Who: The Connection Tutorial
Where: Collierville First Baptist Church
Teacher: Maureen Johnson
901-683-6335 (home - notoriously bad connection but try it anyway!)
901-378-4332 (my cell)
901-378-4350 (my husband's cell - he does not lose/break his like I do)
Time: Tuesdays, 11:50 - 1:20
Supplies Required: 3-ring notebook (1 1/2 inches or larger)
5 dividers (we will label them in class)
paper (filler paper)
pens (any dark color)
colored pencils (at least 12)
calculator (just the basics)
access to an atlas/map to look up longitude/latitude
additional supplies will be requested as needed
Books: No books need to be purchased for this class. All materials will be photocopied or the books will be loaned to the students. The textbooks can be purchased online from Amazon.com or other sites it if you would prefer to buy your own copy. I will ask parents to replace any textbooks that are not returned in the condition they were issued.
The books I will use (and lend out) this year are:
McDougal Littell Science Matter and Energy ISBN 0-618-33444-0
Prentice Hall, Science Explorer Inside Earth ISBN 0-13-434489-8
Prentice Hall, Science Explorer Weather and Climate ISBN 0-13-115094-4
McDougall Littell, Ecology ISBN 0-618-33429-7
Work Schedule: The class will be primarily hands-on, interactive activities. To keep this time available, written work and tests will be done at home and turned in at the beginning of class. Most students should have 30 minutes to 1 hour of written work for each day from worksheets or a textbook. I will grade all work for you.
20% a single project
Students are welcome to audit the class and enjoy the labs without doing the written work. Please notify me if this is your plan as I use many pages of copied documents.
Prerequisites: I want all students to succeed in science. Some students will need extra time and attention. Any student who would like some tutoring can make an appointment with me and I will help him or her at no additional cost.
Modifications: The best part of homeschool learning is the ability to adjust the work to the abilities and interest of the students. If you want to change anything in your home program, the laboratory classes will still be effective. Call me and we can modify any work if it is needed. If your student wants extra time for any reason, I am available and willing to help after school. I can also Skype, answer questions by email, or work over the telephone.