continue with our unit 2 covering Ancient Greece and Rome. We will have a test Tuesday covering this material. We will then start on our unit 3 covering the Byzantines, Mongols, Russia, Africa, and Islam.

1/22/18 We continue with our Unit 2 on Ancient Greece and Rome.

1/16/18  The week that wasn’t. We had MLK day on Monday, one day of school, then three snow days. On Tuesday we started on Unit 2 which covers Ancient Greece and Rome.

1/9/18  Nice to have had a three day weekend so soon in the semester and we have another one next week as well. We continue with the beginning of recorded history and the ancient civilizations. Our first test will be this coming Friday the 12th. It will cover Unit 1.

1/4/18  Welcome back! Hope you had a great break. We will start out with the beginning of recorded history and the ancient civilizations.

9th Literature & Composition, 2nd block, Spring 2018

5/14/18  We continue with Romeo and Juliet and with our R and J packet.

5/7/18  We will continue with Romeo and Juliet and working in our R and J packet. please don’t lose this important packet as, if completed, will add extra points to your R and J test at the end of the unit. Also, we expect you to hang onto them as we wont be replacing them if you lose yours.

4/30/18  For the next two weeks, there will be major disruptions to the school day as End of Course testing will be taking place. The EOC test will be Monday through Wednesday of this week. You will already have been notified of the times and locations. Thursday we will cover the Prologue to Romeo and Juliet and Thursday we will start Act 1.

4/23/18  We will be starting “Romeo and Juliet” today as well as reviewing for the End of Course Test (EOCT) which will be coming up the beginning of next week and will last three days. We recommend that you start with the essay on the day that it is assigned and not leave it to the end of the testing for that day.

4/16/18  Our “Where I’m From” poem is due this Tuesday the 17th. Our poetry unit test is this Thursday the 19th.

4/9/18  We will continue to prep for our EOC and we will start our unit on Poetry. We will start with a poem by Emily Dickinson called, “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” We will have our unit 7 vocabulary quiz on Wednesday.

3/26/18  We will finish our unit on the short story and have a test this coming Tuesday. We will then do some preparing for our upcoming EOC test.

3/19/18  We continue in our unit 2 on literary terms. There will be a unit test next week. Tuesday we will have our unit 6 vocabulary quiz and we will read “The Cask of Amontillado” as well. We will have a short quiz over it on Wednesday.

3/12/18  We start unit 2, the Short Story and start unit 6 in vocabulary.

3/5/18  We will have our Unit 1 test this coming Wednesday the 7th. We will then quiz over Unit 5 vocabulary on Thursday the 8th. Ms. Nelson will be back in town on Friday the 9th. We will then start unit 2, the Short Story.

2/26/18  I hope you all had a great week off. We start unit 5 of vocabulary this week as well as continuing on our persuasive essay. We will be in the writing lab Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

2/12/18  We are doing unit 4 for our vocabulary this week and working on the beginnings of a persuasive essay. Next week we’re off, yea!

2/5/18  We continue with Unit 3 for vocabulary and with our work out of our Springboard textbook.

1/29/18  We continue with Unit 2 vocabulary and with our readings out of our Springboard textbook. We will do a RAFT writing and we will be in the computer lab on Friday to type it up. We will continue to work on our English terms as well.

1/22/18  We continue with unit 1 vocabulary. The test will be on Wednesday the 24th. We will start on Unit 2 on Thursday. We also are continuing with our literary terms and we will start some reading in our Springboard textbook.

1/16/18  The week that wasn’t. We had MLK day on Monday, one day of school, then three snow days. On Tuesday we worked on our unit 1 vocabulary and on our notes for our literary terms.

1/9/18  Nice to have had a three day weekend so soon in the semester and we have another one next week as well. We start on sentence structure and types of sentences as well as making claims and citing evidence.

1/4/18  Welcome back! Hope you had a great break. We will start out with a review of basic writing to get us ready to take on 9th Lit!

Zoology, 1st block, Spring 2018

5/14/18  We will do our SLO tomorrow during class. We’re just abut done, or will be in three days!

5/7/18  We will have a quiz over Cnidarians (Jellies and Anemones) and Porifera (Sponges) this Friday the 11th. The jellyfish coloring packets are due on Monday the 14th and our Student Learning Objectives Test (SLO) will be next Tuesday the 15th. The last day for class for seniors will be Wednesday the 16th.

4/30/18  For the next two weeks, there will be major disruptions to the school day as End of Course testing will be taking place. We will start out unit on Annelids. Mr. Lindsay will be out on Thursday the 4th. The worm coloring packet is due Monday the 7th.

