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    Welcome to Mrs. Sams' Honors Biology Class!
    I am excited to begin a new semester teaching at the Alamance-Burlington Early College. 

    Welcome  

    Shannon Sams

    HS Science Teacher

    shannon_sams@abss.k12.nc.us

    (336)506-4001

     

    Hello and welcome to Mrs. Sams’ Honors Biology class. This will be my thirteenth year teaching science within the public school system and my fifth year to serve in this engaging and close knit community at the Alamance Burlington Early College.  I am truly blessed to say that I have the privilege of working and being a part of such a wonderful and supportive group of students, families and staff.   In addition to my work and involvement as a teacher, I have been happily married for 21 years and am blessed to be the mother of two children, Ivan and Charli who are also students within the Alamance-Burlington School System.   We live on a farm in Southern Alamance County with 17 head of cattle, two cats named Heidi and Skippy Jon, and our three biggest babies, “Sadie”, our Great Dane, “Charlie” (aka “Bubbles”), our Shorkie, and “Beans,” our Boxer.   I look forward to getting to know and working with each and every one of you as we pursue and achieve our academic goals for this exciting 2021 spring semester. 

     

    The focus of this course is the study life at the micro and macroscopic levels.   

    Materials Required:  One composition notebook (will be provided) and a pen or pencil.   Optional: scissors, glue stick

    Course Outline:

    Unit 1: Classifciation & Organization of Life

    Unit 2:  The Cell and Energy

    Unit 3: Biochemistry

    Unit 4: Biotechnology

    Unit 5:  Evolution

    Unit 6:  Genetics

    Unit 7:  Ecology

     

    Materials Required:  One composition notebook (will be provided) and a pen or pencil.   Optional: scissors, glue stick

     Grading: Grades will be comprised of Unit Tests/Quizzes (60%), Lab Investigations and Projects(25%), and Homework/Class work (15%)

    A= 90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=60-69 and below 60=F

     

    It is exciting to see my students' progress throughout the semester, and I ALWAYS encourage parent involvement because I feel that it is an integral part of your child's academic successes.   Please feel free to email or call me with any questions and/or concerns.  Thank you and I look forward to working with your child!