39 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
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Alison Davis Crowley

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GEOMETRY SYLLABUS

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course will review basic geometric concepts and dive into those ideas. The course emphasizes the properties of geometric figures, formulas, congruence and similarity, Pythagorean Theorem, and trigonometric ratios. The course will help students develop good mathematical study skills and learning strategies. Students will explore properties of lines, planes, angles, along with triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons and circles.  They will develop an understanding of the use of formulas to solve questions involving area, perimeter, surface area, or volume. They will use information given to prove similarity or congruence, along with creating translations and transformations.  Students will manipulate information using the Pythagorean Theorem to classify triangles.  The students will hone their spatial thinking through use of trigonometric ratios to find heights and distances.

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES:

At the end of this course, students will;

  • Be able to explain reasoning when applying and modeling geometric measurement formulas.
  • Be able to create informal arguments that support geometric formulas
  • Be able to provide rationales for solving measurement problems that require making conversions among various units and measurement systems, visualizing relationships between 2- and 3-dimensional objects 
  • Be able to solve problems involving spatial reasoning using properties of 2- and 3- dimensional figures to analyze, represent, and model geometric relationships in pure/theoretical and authentic, applied contexts. 
  • Know how to use algebraic properties and geometric theorems and postulates to construct and apply viable arguments involving congruence and similarity
  • Be able to apply geometric theorems and postulates, sometimes using algebraic properties, to solve problems 
  • Be able to support my reasoning when answering questions about perimeter, area, and volume of complex objects
  • Be able to apply properties of right triangles and circles on the coordinate plane to extend the concepts of trigonometry
  • Be able to create and use a formal geometric construction, using appropriate tools, to illustrate geometric properties.

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

Required Background

To successfully complete this course, you must 

  • know how to use the tools of geometry (ruler, compass, protractor)
  • be able to apply formulas to solve problems, including manipulating formulas to solve for unknowns
  • understand how 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional spaces relate, and how to translate from one to the other

Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need

  • basic arithmetic skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
  • to pay attention and have patience with yourself

Additional Print Resources will be provided by Miss Crowley

Online Resources 

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

September 1-17, 2021

Unit I: Lines & Angles

September 20 - October 1, 2021

Unit II: Polygons

October 4 -29, 2021 

Unit III: Triangles & Review

November 1-5, 2021

-Midterm Exam-

November 8-23, 2021

Unit IV: Circles

November 29- December 10, 2021

Unit V: Solid figures

December 13- January 7, 2022

Unit VI: Surface area & Volume

January 10 - 21, 2022

-Review & Final Exam-

 

PERSONAL FITNESS SYLABUS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course incorporates many aspects of personal health, including exercise, healthy food choices, emotional well-being, and mindfulness. We will approach these topics through journal writing and class discussions, walks on the Rail Trail, yoga and meditation. As this class is focused on mental well-being, increasing physical dexterity and strength, and metacognition, students are encouraged to approach the content and practices of this class with an open mind

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES:

At the end of this course, you will;

  • Be able to engage in a physically active lifestyle. 
  • Understand movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the development of motor skills and the learning and performance of physical activities. 
  • Be able to identify how physical activity provides opportunities for health enhancement, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction.
  • Know concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. This standard is linked to all content areas. Student work should demonstrate functional knowledge of the most important and enduring ideas, issues and concepts related to achieving good health. 
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health, promoting products and services. 
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
  • Be able to analyze the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on health.
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

Required Background

To successfully complete this course, you must   

  • know that you are in control of your perspective, attitude, and health (for the most part)
  • be able to plan and make healthy food on a budget
  • understand the connection between what we eat, how we think, and our health

Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need 

  • To put your phone down
  • An open mind

Additional Print Resource will be provided by Miss Crowley

Online Resources

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

September 1- September 24, 2021

Unit I: Physical Fitness: activities and techniques

September 27- October 15, 2021

Unit II: Mindfulness

October 18- October 29, 2021

Unit III: Information & Choices

November 1-5, 2021

  • Midterm Exam - 

November 8- December 3, 2021

Unit IV: Healthy Eating

Project: make a snack for the class (various dates)

December 6- 21, 2021

Unit V: Attitude & Perspective

January 3-14, 2022

Unit VI: Disease, Prevention, and Intervention

January 18-21, 2022

  • Final Project - 

 

BIOLOGY SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS:  

This course is an introduction to biology, including the scientific method, cellular life, genetics, evolution, ecology, and animal and plant anatomy. This class will focus less on vocabulary and more on processes and patterns. Students will learn the basics of biological processes through hands-on experiments and investigations.  