4/23/18  We will have an Echinoderm test this coming Thursday.

4/16/18  We will have an Arthropod quiz this Tuesday.

4/9/18  We continue our unit on Arthropods. We will have a quiz on Wednesday and we will also start a crayfish lab on that day as well. We will finish the lab on Thursday.

3/26/18  We will have a test this coming Wednesday covering our unit on Fish and Amphibians. We will then start on our unit on Arthropods.

3/19/18  We continue in our unit on amphibians. There will be a test upcoming.

3/12/18  The Bird quiz will now be tomorrow, Tuesday, then we will start our unit on Amphibians.

3/5/18  We will have a quiz today over Reptiles. We will then start our sub unit on Birds. The video on the Dinosaur Bird will be posted on Schoology. There is an accompanying question sheet that you can get in class. There will be a quiz next Monday the 12th covering Birds. We will then move onto Amphibians.

2/26/18  I hope you all had a great week off. We are now on unit 4, Reptiles and Birds. We will do a lab dissection of a rat on Wednesday and Thursday.

2/12/18  We are working on our unit 3 mammal unit projects this week and have some time scheduled for the media center. This project, which is in lieu of an unit test, will be due on Thursday, 2/15. We are also doing a lab dissection this week. Then we have one week off, yea!

2/5/18  We have an unit 2 test today covering Evolution and Classification. we will then go on to our unit on Mammals.

1/29/18  We continue unit 2 covering the area of Evolution.

1/22/18  We will have our Ecology review test this Wednesday the 24th. Then Thursday we will start on our second unit which will cover Evolution.

1/16/18  The week that wasn’t. We had MLK day on Monday, one day of school, then three snow days. On Tuesday we did a worksheet on Populations.

1/9/18  Nice to have had a three day weekend so soon in the semester and we have another one next week as well. We start on organization of the animal kingdom this week.

1/4/18  Welcome back! Hope you had a great break. We will start out with a review of lab safety procedures and of Biology to get us ready to take on Zoology.

 

Zoology, Fall ’17, 4th Block

Monday, 12/18 Last day of class

Monday, 12/11  Our final will be the student learning Objective test and will take place on Monday, 12/11. Our last day of class will be utilized to make up any missing work.

Monday, 12/4  The Arthropod test has been extended until 12 midnight this Wednesday the 6th. If you had a glitch or worse, you forgot, please take this opportunity to take this online test. This week we are working on our Amphibian unit.

Monday, 11/27  This week we will do an online Arthropods test. It will be online until Friday, December 1st. This test will be available by Tuesday, 11/28 and further instructions will be given in class. Also this week, we will start on Unit 8 on Fish and Amphibians.

Monday, 11/13  This week we will continue our Unit 7 on Arthropods.

Monday, 11/6  We will test today on our unit on Mollusks and Echinoderms. We will then start our next unit which will be on Arthropods.

Monday, 10/30  We continue on our unit on Mollusks and Echinoderms.

Monday, 10/23  We will have our test on Worms today and then we will start our unit on Mollusks and Echinoderms. Ms. Matthys will be out from Wednesday, 10/25 to Friday, 10/27.

Monday, 10/16  We continue on Unit 5 on Worms. Out quiz from last Friday was postponed until today. It will cover flatworms and roundworms.

Monday, 10/9  We continue on our Unit 5 on Worms. We will have a quiz this Friday the 13th on Flatworms and Roundworms.

Monday, 10/2  We continue on our Unit 4 on Porifera and Cnidarians. We will test tomorrow on this unit. Wednesday we will start Unit 5 on Worms.

Monday, 9/18  We will continue in our unit on Porifera and Cnidarians. The unit test will be on Friday, 9/22 which is the Friday before our break. Remember, no school from Saturday the 23rd to Sunday, October 1st.

Wednesday, 9/13  We will continue in our unit on Porifera and Cnidarians. There will be a quiz this Friday. Our unit test will be the Friday, 9/22 which is the Friday before our break.

Tuesday, 9/5     We will continue in our unit in Classification and Organization of Animals in chapter 7 this week and we will test over this material this Wednesday as well. We will then start on our unit on Porifera and Cnidarians in chapter 9 in our textbooks.

Monday, 8/28     We are continuing in our unit in Classification and Organization of Animals in chapter 7 in our textbooks this week. Next week we have a test covering this material.

Monday, 8/21     We continue Ecology and Evolution in Chapters 1, 4, 5, and 6 and start Classification and Organization in Chapter 7 this week.

