AP Summer Work
Review assignments for this summer
AP Biology (Summer Work is OPTIONAL)
AP Biology Summer work is OPTIONAL. Terminology is a big part of understanding Biological Concepts. Each unit has an extensive list of terms that must be learned. In order to get ahead, and reduce your unit work load, you can create your vocabulary flash cards over the summer.
If you would like to get ahead on the work, please join my Google Classroom using the join code: bm462xb.
AP 12th Grade English Literature & Composition
Dr. James Page
Please read and review the 12th AP Literature and Composition summer reading document.
In short, you are doing the following:
- Read two novels. 1984 and Brave New World. PLEASE NOTE. We will write an essay on these books together IN-CLASS in September.
- Read ONLY TWO chapters in the following books:
- How to Read Literature Like a Professor – Thomas Foster
- On Writing Well – William Zinsser
- How Not To Write – William Safire
- Summer Reading Choice Book: Students can choose a novel from the list provided. Or, pick a book you have ALREADY read.
PLEASE NOTE: the short assignments you have to do for 2, 3, 4, and 5, are outlined in the summer reading document.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
AP Environmental Science (APES)
AP Psych students should join the AP Psych class Remind by texting @svpsy2022 to 81010. Be on the lookout for a message in early August in reference to class materials you will need for Day 1 of class. Mrs. Mal will return email and remind messages after August 9.
AP World History
According to the recommendation list I was given, you have elected to sign up for AP World History for the 21/22 school year. I created a class to house the summer work (it's not a lot, I promise!).
Please take a moment to watch the video at the top of the course and get acquainted with the work. Also sign up or the Remind thread. There are 3 "check ins" throughout the summer starting in mid-July. By these check points you should have the work for that check point done. This will just help to keep you on a schedule. You can, however, complete the work anytime during the summer, but to avoid me trying to contact you to get the work done, you want to get the assigned work done by the check point.
Info about me
My name is Mrs. Buckmaster and before last year, I had taught AP World for 7 years. When Mrs. Caruso found out that she was going to be out for most of next year, administration decided that I would be the best option to fill in for her. Some of your older brothers and sisters have had me for AP World when I taught it in the past.
Please know that I am available for help all summer. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have a question and no question is too small. I fully believe that if I am going to assign work over the summer, I have to be available to support the students who are doing it!
If you are not sure whether you are still going to take AP for next year, please let me know. Also, if I missed someone in the member list that you know is taking AP for next year, please have them reach out to me so I can get them into this "course" for their summer work.
Join Code: 9N62-V3K8-H3P3N
Directions for Joining:
- Log into Schoology
- Click on Courses along the top
- Click on My Courses in the top right corner
- Click on Join course on the right side of the screen
- Enter Join Code
In the Course, students will find the following:
- A video explaining the summer work
- A Join Code for the Remind
- The link to the PDF of the reading (broken down into 3 parts)
- The guided notes for students to fill out with several questions at the end of the notes.
There are 4 Check points, which are not to be confused with due dates. These are soft deadlines that students "should" adhere to in order to finish their work with very low stress. If students miss a checkpoint, I will reach out to them via Schoology Message or Remind to check on them.
- Part 1: July 16
- Part 2: August 6
- Part 3: August 27
- Questions: September 3
- Final due date: September 7 (first day of school)
There will be a small open note quiz on the first day of school for students to complete.
A messsage for parents
I wanted to send a message to introduce myself and to explain the expectations for the summer assignment for AP World History (it's not a lot, I promise!).
My name is Kristin Buckmaster and I have been teaching at Sun Valley for 19 years. Mrs. Caruso has been teaching AP World for the last 2 years and before that I taught the course for 7 years. Mrs. Caruso will be on leave for the majority of next year so I'm filling in for her.
The summer work is broken into 3 parts of notes and then a set of several questions about the notes.
The 3 Parts:
- Part 1: Human Development to 600 BCE (4 pgs.): Students will read about 5 pages and fill in guided notes that tell the students exactly what to write down while reading.
- Part 2: The Classical Era 600 BCE to 600 CE (9 pgs.): Students will take notes like they did for part 1.
- Part 3: Post Classical Civilizations 600 CE to 1200 CE (8 pgs.) Students will take notes like they did for parts 1 and 2.
- Questions at the end: 6 questions to be answered using the information from the notes.
Students will have check points for each "Part". These check points are not due dates, but will help students to stay on track to finish everything. On the first day of school students will take a very short quiz regarding the notes. This will probably be open note.
- Part 1: July 16
- Part 2: Aug 6
- Part 3: Aug 27
- Questions: Sept 3
- First day of school: Sept 7
If students don't have the Part that corresponds with the check in done by the check in date, I will then reach out to them via Remind or Schoology Message to prompt them to get their work done.
I'm looking forward to working with your students this summer! Please remind them that if they have questions and they are struggling with something for more than 5 minutes they should reach out to me. If I am assigning summer work, I feel as if I should be available to answer questions. I will try to answer questions right away, but please remind your students that I will get back to them as soon as I possibly can.
If you have any questions yourself, do not hesitate to reach out. I would be happy to work in partnership with you to make sure your student is successful!
Have a great summer!
Mrs. Kristin Buckmaster