Mr. Hallihan Notes

MATH HELP... Tuesday's at 12:30 - 1:00 & Wednesday's at 3:30 - 4:30


If you like draw or are good with a logo that will be used this semester in Environmental Science.  DUE by Monday next week - 5 points for submission and another 5 points if selected.

Posted: June 6, 2014

I put the remaining eco-point activties online so everyone can check them out!  I also discussed the exam and went over the outline for the exam...see attached.  Reminder that the exam will be on Wednesday, June 11 at 8:45 - 10:45 in my classroom.Good luck on all your exams!
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Thanks to Kaitlyn King, Rebecca Matheson and Devan Sharma for doing the Life Cycle of the Salmon lesson and activity with our class...great job!  Too bad you could not have done it with an elementary class.  We also planted our trees...Jonathan Ginnish/Jacob Smith/Justine Girouard planted 2 and Bryson Savard/Jared Mullin/Emily Dawson/Devan Sharma planted one too! Be sure to check out the latest eco-point videos, powerpoint and pictures as they get posted! TOMORROW...I will give outline to exam and give an 'overview' of the exam!!!  Outline will be posted...
Check out the latest eco-point activities that have been posted.  Today we worked on completing these activties (deadline is tomorrow) and exam review (see yesterday's lesson for Unit 3 review).\  
We passed back marked rubrics for the presentation along with the peer revie comments.  Also passed back the labeled salmon from the dissection lab.  Check out lesson for the handout that was passed out on both external and internal anatomy of teh salmon.  Here are the main topics that could be on the exam from Unit 3... -  Life Cycle of an Atlantic Salmon (see ASF poster and Zach Adams/Zach Legere's video) -  Predators to the Atlantic Salmon (know names of species and see homework exercise) -  Watershed Terminoolgy (see handout) -  4 essential items for a healthy fish stock  (see handout) -  salmon scale identification (see Zach Legere's video and lab assignment) -  4 types of current found in a river (Eddy, Pool, Riffle, Undercut) -  external anatomy of a salmon (see today's handout along with lab assignment) ***Be sure to use unit 1 and 2 tests/reviews for exam preparation.
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Posted: June 2, 2014

Good job to those who presented today.  Now, focus needs to be on completing Eco-Point Activities.  Reminder to those heading to schools to have everything organized with your teacher.  If you plan to do a class activity with us...let me know what day.  EXAM REVIEW...Starting tomorrow:  Bring unit tests and reviews to get ready for exam.

Posted: June 2, 2014

We worked on any upcoming eco-point activities... HOMEWORK:  Inventories are due on Monday NOTE:  Remaining presenters be ready for Monday!
We worked on eco-point activities and then attended the Awards Cermony.

Posted: May 28, 2014

Good job for all those who presented today...more informed on Fracking and Oil Transportation! Reminder that tomorrow bring some stuff to work on eco-point activities and then you will be attending the Awards Ceremony.  We need help getting fish ready to be transported on Friday...starting at 7:45 - help would be appreciated!!!Last presentations will be on Monday...  Group #1:  Taylor Jennings, Makayla Newman, Aidan Boudreau and Myles Messer  and Presenter #2:  Jacob Smith

Posted: May 27, 2014

Job well done for both groups who presented today...very informative!  Here are the groups that need to be ready for tomorrow... Group #1:  Zach Adams, Sereena Rambaran, Devan Sharma and Bryson Savard Group #2:  Rebecca Matheson, Brianne McKay, Julia Augustine and Kaitlyn King
Tomorrow presentations will begin.  Groups involved include:  Group #1 - Sarah Martin, Emily Dawson, Alyssa Knight and Chase CorcoranGroup #2 - Zach Legere, Justine Girouard, Jonathan Ginnish and Jared MullinIf there is any photocopying needed email me the attachment...I will print a class set. 
Monday will be the last library day to complete presentations and they will begin on Tuesday.HOMEWORK:  Presentation and eco-points...PASS IN LAB COMPONENT!

Posted: May 22, 2014

We were in the lab doing a smolt dissection.  Thanks goes out to Alex Parker (MSA Biologist) for taking the time to help us with this lab and share his expertise.  He also brought along some Atlantic Sturgeon, which we dissected at the end of class adn during IS.  We will be in the library again tomorrow to work on the upcoming presentations. HOMEWORK:  Pass in labeled external anatomy for the salmon (due first of class)
We spent today in our groups preparing for next week's presentations.  Be sure to check the updated schedule.  I have attached the lab that we will be doing with Alex Parker from MSA tomorrow.  Be sure to have it completely read! HW:  Read lab and work on presentation NOTE:  Those who have not passed in your research paper...10 % per day!
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Today we drew groups for presentation times next week...see previous post for details and the scoring rubric.  Also discussed solutions to our last test.  We will be in the library tomorrow to work on the presentation.