Monday, 8/14     The students continue presenting their Biology review materials along with their guided notes. We will review and we will test tomorrow (Tuesday the 15th) over the Biology review coursework. Wednesday the 16th we will do test remediation if need be. Thursday we will start our unit on Ecology and Evolution covering Chapters 1, 4, 5, and 6 in the textbook.

Monday, 8/7     The students have been assigned groups and will work this week on an assigned topic in Biology which they will then present to the class along with a PowerPoint. We will begin presenting Friday, 8/11 and continue next week on Monday the 14th. We will take a test over the student presented material on Tuesday the 15th.

Monday, 7/31     Welcome back to another fabulous school year at wonderful Wheeler High School! We will start our class by reviewing some principles of Biology which is the foundation of Zoology.

 

World History, Fall ’17, 1st and 2nd Blocks

Monday, 12/18 Last day of class

Monday, 12/11  We are working on Unit 11, Post WW II. This unit test will be included in the final which will be on Tuesday, 12/19. Study as this final counts as 10% of your total class grade.

Monday, 12/4  We are on Unit 10 and we will be testing on this unit on Thursday, 12/7. Some of the information we will be testing on will be the bombing of Pearl Harbor and we will be testing on Pearl Harbor Day, a date that will live in infamy.

Monday, 11/27  We are on Unit 10, The Time between the Wars and WW II. We will test next week on this unit.

Monday, 11/13  We will test this week over Unit 9 on Industrial Revolution and Imperialism. The test will be this Wednesday the 15th.

Monday, 11/6   We start our unit 9 on Industrialism, Imperialism, and World War I.

Monday, 10/30  We continue our unit 8 on the Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, Revolutions, and Rebellions.

Monday, 10 23  We will continue our Unit 7 on China, Japan, and the Muslim Empires. Ms. Matthys will be out from Wednesday, 10/25 to Friday, 10/27.

Monday, 10/16  We continue Unit 6 on Mesoamerican Civilizations and Explorers. We will redo the Friday quiz today. On Wednesday the 18th, we will have our unit 6 test Mesoamerican Civilizations and Explorers . We will then start Unit 7 on China, Japan, and the Muslim Empires.

Monday, 10/10  We will start Unit 6 on Mesoamerican Civilizations and Explorers. We should be having a short quiz this week covering the beginning of this material. We will have a short quiz this Friday.

Monday, 10/2  We continue Unit 5 on The Renaissance and Reformation. We will have another short test this week to finish off our Unit 5.

Monday, 9/18  We will start Unit 5 on American Civilizations and Explorations. We will have a short test on Wednesday the 20th. Remember, no school from Saturday the 23rd to Sunday, October 1st.

Wednesday, 9/13  We continue with Unit 4 on the Middle Ages. Our test will be this Friday the 15th.

Tuesday, 9/5    We will continue with Unit 4 on the Middle Ages with a middle of the unit quiz on Friday the 8th.

Monday, 8/28     We continue in Unit 3 on the Byzantine and Russian Empires and we will test on Thursday the 31st. On Friday, 9/1, we will start Unit 4 on the Middle Ages.

Monday, 8/21     We start Unit 3 today which is on the Byzantine Empire. Our middle of the Unit 3 quiz will be this Friday the 25th and our Unit 2 test will be next week on Wednesday the 30th.

Monday, 8/14     We continue our Unit 2 on Ancient Greece and Rome. Our mid unit 2 quiz will be on Wednesday the 16th and our Unit 2 test will be this Friday the 18th.

Monday, 8/7     We will have a mid Unit 1 quiz today. Our Unit 1 quiz on Ancient Civilizations will be this Wednesday the 9th. Thursday the 10th we will start Unit 2 on Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Out mid unit 2 quiz will be on Wednesday the 16th and our Unit 2 test will be on Friday the 18th.

Monday, 7/31     Welcome back to a new school year! I’m looking forward to lots of great adventures together! We will start our Unit 1 with Ancient Civilizations. We will have a mid unit quiz next Monday the 7th. Our Unit 1 test will be on Wednesday the 9th.

Blog of Ms. Susanna Matthys, Wheeler High School

Ms. Susanna Matthys

Wheeler High School

375 Holt Road NE

Marietta, Georgia  30068

1st block       8:20 – 10:00         Zoology

Mr. I. Lindsay                            Room 414

2nd block    10:06 – 11:42         9th Literature & Composition

Ms. A. Nelson                             Room 210

3rd block       11:48 – 1:49         World History

Ms. L. Taylor                              Room 141

4th block         1:55 – 3:30         Planning Period

Mr. I. Lindsay                             Room 414

susanna.matthys@cobbk12.org