• 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 keep yourself and your family safe, to remain socially distant whenever and wherever possible, and to wear a mask whenever possible to help protect those in our community who cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19. 
     
    All students enrolled in AP Biology or IB HL Biology 1 for the 2021-2022 school year will use Canvas to access course materials. 
     
    If you are enrolled in IB HL Biology 1, please see the separate page for your course at left to find out what supplies you will need for class in August.
     
    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.   
     
    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!    
     
    AP 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.  I will have some available for purchase the first day of class--they will be first-come, first available.  NOTE:  These notebooks are on sale at Target right now for 50 cents each! :)  Here's a graphic to help you shop for exactly what you need for class:  
      Description of notebook types, starting with quad ruled, and regular composition notebooks. Also what notebook types to avoid
    • You will need these by 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.  You will be required to have your notebook already set up when you attend class on the first day. To understand how to set up your notebook, view the video linked here.
    DO NOT PURCHASE THE PERFORATED TYPE NOTEBOOK!  It will fall apart.  Additionally, do NOT use a spiral notebook!  Neither of these notebooks are durable or sturdy. 
    • 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 exam at the end of the course.   DO NOT USE SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS!  These notebooks DO fall apart as they are not durable.  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 different colored ink pens (your choice of colors) for annotating your notes and work. 
    • Highlighters of any color 
    • Pencils (number 2 pencils.  Mechanical pencils are okay!)

    Additional supplies required per class period:

    • 2nd period:  1 container Clorox wipes (or equivalent, store brand is totally okay)
    • 3rd period:  1 roll paper towels 
    • 5th period:  1 box Kleenex (again, store brand is totally okay)
    • 7th period:  1 box non-latex gloves (please share the cost with 1-2 other students).  It's important that these be non-latex gloves due to allergy concerns.  Nitrile or vinyl gloves will do.