August 2014

posted Aug 4, 2014, 7:39 PM by Kaye Truitt   [ updated Aug 18, 2014, 10:58 AM ]

WELCOME PARENTS! Thank you so much for sharing your student with us this year. This is the place where you can find details about the schedule and requirements for your student's Chemistry class.  This website is primarily for THEM, but you are welcome to peek in whenever you are curious--from here you can find schedules, assignments and due dates.  Each course is listed to the left, and the "Forms and Docs" page for each course contains the syllabus, the HW schedule (that includes the topic for class each day and quiz/test dates), and any project information.  

Properties of Matter
Welcome to MSMS Chemistry!  Hold on to your lab coats because we will be up to speed pretty quickly!  Many of you taking this course have some experience in Chemistry, while for others this is all brand new.Wherever you are, please give your best and seek help when you need it! On the sidebar at the left you will see a link to schedule appointments for tutoring during office hours.  This class will require a good amount of studying time outside of class--please stay current and ask for assistance sooner rather than later! Take a careful look at the Forms and Docs link on the sidebar--you need to memorize symbols and polyatomic formulas over the next few weeks.  Use smartphone apps or quizlets and get these in your brain pronto.  Your homework assignments for the month of August are posted--please pay attention to due date!! The first unit test will be here before you know it. Hang in there with me, folks--you can DO this! :)

We're off on a great adventure together, ladies and gents!  Many of you are already familiar with this website and what my organizational structure is like.  If you're new to "Truitt-style", ask me or a classmate if you have questions. I'm trying to fill some pretty big shoes in teaching this course. Organic Chem is much more conceptual than first year (inorganic) chem--so not as much emphasis on calculations (there will be some). Also you will be drawing structures much more; homework will be pencil and paper style rather than Mastering Chem. What hasn't changed is my willingness to help you when you're struggling.  I've simplified finding the appointment calendar for office hours--just click the URL on the left <--  Looking forward to an exciting semester of learning together!