Tuesday, November 24, 2015

US History Next Week

Here is the reading for next week:


Monday, November 23, 2015

Isiip Biology

Mrs. Issip posted a study guide for you and a Jeopardy game on Edmodo. Make sure you study it.

Here is a little bit more information that you should study for your test. This is not all the information that you will be tested on.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Biology Dosi

Biology Plus Notes- November 20, 2015

First Period Only


Test today. Students were allowed to use all their notes!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

US History

Chapter 4 Test Tomorrow:

Here is a Quizlet to help. Please note that there are a few questions on the test that are not on the quizlet so make sure you study your notes and read over the chapter again.


Biology foldable


Biology Plus Notes- November 19, 2015

First Period Only


Bell Work- Look at your foldable. Draw a picture and describe what is happening on page 4 of your foldable.


Answer: A new product is formed. 


Students were given a crossword puzzle on Enzymes to complete. They were allowed to work in pairs. 


There is a 31-term quizlet on Enzymes that will help them study for their test. 


Physical Science

Monday November 23
Chapter 5 Vocabulary Test

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Biology Tuesday



Spanish I


Physical Science

Deaf News

Sheri’s Event Calendar

Battery Sale at Memphis Hearing Aid

Check out Rocky Mountain Deaf School’s Youtube Channel to view new children stories and to see children sign poetry.
Some stories/clips include
“Yummy Yucky” , “Math Curse”, “10 Timid Ghost”, “More, Fewer, or Same”, “The Way I Feel”

Another signed story shared on Wally’s FB page (Memphis Deaf Community of the Mid-South)
$4.99 “The Little Airplane That Could” By Gallaudet University found on iTunes

November 19th, 6 pm - 8 pm
Parent Meeting
“Building Confidence & Self Esteem” of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children
Colonial Hearing & Speech Center
4774 Sea Isle Road in Memphis

November 20th, 6 pm
DEAF SOCIAL DINNER - Abbay's, 2345 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016

November 20-21, 2015
Educational Interpreting Workshop at DeafConnect, 144 N. Bellevue,Memphis, TN
Friday 5:30 pm -8:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm               
Presenters: Tina Prochaska (UT), Charis Davis (Maryville), Sheila Chappell (Memphis)
Discussions on Interpreter Self Care, Classifiers, Deliberate Practice, “Kids in the Gap”, Students with Cochlear Implants, Ethics, and Sign Selection
Cost $40 includes lunch, snacks, and 1.0 CEU PS
Contact DeafConnect at 901-278-9307 or VP: 901-620-6062
Or Text: 901-300-9306 to reserve your seat!

November 21, 11:00 a.m.
Read With Me, Sign With Me
Main/Benjamin Hooks Library at 3030 Poplar (Memphis)


NO DEAF COFFEE CHAT AT STARBUCKS due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

Save the date:  
February 5-7, 2016
Free Deaf Marriage Conference
Kirby Woods Baptist Deaf Church

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Spanish II

Test Wednesday:


Biology Plus Notes- November 17, 2015


Bell Work- Grab a diagram off of the blue chair and label:

Active site, Products, Enzyme, and Substrate.


Coach P took up the diagrams after they labeled them. This will be a grade.


Yesterday’s information:

1. Only one enzyme works with each substrate

2. Enzymes do their jobs, but never go away.

3. Enzymes help reactions in living things (speed up).

4. Enzymes can easily be destroyed by high temperatures pH.

5. Enzymes either build-up or breakdown, not BOTH.


Students were given a packet on Enzymes. They were instructed to copy the 6 questions from the packet in their composition books. They were to read the information and then answer the questions.


They should all have the questions and answers to the questions written in the composition book.

US History

Guided Reading Chapter 4: We are doing this in class today

Tonights Homework:
Take notes on Chapter 4 Lesson 4 (due Wednesday)

Chapter 4 Lesson 4 - NOTES & Guided Reading Questions

Complete guided reading and write notes in CORNELL form for WEDNESDAY, 11/18.

Chapter 4 Lesson 4 - Guided Reading
Download File

Chapter 4 Lesson 4 - NOTES
Download File

Physical Science

Due Tomorrow

Monday, November 16, 2015

Biology on Friday


Biology Friday

Biology Plus Notes- November 13, 2015

First Period


Bell Work- Name one reason enzymes are important.

Answer:-Enzymes can breakdown/digest certain foods.

-Enzymes facilitate (start) chemical reactions.


Students were given a graphic organizer to fill in.  Coach P is giving them the information to put in the chart.


Enzymes- Most end in -ase

What are enzymes? 

-Biological molecules that act to speed up body reactions. 


How many enzymes do we have in our bodies?

-More than 3000


What do they do in our body?

-Enzymes can breakdown/digest certain foods.


Why are enzymes important?

-Without enzymes, it would take too long to get nutrients (from our food).


Where are enzymes found?

-Most enzymes are produced in our PANCREAS, but they travel all over our body (mouth, stomach, intestines).






What do some specific enzymes do for us?

Amylases: Breaks down carbohydrates (starts in our mouth)

Proteases: Breaks down proteins (Intestines)

Lipases: Breaks down Lipids (fats) (Intestines)



What are some important enzyme characteristics?

-Enzymes have a special active site.

-Each enzyme only fits with one substrate (lock/key).