Please note: we will be conducting dissection in this course. If you are uncomfortable with this for any reason, accommodations will be made. 

At the end of this course, you will 

  • know how to write a lab report and conduct scientific experiments
  • know the basics of cellular life, cell processes, and differences between plants & animals
  • be able to delineate the food web and our place in it
  • understand how all species are interconnected

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

Required Background

To successfully complete this course, you must 

  • know how to read and follow directions
  • be able to use science lab equipment safely and with respect
  • understand that we are not the only, nor the most important, species on the planet

Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need 

  • a laptop

Additional Print Resources 

  • resources will be provided by the teacher 

Online Resources 

  • resources will be provided by the teacher 

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

UNIT I: What is biology?

Sept. 1-10 (2 weeks)

UNIT II: Ecology

Sept. 13 - Oct. 17 (4 weeks)

UNIT III: Cells, Cycles & Processes

Oct. 18- Nov. 12.  (4 weeks)

End of Quarter 1 - Nov. 5 - Midterm exam

UNIT IV: Genetics

Nov. 15 - Dec. 17 (4 weeks)

* Thanksgiving Break: November 25, 26, 27*

* Winter Break: December 21- January 1*

UNIT V: Evolution

Jan. 4 - 29 (4 weeks)

End of Quarter 2 - Jan. 29 - Final exam



CARPENTRY SYLLABUS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will learn the basics of woodworking, while simultaneously learning how to use mathematics in a vocational trade. With workshop safety as our first priority, students will learn to use hand and power tools, understand different materials, and design their own projects using SketchUp, an online CAD (computer-aided design) program. No experience necessary: all students will start with simple projects to build skills and safety habits. The semester will culminate in a student-designed project that will be put on display before it can be taken home for years of use and enjoyment!

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES:

At the end of this course, students will;

  • Be able to apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity in ways that reflect their intentions; 
  • Be able to create works of visual art that demonstrate a connection between personal expression and the intentional use of art materials, techniques, and processes; 
  • Be able to use complex art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.  
  • Be able to compare the materials, technologies, media, and processes of the visual arts with those of other disciplines; 
  • Be able to compare the creative processes used in the visual arts with the creative processes used in the other arts and non-arts disciplines; 
  • Be able to create and solve interdisciplinary problems through multimedia solutions, using advancements in technology and principles of design when applicable
  • Understand number systems, thinking flexibly and attending to precision and reasonableness, when solving problems using complex numbers. 
  • Know how to justify how you can apply properties of complex number systems Be able to explain reasoning when applying and modeling geometric measurement formulas. 
  • Know how to create informal arguments that support geometric formulasBe able to provide rationales for solving measurement problems that require making conversions among various units and measurement systems, visualizing relationships between 2- and 3-dimensional objects
  • Be able to solve problems involving spatial reasoning using properties of 2- and 3- dimensional figures to analyze, represent, and model geometric relationships in pure/theoretical and authentic, applied contexts.
  • Be able to use algebraic properties and geometric theorems and postulates to construct and apply viable arguments involving congruence and similarity  
  • Know how to apply geometric theorems and postulates, sometimes using algebraic properties, to solve problems

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

Required Background

To successfully complete this course, you must

  • know how to safely use basic hand and power tools
  • be able to assess, evaluate, and tackle the design process using proper tools and techniques
  • understand how different materials behave and work together in a finished piece

Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need

  • to demonstrate safety in the workshop
  • to think creatively and both solve design challenges as well as execute design plans

Additional Print Resources

  • Journal of Light Construction (provided by Miss Crowley)

