• Welcome to Mrs. Ferguson's Biology Space!
    I can be contacted at:  Lee.Ferguson@allenisd.org
    To Leave a Voicemail:  972-236-0600, Ext. 6235
     
    Summer Assignment:  to relax, enjoy the time off, and prepare to hit the ground running once August 15 arrives! 
     
     
    All students enrolled in AP Biology, IB HL Biology 2, or IB SL Biology for the 2018-19 school year will use Canvas to access course materials. 
     
    To log in to Canvas, follow this link:  canvas.allenisd.org
     
    Be sure to use Google Chrome as your browser when using Canvas as you will get optimal function of the Canvas in that browser.  Certain features of Canvas may be unavailable if you use other browsers.   
    More information about AP Biology at Allen High School is available below:
     
    I look forward to having you as a student in my class, and hope that you are ready for a fast-paced, fun year of learning!    
     
    All Students:
    Supplies you need to have for the first week of class include the following:
    • 2 quad-ruled composition books to be used as an interactive notebook. These notebooks are graph paper composition notebooks.  These can be purchased at Staples, Target or Wal-Mart.   If you cannot find the quad ruled notebooks, regular composition notebooks will work as well.  I just want you to have what you need for class as soon as possible since we will start doing things in our notebooks the first week of class.
    • You will need these by no later than the SECOND DAY of class.  We will use these notebooks every single day--they will serve as the place you take notes, complete bellwork and collect lab data.  

      DO NOT PURCHASE THE PERFORATED TYPE NOTEBOOK!  It will fall apart.  Additionally, do NOT use a spiral notebook!

      • This will serve as your interactive learning log to be brought to class each day.  We will use it every class period, and you will organize your coursework in this notebook.  Additionally, this notebook will serve as your review guide for either the AP or IB exam at the end of the course.   DO NOT USE SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS!  They will fall apart and this will increase the likelihood that you will lose the contents of your notebook.  
    • Pens in the following colors: 
      • Blue or black ink:  any written work must be completed in blue or black ink only.
      • Choose three of the following:  Red, green, purple, pink, aqua, orange (these will be for color coding work in class)
      • Highlighters of any color 
      • Pencils (number 2 pencils, please)