• 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 14 arrives!   And to gather the supplies you'll need for class once we begin.
     
     
    All students enrolled in AP Biology or IB HL Biology 1 for the 2019-2020 school year will use Canvas to access course materials. 
     
    If you are enrolled in IB HL Biology, 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.
    • 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.  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 this video found here:  https://youtu.be/H-2148m_l_0 



    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 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.  Mechanical pencils are okay!)

      • If you are in the following class periods, please bring the additional item indicated:
        • 3rd period:  1 box of Kleenex, 1 roll of paper towels
        • 5th period:  A box of nitrile gloves (non-latex only, like these), size Medium OR Large
        • 6th period:  A container of Clorox wipes
        • 7th period:  A box of nitrile gloves (non-latex only, like these), size Medium OR Large