This is why I teach
I am often asked why I wanted to get into teaching. You are the answer to that question. Dear Students, Thank you so much for allowing me the great pleasure of being a part of your classroom experience. There is truly no greater joy I know than to be apart of each of your lives, to be able to show you some of the wonders of our amazing planet, and hopefully prepare you to think critically both...
Remember to hand in all of your supporting documents and to describe each and every point as laid out in the MFM handout. Tomorrow we will be continuing/finishing the MFM presentations.
Aaaaandddd Back to MFM (my fave microbe)
Don’t forget to hand in any extra material you have for your presentation and your reference list. Check again to make sure you’ve addressed every point laid out in the MFM project as it pertains to you (bacteria, virus, protist). I need any and all supporting documents by FRIDAY! Also, late assignments in by FRIDAY to have them counted towards your mark. Now, get off of the...
Wow! I am blown away again today by the My Fave Microbe presentations! The amount of creativity in the 2 classes is absolutely astounding! More fab preso’s tomorrow!
I’ve been going through my tiwitter feed this afternoon. Lots of neat stuff! Join the conversation (and edu-tainment) here: https://twitter.com/#!/StelmsBio11
What motivates me talk about science? Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. Explain to a man how the fish evolved from an ancient single-celled organism that was the product of dispersed stellar dust that happened to become a rocky planet at a certain distance from an average star that would one day be covered in liquid water and have an atmosphere...
Enjoy your weekend...
…But don’t forget about the My Fave Microbedue on Monday and especially don’t forget if you are presenting!! Have an enjoyable Easter, a lovely Lord’s Evening Meal, Happy Theravadin New Year to the Buddhists, a pleasant Passover, a Happy Hannuman Jayanti, or a lively long weekend!! If I haven’t covered your personal beliefs/festivities over this break, you can let me...
Biology 11: April 4 2012
UNIT TEST TOMORROW!!!Ch 18 Vocab Due Tomorrow! (APRIL 5) On the Unit Test: Ch 17 and 18 are covered. I went over some key highlights in class, so be sure to study hard! Don’t forget about the My Fave Microbe assignments/presentations that will be due before you know it!!! Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor! :)
Biology 11: April 3
Today we looked at protists under a microscope. Please feel free to send me some of the photos you took and I will add them to this website (email@example.com) A Block: Homework: Ch 18 Questions (#16 on Marks Sheet) D Block: Homework: Protist Drawings and Questions (#16 on Marks sheet) Tomorrow is our big review day before the Unit Test plus finishing up protists.
April 2 2012
Homework: Ch 18 Vocabulary for Thursday. Continue to work on your My Fave Microbe Presentations! AND please remember to hand in your missing assignments! UNIT TEST THURSDAY!!
March 30 Biology 11
Homework: QUIZ MONDAY! Bacteria (sect 17-2, 17-3) Complete the notes chart handout for Monday. This will be collected for completion marks. Your bacteria labs were due today, please hand them in ASAP. Report cards will be distributed in mid-April, if you have any missing work, please get it in In other news: Tomorrow (March 31) is Earth Hour!!! Turn off your lights, gaming stations,...
Biology 11: March 29 2012
Bacteria Labs are due tomorrow (March 30) by the end of the day! Our bacteria quiz is on Monday, April 2nd. Great work on the Bacteria labs! I am very impressed with the quality of the cultures and streak plates that were produced! The unit test is worth 100 marks! Study hard! There are 30 multiple choice, 30 matching, 15 marks for short answer and 25 marks for long answer questions. We will...
My Favorite Microbe Presentation Schedule D block
April 10 1. Nic and Jordan – West Nile Virus 2. Kyle Cain – Influenza 3. Mazie – Anthrax 4. Sean – Shingles 5. Scott and Manni – Syphilis 6. Jonathan – Small Pox April 11 1. Demi – H. Pylori 2. Hunter and Allison – HPV 3. Lauren – Botulism 4. Brandon and Ben – Z- Virus 5. Justin – Tuberculosis 6. Cody — Rabies April 12 1. ...
My Favorite Microbe Presentation Schedule...
April 10 1. Ashley – E. Coli 2. Daya – Tetanus 3. Travis – Anthrax 4. Paige – Typhoid April 11 1. Pardeep – Ebola 2. Tanelle – HIV 3. Michelle – Spanish Flu 4. Brianna – TB 5. Alba – Salmonella April 12 1. Michah – Chicken Pox 2. Jill – Streptococci 3. Amber – Meningitis 4. Lexie and Elysha – Scarlet Fever 5. ...