-Enzymes change shape, but don’t run out (“not used up”).






US History

US History Reading/ Homework from Friday:


Thursday, November 12, 2015


Chapter 16 Study Guide: Federal Reserve

Notes/Study Guide:https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2mk7v8cXovLS2haR05uWHYxNVU/edit?usp=sharing
Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/_ie7f1
Game: http://www.superteachertools.com/speedmatch/online3/game1354740484/

Add these notes for the Test on Monday:
Add to your Chapter 16 Notes for the test on Monday:

Board of Governors: This is who makes the main decisions at the FED.

FOMC: Federal Open Market Committee

The FED uses a tight money policy to control inflation.

The # of Federal District Reserve Banks: 12

The District where Memphis is located: 8

The members of the Board of Governors are appointed by the President.

The members of the Board of Governors are approved by Senate. 

All banks are insured by the FDIC to the amount of 250,000 on each account. 

The FED is responsible for Monetary Policy.

To bring the country out of a bad of inflation the FED might make policy decisions that will increase the unemployment rate.

Janet Yellen is the chairman of the Federal Reserve and serves a 4 year term. 

The bank crisis that caused the information of the FED is known as the Panic of 1907. 

Federal Reserve Notes come in $1, 5, 10, 20, 100 denominations.

An increase in the fractional reserve requirement would indicate a tight money policy by the FED.

Members of the Board of Governors can only serve 1 term.

The money that banks must keep on hand at all times is known as the Reserve requirement.

SEVEN: The # of full time members on the FED’s Board of Governors

A new member of the Board of Governors take office every TWO YEARS

The term of office for a member of the Board of Governors: 14

There are 12 Federal Reserve Banks throughout the nation. 

Biology Isiip

Here are the worksheets that we did today during class.

Spanish Blount

Here is what we did today in class. We also did a listening assignment.



Biology Plus Notes- November 12, 2015


Bell Work- Look in your notes and tell me what an enzyme can do for a chemical reaction.   Answer- An enzyme can speed up a chemical reaction (RXN- short hand for reaction). The reaction might create new products or put new substances together.


Students read an article about enzymes and answered 4 questions.  They should have the questions and answers in their notebooks. 


People need things to survive:

Water, Oxygen, and Food (vitamins/nutrients)

1. Enzymes act as catalysts and help complex reactions occur everywhere in life. Enzymes help us get our nutrients.  If you have a carbohydrate (sugar) , it may be too big for us to get our energy from it.  We need to break it down. The enzyme Fructase breaks down the Fructose (sugar) so we can get our energy from the carbohydrate. 


2.  Proteins are made of Amino Acids. 

We have special enzymes in our stomach. The Proteases (PROT-protein; ASE-enzyme)help break down bonds of the amino acids so we can use them.


3.  One enzyme cannot just break down everything. Enzymes are very specific catalysts and usually work to complete one task.


4. Enzymes are like assembly lines. They grab one or 2 pieces, do something to them, and then release them. Once their job is done, they move to the next piece and do the same thing again.




Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Biology Plus Notes- November 10, 2015

First Period


Bell Work- What ending do all enzymes have?  -ase


Enzymes-the substance (reactant) an enzyme acts on is the substrate.


Active Site- A restricted region of an enzyme molecule that binds to the substrate.


The substrate fits into the enzyme. 

What are 3 tings that affect an enzymes ability to do its work? What affects enzyme activity?

Three factors:

1. Environmental Conditions

2. Cofactors and Coenzymes

3. Enzyme Inhibitors

We need enzymes to help speed up chemical reactions.


Enzymes can perform 2 actions.

(Students should have drawing in their notes to help them understand.)




Isiip Biology

Extra Credit Due Monday (See previous post for sheet)

Bring Detergent for extra credit.

Here are the worksheets from the past few days.

Here is the extra credit instructions. Remember it is due Monday and pick one. It should be on a poster.
Today we are taking a quiz, if you are looking for the study guide... it is one post back.

Here is the guided reading for that will be handed out today and is due on Wednesday.

Here is a reading we will do later in the week:

Physical Science

Monday, November 9, 2015

US History

You have a quiz tomorrow over Chapter 4 Lessons 1 & 2

Here is your study Guide:


Biology Extra Credit. 

Choose 1 

Biology Dosi

Biology Plus Notes- Nov. 9, 2015

First Period Only


Bell Work- Draw an example of what a Nucleotide of DNA looks like. Label the 3 parts.

Nucleotide : Phosphate, Sugar, Nitrogen Base


There are 3 parts to a Nucleotide!!! See above… Some bases have one ring and some have 2 rings.


Our genetic information is carried in these cells. 

These are the building blocks of DNA and RNA.


The base is called Nitrogenous base because it is made up of nitrogen.

Nucleotide- Adenine goes with Thymine

                     (Apple in the Tree)

                      Cytosine goes with Guanine

                     (Car in the Garage)

Adenine and Guanine have 2 rings and Cytosine and Thymine have one ring.


The sugar of one nucleotide bonds with the phosphate the next nucleotide. 


DNA is a double helix and RNA is a single.

DNA is found in the nucleus of the cell.


Students watched a video, which Coach P stopped and explained while viewing.


Students were then instructed to draw 3 nucleotides and show how they are connected.