Gresha Thurmond

Chemistry

Clarksville High School
E-mail: gresha.thurmond@cmcss.net
Phone: (931) 648-5690

About Me

Welcome parents and students. I am excited to be starting the 2016-2017 school year as a Chemistry teacher at Clarksville High School. I would like to use this opportunity to introduce myself and to explain my expectations for this year. I have a passion for teaching Chemistry!! Chemistry is a study of matter and energy. It is everywhere around you – cleaning products, plastic bags, bottles, and even a comfortable seat cushion are all the examples of Chemistry. This class may be intensive and challenging, but I aim to make it easy for the students to understand and fun to learn. My education includes a BS with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry from Francis Marion University; MS in Forensic Science from Albany State University; MS and Ed.S. in General Science Education from Jacksonville State University; and MS in Instructional Leadership from the University of West Alabama.


Welcome Wildcats and Future Chemists to the 2016-2017 School Year!!



The topics that we will cover range from understanding atoms to learning how molecules react with each other. Students will perform multiple inquiry-based laboratory activities to help them understand the materials. Discussion of the contemporary scientific issues will be part of our curriculum to engage you in the outside world and to improve your critical thinking skills.



I am looking forward to a positive and productive school year. In preparation, please acquire the following required materials:



- Pens, Pencils, and Highlighters

-Scientific Calculator (preferably TI-30X)

- Composition Notebook

- 2-pocket Folder

- paper

- Post-It Notes

- One designated "class supply" item (copy paper, kleenex, expo markers, post-its, highlighters, or hand sanitizer)



- Honors students will be required to read, research, and review scientific articles related to the topic of each unit covered in Chemistry.



I highly encourage all of you to sign up for text reminders. It is the easiest and most efficient means of communicating. Your phone number remains hidden.



If you have a smartphone, on your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/chschemist

Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.



If you don’t have a Smart phone, Text the message @chschemist to the number 81010.



....and may the odds be ever in your favor.

posted 8/5/2016 8:26:00 AM


 

Classroom Expectations

1.  Be Prepared

2.  Respect Others

3.  Be on Time and use class time wisely

4.  Listen Carefully

5.  Follow Directions



Honors and General Syllabus
Khan Academy
AP Chemistry Syllabus
Google Classroom
Flinn Lab Safety Contract