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Newsletter for parents of students in Mrs. Duncan’s Science Class

Stay a Step Ahead of Your Child…

***HINT:  Past studies show that if students really try on the homework, they can pass my class.

Homework is given generally Monday through Thursday. 

Text Box:  Homework logs (weekly homework assignments) are given out on Monday (or the first day of the week). 

Students are expected to do homework on the day assigned (see sample Homework log).

Homework is collected on Fridays (or last day of the week) at the beginning of class.  Get your student used to staying on top of homework ON THEIR OWN, by doing spot checks (especially Thursday night).

What to expect…

Quizzes Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on problems from the homework.

Labs Mondays and/or Fridays.  Try not to be absent on those days.  If so, it is your student’s responsibility to make it up at lunch on the following Wednesday. 

Tests every other Thursday are based on concepts covered in class and homework.  Students may use homework and notes to help on their test.

Homework Logs are half sheet sized on test weeks and have a study guide on the back with Vocabulary they should know and some sample questions.

Please encourage students to take good care of their books and cover them.  Remember, if they lose the book, the fine is $55.

Sample Homework Log

Homework Log- Week 4

9/22- Chapter Review p. 30 (#1-4, 7, 9-11, 13-14)

9/23- Ch1 NIK Log (finish the right side)

9/24- CH1 Crossword / Study for Test

9/25- No HW; Turn in HW early (Extra Credit!)

Chapter 1 Scientific Method Test 9/25

_________Study Guide on the back_________

Supplies we need for lab…                         (Please help out if you can)   

Paper towels, Ice cube trays, Plastic spoons, Ziploc bags (quart size), Baking Soda, Insulated coolers

How to contact me…

Phone:  (510) 787-1081 ext. 214


In person:  Please call to make an appointment for a meeting, preferably Monday or Wednesday after school.

If your Student needs help…

I am available for homework help during Brunch periods everyday and Lunch on Wednesdays.  Space is limited.  I am available for help after school by appointment only.

Expect Progress Reports by October 3

End of 1st Quarter is October 31