Biology 11 March 27 2011
Today we went through a Bacteria Lab that included inoculating sterile plates with a bacterial culture (or 3!). We will be reviewing the results of this on Thursday. Please keep the lab and all of the work you have been doing in a safe place so that we can easily turn back to it Thursday! Tomorrow we are in the library for our FINAL my favorite microbe day. This is it folks! I have been looking...
Biology 11: March 26 2012
Tomorrow is our first Bacteria Plating Lab day! Do NOT bring food or drink to class! None of the bacteria are pathogenic but for ease of mind it is a good idea to leave your water in your locker. Questions 2, 4, 5 and 6 (p 372 sect 17-2)will be discussed in class tomorrow before we start plating bacteria.
Continue to work on your My Fave Microbe. These will be due in mid-April (about 3 weeks from now). We won’t have much time left in the labs, so be cognizant of the time you MUST put into this project. I suspect it will take a total amount of 10-15 hours outside of class time to create a really stellar project. I understand that many of you are leaving for break so there really isn’t...
Spring Break!!! (this is a long post, but worth...
Wow! It’s spring break already! I hope that you all have a refreshing and relaxing break and that you will make good choices and have responsible fun! If you happen to stumble upon any interesting science-related content: videos, articles, posts, etc please share them here (Tumblr) or on twitter (@stelmsbio11). I can track your science posts if you hashtag it with #Sci4Stelms. Spring break...
Biology 11 March 13 2012
VIRUS QUIZ THURSDAY!!!!!! #studyhard! homework below A block: The MFM projects look great so far! I am so lucky to have such a creative bunch! Your homework is to continue work on this and have a progress report in by the first day back from spring break. D block: I hope you enjoyed the HIV simulation lab, this worksheet is due Thursday. We will be continuing our MFM projects Friday. To...
I hope you all had an enjoyable day back in the classroom! Make sure you have your Intro to the My Favorite Microbe project in. You can email me your document if you haven’t yet handed it in at LStelmaschuk@sd57.bc.ca. I would like everyone’s Intro in for Monday! Have a safe weekend, and I will be seeing you all on Monday!
Because I have just posted a bunch of new stuff this is just a reminder that 1, 2, 5 and 6 off of the new microbio marks sheet plus reading Ch 16 and 17 are to be completed for Thursday!
My Favorite Microbe (options)
Bacteria: Lactobacillus H. Pylori Streptococci (Strep throat) Streptococcal pharyngitis Pneumonia Streptococcus pneumoniae Bronchitis Chlamydophila pneumoniae Flesh Eating (Necrotizing fasciitis) Staphylococcus aureus Botulism (Food Poisoning) Clostridium botulinum E.Coli (Food Poisoning) Escherichia coli Tuberculosis (TB)...
I would suggest getting an early start on this project at home. I will post the list of microbes after this post. Please let me know which microbe you are choosing. Tweet, email or post a comment on this site. (email: LStelmaschuk@sd57.bc.ca) My Favorite Microbe: (/50) We will be using this project to shape this unit. As we go through the chapters keep in mind what you could be using as...
Homework:On your marks sheet: # 1, 2, 5 & 6 for THURSDAY! We will be in the library computer lab to start the My Favorite Microbe Project on Thursday! (more details to be posted after this message) Please use your time away from school constructively and get your work done for Thursday. Have a pleasant weekend, make responsible decisions, and read your textbook: ch 16/17 :)
Marks have been updated on the website (everything I have received aside from the Unit Test) If you are missing assignments from ch 13/14 they have been marked as 0. If you have any of these assignments get them in TODAY latest. :) I will be unable to update your marks until March 8th or after due to the job action next week.
Be sure to bring in your review binders tomorrow so we can purge the Evolution unit to its bare essentials :) On the Ch 16-18 Marks sheet: Numbers 1, 2, 5 and 6 will be due to hand-in on our first day back. #1 questions can be answered in short form, but the rest must be in Full Sentences! Tomorrow we will start to look at Microbiology: Viruses (sect 17-1)
Unit Test Tomorrow!! Study Hard!! Bring Review Binders by Friday LATEST!