Online Resources

COURSE SCHEDULE

September 1-10, 2021

Unit I: Safety in the workshop 

Project: PSA poster on safety

September 13- 24, 2021

Unit II: Hand tools (hammer, screw driver, saws, pliers, wrenches, ratchets, chisels, pry bars)

September 27-  October 8, 2021

Unit III: Fixing wooden furniture 

October 11-29, 2021 

Unit IV: Power tools (drills, drivers, saws (jig, band, table, circular, chop), sander, planner, jointer)

November 1-5, 2021

Midterms

November 8-23, 2021

Unit V: Project: building a box

November 29- December 10, 2021

Unit VI: Blueprints and design tools (scale rulers, measuring tapes, squares)

December 13- January 21, 2022

Unit VII: Final project: design and build an original creation

 

 

FORBIDDEN LOVE SYLLABUS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class will explore the depths of the breadth of human relationships through works of literature from various genres and time periods. We will read and discuss several works of fiction as a class, and incorporate writing assignments, vocabulary, and a study of romance through the ages. This class will have an optional honors level tract for qualified students; these individuals will form an independent cohort and will read college-level material with guidance and support from the instructor. 

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES:

At the end of this course, students will;

  • Be able to read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems
  • Be able to analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
  • Be able to analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
  • Be able to analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.)

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

Required Background

To successfully complete this course, you must 

  • know how to analyze a text for meaning and tone
  • be able  to identify emotions character development in literature
  • understand what drives human action

Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need 

  • a pencil
  • be willing to participate in seminar discussions
  • be willing to watch old movies

Additional Print Resources 

Lolita -  Vladamir Nobokov

Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks

The V Girl - Mya Robarts

Online Resources

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

September 1-10, 2021

Unit I: Human Emotions

Text: “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin

 

September 13 - October 29, 2021

Unit II: Teenage Heartbreak

Texts:    Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green OR The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks

Films:  “Romeo + Juliet” - Dir. Baz Luhrmann (1996)

 

Midterm Project: Write a short story (November 1-5)

 

November 1 - December 21, 2021

Unit III: Recovering from Trauma, Healing Through Love, 

Texts: “A Streetcar Named Desire” - Tennessee Williams

Lolita -  Vladamir Nobokov OR The V Girl - Mya Robarts

Films: “Lolita” - Dir. Stanley Kubrick (1962)

“A Streetcar Named Desire” - Dir. Elia Kazan (1951)

January 3-14, 2022

Final Project: TBD

 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR ALL CLASSES

General Rules:

  • Students must use supplies manipulatives correctly and with respect
  • Respectful and kind behavior and language is expected at all times; students will be asked to leave the class if unable to follow this rule
  • Students are permitted to miss no more than 5 absences for the semester.  Five points will be deducted from the final grade for exceeding 13 absences.
  • 3 periods tardy will initiate an after-school detention for the student and parent contact by the teacher.  2 absences or 5 tardies will cause parent contact by the teacher
  • If students miss class, they must talk with the teacher about making up all assignments

Proper LCS Safety/Citizenship + Natural Consequences

  • Wear masks and maintain social distance at all times
  • Use hand sanitizer when entering a classroom
  • Clean workspace before leaving classroom
  • Be respectful of people’s needs (some people are more concerned about health than others)
  • Cleaning up after yourself
  • One person in the bathroom at a time
  • We are doing this all for your safety and ours
  • Remote learning process break if not being safe
  • Not following rules, sent home for the day
  • Safety over discipline
  • Good citizen lesson plan
    • Consequences: conversation, accommodations, new learning environment, insubordinate and defiance = disciplinary process

Grading Policies:

When students are absent, they are expected to make up all work they missed within 5 class days of their return to school.  After 5 days, acceptance of late work is at the discretion of the teacher.

Grading Scale: 

A+

97 - 100

B+

87 - 89.9

C+

77 – 79.9

D+

67 – 69.9

F

0 – 59.9

A

93 - 96.9

B

83 – 86.9

C

73 – 76.9

D

63 – 66.9

 

 

A-

90 - 92.9

B-

80 – 82.9

C-

70 – 72.9

D-

60 – 62.9

 

 

 

 CONTACT INFORMATION

Miss Alison Davis Crowley

(802) 291-0755 (text and phone calls)

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