Welcome to Chemistry!
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♥♥ FIRST THING!!! THE FASTEST WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH MS. LUCCA IS BY E-MAIL at CLUCCA@YonkersPublicSchools.Org ♥ ♥
If you missed back to school night!
Here is my Slide show
HERE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR CHILD THIS YEAR -
Recognize that they have a brain that is growing and changing for the rest of their lives - they are not bad at math or science, they haven't practiced enough, or learned it in a way that works for them. Have discussions with your child about how practicing can help them get better and to not quit because they think they just can't do it.
This is called Brain Plasticity CLICK HERE to see a video about it.
KEEP TALKING TO THEM ABOUT HAVING A GROWTH MINDSET, praise them for their work instead of saying they are just smart or not smart, tell them they are just not good at chemistry YET.
We call this the power of yet: CLICK HERE
Back up access to schedules and assignments through Google Drive - Everyone may access all the resources for this class without a password by clicking the links below to go directly to the Google Drive
Hi Everyone!! Please call me Ms. Lucca. This is my fourth year teaching chemistry at YMA. You might be thinking, if this is a chemistry class why is your picture a butterfly? Isn’t that Biology? Well yes, but on top of being a full time chemistry teacher I run a volunteer gardening group that protects pollinating insects like bees and Monarch butterflies that have become threatened species. The butterfly shown is one of over 50 monarchs I raised this spring that were released in our butterfly meadow. I am also a floral designer and a professional face painter at the Bronx Zoo. I believe that we are more than just our jobs and that we can be good at lots of different things. Scientists actually need to be very creative! Science is not just about one thing and it interacts with many other fields including art, philosophy, literature, medicine, and even the culinary arts. Everything from how you download your music to the kinds of food you eat, involves a scientist at some point. To open up your horizons I do a lot of things in chemistry class that don’t feel like the usual chemistry stuff. In our classes we will explore a lot of ideas and we will answer those very important questions like, “Why do I need this class?” and “Will I ever use this?”.
I have 4 teams currently on Microsoft Teams, please go to Powerschool, CLICK HERE for a link, and get your schedule to see which period you are in.
To log on to all of your Microsoft school platforms CLICK HERE. This is where you will find your school email, where your teachers have probably already emailed you, by clicking on the Microsoft Outlook icon.
To log on to your school Microsoft Account Your login name will be your school ID/email address, like this: 12345@YonkersPublicSchools.org.
Your passwords have been reset, so currently your password is your birthday written like this MMDDYYYY, so if your birthday is March15, 2000, your Password is 03152000.
To go directly to your teams page you may click the period you are scheduled for, each period is a hyperlink which will lead you to your team. You will still need to sign in.
Once you are in teams, you will see a menu bar on the left, you can always view all the teams you are a member of by clicking the Teams Icon. For additional Teams help a good place to start is the YPS Website links FOUND HERE.
Once you are in your class page, you will see additional menus at the top of the page. Clicking FILES will lead you to the syllabus and documents we will be using for class.
Clicking on ASSIGNMENTS will lead you to the current assignments for the class. To ask questions in the chat, and to find current class meetings to join, click on POSTS to see our ongoing conversations and announcements.