Summer 2019

Have a wonderful summer! Thank you for a terrific year! Please be on the lookout for a Remind message with a course survey link. If you subscribed to these blog posts via email, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email unless you want me to spam you in the future.
See you next year!!! 🙂

Week of May 27, 2019

We take Monday off to honor the sacrifices of our servicewomen and men on Memorial Day. Something you may not know about the day is that a national moment of silence is customary at 3:00 p.m. on Memorial Day. This could give you a reason to take a short break from studying for exams!

This Week in AP Physics
We will complete our pinewood derby engineering project. The race against the Boy Scouts will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the main gym. Bring friends who may have old pinewood derby cars lying around! Your reports, technical drawings, and final versions of your cars are due on Thursday. Then you are DONE! Congratulations, and thank you for a WONDERFUL year!

This Week in Physics
Please follow the assignments given in your specific class. We will finish our study of circuits this week with another lab and assignment. Your exam is on Friday as follows:
1st period from 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
3rd period from 9:35 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
11th period from 11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thank you for an amazing year!!! I feel lucky to have gotten to spend this year with all of you!

Week of May 20, 2019

This is the week we go to Cedar Point! Additionally it’s the last full week of school for seniors, whose exams begin this Friday, May 24. All of my juniors will take their physics exams on May 31.

This Week in AP Physics
Cedar Point (check!)
Pinewood derby engineering project (check!)
Calendar marked for May 29 7:00 p.m. race against the Scouts (check!)
Fun (check!!!)

This Week in Physics
For Monday please finish assignment 1 from unit 8 and take notes on unit 8’s video 2. This week we’ll complete at least two lab activities and assignment 2. Yay!

Week of May 13, 2019

Congratulations to those who’ve finished AP testing, and best of luck to those who are studying for tests this week! You’ve accomplished a lot!

This Week in AP Physics
For the rest of the year we’ll be completing our pinewood derby engineering project. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. for our race with the Boy Scouts!

This Week in Physics
For Monday please take notes on unit 7 video 4. When announced please take notes on videos 1 and 2 from unit 8. We will complete some fun experiments this week with equipment that I like to call “electric LEGOs”!

Week of May 6, 2019

Welcome to the first week of AP testing! Congratulations to all the AP students on your hard work, and good luck on your exams!

This Week in AP Physics
When you aren’t in AP testing, we will review and do practice questions. Yay!

This Week in Physics
First period: Goal set 2 is due on Monday, as is video 3. Your goal set 2 quiz is Tuesday. Third and eleventh periods: Goal set 2 is due on Tuesday, as is video 3. Your goal set 2 quiz is Wednesday. As the week progresses we will do assignment 3 followed by video 4. Next week we will begin electric circuits. Yay!